Ti Kan: Audi Radios

The following is a list and information about the standard radios that came equipped on U.S. market Audis. Details (and in particular, part numbers) would likely differ for radios used in other world regions. I hope that this information is useful to the Audi community.

I do not sell, service or support these radios, nor do I have any further information beyond what is listed below, so please don't contact me with questions.

WARNING: Use the information on these pages at your own risk. I do not provide any guarantee of its accuracy and cannot be held responsible for any damages. If you find any errors or omissions, please send me corrections.

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Rothenburg

Audi part # 443 035 093 Rothenburg

Wiesbaden

Audi part # 893 035 180 Wiesbaden

The matching Audi OEM 6-disc CD changer: (part # 443 035 201); remote control: (part # 443 035 202) and various other hardware (part # 443 035 203 through 443 035 210). This radio was also sold at the dealer as an upgrade for some VW/Audi models, known as the "Heidelberg CR", part # 161 035 180 D. The Heidelberg's display illumination is a different color than the Wiesbaden.


Delta

Audi part # 893 035 093 Delta

The matching Audi OEM 6-disc CD changer: (part # 443 035 201); remote control: (part # 443 035 202) and various other hardware (part # 443 035 203 through 443 035 210).


Gamma CC

Audi part # 4A0 035 093
Audi part # 4A0 035 192 Gamma CC

Two versions of Audi OEM CD changers are compatible with the Gamma CC radio (in Bose-equipped systems), one is 6-disc, one is 10-disc. The 6-disc version: (part # 4A0 035 111). The 10-disc version is no longer available. CD changers were not available as an option on the Audi 90 series or the Cabriolet.

There is a European version of this radio called "Gamma CD" that has a CD player instead of cassette, but it was not used on any US models.


Delta CC

Audi part # 4D0 035 192
Audi part # 8A0 035 192 (Cabriolet) Delta CC

The Delta CC is only compatible with the companion Audi OEM 6-disc CD changer (part # 8D0 035 111 or 4D0 035 111), made by Alpine. The communications interface between the Delta CC and the CD changer is proprietary. Aftermarket CD changers, including those made by Alpine, cannot be used. The CD magazine (part # 4D0 051 179), however, is actually the Alpine 4905, and can be bought from an Alpine car stereo dealer.

The car comes pre-wired for a CD changer. The stock mounting location is in the trunk, below the rear parcel shelf.

Note:
Someone has made an adapter to allow an external MP3 player, aftermarket CD changer or other device to pipe audio into the Delta CC's CD changer input. Note that this does not give you the ability to control the aftermarket CD changer with the radio. So a CD changer with a remote control (either wired or wireless) would be necessary. Click here to read an Audiworld forum article about the adapter. Unfortunately, the adapter is based on a circuit board that is no longer being sold by its maker. However you could make your own if you're savvy with electronics. Click here for information about the circuit and its programming.


Concert

Audi part # 4B0 035 186
Audi part # 8N0 035 186 (USA only) Concert

The matching Audi OEM 6-disc CD changer (part # 4B0 035 111) is made by Matsushita and, of course, is plug-compatible without any modifications. The correct CD magazine for this changer is part # 3B0 051 179. The Concert radio can also be used with some aftermarket Panasonic CD changer models with an appropriate adapter and installation kit. For example, the Panasonic DP601, DP610, DP801 or DP810 changers are compatible. Look for them at Autotoys, Aamp of America, or your local car stereo specialist. There is also a 6-disc CD changer made by USA Spec that is also compatible, available from Crutchfields and other specialty car audio dealers.

The car comes pre-wired for a CD changer. The stock mounting location is in the trunk, in a plastic box (which is supplied with the installation kit) located to the left on the trunk floor.

This radio is compatible with the Audi PhatNoise digital audio player, see below.


Symphony

Audi part # 8D0 035 195 (A4, S4)
Audi part # 4B0 035 195 (A6)
Audi part # 4D0 035 195 B (A8, S8) Symphony

The matching Audi OEM 6-disc CD changer (part # 4B0 035 111) is made by Matsushita and, of course, is plug-compatible without any modifications. The correct CD magazine for this changer is part # 3B0 051 179. The Symphony radio can also be used with some aftermarket Panasonic CD changer models with an appropriate adapter and installation kit. For example, the Panasonic DP601, DP610, DP801 or DP810 changers are compatible. Look for them at Autotoys, Aamp of America, or your local car stereo specialist. There is also a 6-disc CD changer made by USA Spec that is also compatible, available from Crutchfields and other specialty car audio dealers.

The car comes pre-wired for a CD changer. The stock mounting location is in the trunk, in an enclosed compartment. On the A4 and A6 sedans it's below the tool kit box. On other models the location may vary.

This radio is compatible with the Audi PhatNoise digital audio player, see below.


Concert II

Audi part # 8P0 035 186 (European spec A3)
Audi part # 8E0 035 186 (European spec A4, with chrome trim)
Audi part # 4B0 057 186 (European spec A6, no chrome trim) Concert II

The car comes pre-wired for an external CD changer.

This radio is compatible with the Audi PhatNoise digital audio player, see below.

There is a European version of this radio called "Chorus II" that has a cassette player instead of CD. It is not used in any US models.


Symphony II

Audi part # 8P0 035 195 (European spec, A3)
Audi part # 8E0 035 195 (A4)
Audi part # 4B0 035 195 (A6) Symphony II

The car comes pre-wired for an external CD changer.

This radio is compatible with the Audi PhatNoise digital audio player, see below.


Audi PhatNoise Digital Media Player System

Audi part # 000 057 110 A Audi PhatNoise The Audi PhatNoise Digital Media Player System is an optional add-on package. It allows you to play digital audio files prepared from your computer, and is capable of storing a very large amount of music (thousands of songs). It consisting of the following components:

The Audi PhatNoise system is only compatible with certain Audi radios. See the description for each radio model above. The "generic" (i.e., aftermarket) PhatBox unit will not work with Audi radios. The Audi version of the PhatBox, sold through Audi dealers, has special firmware and a special interface adapter. You can install the system yourself, or have the dealer do it for you.

News (2006): Audi is phasing out the PhatNoise system, and remaining dealer stock, if available, are being heavily discounted. Apparently 2005 and later Audi radios with Satellite Radio feature are no longer compatible with the PhatNoise system.

PhatNoise related links:

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Last update: 09/09/10 14:42:54