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Hi guys just wondering what you've got, more really of the standard kit, as there were a few variations over the years.

Myself, ive got the single cd Cabasse unit on a single DIN

So What do you have?

Standard Tuner List (Option 1)



CabasseSingle CD and Alpine Changer in Boot (Option 2)




Facelift Single CD (Option 3)



Single CD AND In Dash Changer (Option 4)



Facelift in dash changer with tuner etc in the boot (Option 5)



Cabasse unit and Satnav above (Option 6)




Later Satnav with console joystick and cabasse changer (Option 7)


 

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I have option 2, Cd Player in the front and Alpine CD changer in the back, although i may be upgrading to an mp3 cd player soon....
 

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Ive found that the speakers in the LagII are crap, end of.
This is partly due to their size (13cm rather than the usual 16.5cm used in most family sized cars) and the build quality. They sound great above about 500Hz, but there is just no bass to them.
First thing to do is upgrade them to something that will play down to about 40-45 Hz, that will give you the bass as long as they are mounted nicely.
Then you will probably be ok with a standard headunit, the tuner list is OK, its JUST lacking a bit of extra power as the bass distorts above 25 on mine.
So im going to get a Cabasse unit which is a straight swap, thats an instant 30W rather than the 15W with the Philips.
Im going to then get an in dash changer which adds a bit of variety.
 

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We have option 4 - cabasse auditorium single cd with a separate din sized multi changer.
This also comes with cabasse speakers which are an improvement on the standard fit ones. Still a bit lacking in bass but the overall quality especialy when playing cds is good for a standard fit unit.
 

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Option 7 (though call me picky, but that sat-nav screen looks like it's from the old CD Carminat rather than the new DVD one.)

It's neat having the built-in MP3 changer, but there's a lot of things I'd have done differently if I'd been designing the system. It can also be pretty flakey, and I've lost count of the number of times it has crashed. I've become quite adept at pulling out and re-inserting the 20 amp fuse under the ashtray while driving (though don't tell PC Plod I said that :crazy:)

Things I'd really liked to have seen on this unit:
1) Gapless playback. How tricky is that on an MP3 player these days? It's particularly annoying on albums where the tracks run directly into each other, and so the producer has had to pick fairly arbitrary track starting points.
2) The ability to browse your currently loaded CDs or even the current folder without changing tracks. Sometimes I'm listening to something but fancy a change. But I don't want silence (or worse still, repeatedly starting new albums) while I'm looking for what I want.
3) The ability to view what's on a disc without actually having to mechanically load it. Have they heard of cache memory? As long as a disc has been loaded at least once, I should be able to browse at least the directory structure without having to physically select it and wait for the changer to do its thing.
4) Better integrated ID3 display. It'd have been nice to have the current ID3 details shown on the 'Main' screen (distance and turn icons only) of the sat-nav. There's plenty of room for that information on there.
5) Better integration with the sat-nav in general, though it has to be said that it's come on in leaps and bounds since the Phase I's Carminat, where different functions used to fight each other for screen space, with the one you really wanted invariably losing.
6) The ability to have the sat-nav working while you have a call connecting on the mobile. Once your call is in progress, you can go back to the map screen, but while the call is ringing out, the sat-nav is basically useless.
7) Return to the screen you were last on after a phone call. Sometimes I like to leave it on the GPS screen (don't ask me why) but if I get a call, it'll revert to the main navigation map afterwards.
8) Above all - iPod (or other MP3) connectivity. The fact that it has a built-in disc based MP3 changer does not mean they should preclude the use of a dedicated (and often superior) MP3 player.

Believe it or not, in spite of all of the above, I love the system. Sound's not bad (I think the Privilege and Initiale get uprated speakers) and I've never been a true audiphile anyway. I expect my ICE to provide me with audio entertainment while I'm driving. I'm not bothered about it blowing my mind with excellent reproductive quality, as long as I can tap my feet to the tunes.
 

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Option 7 looks cool from the photos ive seen on the renault carminat page :)

Certainly way better than the older system which i WAS going to retrofit, but definitely not worth it now!
 

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I have option 2. Cabasse single din head unit and alpine 6 CD changer in the boot.

The bass isnt the best, but it sounds OK I suppose.

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We have option 4 - cabasse auditorium single cd with a separate din sized multi changer.
This also comes with cabasse speakers which are an improvement on the standard fit ones. Still a bit lacking in bass but the overall quality especialy when playing cds is good for a standard fit unit.
You couldn't tell me whether the DIN sized multichanger requires a seperate code could you mate?

Andy
 

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I have the cabasse auditorium with the auto changer in the dash. Sound quality is superb from the carbasse speakers, controls are easy to use. Highly recommend it.
 

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I have none of the Options listed, as I have replace all the OE installed.

HeadUnit : Blaupunkt Woodstock Dab 54 CD MP3 Player (4 x 50watts)
All the Door speakers replaced with : Fli Integrator 4", 3 Way (4 x 50rms/150Watts)
Rear parcelshelf has 2 x Vibe QB69 (Retangular 6x9s) (2 x 200rms/600watts)
Powered by a Vibe Black Box 2 Amp (2 x 150rms/450watts)
Bootspace : Vibe 12" Sub Base Enclosure, (1500watts) with built in amp.


Ps Has been metered at 99.5 Decibels
 

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I used to have option 6 - the 6 disc changer cabasse one with the tuner in the boot. Now have an Alpine IVA-D100RB motorised touch-screen dvd system. Fitting it was a real pain though as most of the connections were in the boot!!
 

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help needed plz

i have a tuner list single cd player in a 05 laguna, if i can find a indash cd multichanger which were used in the laguna
is it just of fitting it in the space below the single cd player and connecting it up ie will the wiring be in place
thanks Andy
 

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Yes mate thats what ive done, get a changer off ebay with the short loom, loom plugs into back of headunit, and also on the radio loom theres a single wire which is taped up which goes into back of changer, for the illumination.
Make sure the changer has a code though!! else will cost you £20 at renault
 

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i have option 2 cabbasse with the alpine cd changer the head unit cd is a bit temprimental i would like to upgrade to a mp3 player but would like to keep my rear multichanger
does anyone know if these reno headunits will play mp3s and are interchangable to just plug in to swap the headunit:confused:
 

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Yes as long as the cd player IS a tuner list and not an update list, but theres a chance the cd changer works with all types, as the picture above is an update list and thats working with a changer the same as mine.
 
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