Hey guys (and gals),
Yesterday I installed a Loudlink system and have to say it's pretty awesome
! I've been thinking about it for ages and finally got around to getting one and I'm suitably impressed. Going from my cassette based SD card reader to Loudlink was like the AM to FM conversion of the last century.
I'm one of the unfortunates with a 166 without the CD cable
so, as well as the Loudlink, I needed a CD cable. I also decided I wanted to install the unit in the dashboard compartment above the ICS so didn't want a huge great cable. The Loudlink boys sorted this out for me and made me a 2m cable. The service from Loudlink was great and I received my order in only a few days.
Obviously the biggest hassle was routing the cable to the back of the ICS, Doddy thanks for your excellent ICS removal thread
without which I would be wearing a white coat with straps at the back - and how do you drive your Alfa with one of those on? However, even with these superb instructions it was a pig to get the ICS out - the release brackets are evil, devious and the spawn of satan, the whole installation process from start to finish was about 4 hours although I have to admit that my toolbox doesn't get used too often so it was partly due to lack of the correct hammer
If anyone else is thinking about the Loudlink solution I can highly recommend it - apart from my own installation issues - it's a great bit of kit.