The Skud has a particularly splendid radio cassette player, replete with
loudspeaker apparatus in each front door.
I am led to believe that this provides a rudimentary sort of of binaural
Seeing as I haven't bought a new car wireless since, I think 1989, when I
bought a new Goodmans for £25 for my Royale Coupe, I believe I may qualify
as being in need of some new equipment.
Wants :- SD card slot, bluetooth.
Doesn't want : - a squillion buttons and Disco Tokyo stylee display.
Will consider - new speakers.
Budget - remember, it's going in a free Skoda that cost a fiver to get
through the MOT, I'll let you work out the budget.
clairion (sp?) springs to mind. although you do get an SD slot and bluetooth
but no CD tray if that bothers you?
it will set you back around a 110 of your uk pounds though
I flogged one of them on Ebay not long ago - didn't rate it at all myself
and also, for what a CD drive costs them it's just lame not to add on. It's
very limiting if say, a mate jumps in and is like "Dude check this out" and
brandishes a CD heh! Although I guess, it would force you to FINALLY put
all your CDs onto your PC...
If you end up buying online, http://www.caraudiodirect.com/ have never
failed me, and they're usually the cheapest IME.
Wait for the next Aldi/Lidl special. My mate has one, I was dubious but it
has all the SD, USB, MP3 CD Player, Bluetooth etc. Sounds better than the
Sony he took out (well, being a Sony I know that's a given...) and to be
honest, I've owned and heard some pretty flash headunits in my time and it
sounds as good as any sub £300 unit I've heard. Obviously it's not quite
there with the proper OTT stuff soaring over that price, but for £50 they're
an absolute bargain given the sound and build quality and all the features.
I brought a lidl one in july last year, that has bluetooth for hands free
with a mike that comes out the back with about a metre of cable so you can
position it where you want, sounds pretty good.
Cost £69.95 IIRC and they seem to bring them out every couple of months,
don't know if it would be worth asking if they've got any kicking around at
your local store?
Ah good point, I beleive they did two for a bit, or maybe one at Lidl an a
different one at Aldi. The BT one was £60 and the non-BT was £50 IIRC. I
had a feeling they'd stopped doing the non-BT one now but maybe not?
The Silvercrest I got from lidl for the Saab did.
And get this, the removeable front was actually made from metal, not
I still have it, but I'm saving it as a spare. If the factory one in the
lexus packs up, it is going in.
Well, it cost me £50 IIRC. It lived in the Fabia for a couple of months,
and the combination of
a) I'm lazy
b) I like the way the Leon's atandard one fits and looks
means it's hanging about. The quality isn't bad at all: a little bit of
digital noise on bluetooth streaming, but CD/FM/MP3 as good as the old
Pioneer and better than the OEM Skoda unit. The display is a bit disco
tokyo, but not mad.
It's boxed, with all the bits and manual, and the wiring loom is already
swapped over to suit VAG. If you're interested, let me know. if you
remove the obvious spamtrap, mail will reach me.
If you are still looking, this is the one I bought.
Due in 23/02
Works very well for what it is, and it a nice solid metal front and a
rotary dial, not flimsy plastic and push buttons you can never quite
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