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Old 07-17-2007, 12:27 PM   #29
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John,

Thanks for the tip. I noticed the unit was still in a display mode when I turned it off. I guess it wasn't all the way off.
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:58 PM   #30
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I'm actually considering one of the newer bluetooth head units, its kind of a good excuse to replace the built-in Sony head-unit and I want aux input for Satellite Radio as well. Rumors are that the new iPods will support and you can get cheap adpaters for the old one. No wires, and digital so the sound quality should be good -- using an FM transmitter solution will give you really bad sound quality.

As I don't have the video 'upgrade' its the only way I can think of to hook up my MacBook to a bulkhead mounted monitor to play movies without having to pull wires all the way back to the head unit location. The only thing at bulkhead end is coax AFAICT.

I'm hoping to replace the OEM speakers :O as well, but need tall order to find car speakers that a) sound decent and b) have white face plates!
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:59 PM   #31
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John,

Thanks for the tip. I noticed the unit was still in a display mode when I turned it off. I guess it wasn't all the way off.
Yeah, we hit that one first day out. Couldn't figure out why our batteries drained, but it was all down to that vampire draw. Sony head-units has about the worst possible human interface imaginable and that is saying a lot given how bad most after-market car audio is.
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:09 AM   #32
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I'm hoping to replace the OEM speakers :O as well, but need tall order to find car speakers that a) sound decent and b) have white face plates!
Bose 131 Marine speakers are a possibility (That is if you like the Bose sound-Bose are love it or hate it speakers)

Bose 131 Marine Speakers - Outdoor and Marine Speakers
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:52 AM   #33
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I've been using a Radioshack wireless speaker setup with my IPOD. Works great outside and each speaker has it's own volume control.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:59 AM   #34
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The best $ you will ever spend to listen to your Ipod is hands down the Bose Ipod docking station. It is absolutely stunning. We just take it from the house to the tt. It is however 110 a.c. Oh well, ya can't have it all.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:35 PM   #35
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The best $ you will ever spend to listen to your Ipod is hands down the Bose Ipod docking station. It is absolutely stunning. We just take it from the house to the tt. It is however 110 a.c. Oh well, ya can't have it all.
I use the Altec Lansing In Motion for my iPod. It has a pretty nice sound. I also use my Bose Accoustic Wave - which has a great sound. Both will run off batteries and the Bose has a 12 volt DC adapter in addition to the battey pack.
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Old 04-05-2008, 10:05 PM   #36
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AUX Connection

I have my Archos 605 connected to the AUX input and it works fine. It has a 160Gig hard drive that I carry about 8k worth of music on and a couple thousand photos. I have started to download video, from my Dish Network DRV, (the non-HD programs) that I've recorded for viewing while on the road. I connect it directly to the LCD TV. The Archos runs off of 12v, so it consumes very very little juice.
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Old 04-06-2008, 01:20 AM   #37
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I use too the ipod from my Iphone for listening my music but with the time I began to know all what there is inside.
So, during my last trip in your marvellous country, I've discovered the satelite radios with Sirius... Woaww, it's really great.... no news, no advertisings, high quality sound and you choose the style of music but you have to pay for subcription... nobody is perfect but what a progress, we don't have that in Europe and I envy you for that... one more time.

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Old 04-06-2008, 05:27 AM   #38
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On the note of Ipod sound quality, it was pointed out to me that the Ipod should be in it's base, and the mini jack plugged into the base.

I could not believe the difference in sound. I was plugging the sound out mini plug into the head phone mini plug on top of the Ipod.

On my Ipod photo (a year or two old) plugging into the base deactivates the volume wheel on the Ipod, so you just adjustthe volume on your stereo amp.

If you already know this, disregard.

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That's because by using the jack on the dock, you are using a line out- it doesn't go through the headphone amp. This provides a cleaner signal with none of the distortion that might be added by the headphone amp.
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Old 04-06-2008, 06:43 AM   #39
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White speaker grilles

I have had great success painting the speaker grilles. Use spray paint in several light coats. You can mask off the logo.
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:25 AM   #40
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Hope I'm not breaking any protocol by asking this in this thread, but other than borrowing somebody's grandkid, where does an old guy go to learn the elementary process of MP3 downloading, use, etc. I've had MP3 capable equipment for a while but haven't a clue about the basics (and I do mean the extreme basics!).

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Old 04-06-2008, 09:33 AM   #41
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I tunes will walk you through it. go to i tunes .com. Let the learning curve begin. Or do like most people and get a kid to show you how. They have no fear of failure. There are sites where you can download music for free. google is a great tool.
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Hope I'm not breaking any protocol by asking this in this thread, but other than borrowing somebody's grandkid, where does an old guy go to learn the elementary process of MP3 downloading, use, etc. I've had MP3 capable equipment for a while but haven't a clue about the basics (and I do mean the extreme basics!).

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Any kids around, the internet, a store while shopping, I like Best Buy.com, Circuit City.com, Apple.com, i tunes.com, etc, etc.
My daughter did some work for me so I rewarded her with an Ipod. The eager sales boy showed us his personal music-toy and the possibilities. $250 and 80 gigabytes later she was very happy. It took less than an hour to gather the info to make the purchase. The toughest part was asking her the right questions to find out what she wanted.
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