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Hello fellow people.

I was just wondering (before I take things apart to check) if anyone with a Dynaudio equipped T3 has checked for subwoofer output signal at pins 9 and 13 on the actual radio unit? (Right rear quarter panel). The wire diagram in I-wire seems to suggest its present on Dynaudio even through there’s really nothing going on in that connector.

Thanks in advance and sorry if this has been asked, I did try the search feature.


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No idea but I'd love to know!!


As I understand it most people have grabbed a line level output from the front speaker pair to run a sub.


I've noticed on my '13 that Dynaudio delivers exactly what an engineer would want. High fidelity sound. It's been my experience that if you play a super heavy bass audio file from the memory card or from a Bluetooth connection that there's a lot more bass available than most music uses. To me VW needed add a super bass button to allow boosting bass on the stock Dynaudio system. Without it the best bet is a sub output (or a line out). If you type in Bass Test on youtube you will find a lot of decent tracks for testing the factory bass. In my case it made me decide the issue wasn't my system but the audio I was putting into it (not that it couldn't use a bit more bass).
 

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I’m very OCD about wiring, I’d rather do it this way if I knew I’d would work. Might just have to pull some trim this weekend.


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Dynaudio amp is in the rear left, deep behind the four zone ac unit.
Before i hooked up my sub i looked up all the wiring and there was no sign of sub out.

So tapped in from the wiring out to front L/R channels that come out of the amp.

I too am bit ocd with it all and happy with the install.
Sub i installed- kicker unit takes high or low so no probs there.
The lower end bass now compliments the great clarity from dynaudio
 

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Dynaudio amp is in the rear left, deep behind the four zone ac unit.
Before i hooked up my sub i looked up all the wiring and there was no sign of sub out.

So tapped in from the wiring out to front L/R channels that come out of the amp.

I too am bit ocd with it all and happy with the install.
Sub i installed- kicker unit takes high or low so no probs there.
The lower end bass now compliments the great clarity from dynaudio
My words exactly. Me and Singh even tried to document the procedure in this thread

https://www.clubtouareg.com/forums/f45/t2-t3-dynaudio-amp-location-284675.html
 

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I appreciate the replies, however I was trying to see if it was possible to get signal from the radio itself rather than tapping into wires are the amp. In I-wire/Elsa pro it lists in wiring diagrams pin 9 and 13 for Dynaudio vehicles. I may have to pull trim after all to check and see if it in fact does or not.


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I appreciate the replies, however I was trying to see if it was possible to get signal from the radio itself rather than tapping into wires are the amp. In I-wire/Elsa pro it lists in wiring diagrams pin 9 and 13 for Dynaudio vehicles. I may have to pull trim after all to check and see if it in fact does or not.


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Fair enough, can you post a snippet of this wiring diagram
 

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You can try and tap that and check if it does output a low level out for sub.
Would be equally hard to get, you would still have to tap and i wonder if there would be an improvement in audio signal signal quality- this vs using the front LR
 

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...I was trying to see if it was possible to get signal from the radio itself rather than tapping into wires are the amp. In I-wire/Elsa pro it lists in wiring diagrams pin 9 and 13 for Dynaudio vehicles. I may have to pull trim after all to check and see if it in fact does or not.
Thinking ahead to a sub installation (love love love the one in the Fender system in our Alltrack), I came up with the same question to myself, and came here to see if anyone else had...

This is what I was referring to
The diagram you posted is the radio connector pinout for RNS-850 Standard (non-Dynaudio/"Digital Sound Package") vehicles, where the speakers are driven directly by the radio. In Dynaudio/DSP systems (AKA RNS 850 Premium), the radio feeds its signal to the the amp over the MOST-Bus (fiber optic), and the DSP amp doesn't have a separate sub output listed in its pinout.

Sooo... I still wonder if the radio's sub output is ever active... did you ever have a chance to investigate? If not, I will eventually. :)
 

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Yea I am definitely curious as to whether the subwoofer outputs are active. I am not ready for my installation. Won’t be for a while. But if I find anything out I will chime in.
 

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Thinking ahead to a sub installation (love love love the one in the Fender system in our Alltrack), I came up with the same question to myself, and came here to see if anyone else had...



The diagram you posted is the radio connector pinout for RNS-850 Standard (non-Dynaudio/"Digital Sound Package") vehicles, where the speakers are driven directly by the radio. In Dynaudio/DSP systems (AKA RNS 850 Premium), the radio feeds its signal to the the amp over the MOST-Bus (fiber optic), and the DSP amp doesn't have a separate sub output listed in its pinout.

Sooo... I still wonder if the radio's sub output is ever active... did you ever have a chance to investigate? If not, I will eventually. :)
Sorry not related to the original topic...

Was there a "Premium" system offered in the US? I thought it was standard or Dynaudio... What would the part number be for the premium center speaker? It appears to be a passive two way as opposed to the active two way in the Dynaudio system.
 

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Did you ever dig any deeper into the sub output on dynaudio?

Thinking ahead to a sub installation (love love love the one in the Fender system in our Alltrack), I came up with the same question to myself, and came here to see if anyone else had...



The diagram you posted is the radio connector pinout for RNS-850 Standard (non-Dynaudio/"Digital Sound Package") vehicles, where the speakers are driven directly by the radio. In Dynaudio/DSP systems (AKA RNS 850 Premium), the radio feeds its signal to the the amp over the MOST-Bus (fiber optic), and the DSP amp doesn't have a separate sub output listed in its pinout.

Sooo... I still wonder if the radio's sub output is ever active... did you ever have a chance to investigate? If not, I will eventually. :)
 

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For me it’s on my todo someday list. I discovered the issue is the music not the system.

I found several bass test and bass booster mp3s online. When played from a digital connection I have found the Dynaudio system acceptable. Could it use a bit lower, harder hitting bass sure.

If I get time maybe I’ll add a 12” somewhere.
 

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I have a JL powered enclosure im going to add to the dynaudio system. was thinking about just going for it, but need to go buy supplies first!
 

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I am also curious whether the subwoofer can be activated via VCDS? Seems like if there are out pins then the system has to be capable of subwoofer adjustments.
 

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I am also curious whether the subwoofer can be activated via VCDS? Seems like if there are out pins then the system has to be capable of subwoofer adjustments.
Tap into pin 9 of the multipin behind the nav screen, refer above diagram, to get subwoofer signal
 

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I would think it’s active from the factory but not sure considering Touaregs were never offered with a sub.
 
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