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How long did you have to wait for Bose Amplifier to arrive before taking delivery?

  • No wait (with upgrade to Bose sound system)

    Votes: 29 29.9%
  • Under 1 week

    Votes: 5 5.2%
  • Between 1 - 4 weeks

    Votes: 14 14.4%
  • Between 1 - 2 months

    Votes: 13 13.4%
  • Over 2 months

    Votes: 4 4.1%
  • Still waiting...

    Votes: 14 14.4%
  • Still waiting (over 1 month)

    Votes: 18 18.6%
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I just saw an Ad for a Mazda SUV touting an available 12 Speaker Bose system.

Maybe Porsche is moving to higher end aka Burmeister or just let their Bose contract go? Something of the sort? Idk but it could explain recent orders with no Bose avail.

Just speculation on my part.
 

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I opted ordering the Burmester attempting to avoid delays on delivery and yet I’m still waiting for delivery while I see quite a few have been delivered with the Bose installed. Now I can only hope audio is as good as its high price but I think I’m just lying to myself with my wishful thinking.
 

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It looks like Porsche has updated their website for configurator and Bose is now available for ordering.
Configurator had a major updaate in its look. I think the look is a big improvement over what it was. Bose is now a separate option and not part of the premium package.
 

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It looks like Porsche has updated their website for configurator and Bose is now available for ordering.
I just checked for the S in the USA, yep. It's there (separately). That's what Porsche did originally before the stop-sale. They removed it from the Premium Package plus and had it as a standalone item, before discontinuing it all together. Adding Bose in separately costs $10 more than what it was included in the package.
 

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The S I ordered back in the summer ( the build was in the system in early Aug, 2022 and locked in mid-September) has now reached the port. My SA told me that it doe not have the Bose amplifier included and that it'll have to wait. He did say that the amps have been coming in fairly quickly, and he's hoping the amplifier is here within a week. We'll see.
 

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Configurator had a major updaate in its look. I think the look is a big improvement over what it was. Bose is now a separate option and not part of the premium package.
I forgot which country but so recall one of the members posting a build and their configurator was like this. . I guess Porsche gradually changed all of them.
 

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I just checked for the S in the USA, yep. It's there (separately). That's what Porsche did originally before the stop-sale. They removed it from the Premium Package plus and had it as a standalone item, before discontinuing it all together. Adding Bose in separately costs $10 more than what it was included in the package.
$10 extra? Really? Surcharge for customers to wait??? I guess someone has to pay for the new webpage redesign.
 

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$10 extra? Really? Surcharge for customers to wait??? I guess someone has to pay for the new webpage redesign.
It was even $10 extra back in August when Porsche pulled the Bose out of the Premium Package Plus and made it a separate item only. It was $990 instead of the $980 the Bose added to the Premium Package Plus. Then, of course, Porsche pulled Bose completely from most of the trims.

My car got the Bose as part of the Premium Package Plus, so I saved the $10 (😏) and right now my car is sitting at the dealership waiting for an amplifier.
 

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The S I ordered back in the summer ( the build was in the system in early Aug, 2022 and locked in mid-September) has now reached the port. My SA told me that it doe not have the Bose amplifier included and that it'll have to wait. He did say that the amps have been coming in fairly quickly, and he's hoping the amplifier is here within a week. We'll see.

The car was in the port and dealership on Friday, 1/20/23 and by Monday 1/23/23 the amplifier was there.
 

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My dealer just called to advise that Bose can now be added again as an option as of today, and that I might be able to still add it to my build.

For anyone who received a Macan recently without Bose (or Burmester), can you comment on what the sound quality was like? I never found the Bose to be particularly impressive in my previous Macan.
 

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Good news!
I think it depends on your expectations and prior experience. For me, it does the trick fully. With the right bass and front/rear calibration, I get all I need. Love to listen to my Porsche playlists on roadtrips. I never felt I missed anything. Enjoy!! 🎶
 
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