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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:44 pm 
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Car Model: 9 3 Sport Combi 2.0t + Noob
DAB preferred, Bluetooth essential!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:59 pm 
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Location: Swindon
Car Model: One 9-5. + half a van.
Just bought a Pioneer 8700 DAB BT Stereo. I will fit it at the weekend if it gets here before then.......

I will report back then.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:44 pm 
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Thank you Mr S.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:24 pm 
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Car Model: One 9-5. + half a van.
My test conditions will not be hard.

I will see if it picks up DAB where other DAB's didn't! A little trip down the M4 will sort this!

If it's easy to use. Does it switch to other DAB frequencies on long journeys?

Does the bluetooth work? Easily??... i.e. Can I get it to connect? :park:

How many stoopid add on bits do I need to fit it?

Cheated a bit with this one... I already have a DAB roof mounted aerial. It should be compatible... I also have the DIN reducer pod for the AS2 cage!! :D

Time will tell!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:54 am 
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Location: Norwich
Car Model: Jules'd 9-3 vert, 9-5 Arc Est
Saabotage wrote:
Just bought a Pioneer 8700 DAB BT Stereo. I will fit it at the weekend if it gets here before then.......

I will report back then.


Funny that, I'm waiting for one of those to show up as well.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:01 am 
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Car Model: Jules'd 9-3 vert, 9-5 Arc Est
keith1664 wrote:
Saabotage wrote:
Just bought a Pioneer 8700 DAB BT Stereo. I will fit it at the weekend if it gets here before then.......

I will report back then.


Funny that, I'm waiting for one of those to show up as well.


And it's just turned up.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:19 pm 
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Car Model: One 9-5. + half a van.
You did better than me Keith. Mine is in Bristol.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:26 pm 
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Car Model: 9-5 Linear Sport Estate Auto
I have a Siemens radiogram that sounds really nice, you are welcome to it if you have a 240v inverter. The teak cabinet is really nice but records only play if you are parked :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:20 pm 
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That's alright.
The car is only used for posing anyway.
Usually parked with me in casual wear, my wife in a cocktail frock, large glasses of Campari
to hand, and a picnic rug and hamper close by.
Your offer sounds like a match made in Heaven!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:26 pm 
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saabHOT wrote:
That's alright.
The car is only used for posing anyway.
Usually parked with me in casual wear, my wife in a cocktail frock, large glasses of Campari
to hand, and a picnic rug and hamper close by.
Your offer sounds like a match made in Heaven!



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:54 pm 
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Location: Swindon
Car Model: One 9-5. + half a van.
All the prep work has been done. I hope! Aerials re-routed, AS2 removed, external power source fitted, finger cut etc...

Other damage was to the gear surround. The centre pin snapped pushing the fag lighter socket through it.

No biggie! I fitted another surround along with two new bulbs. :park:

Add ons needed? A SMA/B convertor socket. Cost £3.50. Not too bad! Another add on was a Pioneer CD-R320 remote. Not needed. Just fun! :D

Cost was £16.

Total add ons were under £20...

So far!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:07 pm 
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Car Model: One 9-5. + half a van.
Tis fitted! Kindof. Too many wires means it is about 1" proud of the dash.

Lost the fm altogether... Not overly happy with the flimsy DAB aerial connection... I couldn't find a suitable screw in aerial.

Other than these niggles. BLOOMING HECK! The stereo is pretty good!

It plays DAB, it changes colour. It connected to me phone to play the songs easily. It didn't do so well via AUX to the phone.

I will sort the niggles out. Hopefully......

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