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Hi,

The speaker connector on the RNS-E is puting out sound only to the front speakers. I can imagen that there is some amplifier in the audi that is splitting up that to rear speakers as well. There are 4 pins with the name N. C. , should be able to connect rear speakers to them!? But has anybody got information on what pin's are + and - ?
 

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If you have front speakers drive from the HU, then your rear speakers are driven by an amp.

If you have BOSE then all speakers are driven by the amp and no speaker wires are need.

But you have a SEAT so I'm not sure, you may need an amp for the rear pair. 20x20W is the power rating of the rear amp.
 

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Nope, no amp. To my original unit there are speaker cables both for front and rear speakers, total cables are 8 not only 4 runing up to the unit. I am hoping that the pins that are noted with N. C. on the top label of the RNS-E will give me the needed sound for my rear speakers.
If you compare:
http://audi.ogdenlabs.com/images/DSC00257.JPG
with
http://www.icecavern.co.uk/forum/index.php?act=ST&f=7&t=112
you will imagen that pins:
5 Right Rear -
1 Right Rear +
8 Left Rear -
4 Left Rear +

Can anybody confirm my thoughts. Or is the RNS-E only a 2 channel stereo and not a 4 channel. In that case why putting pins on the N. C. spots at al on the unit in the production of it?
 

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The RNS-E does NOT have any rear speaker outputs.

The internal amplifier only drives the front left and front right speakers. And in Bose mode that amplifier is disabled.
 

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You are correct, i tryed to connect the rear speakers to the given N. C. pins above in my post. And...no sound. So the RNS-E is a 2-chanel navi!
 

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The RNS-E system can only be ordered with the original Audi Sound System or Bose System.

Both have active sound. This means, the RNS-E system does not amplify the sound, but the active system does..

So you have to connect an external amplifier to the RNS system to add sounds to your rear speakers.
You will have to change your adapter for this.

If you want more info, please let me know..

Tony
 

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Popov said:
So the RNS-E is a 2-chanel navi!
No - the RNS-E IS a 4 channel system, with balance and fader controls.

Left Front, Left Rear, Right Front & Right Rear line outputs are all independent.

As powertony says ALL the Audi models it is designed to work in have amplifiers for the rear speakers, and with the Bose option they have amplifiers for all 4 speakers (for the purists that should be 5 - including sub-woofer).

I guess this isn't true for your Seat Leon.

It's a shame that whoever sold you your RNS-E didn't explain this - the first adapter I got incorrectly assumed that all 4 speaker outputs should be connected, so you are not the only person to make this mistake.
 

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PetrolDave said:
Popov said:
So the RNS-E is a 2-chanel navi!
No - the RNS-E IS a 4 channel system, with balance and fader controls.

Left Front, Left Rear, Right Front & Right Rear line outputs are all independent.

As powertony says ALL the Audi models it is designed to work in have amplifiers for the rear speakers, and with the Bose option they have amplifiers for all 4 speakers (for the purists that should be 5 - including sub-woofer).

I guess this isn't true for your Seat Leon.

It's a shame that whoever sold you your RNS-E didn't explain this - the first adapter I got incorrectly assumed that all 4 speaker outputs should be connected, so you are not the only person to make this mistake.

No problem PetrolDave, this will bee solved, but i bought the unit with the knowledge that it wont bee plug and play all the way. I bought from it PowerTony and he did VEARY clearly ask me to check that it would bee possible to fit before i bought it, so he did never attend to fool me!

At this point of time i have connected the rear speakers to my front so it all is driven by only two channels. I am missing out on the fader function but i will try to get hold of Audi A4 amplifier and speakers and connect theme aswell. I am just hoping that the front channels will bee strong inuf to keep front and rear speakers in motion without distroing the amplifier in the RNS-E. I will try it this way during the coming week and see if the amplifier on the RNS-E gets to hot. I have not mounted the unit in to a double din yet so i can check the heat with my hand often will playing loud during a longer time period.
 

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powertony said:
The RNS-E system can only be ordered with the original Audi Sound System or Bose System.

Both have active sound. This means, the RNS-E system does not amplify the sound, but the active system does..

So you have to connect an external amplifier to the RNS system to add sounds to your rear speakers.
You will have to change your adapter for this.

If you want more info, please let me know..

Tony
Thank's Tony.
I will manage to fit this unit intil the end of next week. If i get any problems i will post here so that as many people as possible can give me feedback. If there are any problems with the unit i will contact you, but no need it works just fine offcourse...
But keep on giving me answers on my post's here, that will be of good use to my installation.
 

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So, the RNS-E is a 4-channel unit but only two channels are amplified so they can be connected to speakers directly
 
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