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what factory stereo was offered with premium sound? by TejasFiero
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Report this Post05-09-2012 03:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TejasFieroClick Here to Email TejasFieroSend a Private Message to TejasFieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
What was the premium sound system in 88? What stereo was used? Any othe pontiacs have the same head unit?
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Report this Post05-09-2012 05:53 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The cassette with the EQ.
I believe the pushbutton volume/balance controls had gone away by then.
Of course, the subwoofer and amplifier.
The cassette with EQ was a fairly common unit in other Pontiacs. (Other GM cars too, but they didn't have the red backlighting.)

Within a year or two a CD headunit became available that looked just like the factory cassette.
They're fairly uncommon, though.

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The above Delco Pontiac CD head unit is the one that most closely matches the factory cassette/EQ radio that came with most performance sound systems in 87/88. I have this unit in my 88. It plugs into the factory perfomance sound wiring using a factory GM harness and antenna adapter kit. These units were only available in early top end Bonneville's, Grand Prix's and Firebirds. I believe the last year this style was available was 1994. Thre are not many of these early CD's out there, but they look like they could have been installed in the Fiero from the factory.

I have run this system in my Fiero for years and it has been trouble free. Later Delco units tend to develop problems with the volume control. You should check this before you purchase one of the newer versions.

Delco also offered a similar EQ Casette in the Fiero that was all push button instead of having the volume and tuning knobs. They are not as easy to adjust while driving but were an available option on the Fiero with Performance Sound.
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Report this Post05-09-2012 08:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for deceler8Click Here to Email deceler8Send a Private Message to deceler8Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
How about this...will a Cadillac Symphony Sound AM-FM Cassette with equalizer from a 1990 Deville interchange with the stock radio in a 1986 2m4 ?

On another subject...anyone need a 1990 Deville, 4.9 ???

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Originally posted by deceler8:

How about this...will a Cadillac Symphony Sound AM-FM Cassette with equalizer from a 1990 Deville interchange with the stock radio in a 1986 2m4 ?

On another subject...anyone need a 1990 Deville, 4.9 ???



Probably will fit but you will still need the harness/antenna adapter kit, and the lighting will not be red like the Pontiac radio
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Report this Post05-10-2012 12:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierosoundClick Here to visit fierosound's HomePageClick Here to Email fierosoundSend a Private Message to fierosoundEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think this was one model up as well.

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First one is similar to Delco Part # 16182625 http://www.mnrelectronics.com/deamcdpa161.html

Second one is similar to Delco Part # 16168841 http://www.mnrelectronics.com/deamcdpa16.html

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Report this Post05-10-2012 02:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Will any of the Delco CD units mentioned here play MP3 or WMA files burned onto data CDs (which will provide several hours of music), or are they all limited to playing "proper" audio CDs (which basically use large WAV files)?
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^^^^^^^^^^^^ no..
and the red back lighting is nothing more than a bulb change..
the catt unit is better as you can mod it and add a aux input. for i pod/mp3 players
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Report this Post05-11-2012 01:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for XgovernmentAgentSend a Private Message to XgovernmentAgentEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
http://www.mnrelectronics.com/demopa16amcd.html

The Monsoon from a early 2000 Trans Am is a common swap and the GM9-Aux allows for an aux input.
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Originally posted by XgovernmentAgent:

The Monsoon from a early 2000 Trans Am is a common swap and the GM9-Aux allows for an aux input.


Yup. The GM9 (has 2 RCA jacks) connnects any MP3 using the headphone jack.
For an iPod use a P.I.E PXDP iPod adapter (PXHGM1 cable connects to deck).
http://www.sonicelectronix....PXDP-Peripheral.html

PXDP manual http://peripheralelectronic...XDP_instructions.pdf

See here: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum3/HTML/000031.html

Keep in mind there's other brands of interfaces available, but I've only used these two.

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By chance is there a factory Pontiac stereo that has both cd and cassette along with an equalizer? I ask as I'm assuming an equalizer is needed to work with the performance sound in an 86 GT.
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Originally posted by sniper69:

By chance is there a factory Pontiac stereo that has both cd and cassette along with an equalizer? I ask as I'm assuming an equalizer is needed to work with the performance sound in an 86 GT.


http://replacementradios.co...208&products_id=1778
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Originally posted by fierofool:


http://replacementradios.co...208&products_id=1778

Thanks for the link. Will that stereo work with the performance sound? And is there one like that stereo that also has the equalizer - or is the equalizer not needed?

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The description on that one says it has a tuneable equalizer. Guess they went that route because there wasn't enough room for a slide button equalizer. My Ford radio is designed that way. I don't know about the performance sound compatability. Someone else will need to answer that, but if the premium sound gets its input off the standard Fiero harness, then by using the plug and play adapter, it should function.
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