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post #31 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-23-2018, 11:33 AM
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BLuetooth is awesome. I got a newer cheapo alpine unit and BT is great! Who listens to FM and CDs anymore?

https://alpine-usa.com/product/view/cde-143bt/
If you're talking about (BT streaming) sound quality, then the word you're looking for is awful, which is then doubly compounded by playing music file formats which have all the life squeezed out of them such as MP3.

Compressed sound = ruined sound.
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As you said before, the car is not where an audiophile listens. That said, I use BT for the phone, and USB for music.
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Pay the extra $10 and buy the wiring harness that mates to the car wiring.
I bought a Kenwood and its been good. 4 yrs and going
Replaced all the speakers and added a rear firing 12" sub in the trunk.

Sounds great!

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Jetdude, can you tell me what speakers you used?
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Fascinating thread. I’ve been searching for a solution and this information really helps. I have a 93’ 300e 2.8 and a Kenwood head I’d like to use. Photo A shows a pic of the front, rear, and sub woofer outs. It requires a 16 pin adapter (photo D). My question is, should I (could I ) use the integration harness (photo C) in conjunction with the 16 pin adapter to the factory harness? My sub W out will power a simple bazooka 8 inch bass tube in trunk. I also included a photo of what I believe is my factory wire harness (photo B).....it shows a Becker radio in foreground. My car came with “active bass”.
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Your 1993 uses the older style DIN connectors vs. the ISO style used on the phase 3 facelift W124s (1994 and up)

You will need a DIN to ISO converter before anything else. Check caraudio24.de (see link)

Adapterkabel ISO für Mercedes (bis 1993) - Radioadapter - caraudio24.de
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a sub in the trunk will sound mighty muffled as the gas tank is between the trunk and the back seat.

active bass consists of a pair of tuned bass speakers in the lower front doors, driven by an amplifier in the trunk, the amp is driven by the front speaker wires.

93, you probably still have the fader in the dash, which means the factory stereo harness only has one pair of speaker outs, left + right, and they have common ground, which is a big no-no with modern stereos. if you lift up the center console wooden panel, and lift the switch panel under it you can probably find the 2-pin connectors for each of the 4 factory speakers, and isolate the grounds, bypass the fader, and run the 4 speakers directly off your deck. these 2 pin connectors are small, round, and have a round pin and a flat blade.


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@Beezersh My sub sounded great in my trunk. I was running a Dayton 12" Reference H.O. in a 2 cu ft ported box I built. No worries about what's in the way. Bass waves don't care and there was also no measurable difference between having a full tank of gas or an empty one. Sure, you wouldn't put tweeters in the trunk as high frequencies are easily contained, but with a sub running ~100 Hz down, it's not a problem. I was running an Alpine deck, aftermarket speakers for the dash, front doors and rear deck and a Rockford amp for the sub. It was one of the best sounding (and measuring) systems I had ever had; well balanced and very pleasant.
I can't find a finished photo of my sub in my trunk but I built an identical one for a customer for his Subaru.
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@Nickz2001 Somehow, my last post ^^^ doesn't show on the home page. Did you get any further in your stereo experiment?
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@Nickz2001 Somehow, my last post ^^^ doesn't show on the home page. Did you get any further in your stereo experiment?
Sorry for the late response. I just replaced my speakers with jp audio ones and put in a retro alpine unit and hooked up a sub and amp.
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Interesting thread.
I have a 94 e320 wagon with original system still in place, except I'm missing the rear door speakers (and mounting hardware for that matter). Is there a source for OEM info/parts on the sound system? like, what's the current speaker replacement?
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