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Old 08-10-2005, 09:21 AM   #1
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Becker Mexico Pro Radio upgrade

Has anyone considered upgrading to another Becker head unit such as the Mexico Pro? Seems like a good unit and would maintain the amber look of the dashboard. Below are the specs from their website:


Becker Mexico Pro 7936 – technical data

TUNER
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2-RDS tuner Frequency Diversity (FM)
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Frequency bands FM, AM, LW, SW (49m)
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D.A.S. Dynamic Auto Store FM (display of all available RDS stations)
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Station storage 48 (12 per frequency band)
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Auto Store AM, LW (automatic storage of available stations)
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Station search (automatic/manual)
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Scan search (stations are previewed for 10 seconds)
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PTY (station selection according to type of programming e.g. rock, pop, classic, news, etc.)
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Input sensitivity < 2.2 µV/150 ohm
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Frequency range FM 30 Hz....15 kHz, AM 50 Hz....3 kHz
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Search frequency bands FM/AM/LW/SW 100/9/3/5 (kHz)
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TRAFFIC RADIO
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TP Traffic Programme (manual and automatic traffic radio station selection)
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EON Enhanced Other Network (display of traffic information outside reception zone)
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CD pause during traffic announcements
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CD/MP3/WMA PLAYER
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CD-ROM quad-speed drive (CD-R, CD-RW)
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CD mixed mode, CD multisession
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Compression formats: MP3, WMA9
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Functions: play list, skip track, random play, repeat, scan search
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Scan function (tracks are previewed for approx. 10 seconds)
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Last Address Memory (player recalls last track played)
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Display of track/total time remaining, number of tracks on CD, directories,
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ID-3 tags (title and artist)
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Supports fixed and variable bitrates (8 - 320 kbit/s)
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IPOD® LINK (OPTIONAL)
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Features: Track name, artist, album display; track up/down, search up/down
functions; mode selection for album, artist, genre, playlist, random, repeat
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CD-CHANGER (OPTIONAL)
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Features: skip track, direct track selection, track filter, random play, repeat, scan search
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Scan function (tracks are previewed for approx. 10 seconds)
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Last Address Memory (player remembers last played track)
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Display of track/total time remaining, number of tracks on CD
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AUDIO
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Sound control: source-separated treble/base control, adjustable balance and fader, loudness
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Music output 4 x 30 watts
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RMS output 4 x 18 watts
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Pre-out 4 channels plus subwoofer/centre speaker (adjustable)
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EQUIPMENT LEVEL
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Dot matrix display
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Display colours: Model 7930 yellow, 7932 red, 7933 green, 7935 blue
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Anti-theft protection (code entry + removable control panel)
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Snap-in chassis (simple installation in vehicle without mounting frame)
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ETC (Easy-To-Control menu control)
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CONNECTIONS/MISCELLANEOUS
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DIN-ISO connection
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Connection for Becker CD-changers (Silverstone 2630, 2640, 2660, 7860)
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Telephone mute and low-frequency telephone input
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AUX input (without CD-changer only)
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15-step SDV (Speed Dependent Volume control)
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Old 08-10-2005, 10:46 AM   #2
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I was/am looking into getting a Becker Monza to retain the factory look. The Mexico and Monza are "gray market" in the US. I spoke with an online seller and he told me that the only drawback is that AM reception doesn't really work in the US. Not a big deal for me. Of course, you pay a premium to retain the factory look versus an equivalent aftermarket radio.
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Old 08-10-2005, 11:02 AM   #3
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Becker head units are not really that well made either. Most people think they're crap to tell you the truth... but they will maintain that factory look.

I just decided that an Alpine that fits the description of the Mexico (plus a lot more features) at $235.00 would be far cheaper and outperform it, even though it doesn't look factory.

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