Hi guys, I've been thinking about getting an MP3-capable HU to replace
the Business CD unit in my 2000 323i. I'm on the road in the boonies a
lot, and there are a few radio stations I really like in fringe areas,
especially during football season. If I do this, I'd like to get a
unit with maximum radio sensitivity. So my questions:
Who do you think has the best radio reception, primarily on FM? I was
thinking a Pioneer with Supertuner IIID, or a Blaupunkt Digiceiver...
Those have the best specs, anyway. Anyone have any experience with
Would a new unit, even the best ones, really get stations better than
the stock Business CD unit? For weeks I've had the horrible noise
problem on AM that I've seen described before, but just today I
tinkered with the amp in the driver side back c-pillar and it cleared
right up. FM was never the worst... So would this be a waste of time?
I could find something better, but I'm not sure. I don't
even know what the specs on the Business CD model are, or even who the
OEM manufacturer is.
Is there anything else I should consider?
I've got a harebrained idea for possibly trying to somehow put a VW
Jetta/Golf antenna in place of the the roof cell antenna and tap into
it somehow, but I'll save that one for later. :) Maybe the diversity
antenna would work okay with a more sensitive tuner.
Thanks for reading. :)