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#1 Stoney871

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:09 AM

I decided that my original radio sounded flat as heck so upgraded alittle bit.

Old one.
Standard Visteon single disc.

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New one.
Sony 6 disc from an ST (apparently a £500 upgrade at a dealers).
Far better sound and much more classy looking.

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I decided too that the original fascia would not look right so went black instead.
I know the silver one is a higher spec but i think it looks more even and stealthy being all black.
The silver fascia was scuffed, scratched and faded from constantly removing a stuck on bluetooth screen anyway so was tatty and was bugging me.
Beauty of it now is that, if i ever feel the urge i have a spare one to carbon wrap.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:24 AM

iooks better

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:47 PM

Much more classy.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:14 PM

iooks better


Thanks, I think so.

Much more classy.


So kind, Exactly my impression of it too.
Silver is fine but black is, in my view, more classic and striking. ^_^

Update on the radio - First time i've driven car at night since fitting the radio and discovered to my surprise that the Sony badge lights up too.
Very happy indeed. :)

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:43 PM

Sweeet B)
im sure the sound is way better too mate,

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:58 PM

Sweeet B)
im sure the sound is way better too mate,



Oh hell yeah.
DSP and much better treble / bass response.
It sounds like i'd expect a Sony radio to do.
It also seems to complement the standard 6 speaker set up too, no vibration or distortion on higher volume.
To say i'm chuffed with this radio is an understatement.
Got it for far less than most ones like it (and most of the ones available are tatty, scratched affairs too).

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:08 PM

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:26 PM

Wow big improvement Clive

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:12 PM

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Merci Chris.

Wow big improvement Clive


Thanks Paul, very kind of you.
Might go for carbon wrap on the old fascia if i feel brave enough to try, will probably make a real porkers lughole of it knowing me.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:13 PM

That looks so much better :D

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:57 PM

Looks great mate and the carbon would look really good ,its not hard to apply u just need a hair dryer and an old credit card to stick it down my faceia took about an hour to do.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:23 AM

Well, got stuck in and wrapped my old fascia and gear stick surround for good measures.
More pics when i fit them in the afternoon.
Not perfect but any little mistakes will be unseen when fitted - hopefully ^_^

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 07:51 AM

That looks excellent Clive,
the more i look at the carbon wrapped dash pieces, the more i get the urge to change mine too.
but im crap at laying the stuff down.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 02:34 PM

That looks excellent Clive,
the more i look at the carbon wrapped dash pieces, the more i get the urge to change mine too.
but im crap at laying the stuff down.

So am i, just don't tell anyone. Shhh! ;)
OOPS!, darn it, i just did. :huh:

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:25 PM

Ok, pics of the bits fitted.

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Not perfect but reasonable for my first attempt.
There are some bits i'm not 100% with but that's life.
Around the heater rings there is a couple of pinches in the wrap that would not sit straight and because there is nothing around the dials to hold the wrap flat i've got a couple of marks showing.
I know it will probably bug me in the end, but for now it's fine.

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