It's been about 8 months since I have had a different car, and yet I have not change the audio at all.
From my previous car, I have the following:
Eclipse CD7200mkii (w/ ipod adapter)
And I have purchased:
My new car is a first gen Audi TT. It is pretty small and does not have much space at all. Thus, I have been seriously considered whether I want to install this stuff or just leave the car as is.
Unfortunately, the car has a in dash tape player and radio, and a rear seat 6 cd changer; certainly this is not enough as I was used to using my Ipod to listen to all my music.
Now, in the meantime, I have used a tape adapter to listen to the ipod, but the quality is clearly lacking. However, the stock sound, while playing cd's or listening to the radio, is actually very good.
It basically consists of a pair of component speakers (6 1/2), with an in dash tweeter to bring up the sound. The rear also has two 6 1/2's but they are mid/bass only. In fact, the head unit has the fade disabled, only the balance (R/L) works. It's Bose by the way.
So, now I don't know what to do, and hence why any input will be very appreciated.
I can of course go all out, install the sub, components and head unit with ipod control. The sound with enough tuning should be great,, though the car does have small space and it does worry me that the soundstage will be lowered due to the dash tweeter not working anymore. The downside to this, is of course that I'll have to pay someone to do it, and that I will lose space (very precious in this small car) because of the sub.
On the other hand, I could not install anything sound at all. The downside of course is that I don't have ipod control unless it's through the cassette adapter, and this sucks.
Last, maybe I could trade or sell and then buy a headunit with an amp. My current head unit is a dead unit, needing the amplifier. I was thinking of downgrading to the CD7100, as I already have Eclipse IPod control. If I do this I may be able to get decent sound out of the Bose speakers, and get Ipod control. I can then sell the Alpine amp and the polk sr's and even make some money out of it. Will this work though? i don't know.
Any ideas, feedback, input greatly appreciated. I need to do something already!