Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: 2005 C350, 2002 ML270CDI, 1969 230S, previously 2002 A160, 1985 380SEC ivory, 1983 380SEC grey
Location: Adelaide South Australia
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the size of the cut out is the same as what is now known as a one unit DIN, so almost any modern radio /CD /mpeg woudl fit. the problem is the loudspeakers. the car originally had a small low powered approx 7"x3" elliptical speaker fitted behind the grille in the top of the dashboard. A few cars I have seen have cut into the back parcel shelf and fitted 9"x6" speakers there, but the sound is then behind you.
It is difficult to see where to put speakers in the front of the car without hacking it around too much, but speakers in line of sight to the listeners' ears would provide a reasonable stereo image, etc.
All in all a tricky problem. I had thought of mounting small bullet tweeters at the base of the windscreen pillars, and larger speakers in the side trim under the dash, but I want to keep my car looking as original as possible, so I haven't actually done it yet. :-)