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    Upgraded Audio in my 997 Turbo

    As many of you know upgrading the Audio in my Porsche is somewhat of a passion. My Car is my retreat so have the best sound system that is available. Since the exhaust note on turbo is not the sweetest thing and the Bose system although better than the stock system is nowhere near audiophile quality here is what I did. First maintaining and using the PCM head unit was a must . Audio Control LC6i URL The LC6i converts speaker level inputs from a factory radio or factory amplifier into high-quality pre-amp signals. The LC6i allows for the addition of aftermarket processors and amplifiers while maintaining use of the factory volume and steering wheel controls. Next we connected an Alpine ALPPDX4.150 Alpine 4x150 Watt Amplifier configured in a 3 channel configuration,300 Watts for the Sub and 150 watts each for the front left and right channels Since the rear speakers don't really have much impact we kept them stock and used the stock amp to power them. Next we replaced the Front door speakers with a Pair of FOCAL 6.5" Components. The team built a set of machined adapters to mount the Focals in the doors. They are a perfect fit.

    We added a cover to the Alpine amp so i can still put things in the trunk. Next we had to replace the Sub Box behind the rear seats. The team built a custom sub box that fits perfectly in the original location. But instead of the week Bose Subs we replaced them with 4 JLA6W0 JL Audio 6" Subwoofers

    The last thing to do was the IPOD integration . This was done like many others with the Dension Unit.
    Icelink Gateway 500 IPOD most connector

    I now have audiophile Quality , Deep base, Ipod Integration all with the Porsche PCM head unit. It plays Loud with a linear response from low to high volume. A new exhaust would have been nice, but frankly I just can record the exhaust note of an Austin Martin Vanquish and play over my speakers and I will be happy.

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    Can't see pics???

    Re: Upgraded Audio in my 997 Turbo

    Rich,

    Both Larry and I had just missed you by an hour or so after you left Benchmark. Now I know why your car was there. I'll have to catch you next time...and BTW, your pictures aren't showing either.

    Re: Upgraded Audio in my 997 Turbo

    If you don't mind telling us, what was the cost of the upgrade and length of installation time?

    Re: Upgraded Audio in my 997 Turbo

    Looks to be something wrong with the hosting. If you want to see the pics now, copy/paste the address to them in a new browser and they should open up.

    Regards

    Popolou

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    Rich

    Did you fit the Dension yourself and if so was it an easy job. I have a 997 cab with sat nav but no multi CD changer. There is a cable for the CD changer in the front copartment. Is this the connector for the Dension Gateway unit?

    Thanks

    Jonathan

    Re: Upgraded Audio in my 997 Turbo

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    jonathanw said:
    Rich

    Did you fit the Dension yourself and if so was it an easy job. I have a 997 cab with sat nav but no multi CD changer. There is a cable for the CD changer in the front copartment. Is this the connector for the Dension Gateway unit?

    Thanks

    Jonathan



    Rennteam picture hosting is down so i hosted them somewhere else. Apparently it didnt work. How are you guys posting pictures

    Re: Upgraded Audio in my 997 Turbo

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    atomic80 said:
    Rich,

    Both Larry and I had just missed you by an hour or so after you left Benchmark. Now I know why your car was there. I'll have to catch you next time...and BTW, your pictures aren't showing either.



    I will find some time to meet you guys this week if you want. OK?

    Re: Upgraded Audio in my 997 Turbo

    Thanks Rich, I'd like that.

    Here are some extra shots of Rich's stereo system.
















    Re: Upgraded Audio in my 997 Turbo

    not being funny hear but if you want great audio who would want to listen to a flat MP3 from an Ipod ?

    Re: Upgraded Audio in my 997 Turbo

    I imagine the system is quite good for CDs or if you play a lossless file...

    That said, the car is really no environment for critical listening

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    Moogle said:
    I imagine the system is quite good for CDs or if you play a lossless file...

    That said, the car is really no environment for critical listening



    Well maybe not the Best enviroment to listen. I see you own a 760, I had one of these; great car. Super quiet and big. But I love drving my TT and I love the Audio. The exhaust note is not much on the Turbo, So I am not competing with it. Lossless CD's as you said ROCK. MP3's ripped at 192K are also good. 164 and 128 are not worth doing

     
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