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B6WUD
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:56 pm    Post subject: Which head unit? Reply with quote

Hi guys,

New here, have owned my 993 C4 for about 5 years and have hated the alpine head unit in it ever since.

Anyone got any recommendations for a decent head unit with some modern capabilities (bluetooth for definite, USB would be nice etc) that doesn't jump out as being aftermarket?

More suggestions the merrier.

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harryk
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, look up the Porsche Classic unit, Becker on eBay and also the VDO/Continental range. They all look quite period, and fit in well with the dash styling.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When my original Blaupunkt packed in I replaced it with the Continental (VDO) unit CDD7418UB-OR. It fits in ok aesthetically and was easy to install. Has bluetooth, phone connectivity and DAB.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DYFAN wrote:
When my original Blaupunkt packed in I replaced it with the Continental (VDO) unit CDD7418UB-OR. It fits in ok aesthetically and was easy to install. Has bluetooth, phone connectivity and DAB.


Same here, followers the advice on here and purchased on eBay from Germany, superb service and what a cracking pride for DAB !

continental TRD7412UB-OR - DAB/FM/AM Radio mit USB/Bluetooth inkl. DAB-Antenne
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum!
Have a look at the Continental head unit range, it is perfect for use in classic Porsche cars.
There's four models available, all with the same Bluetooth/USB/other functions, but with some differences:
TR7412: AM/FM tuner
TRD7412: AM/FM/DAB tuner
CDD7416: AM/FM tuner and CD player
CDD7418: AM/FM/DAB tuner and CD player

Some prefer the 7416/18 due to the two knobs on the front panel, it goes very well into the 911 interior. The units with DAB tuner are becoming more and more popular across Europe and NZ/Australia.
We offer a free PORSCHE logo sticker to enhance the classic OEM look of these in a 993. We also offer a large range of wiring harnesses that simplify the installation in the 993.
Cheers,
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive the head unit in Tores second pic. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

never mind the head units - what about the shocking alignment of the switches above.....
Cigarette charger switches all over the place. Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this useful when installing my continental

https://rennlist.com/forums/993-forum/896189-installing-the-continental-tr7412ub-or-radio.html
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://ferdinandmagazine.com/updated-blaupunkt-bremen-sqr46-coming-2018 Thumb

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the replies guys, will have a look at all of these options.
 
  
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tyinsky
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I changed for the original/first edition Porsche Classic Radio Navigation when I got my car three years ago. I liked the idea of it but in my view it is flawed. Have swapped for the current version now (PCRN2) and I like it a lot. It is an actual Porsche product (well, not made by them but clearly produced under their guidance), looks perfect in the dash, has good hands free, connects by bluetooth to my Spotify on my phone, and has a nice sat nav screen which looks super modern when switched on.

More money than some of the other options but what isn't expensive on these cars now?!

Am writing a little review on my blog but it wont be ready to share until I start my road trip at the end of next month.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Becker!

Looks very period correct (even though they can be 10-15 years newer than the car...!)

Excellent sound quality

Blue tooth works very well for taking calls (with an iPhone X at least)

You can still find the ipod dongles listed on eBay - albeit only with the old style connector. I use it with a touch or one of those tiny square iPods.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Continental DAB head unit instal.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tim993 wrote:
Becker!

Looks very period correct (even though they can be 10-15 years newer than the car...!)

Excellent sound quality

Blue tooth works very well for taking calls (with an iPhone X at least)

You can still find the ipod dongles listed on eBay - albeit only with the old style connector. I use it with a touch or one of those tiny square iPods.

Becker Cascade in the 993 ( with speed camera chime thanks to Jontt) and an Indianaplois Pro in the 944, not keen on the Porsche Classic it looks and feels cheap by comparison to the Becker units considering the price. Had one took it out.
The Continentals are much better value also.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

90s Blaupunkt for me.



Pure DAB adapter brings functionality bang up to date.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ Love the look of that. Proper old school!

RE Endoman's comment, PCRN 1 (the first edition) does look low-rent. PCRN 2 isn't, it looks every bit the £1,000+ they retail at. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this looks cool, no idea if its any good or not

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192862814991?ul_noapp=true
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you go Becker, you may find it cant stream audio over bluetooth. But you can get these to add that functionality using the CD multiplayer port.

http://www.discountcarstereo.com/A2D-BKR.html
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
https://ferdinandmagazine.com/updated-blaupunkt-bremen-sqr46-coming-2018 Thumb

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This does look awesome and now available to pre-order for somewhere around £400-£450.
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