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Re: Any Experience w/ Aftermarket Radios ??


Make sure you review all the complications of an aftermarket head unit on a
Bose system. Your Bose speakers are individually amplified at the speaker in
most cases. Also, some of the Bose head units pull some heavy equalization.

If I were to say, (and I'm not a pro by any means) that you should get the
FM modulated CD changer, then address your reception issues. That way you
keep that nifty dash display and don't muck up your sound quality. As an
alternative, I've heard about thingies (the name escapes me) that change the
signal from a non-bose head unit to a bose signal to make the amps happy. I
don't know about how they effect equalization. I can't assure you they even
exist: just something to look into.

In whatever you do, make sure you investigate every after-effect.

----- Original Message -----
From: Greg Colegrove <gcolegrove@mho.net>
To: <quattro@audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, December 03, 1999 5:26 PM
Subject: Any Experience w/ Aftermarket Radios ??

> I'm trying to decide between installing a new aftermarket CD player head
> unit vs installing a FM modulated CD changer in my '93 100CS (w/ the BOSE
> system) and wondered if anyone has put in, (or had one installed) an
> aftermarket head unit ??  I'm pretty sure I'd loose the display in the
> center dash, and probably the antitheft feature (??) as well, but the
> factory unit seems to have poor sensitivity to picking up FM stations, or
> maybe it's due to the internal antenna locations.  If you've gone down one
> of these 2 roads already, I love to hear your recommendations, before I go
> down the wrong one.
> Greg Colegrove, Denver
> '93 Pearl White 100 CS
> '93 Pearl White VFR