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Grinnders
1540 posts
91 months
 Saturday 17th July 2010  Reply with quote
Interested in upgrading the single CD CDR24 in my soon to be acquired 06 Cayman S.

Would like it to have either USB or Ipod connectivity and phone (preferably cable or SIM tray as per PCM2 as I have a spare card) but blue tooth minimum.

I have seen some models with an aftermarket Pioneer AVIC D3 (no longer made) but was wondering what else people may have installed.

Cheers


davek_964
2192 posts
62 months
 Saturday 17th July 2010  Reply with quote
I've put a Clarion FZ709E in my 996 turbo, mostly because I wanted cable free bluetooth streaming for music.

It's got USB too (although I've not tried using it yet) and if I remember correctly, you can get an ipod cable for it.

It has hands free, and I've been told it is crystal clear (it is in the car too).

Pure touch screen, so no glitzy buttons which is another reason I chose it. However - having used it for a couple of months, I don't think touch screen is the best thing in the car - you seem to have to spend longer looking at the stereo when you want to do something.

Negative points :

Apart from the touch screen aspect, the one annoyance is that it's number matching is a bit rubbish for incoming calls. I have all my numbers stored as +(country code) - but when UK numbers call, the number will be 0... and the Clarion doesn't recognise the match. So either you have to live with that or - as I did - change the half dozen numbers I actually use in my phone book before downloading it to the Clarion.

Apart from these points I'm pretty happy with it. The streaming works well. Oh - note that it doesn't have a CD slot at all - it's purely radio and USB / ipod / bluetooth.



Grinnders
1540 posts
91 months
 Sunday 18th July 2010  Reply with quote
Thanks, I'll check that out....

... I have and that looks like it is Single DIN; i.e. not the double space option... but I'll see what the offer in that range for double din spaces

Edited by Grinnders on Sunday 18th July 22:41



ASR1
197 posts
111 months
 Sunday 18th July 2010  Reply with quote
Go for a Becker item - OEM look


mankey
618 posts
90 months
 Sunday 18th July 2010  Reply with quote
I put a Pioneer AVIC-HD3BT in my 05 Boxster a couple of years ago. It replaced the CDR24 and was an absolutle revelation. As it happened although it is available, I wasn't interested in connecting an iPod because I preferred to stuff my all music on to the hard disk, but it also had a very good SatNav, total phone integration as well as the usual radio. As a bonus, you can even get a rear-view camera option if you're unable to reverse your car.

Here's the spec: AVIC-HD3BT, but it doesn't cost anything like that price now, especially if you buy secondhand.

After I fitted the kit, the next visit to the OPC produced gasps of amazement. I've sold the car now but in my estimation, in terms or absolute functionality it is still streets ahead of the PCM3.


solidstatelogic
345 posts
55 months
 Monday 19th July 2010  Reply with quote
Have you got BOSE with your CDR24?

I believe chaging the headunit on a BOSE system is real PITA


mankey
618 posts
90 months
 Monday 19th July 2010  Reply with quote
solidstatelogic said:
Have you got BOSE with your CDR24?

I believe chaging the headunit on a BOSE system is real PITA
Agree, it can be done but you have to consider whether it's really worth doing. I wouldn't go there, but it depends how much you want to change the system.

Would anyone specify Bose with a CDR24?


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solidstatelogic
345 posts
55 months
 Monday 19th July 2010  Reply with quote
mankey said:
solidstatelogic said:
Have you got BOSE with your CDR24?

I believe chaging the headunit on a BOSE system is real PITA
Agree, it can be done but you have to consider whether it's really worth doing. I wouldn't go there, but it depends how much you want to change the system.

Would anyone specify Bose with a CDR24?
Yes mine has Bose with CDR24.


Grinnders
1540 posts
91 months
 Monday 19th July 2010  Reply with quote
OEM eek that's thousands... equivalent of 2 sets of tyres all round, and I know where I'd rather spend my money. I've got too much Lotus-like tinkering in me so I don't see the basic ICE as anything sacresanct. I had BOSE/PCM2.1 in my 997.1 C2S and it was lovely but it still didn't have iPod nuts I know there's an aspect that uncompressed CD will create a better sound, but this isn't my living room so there are some limitations on what you should reasonably expect and yes fair play the BOSE did exceed that but did I need it? And if I get a tuneful exhaust.......

So no BOSE setup, so in my mind ripe for the picking on the basis that I can blend it in tastefully with a double din fascia kit.


