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Re: quattro-digest V1 #87

At 12:17 PM 5/26/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 18:43:15 -0700
>From: "Dan Sinclair" <sinclair@prospro.com>
>Subject: Stereo Advice
>Based on q-list feedback and personal research, I think I've decided to
>change out my factory Wiesbaden cassette deck rather than go with another FM
>modulated CD changer.
>Couple questions for those of you who have BTDT:
>1)  My Wiesbaden (circa 1988) has 2 FM antenna jacks - which one do you plug
>into the new headunit?  One is labeled front, one rear.  If I disconnect the
>'rear' I lose FM reception altogether.  If I disconnect just the 'front', I
>get FM just fine, so do you just use the rear wire and ignore the other?
>2)  I think I've decided on a Blaupunkt Toronto in-dash CD player.  Anyone
>have any particularly negative experiences with this model?
>Thanks in advance.
>Dan Sinclair
>1988 Audi 90, 70,000mi.
>Pic and details at:


1)  I did the same with my gamma radio circa '93.  Connect to the one that
provides the best FM reception in the new radio.  Process of elimination
should work.  Ignore the other wire.  Keep in mind that the new unit will
most likely have a different type of connector than the factory unit and
thus, an Audi/VW conversion wire is necessary.  Any decent car stereo store
will have one for about $6.

2)  I bought a Blaupunkt Las Vegas unit on close-out last Christmas.  While
I'm not cruising the 'hood shattering windows, I rather do enjoy the sound
of my Chieftains CD in the thing.

Other thoughts....

You may have to do the RED/YELLOW, YELLOW/RED switcheroo....email me if you
don't know what I'm talking about.

Good Luck!

John McAvoy
'93 90