Ice Ice baby

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vlad
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Ice Ice baby

Post by vlad » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:16 pm

Hi, what do others do regarding sounds - yeah right wind down the windows and listen to the sound of the engine :D

I do too! ….But I also have a rubbish period radio/cassette player in the dash - which doesn't work

Options ?

1. Remove it and put a blanking plate in its place (does anyone have one to sell - know of a source? I seem to remember someone had reproduced these recently?)

If I do this I might still put a bluetooth unit behind the dash - to allow hands free use of a mobile and streaming of music.

2. Get the innards of my existing radio replaced / upgraded with modern dab, Bluetooth functionality.

3. Buy an already upgraded period correct unit.

4. buy a superficially 'period' looking unit but which is brand new (retro sounds, classic car stereo) which has all the functionality DAB, Bluetooth.

5. Fix the existing FM/LW/MW radio/cassette unit - and probably never use it.

Thanks

Dario
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Re: Ice Ice baby

Post by Dario » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:27 pm

Hi, I did it inexpensively by installing a second hand Blaupunkt amp in the trunk and adding a 8€ bluetooth receiver. It works great, and the 400 W are just what you need if you want to hear anything above the wind and engine. Otherwise, I just put it on medium and I only hear the music when at a stoplight waiting for it to turn green :) Initially, I had converted the non-working radio to a USB supply and audio in, but the bluetooth is much better and no cables.

vlad
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Re: Ice Ice baby

Post by vlad » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:20 pm

Thanks Dario, that's a good idea, amp + Bluetooth receiver. & gives the option of beefing up the power - though would there even be period correct separate amplifiers in the 1970's ? I don't think ICE was very sophisticated back then!

for the sake of ease of wiring I might go period radio, converted to have Bluetooth and playback from a phone via aux cable.

Though I appreciate amplification/watts per channel is going to be pretty weedy!

perhaps Blaupunkt / Radiomobile / Sharp or was it dependant of country of delivery and suppling dealer fit? is there an Italian radio manufacturer ?

Was there a particular make/model of radio/radio cassette that would be correct for a 1970 car ? I have been told my Radiomobile radio/cassette is 1980's (looks pretty old to me - and of course is sort of correct - ownership of these cars is about the journey - I am not to hung up about the radio being dated the same as the build year of my car. Obviously though an all singing and dancing flashing lights 1990's style CD kenwood/sony would look a bit naff though!

I'll probably only ever listen to On Days like these by Matt Munro :D

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