Stereo head unit

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2017/01/10 20:07:12 (permalink)

Stereo head unit

Hi Guys,
I am wanting a compatible stereo head unit for my Porsche Boxster S (986). Could you please advise me as to what is available as a plug and play unit using the existing equipement? It must have Bluetooth. At present I have a Becker Grand Prix but i'm having some problems with it. Thanks.
 
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    geraintthomas
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    Re: Stereo head unit 2017/01/25 09:12:48 (permalink)
    You'll need an adapter, either from Amazon or Ebay to fit an aftermarket radio. The only thing you have to find out is if yours is using fibre optic or not. If you have an amplifier in the front trunk, it'll be fibre optic. Unfortunately it's a lot harder to fit an aftermarket radio as you'll have to change the whole amplifier too. If you haven't got one, and it's not fibre optic, then it's as simple as swapping the radio with a £15 connection adapter.
     
    Any double din or single din will fit, so long as it's not fibre optic :)
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    Re: Stereo head unit 2018/01/19 18:40:50 (permalink)
    There's a £200 kit for adapting the fibre optic option. That opens up fitting any single or 2 din unit you like. Any good car audio specialist should be able to advise
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    Re: Stereo head unit 2018/01/22 11:01:20 (permalink)
    Mine is currently at MAS audio in Northampton having my Alpine head unit fitted and the (broken) amplifier bypassed, it will cost me £100-200 to have done.
    he is also pre-wiring for a new amp so that I can add that in later to power the Bose Sub behind the seats (spent too much this month to get Senior Management Approval for the aditional spend)

    Jeremy Atkins
    2003 986.2 Boxster S
    1994 968 Sport sadly Written off
    1988 951 sold to 944Man
    Rallye 180T
    Fat Albert
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    Re: Stereo head unit 2018/01/22 16:57:45 (permalink)
    Mine is done!

    £180 to remove the old head unit/amp/cd changer and fit a replacement loom to bypass the amp to the speakers, fit my Alpine head unit with microphone placed behind the steering wheel.

    When i have sold off the old kit I will do phase 2 which is to add an amplifier back in to power the Bose sub that is behind the seats.

    Really pleased so far, obviously lacks bass at the moment, but the upper & Mids are reasionable with the Bose speakers and of course I now have USB/Bluetooth/aux in capability to bring it into the 21st Century.

    It is not the last word in classy looks or quality but it does the job, and of course it is just plug 'n' play to upgrade the head unit in the future





    Jeremy Atkins
    2003 986.2 Boxster S
    1994 968 Sport sadly Written off
    1988 951 sold to 944Man
    Rallye 180T
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