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Upgrading Radio S-Max Titanium Sport

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I have just bought a 2010 S-max Titanium x sport (very nice) and i'm not that impressed with the radio sound quality, I have a sony single cd player dab radio but not sure if it's been upgraded to the Sony Premium Audio System with DAB Radio/CD&USB not sure how to tell?

Anyway, will upgrading to sat nav give me better audio or is it a speaker issue, and what one should i be looking to buy?

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Upgrade to the Blaupunkt NAV unit. The sony units are not very good.

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Thanks, which one ( model number) and were would I find this?

Would the sound quality improve?

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Either the FX or the NX unit.

The FX unit is easiest to retro fit as you don't need to change the dash fascia or frame.

Sound quality will improve.

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That's great thanks, do you know the difference between the two units and were I can purchase them from?

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FX unit is menu controlled with 2D mapping with maps on SD card.

NX unit is touchscreen and has a bigger screen with 3D mapping - the early versions have maps on DVD, the later have them on SD card.

Can be bought from Ford for mega-bucks or from ebay (£300-ish for the FX unit, £500 for the NX unit).

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Great information, would I need a new facia if I bought the nx?

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Yes - new fascia & mounting cage (or modification to the existing cage).

And you may need an IDS session to enable your HVAC controls to work properly also.

The FX unit is a much more straightforward swap.

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Thanks for your all your advice

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