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Re: Upgrading sound systems

> From quattro-owner@swiss.ans.net Mon Aug 15 14:06:48 1994
> Date: Mon, 15 Aug 1994 13:13:52 +0500
> From: abd@cadre.com (Andreas B. Dharmawan)
> To: quattro@swiss.ans.net
> Subject: Re: Upgrading sound systems
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> Sender: quattro-owner@swiss.ans.net
> Reply-To: quattro@swiss.ans.net
> >> "Robert (Bob) Myers" writes:
> Does anyone have a suggestion as to how this poor recption could be improved?
> (Preferably without drilling holes in sheet metal and the resulting rust
> potential.)
> << :
> I just saw '93+ 90S in Boston with telescoping antenna mounted on left
> quarter of the trunk. It couldn't be a factory installed antenna. Too
> bad when I saw the car, it was parked. Otherwise I would ask the driver
> what kinda of improvement he/she gets by using the add-on antenna.
> Lexus, Infinity, and Mercedes still have the telescoping antenna for
> their new cars, so I assume this type of antenna is still the best. 

All the '94 Audis have a telescoping antenna in addition to the one in
the windscreen.  My '92 has the front and rear window antennae with
dual diversity.  (Incidentally, the radio is made by Blaupunkt).  This
setup works at least as well as the Beckers in my two Mercedes ever did
in terms of fringe reception, and better in strong-signal areas (e.g.
Philadelphia).  It is also far superior to that of my brother's former
Acuras, which had incredibly lousy radios made by Pioneer and mast

Therefore, I would not expect a large improvement from converting one
of the antennae to a mast.  I think the primary reason for Audi going
to the mast is one of improved perception, not reception.

John Greenstreet, Senior Engineer           (jgreenst@motown.ge.com)
Martin Marietta Government Electronic Systems    Moorestown NJ 08057
WPI Class of '75, Temple Class of '94

My new car history:
1972     1975       1978      1982       1986        1989      1992
 VW  ->   VW    ->  Audi  ->  Audi  -> Mercedes -> Mercedes -> Audi
SBug   Scirocco   Fox GTI     4000S    190E 2.3    190E 2.6    100CS

POSSLQ's* new car history:
         1978       1981       1985      1988        1990      1993
       Triumph ->  Toyota ->  Toyota  ->  VW    ->   Audi   -> Audi
       Spitfire    Tercel     Corolla   Jetta GL      80       90S

*POSSLQ = Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters
Note: All Audis and Mercedes above were sold to friends or family.