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Hello.

I've upgraded from an A3 to an A5 FM radio and noticed the sound isn't as good. I've got the SAT NAV if that makes a difference. Has anyone else noticed this?

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Tim
 

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Hi - Sorry to hear this. What model A5 and what Radio spec? Have you got B&O AMI MMI etc?
 

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Hi Tim,I have DAB radio (excellent),the few times I have used FM it seemed to work fine.Are you getting poor reception or sound quality?
 

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I have the A3, 3.0TDI with FM. I have the B&O. I seem to get poor reception on certain stations that I didn't get on the A3.
 

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I have the A3, 3.0TDI with FM. I have the B&O. I seem to get poor reception on certain stations that I didn't get on the A3.
Check the Setup menu for the Radio, there is one option that is marked "Dx/Local" (or similar) which decides whether to accept weak stations or not? This may affect whether a particular station is accepted if it is borderline signal strength?

Also, check BBC stations in your area. If they are also poorly received, you may have an issue with your antenna. The antennas are usually in the rear screen, boot lid, or roof mounted depending on the options in your car. It is an amplified setup so poor reception could also mean an electrical issue if the amplifier is not operating.

Hope it helps, not trying to scare you, just offering alternatives from which to eliminate the obvious!
 

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Check the Setup menu for the Radio, there is one option that is marked "Dx/Local" (or similar) which decides whether to accept weak stations or not? This may affect whether a particular station is accepted if it is borderline signal strength?

Also, check BBC stations in your area. If they are also poorly received, you may have an issue with your antenna. The antennas are usually in the rear screen, boot lid, or roof mounted depending on the options in your car. It is an amplified setup so poor reception could also mean an electrical issue if the amplifier is not operating.

Hope it helps, not trying to scare you, just offering alternatives from which to eliminate the obvious!
Thanks for that, I'll try that later, very helpful.

I don't think it's an issue with the AMP as the CD and AMI works perfectly.
 

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Might need to put it into the dealer then.
Try the Dx/Local setting first, then check the BBC quality in your area, and see if it is actually behaving "normally" (even if it is not ideal), before letting the dealers near your car. See also if you can receive any radio stations perfectly or if all stations are poor. Then, drive somewhere elevated like the top of a hill or somewhere that you know signals are good and see if it improves or not? This will narrow down if it is a signal quality (nothing you can do) or a signal strength (check antennas, rf amps, etc).
 

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Try the Dx/Local setting first, then check the BBC quality in your area, and see if it is actually behaving "normally" (even if it is not ideal), before letting the dealers near your car. See also if you can receive any radio stations perfectly or if all stations are poor. Then, drive somewhere elevated like the top of a hill or somewhere that you know signals are good and see if it improves or not? This will narrow down if it is a signal quality (nothing you can do) or a signal strength (check antennas, rf amps, etc).
What seems odd is that my A3 was fine so I would have thought the radio in my A5 would have been much better.
 
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