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It would seem great: the radio unit merges with the interior - you won’t even notice right away, and if you also have remote control buttons on the steering wheel, it’s all beauty! And it’s convenient, and you can forget about all sorts of removable panels.

Although, stop! But what if you want MP3, Bluetooth, an amplifier? It’s good when there is a CD receiver in the car, not a cassette. But what if manufacturers do not offer what they want? Out of the corner of our ears we heard that there are some installation centers where they are soldered, remodeled, disassembled - are we really there? Or wait until something more interesting appears on the car audio and video equipment market?

ALL OVER AGAIN…

Let's start with the simplest, when the car went with an already installed factory receiver (1DIN or 2DIN), not tied to other car systems. Let's say he does not suit you radically. In this case, there is probably no sense in “completing” it - it is easier and cheaper to buy a new one. The choice now is such that a little picky, you can pick up a new "head" and the color of the instrument panel, and the tone of the backlight. Identical models that differ only in color solutions are now offered by almost all manufacturers. Most often, for their difference, the corresponding letters are added to the model index, less often they change one of the numbers or the name.

If you figured out a simple case, then the task arises more complicated. Let's say the head unit is not tied to anything, but it has a very bizarre shape. There are two solutions. The first is to go to a professional studio where they will make a special adapter frame for familiar devices (1DIN and 2DIN), the second is to buy a finished one. We only note: for its installation, again, you can contact the professional installers. Which option is preferable is difficult to say. It all depends on the price, manufacture and, of course, the availability of a ready-made adapter specifically for your car (otherwise you may not have to choose).

NOTED IN CONNECTIONS …

Additional control buttons for the head unit on the steering wheel are almost an ideal option from a position of safety and convenience. The same can be said about the combined displays located on the “prominent” place of the panel. By showing the temperature or information of the trip computer, they can simultaneously play the role of the radio display. In this case, a simple replacement of the regular “music” will lead to the fact that all these “amenities” will become inoperative …

Fortunately, not always. A number of manufacturers offer special adapters (small boxes with protruding wires) that allow emergency receivers to "make friends" with the standard displays and remote controls of cars. It is unlikely that they will be able to find them in free sale, but please order through the branded service centers. You can also clarify compatibility issues there - not all receiver models can work with adapters. In catalogs this is indicated, and sellers should know. Of course, an adapter developed by, say, Pioneer, is not suitable for Blaupunkt.

FROM WHAT WAS

In expensive cars, it is often unrealistic to isolate the head unit from the total mass of electronics. They are so “rooted” in the instrument panel itself and in the standard systems (climate control, navigation, rear view camera, etc.) that simply replacing them is simply impossible. Frames and adapters are also powerless. Of course, you can refine them - there are small firms that do this: add audio and video inputs / outputs, etc., however, this operation is time-consuming, does not always bring the desired effect, and in some cases is generally impossible. The option of installing a second independent system is possible, but not always aesthetic: try to find a "convenient" place for the second receiver …

Manufacturers of "music" understand this very well - in the arsenal of some manufacturers there are directions designed to upgrade standard systems. Moreover, not only audio but also video products. This allows the systems to work with abnormal audio and video components.

Speakers with all kinds of adapter rings (or separately rings) for specific models can also be found in the manufacturer's assortment. But they are not particularly popular. Apparently, buying them from us is not so simple yet, and besides, those who are not satisfied with the sound of regular acoustics usually take more serious measures - making podiums and choosing a model with the sound you like.