After market audio

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Mon Dec 24 10:48:16 PST 2007

And you didn’t return it?


On Dec 24, 2007, at 10:30 AM, Brett Dikeman wrote:

> On Dec 24, 2007, at 11:48 AM, CL Wong wrote:
>> Sounds great, but I'm no where near a purist and I
>> don't put too much importance on matching the lighting
>> scheme.  The key is finding good deals either on ebay
>> or on sale.  Don't be afraid of refurbished or
>> discontinued items.
> I disagree; I got burned buying a discounted/discontinued radio.  I
> bought a Blaupunkt unit from Crutchfield which was heavily discounted.
> Why was it discounted?  Might have been the defective capacitors that
> pissed out their electrolyte all over the circuit board, causing the
> radio to put out nothing but static after at most 30 minutes of
> operation.  I discovered this when I took apart the unit to get back a
> CD it munched.  Not apparent in the photos was the fact that the
> faceplate (which was hinged to allow access to a smartcard lock/
> preference card) stuck out a ridiculous amount from the dash, making
> it look like an ugly, cheap plastic electric wart.
> I think I still have it somewhere.  I should catapult it off a cliff
> as a monument to Crutchfield selling known defective goods...
> Brett
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