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Audio Upgrade - 57 Plate GT TDI
« on: July 05, 2018, 11:09:29 AM »
Hi all,

Just looking for some advice/clarification on upgrading the audio in my car. Currently everything is standard. I want to upgrade the Head Unit to to the RCD330 6RD 035 187 B No Name: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-CarPlay-6-5-MIB-New-RCD330-Plus-for-VW-Stereo-6RD-035-187-B-Version-B/382113670201?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l9372

I "think" I need to also get this aerial adaptor - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antenna-Aerial-Adaptor-Single-Female-Right-Angle-Z-Fakra-to-Double-Male-Z-Fakra/121871361750?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l9372

Also potentially a canbus? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Gateway-Canbus-530-Series-for-RCD510-RNS510-GOLF-CADDY-POLO-TIGUAN-CC-Touran/232551979022?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l9372

I think the speakers do need upgrading too... I've been quoted £540 for the following (without installation costs):
Gladen Audio 3-way Components in the front doors
Ground zero Mini Two Amp
Wiring Kit & Speaker Cable

Do I need a Sub if I'm getting components? Do I leave the rear speakers as is?

Thoughts...?

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Re: Audio Upgrade - 57 Plate GT TDI
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2018, 08:19:43 PM »
Just fitted an RCD 330 plus. It’s very good.

I have an ‘08 plate and Canbus was fine, no battery drain. Also, aerial adapter did very little to improve reception. With just the standard white aerial lead connected while I waited for the adapter to arrive, it was just fine. That said for £8 I’d still do it just to be neat and tidy- however the aerial leads only go one way around and aren’t marked or colour coded. So if after connecting up you have poor reception, (esp. on AM for me), swap them over!

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Re: Audio Upgrade - 57 Plate GT TDI
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 10:23:36 AM »
Is it possible to get DAB at all for these head units?

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Re: Audio Upgrade - 57 Plate GT TDI
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 11:49:13 AM »
Nope. No DAB.
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Re: Audio Upgrade - 57 Plate GT TDI
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 06:21:34 PM »
RCD510 dab worth a look. :happy2: