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Anyone fitted a hidden Bluetooth amp ?

PostPost by: JimE » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:00 am

JonB wrote:Nice Turnolock you have there!

Problem for me is there is nothing to receive down here apart from radio 5 live sport and a tonne of foreign junk. So that lovely radio wouldn't do me any good.


Thanks. It came with the car when it left Lotus in 1974. In 1982, I had the Lotus Service Garage fit a speaker to the rear parcel shelf so that two speakers were fitted (the Turnolock came with a single speaker) but obviously it is still the mono sound.

The Turnolock in my Europa has been adapted for iPod which is a good mod to make.
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PostPost by: JonB » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:28 pm

Yes, cheap as chips but I'm betting that:-

  • it will sound really terrible
  • have very poor Bluetooth performance
  • be a pain to couple with your phone
..and there's nothing retro about that blue LED display, although one of the pictures shows it as white.

These are the reasons I didn't get one myself. On the other hand, take a punt at ?11 and let us know if I'm right or wrong!
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