Current Audio Systems xc70, etc.

Discussion in 'Volvo C70' started by Jim Kelly, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. Jim Kelly

    Jim Kelly Guest

    Greetings,

    The optional (HU-803?) audio system is offered as a (~us$1,650)
    option on the 2004 xc70. It is unclear what you get for this money.
    Reading posts via Google shows that it is worth being careful about
    the choice as there is apparently big differences in capability and
    pleasure between the current models. Can anyone confirm what is
    included in the optional kits? (I am NOT interested in boom-boom
    loudness!).

    Central speaker (can one be simply added to the standard unit?).

    Dolby Surround Sound

    4 cd headset . . are there other advantages to the headset? Better
    radio reception perhaps?

    Four dual cone door speakers that replace the standard ones?

    Neither std nor HU-803 unit has an external amp?

    What happens to the standard unit when the upgraded one is added by
    a dealer?

    Is their a cheaper way to get the better audio quality, perhaps as a
    spare part/kit/exchange?

    Any links that detail these things accurately?

    Thanks in anticipation.

    Best regards,

    Jim Kelly
     
    Jim Kelly, Feb 19, 2004
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  2. Jim Kelly

    Jim Kelly Guest

    Hi,

    Anyone any ideas on how to improve the sound of the standard (single
    CD) HU-613 audio system??

    Any help much appreciated.

    message Greetings,

    The optional (HU-803?) audio system is offered as a (~us$1,650)
    option on the 2004 xc70. It is unclear what you get for this money.
    Reading posts via Google shows that it is worth being careful about
    the choice as there is apparently big differences in capability and
    pleasure between the current models. Can anyone confirm what is
    included in the optional kits? (I am NOT interested in boom-boom
    loudness!).

    Central speaker (can one be simply added to the standard unit?).

    Dolby Surround Sound

    4 CD headset . . are there other advantages to the headset? Better
    radio reception perhaps?

    Four dual cone door speakers that replace the standard ones?

    Neither std nor HU-803 unit has an external amp?

    What happens to the standard unit when the upgraded one is added by
    a dealer?

    Is their a cheaper way to get the better audio quality, perhaps as a
    spare part/kit/exchange?

    Any links that detail these things accurately?

    Thanks in anticipation.

    Best regards,

    Jim Kelly
     
    Jim Kelly, Feb 22, 2004
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  3. Jim Kelly

    Jim Kelly Guest

    Greetings!

    We have just ordered :) an XC70 with the standard HU-613 (single
    CD) audio. We had hoped to get one with the upgraded HU-803 ProLogic
    audio system that some of you rave about but that meant waiting four
    months for a factory fitted vehicle! The standard unit sounded
    reasonable, and I guess a single CD system will prove to be
    reliable, but if some simple mods are worth doing let's do it now
    (we tend to keep our Volvos for a long time).

    Has anyone any ideas on how to improve the sound of the standard
    (single CD) HU-613 audio system?? I guess such ideas would suit many
    Volvo models? Any help much appreciated by us.

    EG:

    Better door speakers to replace the standard ones?

    Any point adding a central speaker? The grill is there. Wiring?

    CD auto-changers . . Which ones can we plug in?

    Better radio reception perhaps? I have heard that there is an
    antenna in the rear bumper called a "diversity" antenna, and needs
    an optional amplifier to make it work. Perhaps someone here has more
    info?

    Any web links that detail these things accurately?

    Thanks in anticipation.

    Best regards,

    Jim Kelly

    (2004 XC70)
    1994 850-T5 Wagon
    1985 240 Wagon
     
    Jim Kelly, Feb 24, 2004
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