Radio- Why not quality aftermarket?

Brandon Hull Hull at
Wed Dec 18 15:59:02 EST 2002

Yes I'm intrigued by the becker installation since I've always really admired the design as integrating into the early 90's audi interior.  Do you guys have any sense of how easily this would slot into a CQ?  I've always heard beckers were crummy sound hence their availability used, but they sure are expensive from a distributer.

Brandon Hull

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Simoes [mailto:dans at]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 9:05 PM
> To: Brett Dikeman
> Cc: Linus Toy; Kevin McCalla; 200q20v at
> Subject: Re: Radio- Why not quality aftermarket?
> > PS:those of you with avants should think twice about ripping
> > everything out.  OEM was none other than MB Quartz.  I don't recall
> > if MB Quartz was the speaker OEM for the 10-speaker type 44
> system- I
> > do remember seeing ITT crossovers though.  That was a pretty nice
> > sounding system...just not a loud one...
> The stock speakers in the avant do appear to be MB Quart, based on the
> design, but compared to the modern coaxials I installed they are way
> behind.  The magnets on the stock speakers are much smaller, they use
> paper instead of poly, and on and on.
> I'm very happy with the set I installed in my avant.  At ebay prices,
> they are (front and rear) around $150 or less.  My wiring
> mods consisted
> of running a pair of wires from the head to under the rear seat and
> reusing the wiring to the doors from there.
> I do think Jim's Becker install is the way to go if your speakers are
> still decent and you don't need an ultramodern head unit (like an MP3
> player).
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