Differences between sc-815 and 816

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by John Doe, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    Hi All,

    Just picked up a 95 850 and want to exchange the radio/cassette for either
    sc-815 or sc-816 w/indash CD, but I do ot know the difference between the
    two models. Can anyone help?

    Many thanks.

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    John Doe, Feb 16, 2005
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    powellwd3 Guest

    I have a 96 965 and have scoured Ebay for several weeks now looking at the
    815s. I believe that the only difference is the color. From what I've
    seen, both have CD controllers, integrated single CD players, 12 FM
    presets, 6 AM presets and are 4X25Watts. The 816s have a gray face and
    may not have the "Premium Sound" lable at the top. The 815s have a black
    face.

    I wanted an 815 for the CD player (I have an 811) but decided to use a
    portable minidisc player instead. I purchased it on Ebay for 95 bucks
    (retails for 150+ in stores), holds 1GB of music, is simple to use (play
    thru the radia via a cassette adapter or FM modulator) and fits in the
    small "cubby" beside the cigarette lighter. I am pleased. Sound is same
    as I get when I play audio cassettes in the car. If you are really
    interested in better sound quality with Volvo appearance I believe there
    is an SC-900. It was on the late 90s V70s. It has an integrated 3 disc CD
    player as well as the controller, fits in your dash BUT requires a separate
    amp.

    Good luck.
     
    powellwd3, Feb 17, 2005
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  3. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    Thanks for the info. I have not found much on what Volvo systems will fit
    what. So the SC-900 will fit the mid 90s 850s? If so, that will be what I am
    looking for although I do already have the Alpine 6 disc changer and
    separate amp.
     
    John Doe, Feb 17, 2005
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    powellwd3 Guest

    I understand that the SC-800 and 900 stereos will fit 850s and 960s/90
    series and early V70s. The 800s are interchangeable (no mods to wiring
    harness) but that the 900 series radios which I believe were used only on
    the V70 series, use an external amp that will have to be mounted in your
    dash/console.

    Your local Volvo dealer may be able to tell you which audio systems will
    work in your 850. I consulted them for recommendations regarding my
    wife's 940.
     
    powellwd3, Feb 17, 2005
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