VW Golf Mk5 with standard RCD300. What should I replace it with?
Posted 13 Apr 2013 - 11:23
I am thinking of replacing it with a VW RCD510 DAB radio/CD (6 CDs)/MP3 playback. Is this a good idea? Or should I buy something such as a branded stereo such as a Kenwood?
I will be replacing the front standard speakers with my old JL Audio XR650-CXi. I am not sure if I will require an amp to run these. However, first is first, choosing the right head unit.
Reason for change:
My old VW Golf Mk3 had a Sony head unit with front Infiniti speakers with crossovers & I had made a parcel shelf with kenwood 8 x 10" 3 way speakers. I also had a 5 CD/MP3 playback shuttle in the boot. The sound was far superior then my newer 2008 Golf 1.9TDi match. It is redundant & I need to sell it.
Thanking in advance...
Posted 14 Apr 2013 - 20:08
It's a good solid OEM unit the 510 - or there are now plenty of "OEM like" all in one units made by the likes of Kenwood, Pioneer etc - I think Kenwood do one that VW offer as a dealer upgrade ?
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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:28
To Activate TMC on the DNX520VBT - Download the PDF file here
Another useful link I have not had the time to digest:
So far I have set the sound to Rock setting from default setting and it has made a big difference on the sound. Sound is no longer trebly but more balanced & good quality sound. When time permits I will adjust the speaker sizes from system & play around with crossovers to optimise the sound quality to my hearing! After all everyones hearing is as individual as their fingerprint!
PS The Kenwood mic is connected & now handsfree calls can be made! Lovely!
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Posted 03 Jan 2014 - 19:52
Happy NY everyone! I now want to upgrade my standard speakers. Still have the Kenwood DNX-520VBT head unit!
I am thinking of having JL Audio XR650-CX, 2-way 6.5" (85W RMS with seperate filter) at the front.
DLS 425 (2 way coaxial, 5.25" & 20mm tweeters, 60W RMS with seperate filter) at the back.
What do you guys think? Also, should I require an amp or will they be OK with the headunit? If amp required, what do you guys recommend? Thanks!
Edited by Sash, 05 Jan 2014 - 11:27.