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  • Dan Woodward

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    Period car audio really makes an interior. From vintage Blaupunkt and Becker to retro Alpine kit, I love it all.

    Sadly my CX has been hacked about to fit larger speakers etc, so I decided to go the other way and modernise it with a custom iphone mount which is great for music/navigation/charging. Just want to find a nicer looking head`unit with full ipod control/30 pin connector now.

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  • Alan Franklin

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    Amazing car, Dan. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Gianni Burrows

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    I used to really like the look of a vintage unit in a vintage car vs. the modern digital stuff, but I find I kind of lean towards no radio and an uncut dash these days. I think the 105/115 Alfa GTV dash looks especially good with uncut veneer and unhacked door cards/parcel shelf.

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  • Chris Macha

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    But where can the Blaupunkts be repaired? I have several but FM does not work. And finding US Frankfurts with 108 FM scale and Stereo is much harder. Any advice? Thank you.

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  • Kuroneko

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    > with many sellers offering optional wired-in MP3 compatibility via a small jack that can be easily and inconspicuously concealed out of sight
    The important point here being such input capabilities are native to many Becker & Blaupunkt radio of the period - simply check rear panel for DIN socket. Which makes for even easier installation... The radios can be purchased independently, and the DIN to MP3 input cable / adapters equally easy to source for ten dollars or so, or self-made if so inclined... The Benz fascia versions being particularly attractive! Neko.

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  • Inigo Loy Colmenar

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    I collect various generations of Blaupunkt Berlin and its accesories plus Canton Pullman speakers because I think those two are the period correct brands for 80s euro cars.

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  • Giuseppe Maranghi

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    Hi, to Chris Macha: FM 104/105 scale was for Germany, not sure about the rest of Europe, some asian countries had 78/104 MHz, in Italy average FM scale is 88 - 108 MHz, not less than 88 because in lower close frequencies we have the Police Road Patrol Radio (!).
    To find a good Sixties/Seventies radio is not a problem, remember that Becker and Blaupunkt had exceptional tuning qualities, sadly not the same about tape player. Grundig radios also were very nice, but their tuning coils are extremely delicate and very hard to find.
    Consider that Stereo 8 cassette was far more common in USA than Europe, where the Stereo 7, or compact cassette, had larger diffusion: in both cases a lot of good Philips, Autovox and, above all, Voxson radio+tape await for new employment.
    And don't forget those "Made in Japan", many little nice looking jewels.

    Giuseppe

    from Laveno-Mombello VA, Italy
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