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  1. What in-car hi-fi?

    The Technology Section
    Would appreciate some recommendations please. Currently have a Pioneer CD/radio, purchased from Halfords nearly a year ago. It only cost about £75.00 (I think). The sound quality is okay but isn't great, as you would expect from a entry-level-type of player. My budget will be around £150...
  2. Retro HiFi

    The Technology Section
    Just inherited my dad's vinyl collection and Garrard deck so got it up and running with a Marantz amp from the late 70s I have and enjoying the warmth of vinyl for the first time in a while. What's your retro setup? Bonus points if you know the album :D
  3. What home hi-fi do you drive

    ICE & Blue&Me
    A discussion on the merits (or not) of BOSE and Harmon Kardon car hi-fi systems got me to wonder if there is a pattern of car ownership and what they listen to at home. I would guess GTV and the like would be old school analogue, GTA owners would be multi-box CD based systems and Mito /...
  4. In hi-fi heaven tonight

    The Technology Section
    Back in my student days I was big hi-fi buff, spent months saving up to buy a NAD 3020i amp, Marantz CD50SE and some JPW minims along with the requisite cables etc before I headed off to uni. After that through a combination of A) being skint as I started my way in life and B) the fact that...
  5. Ok hifi buffs ...

    The Technology Section
    ... here's £3k, build me a system :)
  6. 156 Sportwagon face lift BOSE Hifi

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    :confused:Hi guys can anybody actually tell me for sure if I can find the wiring to connect a Bose under the carpet ? I have had a look and there is a guts load of wiring that looks very similar to the 4 feet of wiring I got with the system, is it all in there somewhere ? or is it more...
  7. Bose Hifi wiring ?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys I have got myself a full Bose Hifi to install in my lovely 156 Sportwagon 53 plate (facelift) can anybody tell me for sure about the wiring, it came with enough wire to reach the passenger seat so If I lifted the seat out and carpet up would it be as simple as connecting the wires that...
  8. Brera s hifi upgrade

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi All, rather worryingly the stereo in the girlfriends Clio is better then my brera s, so any suggestions of how I can improve it, budget 300 ish thinking speakers only, want to keep it looking standard and something that I can do myself, cheers
  9. Alfa 159 Hifi install - 3 way active

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi all, When I bought my 159 back in August last year, I knew it wouldn't be long until I was ripping out the Bose!!!! Well myself and my good friend Lee of DB Audio (DB Audio // Burys car audio specialists) will be starting the install tomorrow morning The car 2008 Alfa 159 Lusso 1.9 Jtdm...
  10. Retrofitting Bose Hifi

    South Africa
    Hey the genius who bought my spider didnt ask for the bose hifi :confused: anyway is there any way i can install it now? i really cant believe how awful the standard sound is :cry: before i get told the "bose is junk" story, i like the way it sounds and i think the power fits the car...
  11. Mods to Bose HiFi in 156

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi, (just posted this in the 156 forum and was re-directed here!) I just bought my first Alfa, a 156 2.5 V6 Veloce Sportwagon on a 53 plate. It has the Bose hifi system with subwoofer in back - sounds great! It's been fitted with a phone kit for a Nokia of some description; a cradle to the left...
  12. Mods to Bose HiFi in 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I just bought my first Alfa, a 156 2.5 V6 Veloce Sportwagon on a 53 plate. It has the Bose hifi system with subwoofer in back - sounds great! It's been fitted with a phone kit for a Nokia of some description; a cradle to the left of the centre console, a mic by the overhead interior lights...
  13. Decent car hi-fi fitters in Aberdeen

    North Scotland
    Hi everyone, I've fairly recently acquired my Brera S, which came with the bog standard Alfa head unit (no I-pod connectivity, ect). It's passable in terms of sound quality, but looking in the ICE section of the forum, it seems you can do a few things to upgrade (new headunit, speakers, ect)...
  14. Bose HiFi (159)

    ICE & Blue&Me
    What do you actually get with this? The speakers, amp and a sub right? But the unit is still blaupunkt?
  15. Standard Brera/159 Hi-Fi

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Anyone know the make and model of the standard fit headunit from the Brera/159?? Thanks
  16. Hi-fi Bose System - Gt

    ICE & Blue&Me
    I have just bought a new 2.0L Manual GT Monza. It came with a 10 disc CD changer in the boot compartment and a Hi-Fi Bose system. I have two queries: 1. If you have a CD changer, does that prohibit you from inserting and playing a single CD through the front panel of the system in the passenger...
  17. Separates Hi-Fi or all in one system

    Poll Room
    three choices of home sound system - separates, midi system, or high end all in one (bose, roberts, bang & olufsen, etc.)
  18. Alfa GT 3.2 Hifi Ugrade

    ICE & Blue&Me
    I got me a year ago, a Black Alfa GT 3.2 + 18 Inch Wheels, Bose Hifi. My one single regret was not getting the Media system which at the time would have cost an extra £1600. Now I am really tired of the single CD changer in front. What will be ideal for me is to have a way to play some of my...
  19. FYI Hifi power connections

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello folks, My head unit has been driving me mad, I need to manually switch it off when I stop the car! Yes, LAZY. Well not anymore, I checked the wiring and found a switch wire on the plug. There are two plugs at the rear of the head unit, one is black, this is the speaker connections. The...
  20. What Hi-FI. Advice on head unit wanted.

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Got my GTV but the Sony unit that's in it: A: Doesn't play MP3's B: Doesn't switch off with ignition (although it goes off when panel is removed) C: The Ariel goes up when just listening to CD's So question is what's the best MP3 playing head unit that's not stupidly expensive or chav looking...