|RCD 310||RNS 310||RCD 510||RNS 510|
|Screen Resolution||Unsure||Unsure||400 x 240 pixels||400 x 240 pixels||800 x 480|
|Screen Size||Unsure||Unsure||5″||6.5″||6.5″ 16:9|
|Screen Details||Monochrome||Monochrome||Colour Touchscreen||Colour Touchscreen||Colour Touchscreen|
|Amplifier Power||Unsure||4 x 20 watt||4 x 20 watt||4 x 20 watt||4 x 20 watt|
|Size||Single DIN||Double DIN||Double DIN||Double DIN||Double DIN|
|Storage (HDD)||No||No||No||No||30GB (10GB Nav/20GB Music)|
|Storage (SD)||No||No||SD (32GB SDHC) *4||SD (32GB SDHC)||SD (32GB SD)*1|
|Storage (Optical)||CD||CD||CD||CD (6 stack)||DVD|
|Storage (Optical Stackerl||–||Option||Option||Option||Option|
|RVC (Reverse Camera)||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Aftermarket RVC||No||No||No||Yes *6||Yes|
|OPS (Optical Parking System)||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|TMC (Traffic Reporting)||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|DAB||Option *2||Option *2||Option *2||Option *2||Option *2|
*1 Units with firmware from 2660 upwards now have 32GB + SDHC support including older units (from HW04 and above type A units).
Units with firmware prior to 2660 or with a older hardware revision have a 2GB limitation.
Some 4GB SD cards (not SDHC) will work. 2GB is the maximum size allowed by the specification of SD however there are some 4GB cards available. One that has been tested to work when formatted as a FAT32 card is the Transcend 4GB Secure Digital Memory Card Class 6 (TS4GSDHC6)
*2 DAB Radio is a £150 option in the UK. Exact details of what is included or retrofitting are not available.
*3 Factory option only for Mark 6. The sound system developed for the Golf by Volkswagen and the Scandinavian hi-fi specialist Dynaudio can be paired with any of the 300 or 500 series units. The Dynaudio sound system offers pure high-tech sound: the four 168 millimeter woofers – made of a magnesium-silicate membrane, a very light 74 millimeter voice coil and an internal magnet design in a stiff plastic basket – provide for precise and powerful bass with high pulse fidelity in the doors and in the rear side panels. The 50 millimeter and 60 millimeter tweeters in the door and side trim supplement this sound with exceptionally clear transparency and complex sound impressions.
The loudspeaker system is supplied by a newly developed, digital 300 Watt amplifier; it consists of eight Class AB output amplifiers. The capabilities offered by the digital sound processor (DSP) for so-called propagation time correction (goal: to make a correction so that sound waves from all loudspeakers reach listeners’ ears simultaneously, regardless of their locations in the vehicle) and frequency equalization guarantee a sound experience of the highest level.
*4 Map data is loaded from CD onto a SDHC card, this card can also be used for MP3’s.
*5 The RCD 810 and RNS 810 infotainment systems with high-resolution 8-inch touchscreen in 16:9 format were redeveloped for the Phaeton. Take the example of the RNS 810: it unites numerous multimedia functions such as an auxiliary TV hybrid tuner (option) and the “Premium” prep for Bluetooth mobile telephone with a very quickly responding navigation system, which accesses an integrated 30-Gigabyte hard drive. Furthermore, it is simple and easy to modify general vehicle settings via the touch screen monitor. The higher-level menus are selected by eight additional keys to the left and right of the touchscreen. The signal of the optional rearview camera is also transmitted to the screen.
The integrated DVD drive can read out all commonly used audio formats and – when the vehicle is stationary – video films can also be played back over the monitor in brilliant image quality. There is also a slot for SD memory cards on the front of the unit. External MP3 players and similar data media can be interfaced via the MEDIA-IN (MDI) media socket. A Dynaudio system with an acoustic power of 1,000 Watt provides for exceptionally good sound.
As mentioned, the new RNS 810 unit’s range of use has been extended with a TV hybrid tuner. It enables reception of both analog and digital broadcasting stations (DVB-T). Its digital reception has an especially high image quality. In addition, the latest news can be called up via the integrated video text feature. TV reception is available as a special option on the RNS 810.
In combination with the optional “Premium” prep for a Bluetooth mobile telephone, the RNS 810 also makes telephoning easier. It is operated conveniently by pressing the “Phone” key on the left side of the 8-inch display. Further control, such as scrolling through the phone number memory or speed dialing can be performed via the 10-key numeric keypad shown on the screen. As an alternative, the telephone may be operated with ease from the multifunctional steering wheel, by voice control or an auxiliary mobile unit.
* 6 Unit has AV input on rear but unsure as to compatability with aftermarket video inputs.