Original Rover radio/stereo

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Re: Original Rover radio/stereo

Post by Manalishi » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:24 pm

scoobyh123 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:49 pm
I've had another, better look on fleabay for you Henrik, there are a lot of cheaper units around but..........


.............. the trouble with them is they are either untested, won't give a reasonable audio output or would just look wrong in an 800 of any description.
The only one i've found as an option is a similar price, has been decoded (code removed) and is an R950 instead of a 960 :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROVER-R950-R ... 2696597345

There are also pics of the back so you can see the plugs it takes.
Seems to be the same connectors I have. I know I put them on myself many years ago as some previous owner had just cut everything...
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Re: Original Rover radio/stereo

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:52 pm

You're welcome Henrik - i've still got the original stereo in my Sterling too, althogh it now lights up blue instead of red/amber. It also kicks butt in the loud stakes with a 300W amp (temporarily) slung under the parcel shelf for the back speakers (150W/channel) and another amp about half that for the front speakers waiting to be fitted.

Like you i don't necessarily want it all that loud but certain tracks just demand more amplification and the amps are there so that i don't get distortion when i do wind it up a bit. :P :twisted: :wink: :D
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Re: Original Rover radio/stereo

Post by Manalishi » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:34 pm

Exactly, its the distorsion I’m worried about.

I remember my dads Audi 100 he bought in 1987. He installed an expensive Panasonic head unit, top of the line Panasonic speakers and a cd-changer plus amps and the sound in that car was fabulous, so old stuff did have some quality, probably better than the cheap Chinese stuff today! Same with everything really. So getting a working original head unit is absolutely interesting!
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Re: Original Rover radio/stereo

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:55 pm

Amps can make all the difference. Now you've got the car quiet, you'll really appreciate the amps if you get them.

This is what feeds my rear speakers :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EDGE-ED7300- ... 1421122832

Takes a high (speaker) level input which makes the wiring easier too. :wink: :D
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Re: Original Rover radio/stereo

Post by mercedade » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:40 am

Morning - I've got the headunit that came out of my '98 if it's any use to you? I'd love to think that one day I'll be fussed about originality, but that's really not a massive concern for me.

It does indeed have missing buttons AND I suspect a dodgy channel (at least). Not the most appealing of offers I know, but if you can make use of it, it's yours for the cost of postage.
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Re: Original Rover radio/stereo

Post by Manalishi » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:01 pm

Thanks Adrian, thats very kind but I already bought the one on eBay. Not very cheap either so I hope it sounds great! :)
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Re: Original Rover radio/stereo

Post by CHR15E » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:36 pm

Just goes to show I sold up too early. :roll: :lol:

I remember struggling to sell several complete setups of headunit, changer and cable for £40 a few years ago. How times change.

Incidentally the seller shows up as being in Mansfield which is the next town to me. Small world.
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Re: Original Rover radio/stereo

Post by Manalishi » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:18 pm

CHR15E wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:36 pm
Just goes to show I sold up too early. :roll: :lol:

I remember struggling to sell several complete setups of headunit, changer and cable for £40 a few years ago. How times change.

Incidentally the seller shows up as being in Mansfield which is the next town to me. Small world.
Yep. Prices go up now. I bought my manual Vitesse mk1 for about £120 a year ago and I know that was pretty cheap. Same with my all of my Austin stuff. 20years ago it was so cheap to get parts but now its ridiculously expensive.

And yes the radio is 3 times the price of a new... :) But I asked at work yesterday if they thought I was crazy spending that money on a 20 year old car radio, and one of my colleagues asked if it had tape recorder, and when I said yes they gave thumbs up saying it was ok. :D ;) Haha
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Re: Original Rover radio/stereo

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:06 pm

Manalishi wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:18 pm
CHR15E wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:36 pm
Just goes to show I sold up too early. :roll: :lol:

I remember struggling to sell several complete setups of headunit, changer and cable for £40 a few years ago. How times change.

Incidentally the seller shows up as being in Mansfield which is the next town to me. Small world.
Yep. Prices go up now. I bought my manual Vitesse mk1 for about £120 a year ago and I know that was pretty cheap. Same with my all of my Austin stuff. 20years ago it was so cheap to get parts but now its ridiculously expensive.

And yes the radio is 3 times the price of a new... :) But I asked at work yesterday if they thought I was crazy spending that money on a 20 year old car radio, and one of my colleagues asked if it had tape recorder, and when I said yes they gave thumbs up saying it was ok. :D ;) Haha
As things become rarer the price starts going up, same with the bits for the Volvo. Luckily for me, it was a niche model when it was new so any shops that have bits are selling them as "NOS to clear" and the rest of the stuff is run of the mill 7/9xx series but some bits i still struggle one. For example, the headlamps are unique to my model.

Glad to hear your colleagues know what's right though! :wink: :D
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Re: Original Rover radio/stereo

Post by Manalishi » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:55 pm

I reveived my new radio today and it looks really great! But why does it have two aerial connections? Hmm...
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Re: Original Rover radio/stereo

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:02 pm

Use the top aerial connector Henrik. They're designed for the saloon/fastback range without a separate aerial (built in to the rear screen) and because of how it diplexes the signal, it's better on those (for using the HRW element as the aerial) to have two separate connectors. Just use the top one and it should diplex itself using the circuits inside. :wink: :D
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Re: Original Rover radio/stereo

Post by Manalishi » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:32 pm

scoobyh123 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:02 pm
Use the top aerial connector Henrik. They're designed for the saloon/fastback range without a separate aerial (built in to the rear screen) and because of how it diplexes the signal, it's better on those (for using the HRW element as the aerial) to have two separate connectors. Just use the top one and it should diplex itself using the circuits inside. :wink: :D
Excellent!

I just fitted it and as the connection for the aerial is iso and my old is DIN I have to get an adaptor first, but I tried it with a cassette band (bluetooth) and that works. So everything is up and running! :D
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Re: Original Rover radio/stereo

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:17 pm

Excellent news Henrik! :D

You'll never guess what i've got sat on the table in front of me, still in its original wrapping? :P :?
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Re: Original Rover radio/stereo

Post by Manalishi » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:18 pm

Might it be a CD-changer?
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Re: Original Rover radio/stereo

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:56 pm

Funnily enough, no - i haven't got one of those in its original packing sadly. What i've got in the original packaging is a DIN to ISO adaptor for the aerial/radio so the original aerial lead can plug into it then it can plug onto the radio.

I haven't dug the CD-changers out yet but if you're interested i will. :wink: :D
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