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Old 10-11-2007, 01:19 PM
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The steering wheel is a Nardi Torino wheel. The diameter is definitely smaller than the original MB wheel, too.

Only bad thing about the smaller diameter, is the fact that it cuts off the top portion of my instrument cluster. You get used to it, but it's still a little annoying.

Beautiful interior! That radio really blends well with the style of the vents, etc...
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:01 PM
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Oh, I forgot about the Eclipse (Fujitsu-Ten) units too. They look pretty mild in the cars, that's what I have laying here to toss in my 750iL
Yep, I have the CD3413. Has MP3, CD, and CD-R formats allowed. Also has two knobs so it's easier than pushing buttons for the volume and tuning. Also does not have the removable face plate so no fidgeting around either. Needless to say even with stock speakers I'm so pleased with this head unit.
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:17 PM
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Look at the old Polk EX and DX line for a nice sound upgrade for speakers. I have the DX and EX in a pile of my rides. They're a BARGAIN now as they were out in ~'99.

EX402A are the 4" dash, EX525A should be 5.25"
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:13 AM
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Take a look at this Becker. It plays CD & MP3.

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Old 10-12-2007, 03:01 PM
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Look at the old Polk EX and DX line for a nice sound upgrade for speakers. I have the DX and EX in a pile of my rides. They're a BARGAIN now as they were out in ~'99.

EX402A are the 4" dash, EX525A should be 5.25"
Apparently they don't have the EX525A but the EX402A are there

http://www.polkaudio.com/search/older_car.php

What's the difference between the EX and DX versions?

Edit: Looks like EX502A is 5.25 too?
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:05 PM
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Apparently they don't have the EX525A but the EX402A are there

http://www.polkaudio.com/search/older_car.php

What's the difference between the EX and DX versions?

Edit: Looks like EX502A is 5.25 too?


Yes, 502A. That's it. I have them in my 280S and 240D. I like those as they have a silk tweeter, so it's not shrill like the metal units.

DX has a bit higher power handling, the DX6 are in my F150. They're running off a 150x2 rms JL 300/2 amplifier and just fine.

Recall, the power rating is for full sound 20-20000hz. Cross them over, power capacity skyrockets.
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:52 AM
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Yes, 502A. That's it. I have them in my 280S and 240D. I like those as they have a silk tweeter, so it's not shrill like the metal units.

DX has a bit higher power handling, the DX6 are in my F150. They're running off a 150x2 rms JL 300/2 amplifier and just fine.

Recall, the power rating is for full sound 20-20000hz. Cross them over, power capacity skyrockets.
I checked the local stores but only saw the DX versions and not the EX you mentioned. What's the difference between the two?

I just found out the Sony Xplod on our 300TE is also MP3 and CD-R capable
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:24 AM
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I checked the local stores but only saw the DX versions and not the EX you mentioned. What's the difference between the two?

I just found out the Sony Xplod on our 300TE is also MP3 and CD-R capable


DX has a bit higher power handling. Look on ebay for the DX and EX, they're from around '99-00, not sure why a store would still stock them.
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Old 11-22-2007, 05:51 PM
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Thumbs up There's nothing like a Blaupunkt in an older Benz

Here's my 1985 380SE with a Tokyo HU, and my just-installed Nevada RDM in my recently acquired 560SL. These are usually readily available on EBay, very reasonably priced, and look perfect IMO, all black and white like the MB buttons, no flashey graphic s**t, and best of all, they work with the Blau Thummer steering wheel control. I bought Thummers for each car. Incredibly nice working, nice looking sound equipment in an older Mercedes. (I'd add that the display on the Nevada is much easier to see in the sunlight than the Tokyo though.)
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Old 11-25-2007, 06:10 PM
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I like the Nardi wheel.. I need one now!!

This.. would be the best... I saw one in a 280SL(pics attached)


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and the amps


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Old 11-26-2007, 12:22 PM
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Those Nardi wheels are pricey! I'm just glad the PO bought it, and it didn't end up costing me anything.. heh!

I just bought myself a new set of speakers for the back of my 300D. Kenwood KFC-X130 5-1/4" speakers. From the specs, they looked pretty damn nice, and I found them for a very reasonable price. Hopefully they put out more sound than the stock paper-cones I have back there! (I may need to run new wires.. the paper-cone ones are putting out next to NO sound.. I have to wonder if they're just blown, or if there's a wiring issue. Fader is bypassed.)
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:24 PM
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Those old stockers are probably 8ohms, whereas modern units will be 4ohms, so you may be getting 1/2 the sound output with the originals....
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:23 PM
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Those old stockers are probably 8ohms, whereas modern units will be 4ohms, so you may be getting 1/2 the sound output with the originals....
You make an *excellent* point, and are probably right. Stupid me, I forgot about the impedance entirely! Hopefully the new speakers I bought will end up putting out more (and better!) sound. I can't wait till they come in.

Even if I have to use the aftermarket speaker grilles, the ones that come with the speakers look pretty "stock". No ricer flare with "sport" trim for me, thanks.
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:05 PM
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I just put a Blau headunit (San Diego) with 4 new infinity reference speakers from crutchfield for about $200 total. It's been great so far - I ran all new wire and bypassed the fader. It ALMOST covers the drone of my 240D at 75mph. Almost.

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Old 01-10-2008, 01:17 PM
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Now you just gotta get a Thummer for that baby...I managed to land a brand new Blau 10 disc changer to compliment my Nevada RDM, EBay, under $100.00, and the thummer will control both the head unit and the changer....next up will be a stealth-installed Sirrius satellite radio. I'm planning to custom sink the disc-shaped antenna into the third brake light housing, and paint it body color.
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