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Old 31 December 2011, 16:59   #11
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So, about 50% of signals will be receivable, if it's a US only version?
Surely no one would limit themselves to just one market like that ? I'd be amazed if it was set up that way ....how come if it is true my car ( and every other radio I own) gets 98.2 & 97.5 FM ?

I reckon you'll be laughing ....wont hear you laughing or the radio with the opti at full chat anyway ..
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I fitted a couple of 'Pyle' units that missed the required frequency by 0.1mhz. Very annoying.
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Surely no one would limit themselves to just one market like that ? I'd be amazed if it was set up that way ....how come if it is true my car ( and every other radio I own) gets 98.2 & 97.5 FM ?

I reckon you'll be laughing ....wont hear you laughing or the radio with the opti at full chat anyway ..
Actually they do - In Zimbabwe they have cars imported from Japan and they have to get the radios altered to work locally. Not sure about the Japanese imports into the UK? Obviously after market radios for those countries will be the same.
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Actually they do - In Zimbabwe they have cars imported from Japan and they have to get the radios altered to work locally. Not sure about the Japanese imports into the UK? Obviously after market radios for those countries will be the same.
Hah, thanks! You've just reminded me that I've got the frequency expander from the Surf's old minidisc player kicking around somewhere.
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Old 01 January 2012, 06:33   #15
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Surely no one would limit themselves to just one market like that ? I'd be amazed if it was set up that way ....how come if it is true my car ( and every other radio I own) gets 98.2 & 97.5 FM ?

I reckon you'll be laughing ....wont hear you laughing or the radio with the opti at full chat anyway ..
I'll guess that it's only a software thing-and it means they can make a killing in markets outside the US by making import difficult.
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According to the specs posted on a competitors web site, it does do European tuning. Well the MRD70 does, so I am guessing the MRD70B does as well.

Poly-Planar MRD-70 (Black) Marine CD/MP3 receiver with RD-44 remote head Available in 2 colors at Crutchfield.com
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According to the specs posted on a competitors web site, it does do European tuning. Well the MRD70 does, so I am guessing the MRD70B does as well.

Poly-Planar MRD-70 (Black) Marine CD/MP3 receiver with RD-44 remote head Available in 2 colors at Crutchfield.com
Very very cool! The only difference from the MRD70 and the MRD70B is that the B model is black as far as I can see.

As it happens,I ordered the MRD70G which is grey and also available on the same site as the original link. They've got a lot more of the grey as well.
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Well, it's here.

I'm very impressed. It'll need the main unit mounting inside the console where it can't get wet-or put in a small waterproof locker for it.

The control panel is mounted like a gauge, on a cutout about the size of a trim/tilt gauge-or can be removed and refitted on a supplied bracket which would make it as useless to a thief as a faceoff car stereo without the front. It's all waterproof connectors leading to the control panel and the panel has a smart grey cover.

I did get caught for VAT on it. Including ParcelFarce's handling fees it came to 14 quid.

Still very much a bargain.
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Does it have a built in amplifier?...the description seemed to suggest it would need an external amp for each zone?

If it has on board amplification, i would be quite tempted too.

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Does it have a built in amplifier?...the description seemed to suggest it would need an external amp for each zone?

If it has on board amplification, i would be quite tempted too.

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Yes, 4x45w.

The tuning is Euro/US switchable.
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