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Can owners of said Phatbox / Phatnoise tell me what they think of them.......

1) Sound quality

2) Ease of use

3) Funtionality

4) PC interface

5) Capacity

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I have two USA suppliers who are pukka VW dealers who have them for around $340.....which is a total bargain.

Cheapest i can get in the UK from my usual dealer is ?500+ !!
 

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Ta mate........i think the deal is far too good to pass-up.......after all, if it's not what i want , i think eBay will see it for a profit!
 

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Foxy

if you love music, you will love the phatnoise!!

20gb cartridge, comes with usb2 docking station - basically an ipod but far more versatile!!

all my music is 192kbps so quality is as good as CD

no hissing although if you do not ground the earth at the cd changer cable you WILL get sound interference - alot of drama about people having a big huff and puff about their phatnoise and the hissing issue - personally, we fitted around 7 so far and every one has been pain free!!

HTH
 

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Foxy they are a really good unit, I owned one for a few weeks but the sound interference totally did my nut in so i sold it (for ?100 profit) on ebay. Mine was wired in perfect but i still got interference.
 

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With the Phatnoise, does it operate OK with the Gamma and MFD's? If one is bought for a vw, does it come with the lead to run it in the boot, or does a lead have to be purchased seperately?

Foxy, I might be interested in one of these instead of the boot changer option.
 

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works with MFDs and all OE systems

it uses the factory changer loom (not provided)

if you are looking to buy one from the states, there is one additional piece of hardware you need!!

imagine, your phatnoise is fitted - just when you think your ready to rock and roll.. DOH! you forgot that all important.... ;)
 

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Raams K.......it's no show stopper.....i'm gonna order a Phatnoise tomorrow.....seems a deal at ?180 plus ?35 shipping.

Here's some links for information.....

GTi Configurator with the Phatnoise option: CLICKY

Compatibility Chart from Mfr: CLICKY

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if your getting it from that chap that works @ the Hertford stealers in the states remind him to put the bracket in the box too (its not included!)
 

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I assume the 240V adaptor is for the cradle on the PC.

Foxy, if at a later date, I decide to get one, would you be able to put me in contact with the dealer to get the excellent rate?
 

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@RaamsK - you say "ask him to put it in the box" - is that extra cost? I know it's not included - my dealer in the UK has quoted me ?8 for the bracket and ?20 for the lead - perhaps another ?6 for the head unit adapter connector........do i need al that?

Can the westharford dealer in the USA supply the whole kit & caboodle then?
 

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AFIAK all you need is the OEM changer lead fitted

we have not fitted one to a mk5 (yet!)

the westhertford chap can supply the whole caboodle!!
 

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So for my system, what would I need to have it running with a gamma hu, without the installed changer lead to the boot? I know I am kind of hijacking foxys thread.
 

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Foxy - would you be able to order me the exact same kit at the same time as you tomorrow? I can do a 'PayPal' payment right now for the money as this seem a real bargin not to miss [;)]
 

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@Mark - well, i could try.....thing is - "DUTY" .... i want to try and avoid it.......

I've asked the right questions and now await a further reply from them about a group buy.

I'll post response answer on here Mark.
 
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