looking for Head Unit that matches the red/amber on the Z3m

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Zim
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looking for Head Unit that matches the red/amber on the Z3m

Post by Zim » Thu 29 Oct, 2009 11:06

Hiya all, been looking to get a new Head Unit for my car, kinda looking for one that matches the red/amber of the lights on the dials of the z3m, ipod connectivity and SD would be really cool..

Any help would be great thanks..

/zim

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Post by estocks » Thu 29 Oct, 2009 12:04

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Zim
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Post by Zim » Thu 29 Oct, 2009 12:07

cool, will check that out :)

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Jonttt
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Post by Jonttt » Thu 29 Oct, 2009 12:56

IMHO the Beckers are the best match not only to the display colours but also in style of the unit. Note its not the cheapest but quality and functions are unmatched :wink:

There was an interesting thread HEREabout installing them and in particular getting full speed sensitive control.

I have the Cascade unit with iPod interface (the best I have ever seen on any device), bluetooth phone and sat nav. It has 15 display colour options and is a great match to the Z3. Here it is installed in my Z3m

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Post by ///M Breadvan » Thu 29 Oct, 2009 13:16

As above!

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... ghlight=mc

Pic of my becker 7992 fitted half way down page. Looks alot better in my new one with Black interior.
Current: S50, black/Black. Becker HU, AP Racing BBK, Racelogic TC

Ex: S50 Coupe, Black with Kyalami Orange/Black Leather. ACS Suspension. HID's/Angel Eyes. Becker Bluetooth/Ipod HU.

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Gio
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Post by Gio » Thu 29 Oct, 2009 15:07

estocks wrote:www.becker.de
Link goes to in-car navigation head units only
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Zim
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Post by Zim » Thu 29 Oct, 2009 15:08

Wow the becker does look sweet... pricey.. but looks soo good.. will have to look into it a lil more..

Sweet looking coupe there.. ;)

/Z

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Post by ///M Breadvan » Thu 29 Oct, 2009 15:41

Thanks Zim,

Deffo looks alot better and even more oem in a black dash. It looks so oem i dont even bother removing the facia unit when parking 90% of time.

Money well spent in my humble opinion. Everything else looks so out of place with the retro style dash.

If you are not too bothered about satnav then the 7992 (***2 being the red display)is the one. Dont be tempted to go for the amber/orange display which sounds more suitable but is actually a very light yellow and does not match anywhere near as good as the red display.

Good luck with your search
Current: S50, black/Black. Becker HU, AP Racing BBK, Racelogic TC

Ex: S50 Coupe, Black with Kyalami Orange/Black Leather. ACS Suspension. HID's/Angel Eyes. Becker Bluetooth/Ipod HU.

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Post by estocks » Thu 29 Oct, 2009 16:26

The iDA-X305 is a nice red shade too.
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Post by Zim » Thu 29 Oct, 2009 16:46

Thanks for the all the advice, will be looking into it, not to fused about the Sat Nav, prefer having it @ eye level anyway..

Will go home and have a good look online..

has anyone done a complete speaker upgrade? thinking about upgrading my sound, though not too sure on where a sub would fit.. lol

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Post by Jonttt » Thu 29 Oct, 2009 16:55

Zim, there are loads of threads on here about speaker upgrades and amps, just use the search function eg "amp AND upgrade" or "speaker AND upgrade" etc.....
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Post by estocks » Thu 29 Oct, 2009 18:25

search for footwell amp and and http://www.roadstersound.com/
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yalden
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Post by yalden » Fri 30 Oct, 2009 14:05

My Becker...

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c_w
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Post by c_w » Fri 30 Oct, 2009 21:28

yalden wrote:My Becker...

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I've got the exact same headunit.

I got the amber first thinking the lights were more orangey yellow than red but as said the red colour is the one to go for as it's a much better match. Luckily I was able to send it back for the red one.

Features and sound quality aren't brilliant IMO; it's not different to the factory headunit, but it wins on OE looks which just blend in perfectly compared to the garish Sony/Kenwood/Pioneer neon stuff.

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Post by ///M Breadvan » Fri 30 Oct, 2009 22:51

I found the sound greatly improved over my original hu. In fact my wife was questioning me about gettting new speakers too. Maybe my old hu was a bit duff?? Mine was tape hu/autochanger and hk option. Was never too bothered about telephone side as prefer to pull over anyway but found iPod controls pretty good.
Current: S50, black/Black. Becker HU, AP Racing BBK, Racelogic TC

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Post by PVR » Sat 31 Oct, 2009 09:55

The one from jonttt's car is by far the nicest radio I have ever seen that truly looks OEM.

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Post by 3.0 Lakes Lee » Tue 10 Nov, 2009 20:19

Definitely Becker...........expensive but wouldnt be without mine :thumb:

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Post by Zilv3r » Wed 11 Nov, 2009 07:24

i have just bought an Alpine CDE-103BT. this has a 4 colour illumination option, one of which is orange which matches the dash lights perfectly.
it has blue tooth giving you handsfree control of you mobile, a seperate microphone (mine is fitted by interior mirror). it is only a single cd but has both ipod and a USB port.
i had mine fitted for under £250, but you can buy them for around £170 mark if you can fit youself.
i have always found Alpine to give great sound quality, and they connect to and have an on screen control for a subwoofer if you choose that route.

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Post by estocks » Wed 11 Nov, 2009 08:37

Zilv3r wrote:i have just bought an Alpine CDE-103BT. this has a 4 colour illumination option, one of which is orange which matches the dash lights perfectly.
it has blue tooth giving you handsfree control of you mobile, a seperate microphone (mine is fitted by interior mirror). it is only a single cd but has both ipod and a USB port.
i had mine fitted for under £250, but you can buy them for around £170 mark if you can fit youself.
i have always found Alpine to give great sound quality, and they connect to and have an on screen control for a subwoofer if you choose that route.
Got any pics of it fitted?
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Post by jack-p » Wed 11 Nov, 2009 09:52

i think my headunit matches the z3 interior perfectly.
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unfortunately its a blaupunkt so it can be slightly problematic.
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Post by Zilv3r » Wed 11 Nov, 2009 15:21

i am new at posting pics, but a photo of my Alpine should be viewable by clicking the below link.
i have taken a pic with the illumination on and one with it off.

http://photobucket.com/Zilv3r

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Post by estocks » Wed 11 Nov, 2009 15:26

Zilv3r wrote:i am new at posting pics, but a photo of my Alpine should be viewable by clicking the below link.
i have taken a pic with the illumination on and one with it off.

http://photobucket.com/Zilv3r
Here's how: (Click quote to see the code)
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Looks good :thumright:
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