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Old 03-23-2019, 07:01 PM   #166
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Old 03-23-2019, 07:02 PM   #167
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I like that blaipunkt a lot. Thanks I will look it up.
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:49 PM   #168
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Clarion M508 looks pretty nice after swapping the LEDs to orange or painting them orange.

https://www.clarion.com/us/en/produc...508/index.html

I forgot to take pictures of the finished radio before shipping it out, but this gives you an idea of what can be done:


This Blaupunkt updated radio looks pretty nice too. Should be available next month.


https://ferdinandmagazine.com/update...46-coming-2018

Big fan of the m508, even more after your work to it! Thanks again!!

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Old 03-27-2019, 08:04 PM   #169
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Does anyone have an alpine recommendation for the e30?

Mine is a CDE-HD149BT. Everything bagel head unit - Bluetooth audio, phone, usb, aux, CD, HDRadio (I use this surprisingly often), Pandora. Love it.


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Old 03-28-2019, 07:47 AM   #170
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Big fan of the m508, even more after your work to it! Thanks again!!

That looks great!
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Old 03-28-2019, 11:30 AM   #171
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Old 03-29-2019, 03:03 PM   #172
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What's the best stereo under $100? Please

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Old 03-29-2019, 05:52 PM   #173
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Does anyone have an alpine recommendation for the e30?
Thanks to @jaysterling we can now stick to OEM alpines. Pick up an OEM CM5908 with a cantalouperadio.com bluetooth retrofit board. I have them in all my E30s.

I refurb them - pm me if you need one.
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:49 PM   #174
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Clarion M508 looks pretty nice after swapping the LEDs to orange or painting them orange.

https://www.clarion.com/us/en/produc...508/index.html

I forgot to take pictures of the finished radio before shipping it out, but this gives you an idea of what can be done:


This Blaupunkt updated radio looks pretty nice too. Should be available next month.



https://ferdinandmagazine.com/update...46-coming-2018
I like that Blaupukt alot! Hopefully it will come out soon.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:30 AM   #175
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I noticed the M508 earthwormjim modified has the display reversed polarized from the original. Curious if either you or kid8 could tell/show if it has a blueish tint when turned off now.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:52 PM   #176
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I noticed the M508 earthwormjim modified has the display reversed polarized from the original. Curious if either you or kid8 could tell/show if it has a blueish tint when turned off now.

Yes, there is a very slight blueish/purplish tint, it's hard to capture with a camera, it never matches what the appearance with your eye looks like. The tint isn't from an actual pigment or color of the filter, it's just from the way ambient reflected light is bent, so cameras don't see it correctly. One shot it will look pink, the next it will not be visible, the next it will be slightly blue.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:10 PM   #177
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It is out, at least for preorder, but it's also ~400-450EUR, dang.
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:06 AM   #178
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It is out, at least for preorder, but it's also ~400-450EUR, dang.
Wow, expensive, I need to build retro stuff with fewer features than current items and sell them for a ton more lol!
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Wow, expensive, I need to build retro stuff with fewer features than current items and sell them for a ton more lol!

Realities of low volume production. Tooling alone is tens of thousands of dollars for something like the face plate.

Just look at how expensive the bluetooth board jay built is. It's the price of a radio, but I bet he's not making much of a profit. Unless you're building 10,000+ of something, manufacturing and parts acquisition are extremely expensive. I'm not knocking his product by the way, it's a great product for a niche market. That was the direction I really wanted to go, but I got tired of chasing down clean OEM radios that didn't need a ton of work to refurbish.
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Old 05-20-2019, 02:44 AM   #180
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Realities of low volume production.
This. Make 2-3 of something is easy. Making 10-100? You might as well shoot yourself in the head. You'll lose money.
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