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Old 05-22-2019, 01:56 PM
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Default Decent Looking Stereo Option for Older Porsches

If anyone is looking for a radio that doesn't look like a spaceship crashed into their dash, check out the Clarion M508. Looks decent IMHO, is a"boat radio" and has a nice white LCD screen that you can actually see in the sunlight, which was the main reason I got it. Hooked up SiriusXM to it and away we go! Also has a mic you can buy for your hands free phone, Pandora, BT, and other features. Media player only, no CDs. Retails for under $200.

https://www.clarion.com/us/en/produc...508/index.html

Pic of it in the dash of my '93 Cab:


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Installed same about 18 months ago and I’m very happy with it. It connects to my phone faster than any of our modern cars and works flawlessly. I’m still hoping Clarion will release one with amber/yellow lighting so it matches better at night.
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Are Continental stereos not compatible with 964s? They are popular in 993s. My only issue is that their USB connection will not charge a phone/ipod as the power output is too low.
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Continental is also compatible and a great option. I personally preferred the Clarion layout and look.
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Are you able to charge an iphone/ipod through the USB connector? The Clarion owner's manual do not specify DC output A..
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Are Continental stereos not compatible with 964s? They are popular in 993s. My only issue is that their USB connection will not charge a phone/ipod as the power output is too low.
That's what route I took. I did need an adapter to connect the factory wiring and amp to the DIN connectors.


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That's what route I took. I did need an adapter to connect the factory wiring and amp to the DIN connectors.

Would you mind elaborating on the adapter you bought?

Both of these radios look like great options.

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Good source here for the Conti head units and they also sell all the adapters you need for plug/play with factory wiring.

https://www.bergvillfx.com/index.php...ead-units.html

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Got the becker indianapolis pro really a good version and works well in the interior
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Originally Posted by Greg Wolfe View Post
Would you mind elaborating on the adapter you bought?

https://www.bergvillfx.com/index.php...8-pin-din.html

A seamless interface between the car’s ISO harness to the radio’s DIN connectors. Also keeps the stock amp as well. The connectors on the harness may have changed around 1992 or 1993.
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Originally Posted by chsu74 View Post
Are you able to charge an iphone/ipod through the USB connector? The Clarion owner's manual do not specify DC output A..
Yes, I used it on a 1500 mile trip with waze last summer and it worked perfectly.

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That's what route I took. I did need an adapter to connect the factory wiring and amp to the DIN connectors.

I bypassed the factory amp and used the internal amp. Clarion gave the headunit decent power and the SQ is surprisingly good.
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Great info here. Might have to buy one now.
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I really wish this had been posted last week before I picked up a Kenwood head unit. I like it, but that styling just doesn't work at all.
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Originally Posted by Deserion View Post

https://www.bergvillfx.com/index.php...8-pin-din.html

A seamless interface between the car’s ISO harness to the radio’s DIN connectors. Also keeps the stock amp as well. The connectors on the harness may have changed around 1992 or 1993.
I thought so, thanks!

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I use a Pioneer MVH AV290BT. It does not have a CD player, so it's really shallow to install. You can change the lights on it to match your dash. Has hands free calling and streams you music / maps vocals from your phone. It's not very flashy. Has worked flawlessly since I got it.
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