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Suggestions for Symphony 2 replacement

Discussion in 'In-Car Entertainment' started by rowansbank, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. rowansbank

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    We recently bought a 2005 A3 Sport fitted with the Symphony 2 (but without Bose). I have had a Blaupunkt Woodstock 52 DAB in my other motor and, although it's not perfect (**** display, wobbly front panel and reluctant with the MMC card) the DAB is great. So I'd like to replace the Symphony with a DAB unit (preferably the Woodstock 54) but as there are no double DIN DAB HUs, I would be grateful for suggestions as to what to "fill the gap" with. I was thinking about an in-dash single DIN sat nav but can't see much point in a CD player with the Woodstock's ability to play mp3 on CDs.
    Any thoughts much appreciated.

    Rowansbank
     
  2. easytease

    easytease cheesypeas

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    is the alpine double din not compatible with the DAB plug-in unit they do?

    IMO you cant go wrong with a becker mexco pro
     
  3. rowansbank

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    Thanks for that but unfortunately Car Audio Discount list the Alpine DAB tuner as discontinued and a search of the Alpine website on 'DAB' gets zero results. The Becker Mexico looks great but doesn't seem to have DAB.
    I was thinking of an in-dash single-DIN sat nav and the Blaulunkt TravelPilot would fit with the Woodstock styling - does anyone have any views on that please?
     
  4. rowansbank

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    I've been doing some more research and found a double DIN HU - Kenwood DPX701U - and a compatible DAB tuner - Kenwood KTC-9090. Does anyone have any experience of/comments on either please?
    TIA
     
  5. AndyMac

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    Makes for quite an expensive solution.
    £350 just for the DAB tuner? I got my DAB54 HU & aerial for less than that all in. Can't understand why the tuner would be more expensive than the HU.
     
  6. rowansbank

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    Thanks, Andy. I quite agree but the attraction is that it solves the double DIN problem and preserves a uniform style. The other alternative would be the Woodstock 54 plus the Blaupunkt indash sat nav - TravelPilot Rome, I think it is. Anybody any views on that please?
     

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