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    #61

    Not my image, but the Nakamichi CD-500 fits the BMW well. The display colors are changeable, I use the red/amber as shown here, and it perfectly matches the red/amber in the car. Its too bad its gloss face vs matte, but it works for me. Sounds great too.

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      #62
      Does that one have the rear panel plugs for AUX/SUB/REAR like the CD400?

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        #63
        nice

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          #64
          Originally posted by StereoInstaller1 View Post
          Does that one have the rear panel plugs for AUX/SUB/REAR like the CD400?
          Yeah it does. I use the aux input for my mp3 player.

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            #65
            so i saw in bav auto catalog that Blaupunkt is now making HU's specifically for old BMWs.... I haven't done much research on them but they look OK and have several models from a basic model to a super-featurey one. Any one else see this?


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              #66
              Originally posted by 15Michaeljoseph View Post
              so i saw in bav auto catalog that Blaupunkt is now making HU's specifically for old BMWs.... I haven't done much research on them but they look OK and have several models from a basic model to a super-featurey one. Any one else see this?


              --Mike
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              If it's got tits or tires, it's gonna cost ya!

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                #67
                These are them. I don't know... but hey they aren't too bad. http://www.bavauto.com/se1.asp?dept_id=449
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                  #68
                  Alpine 7909 or a 7903 if you are on a budget. If you want one to look old, get a old unit. If you want modern features, well it's going to look new regardless how hard you try.
                  -1976 2002 daily (Sold)
                  -1986 528e 5 speed daily

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                    #69
                    Originally posted by 15Michaeljoseph View Post
                    These are them. I don't know... but hey they aren't too bad. http://www.bavauto.com/se1.asp?dept_id=449
                    None of them have more than 2 pairs of pre-amp outputs, and the ones they do have are only 2v. Pass.
                    Originally posted by kronus
                    would be in depending on tip slant and tube size

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                      #70
                      if you are willing to spend, i bought a Kenwood Excelon KDC-X998 for myself that looks pretty good and performs great. it was $200 though, so that's a big disadvantage.


                      The following are all style similarly:
                      Kenwood Excelon KDC-X898
                      Kenwood KDC-BT958HD
                      Kenwood Excelon KDC-X998
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                        #71
                        Pioneer DEH-X8700BH

                        New install, really like it. Previously had a Blaupunkt MP54 Acapulco. Color match is spot on. Has USB, Bluetooth, 6 preamp outs.






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                          #72
                          Replacement headunit options that suit the E30 interior

                          Jvc Arsenal Kdahd75bt

                          Best head unit I've had by far.
                          5 volt preamp, 6 preamp rca's, 2 Usb ports, and iPhone integration that actually works (you can still use your phone to change the music)

                          Also the EQ settings it offers are the best I've seen. In terms of color there are several amber/orange colors to choose from. You can also control brightness for buttons and display for night time. I hate bright ass Christmas tree headunits

                          Best of all its not a flip down, so it won't break easily. Button layout is pretty good too compared to some kenwoods and pioneers I've had

                          It has Bluetooth (comes with external adapter). I plug my phone in every time I get in the car anyway so I don't use it

                          It's so good I bought a second one to use in a future stereo install. Rather embarrassingly I initially chose it because it wasn't hideous to look at, and looks pretty stock. No chrome bezel crap


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                          Last edited by pandaboo911; 04-13-2015, 03:09 PM.

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                            #73
                            A few more choices, although you'll have to trawl eBay or Amazon.de to find it...I've been looking for a clean HU with BT streaming for both my cars.

                            I've found:
                            VDO CD7316U-OR CD/USB Head Unit
                            https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-e...%2520radio.jpg

                            https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-O...io%2520lit.jpg

                            And the Kienzle 1016bt -- if you do a search on eBay you'll find a German merchant selling these, but some glitch has him pricing these at 10 USD when they should really be $230. From what I've read, his english isn't great, but he's happy to ship to the US. There's also someone wiht an E36 who installed one and did a brief review.

                            http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/atta...1&d=1405369045

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                              #74
                              Hmmmm... I think that VDO may be an RMT200 in disguise....

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                              Thanks for 10 years of fun!

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                                #75
                                What i ended up with.

                                Colour matches quite well and the satin surround finish ties in with the interior well in my opinion.




                                PS. This is my Touring not my coupe. The coupe will receive a similar headunit however.

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