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  1. Upgrading factory 'Audi Audio' DIY 
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    Hello again

    So I've been busy again with my Q...
    After some of my friends have commented that the old Q had a better sound system then the new one I thought I must do something about it.
    I know I should have chosen BOSE while I was configuring the car but I just couldnt justify the 2000 price tag.
    So I went for the standard AudiAudio
    After three months I decided to see if there is anything I can do to improve the experience...
    Looked at the subwoofer in the boot and here is what I saw:
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    It was a puny little 6 inch speaker that even had no brand on it!!! Well disappointing for a 60K car...
    Luckily it was an easy job to remove this piece of c...p...:
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    Just four screws and the thing was out.
    then I figured i could put in something larger and perhaps branded so that the base quality could have been better at least.

    I've measured the diameter of the recess and was glad to see that I could squeeze in an 8 inch woofer.
    So went online and got one for 50.

    Got the speaker and I had to make the opening bigger so that the 8 inch would go in:
    2016-09-01 11.52.10.jpg
    15 minutes of stanley blade action and the hole was big enough to fit the new speaker...

    BUT!!!
    I have forgotten to measure the depth available
    So the new speaker fits but was about an inch too deep...

    The damage had already been made so I had to improvise...:
    2016-09-01 11.51.46.jpg
    As you can see the speaker is fitted upside-down
    But I figured it didn't matter that much as long as it is an airtight and solid fit.
    Used some self tapping screws (8 or 10) to fix the speaker to the woofer. Also used some of the copper wire to connect to the cable (as in picture) and hey presto
    Finally I can enjoy some proper deep base in my car.
    The only downside so far is the rear view mirror vibrating when I go over the 50% volume
    Just for the information: the speaker I removed I measured to be 4 Ohms. So the new one had to be the same value obviously.
    Also, when I get some more time in the future I am planning on upgrading all of the remaining speakers (doors, dash, etc...) because if the woofer is anything to go by, the rest would be the same rubbish...
    And here is a request for our guru... Andy
    Would you mind looking up on ETKA what type (size, wattage, impedance) speakers I need to get? And where are they all located? (Obviously in your spare time, sir)
    thanks for reading
     
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    Hey Wolek.. that is a great idea.. never thought you could just change the speaker! Congrats!

    I'll see what I can find in ETKA about the speakers....

    Andy
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    Wow , 60K gets you that rubbish and 2K for decent..

    It's like reversing camera's and alike , a right royal rip off .
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazwould View Post
    Wow , 60K gets you that rubbish and 2K for decent..

    It's like reversing camera's and alike , a right royal rip off .
    Have you been in a car that has a Bose installation?

     
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    Wolek,

    This is very nice! I looked ETKA and I cannot see any details on size, impedance or wattage. I can see only the locations (part no, etc.). As I cannot load the picture up (copyright) from ETKA (I can send it to you in email if you want).

    Here is the list: 1 sp. in the center of the dash (treble/mid), 1 sp. at each corner of the dash (treble), 1 sp in each front door, 1 sp in B pillar around where the glass starts in the door, 1 sp in each back door and 1 sp in the boot (subwoofer).
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eshrules View Post
    Have you been in a car that has a Bose installation?

    No .

    But all I have to say is...


    Incredible bang for buck .

     
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    This may help

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    Thanks guys. All info much appreciated.
    BTW
    Good to know that " power output is 195W"
    I guess I can go full volume on my 400W woofer
     
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    Cool mod. That sub looks like its got a nice magnet on it.
     
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    That's some improvisation!!.. wow awesome wolek... Did it take long from inception to finish..

    Sent from my LG-H961N using Tapatalk
     
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