I want the one that is low on bling-bling.. but they are getting harder to find. I want it to work very well and have good functionality and ease of use, without a lot of flashing lights and chasing leds.
Check out Nakamichi's CD-45z. I think that is what you are looking for. Very simple and elegant with all of the features you want without the bells and whilstles. I used to be seriously into car audio with esoteric amplifiers and audiophile type speakers. When I got my Miata, I wanted a clean sounding system without amplifiers and lots of speakers. I got the CD-35z. What a radio! Its the same as the CD-45z but stripped down.... no remote control, no CD changer control. I'd recommend that one but I doubt they still make it. The internal amplifier is very clean and the CD proccessing is top notch. I also bought a pair of Polk coaxials and the combo works VERY well in the Miata even with the top down! Its a very simple radio but it packs a punch where it counts.
Funny thing... I just answered the poll and saw that the last option was none.... no radio. In a previous post, I wrote that I wanted my Elise without power windows, power brakes, A/C etc..... some poeople responded that A/C or cruise control or whatever would be nice. For me, I can live without any of those things, but for a street car, I need my tunes! A decent radio and a decent set of speakers is a must for me. I think i'll probably pull my radio and speakers from my Miata and stick them in the Elise.
When I was researching head units last year, I was convinced that Eclipse was the best bang for the buck (a lot of buck, but a substantial bang to back it up). They have very good D/A converters, very good FM tuning (one of the best quality tuners on the market) and a good security system. I also like their appearence - not too flashy, nice color, good spectrum analyzer.
Nakamichi makes an AWESOME head unit. Their top-of-the line MB-100 has a 24bit D/A converter with analog preamp. It holds 6 discs in the head unit. Very business like. (Probably very heavy - I never considered weight when I was looking before).
MB-75 (similar to the MB-100, without the nice preamp):
Someone on another board mentioned the JVC KD-SH909 which has a 24bit D/A converter, can play MP3s, and has a fancy tuner. A *bit* flashy, but not too bad & kinda matches the aluminum interior of the Elise
...anyway, those are the ones that have impressed me the most
Yeah, I like the last one (JVC) because it does look like it would match the Elise's brushed aluminum (aluminium). Otherwise, I don't need much; I'm hoping that the engine noise will keep me entertained most of the time ! Okay, some tunes and the radio now and then are nice...
Reminds me of an event I went to a while back where the "auto expo" area had a Cobra replica vendor. Some guy was checking out the interior of one and said to the sales guy "where's the radio ?" Sales guy shoots him a look and says something like "with this car, the engine is where the music is coming from"!
Ok so I am looking into a K swap. Anyone who has done it please chime in. I am planning on starting out modest and get the kinks worked out then build on that.
So K24 and an 06 Honda SI tranny is the plan. NA at first and then a merc raving TVS 2300/rotrex or perhaps a crazy NA build like the...
5-Element Railer Jr Rear Diffuser-
Diffuser body is 2 inches (5cm) longer than OEM undertray. Fins sit 5 inches (12.5cm) off the ground on stock suspension. Fins run parallel to the ground and extend forward to the undertray to channel air properly out the rear of the car. Fins are finished...
Hello, I have an 05 Elise that recently has developed a problem with the passenger door. When I go to open the door, the door will swing open about 4 inches, before it catches on something. I can't see on the mechanism that it appears to be anything, but if I try to open past whatever is keeping...
Looking for input, suggestions or comments for the up coming Lotus Owners Gathering in Salt Lake City, 18-23 October 2020. Curious what type of sessions would be of interest and NOT be of interest within reason. We should have Lotus USA do an Q&A, or even put on session. Any presenters out...
After finally pulling the trigger on a Lotus Elise I am currently waiting for it to be delivered. My options where a Evora, Viper, 2020 Supra or a RHD Skyline GTR. I feel like I have made the right decision. I live in the Shenandoah Valley near Harrisonburg Virginia and would like to...