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    Porsche Classic Radio for Z8?

    Porsche now offers an Apple Play radio with full Apple integration for it's classic models. I wonder if this is something that could simply replace the Z8 head unit without any additional modifications?

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    That's an interesting idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musta10000 View Post
    Porsche now offers an Apple Play radio with full Apple integration for it's classic models. I wonder if this is something that could simply replace the Z8 head unit without any additional modifications?

    https://bit.ly/2S68DuG
    I have just received my PCCM 1DIN head and hopefully the retrofitting work is straight forward. I have also contacted Kramer Automotive (supplier of this Porsche PCCM head), this is what Hans-Peter Schmidt (CEO) reply:
    "We also had several discussions with BMW Classic about the Z8 Radio replacement and I�m also a fan of the Z8 � I had one in the 2000er years but sold after some years"
    That's great news. I will keep you all posted how I go with this PCCM installation and hopefully all the latest connectivity works seamlessly. Cheers.

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    Also interested to hear if this works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Koh View Post
    I have just received my PCCM 1DIN head and hopefully the retrofitting work is straight forward. I have also contacted Kramer Automotive (supplier of this Porsche PCCM head), this is what Hans-Peter Schmidt (CEO) reply:
    "We also had several discussions with BMW Classic about the Z8 Radio replacement and I�m also a fan of the Z8 � I had one in the 2000er years but sold after some years"
    That's great news. I will keep you all posted how I go with this PCCM installation and hopefully all the latest connectivity works seamlessly. Cheers.
    Its awesome to hear someone jumped in and is trying it out. Thanks you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z8911 View Post
    Its awesome to hear someone jumped in and is trying it out. Thanks you!
    All done within an hour, almost plug in and play. All connectivity work perfectly, Apple car play, phone, Nav, radio, spotify,Siri, msg etc. except DAB or digital radio which needs to run another antenna. Decided not to run cable for DAB, (could be messy). Looks great .. really classic (close to stock head)
    Here are some photos and the layout PIN for BMW head unit and the adapter (from my audio integration specialist)
               

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    Looks OEM.

    edit; well, I realized I wasn't seeing the Porsche script until it was pointed out by dpz8.
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    That is fantastic! Can you tell any improvement in sound quality? I currently run a hardwired iPod through the (disconnected player) CD connection and the sound quality is a huge improvement on the radio section of the Z8 radio. Actually ok and livable unlike the FM tuner. The source material obviously plays a large part, thus the question.
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    That looks great! Thanks very much for the pictures and the adapter information.

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    Another Alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Koh View Post
    All done within an hour, almost plug in and play. All connectivity work perfectly, Apple car play, phone, Nav, radio, spotify,Siri, msg etc. except DAB or digital radio which needs to run another antenna. Decided not to run cable for DAB, (could be messy). Looks great .. really classic (close to stock head)
    Here are some photos and the layout PIN for BMW head unit and the adapter (from my audio integration specialist)

    I have been looking at the Porsche head unit to install in an older Porsche 964 I have. Another alternative you may want to consider is the Blaupunkt Bremen 46 Dab. Blaupunkt-Bremen-SQR-46-DAB.html both the Porsche Unit and the Blaupunkt have not yet released to the USA. I like the look of the Porsche Unit but hesitate to live with the Porsche logo showing in the Z8. Although the Blaupunkt unit is not as nice looking (IMHO) as the Porsche unit it does match the Z8 aesthetic and has all the modern conveniences with USB and Bluetooth connections.

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    Sound quality is excellent!! as good as playing from CD. Radio FM, phone audio quality, songs from Spotify and storage all really good. Its as good as what you can get out from the existing amplifier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpz8 View Post
    I have been looking at the Porsche head unit to install in an older Porsche 964 I have. Another alternative you may want to consider is the Blaupunkt Bremen 46 Dab. Blaupunkt-Bremen-SQR-46-DAB.html both the Porsche Unit and the Blaupunkt have not yet released to the USA. I like the look of the Porsche Unit but hesitate to live with the Porsche logo showing in the Z8. Although the Blaupunkt unit is not as nice looking (IMHO) as the Porsche unit it does match the Z8 aesthetic and has all the modern conveniences with USB and Bluetooth connections.
    You don't actually get to see the Porsche script on the head as the existing console flap managed to shadow it. So, it's just like OEM but when you turn On the unit the first time, a Porsche logo will animate over the touchscreen. Unless you turn Off and On again the radio, the logo will not appears again.

    Will post photo once I get the Porsche script vinyl wrapped and the head surrounding leather slightly darken to match the new head.
    PS, please make sure any new head when fitted is not protruding out too far, the console flap should still close perfectly. This PCCM unit happens to fit like a glove.
    Here is the photo. all done.
     

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