[SOLVED] [W204] What is this audio system?

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    Hi, so I've recently bought a C250 and I've tried to work out what audio system I have as I want to use the 3.5mm jack in the glove box, it all seems very confusing but I think I might have Audio 20, could anyone confirm this and explain what that means?

    Edit: There's nothing in the glove box with usb ports etc

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    Looks like the standard Audio 20, the socket in the Glove box is for Aux, doesn't control any device though, it's just an audio signal input socket.
     
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    Awesome, do you know if it is possible to use the Aux as it is? Or do I need more equipment/software from MB?

    I've tried plugging my phone into the aux in and gone through the dash audio and instrument cluster audio but can't seem to work it out.
     
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    I've never used the Aux on mine as I have the Universal Media Interface added which gives me Satnav and also leads to use an Ipod, and USB, I use a USB stick for my music
     
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    The aux lead from the headphone socket of iPhone/iPod/etc has very little oomph. Have you tried putting the device volume up high? Some people use an inline amp for a few quid to boost the signal.
     
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    Depending upon the particular version of Audio 20 fitted, selecting "Aux" input can be somewhat unintuitive. When I had my W204 you selected it as follows:

    Press Disc on the main control pad. The display then shows "No Disc" in the middle, and along the bottom of the display is a band saying: MP3.............Folder..............Sound

    Press the controller dial on the armrest towards the rear of the car to activate the menu, and scroll left to MP3 and press it to select. A list menu then appears from which you select "Aux".
     
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    Thanks! That was what I was looking for, it really isn't intuitive at all haha, especially when you don't get the manual with your car, haha.
     
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    I don't suppose you know which company produce the inline amp for AUX? Or if you know which users have installed one?
     
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