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o. l. t.
06-10-2010, 12:58 PM
In my Lexus IS300 a single din radio just doesn't cut it. I need a radio that is double din, amber illumination, and has rca's. The Mcintosh barely had just one of the requirements, but I love this radio and decided to make it mine.

The following pictures show me cleaning up some existing wiring from another RCA attempt on this radio by a previous owner, and the final result.


http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5717.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5718.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5719.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5720.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5721.jpg

This is the area where work was needed to repair a previous attempt.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5723.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5724.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5725.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5726.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5727.jpg

o. l. t.
06-10-2010, 12:58 PM
This blue tint must be removed to be turned another color, but I do not have amber plasti-kote on me today so we'll do this later.

Notice the color change on the caps.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5728.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5730.jpg

Not going back into a Subaru :D

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5731.jpg

Fixed for installation into a Lexus.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5733.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5734.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5722.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5735.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5736.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5738.jpg

o. l. t.
06-10-2010, 01:01 PM
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5737.jpg

So while we still have the blue screen for today, we have amber illumination and front and rear out RCA's. (and it doesn't say Subaru on it. )

For anyone that is not aware, this radio was built for a special edition Subaru by McIntosh Labs for two years. It's sonically identical to a McIntosh MX406.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5742.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5745.jpg

This is the only way to get a Double Din Mcintosh. They do not sell them. I'm not using some ugly fit kit in my IS300. I have the DD kit in there to hold it up right now and I am fabricating a new custom trim as we speak.

On a side note, you can find the JDM version of this head unit on ebay fairly inexpensively (for a McIntosh), but that requires you to use a completely useless Fm converter that doesn't pick up any stations and the display always reads wrong. This is one of the very rare to find USDM versions so everything is as it should be.


http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5746.jpg

Out with the Eclipse Navi.

In with the McIntosh

I have GOT to go get the amber plasti-kote tomorrow.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5748.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5750.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5753.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5759.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_5763.jpg


Here's the Amber


http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/audiogodz1/mcintosh/IMG_0750.jpg

O.G. D-Wet
06-10-2010, 01:28 PM
holy **** this is koool

CougarGuy
06-10-2010, 01:43 PM
very nice! i hated all my ford green switches so they had to become red too! its fun though i think!

groundpound4200
06-10-2010, 01:45 PM
you are brave....

pickup1
06-10-2010, 01:50 PM
nice work!!

twistedchild420
06-10-2010, 01:52 PM
you are brave....


nice work!!

These

stocker08
06-11-2010, 03:49 PM
already seen