Grinnders
1540 posts
91 months
 Monday 19th July 2010  Reply with quote
laugh Just seen the price of that recommended AVIC unit.

Mmmm. I think it may be cheaper to buy a USB based one and a separate portable hard drive, but it does seem that Pioneer produce some nice alternatives


mankey
618 posts
90 months
 Monday 19th July 2010  Reply with quote
Grinnders said:
laugh Just seen the price of that recommended AVIC unit.

Mmmm. I think it may be cheaper to buy a USB based one and a separate portable hard drive, but it does seem that Pioneer produce some nice alternatives
Bought mine for a fraction of that on eBay and almost sold it the same price the next year when I took it out.

Depends exactly what you're looking-for, but a different option would be something like the Dension Gateway 500 or possibly the Gateway Lite (MOST version) which would give you an iPod connection. The 500 is best used with the PCM but it can work with the CDR24 as well.


mayes911
1614 posts
72 months
 Monday 19th July 2010  Reply with quote
did i not read on the porsche website that you can have the factory usb connector fitted at a dealers?is it expensive?

Grinnders
1540 posts
91 months
 Monday 19th July 2010  Reply with quote
mankey said:
Depends exactly what you're looking-for, but a different option would be something like the Dension Gateway 500 or possibly the Gateway Lite (MOST version) which would give you an iPod connection. The 500 is best used with the PCM but it can work with the CDR24 as well.
Yes. Looks like the Gateway Lite will work with CDR 24 but as it is not Text capable the functionality of it is about as basic as it comes.

I think if you had a BOSE upgrade you'd want to maintain the BOSE amp and hence the MOST-bus interface between the two. However as mine appears to be std quality amp I may not miss it.


mankey
618 posts
90 months
 Tuesday 20th July 2010  Reply with quote
Grinnders said:
Yes. Looks like the Gateway Lite will work with CDR 24 but as it is not Text capable the functionality of it is about as basic as it comes.

I think if you had a BOSE upgrade you'd want to maintain the BOSE amp and hence the MOST-bus interface between the two. However as mine appears to be std quality amp I may not miss it.
With the Dension kit it's very much an enhancement rather than being a replacement, so you keep the Bose if you have it. However you're right, the text output on the CDR24 is poor.


village idiot
2753 posts
154 months
 Tuesday 20th July 2010  Reply with quote
http://www.sony.co.uk/product/ica-bluetooth-car-st...

bluetooth for your telling-bone, aux-in for your ipod and a usb connection too... basically what i have in my cockstar

Edited by village idiot on Tuesday 20th July 16:59



Grinnders
1540 posts
91 months
 Wednesday 21st July 2010  Reply with quote
village idiot said:
http://www.sony.co.uk/product/ica-bluetooth-car-st...

bluetooth for your telling-bone, aux-in for your ipod and a usb connection too... basically what i have in my cockstar

Edited by village idiot on Tuesday 20th July 16:59
Maybe... but I have a double din slot (double height)


993AL
1587 posts
105 months
 Wednesday 21st July 2010  Reply with quote
You could keep what you have and add something like this

http://www.avrmobiles.co.uk/acatalog/porsche_car_k... still quite expensive though.

or go second hand.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ipod-adapter-Bluetooth-Porsc...


Grinnders
1540 posts
91 months
 Wednesday 21st July 2010  Reply with quote
993AL said:
You could keep what you have and add something like this

http://www.avrmobiles.co.uk/acatalog/porsche_car_k... still quite expensive though.

or go second hand.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ipod-adapter-Bluetooth-Porsc...
Thanks 993AL but both of these require the PCM2 first, which is a different unit to the CDR24... I am trawling through ebay as I may approach my upgrade in a step-by-step approach. wink


993AL
1587 posts
105 months
 Wednesday 21st July 2010  Reply with quote
Grinnders said:
993AL said:
You could keep what you have and add something like this

http://www.avrmobiles.co.uk/acatalog/porsche_car_k... still quite expensive though.

or go second hand.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ipod-adapter-Bluetooth-Porsc...
Thanks 993AL but both of these require the PCM2 first, which is a different unit to the CDR24... I am trawling through ebay as I may approach my upgrade in a step-by-step approach. wink
Doh..boxedin Sorry Grinnders. Hope you get sorted out.


Grinnders
1540 posts
91 months
 Wednesday 21st July 2010  Reply with quote
no probs. biggrin


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