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Radio - fixing and testing

babulio
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Re: Radio - fixing and testing

Postby babulio » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:45 pm

Brake buster wrote:the future is now .........in an old car that i want to keep period, and its actually an 8 speaker setup ,

its a piece of piss installing new stuff, but its not in keeping with the car...

BB

Oh my mistake - I thought 8 speakers (4 pairs set up with X-over filters) on 4 channels.

You could always gut the sorry thing and put some D class amps and a bluetooth receiver behind the 'period' fascia?
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Quaduplex
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Re: Radio - fixing and testing

Postby Quaduplex » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:26 pm

Yeah I'm with you on keeping it stock. I've read a lot on splicing in a feed from a bluetooth receiver to the op amp down stream of the tape head input so theres not too much gain. Apparently its quite successful.
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Re: Radio - fixing and testing

Postby Dazstap » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:41 am

How about keeping a stock unit in the dash, but fitting a modern up to date head unit in the glove box behind a fascia?

Given the dimensions and shape of the glove box this is easily achievable and is how I’ve run a head unit in my other car to maintain the stock appearance. I admit that the routing of wires can potentially be a pain, but it gives a good look.
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Stefi 888
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Re: Radio - fixing and testing

Postby Stefi 888 » Sun May 26, 2019 10:26 pm

would anyone be so kind as to reupload the pic of the 8-leg SMD chip which fails so nothing can be heard i would be very grateful, thanks in advance!

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Re: Radio - fixing and testing

Postby katar83 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:54 pm

It was under cassette player, if you remove it and post a pic of it I'll point you to it.
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