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Anyone know about car stereos?
« on: January 10, 2011, 22:41 »
I've got some music on my iPhone that I want to listen to in the car.  The car stereo is quite old, but sounds nice, and is a Clarion model.  It has a cassette player, and a CD autochanger. 

Currently, I have one of those cassette adapter things that plugs into my iPhone, and I can listed to music from the iPod that way, but there's quite a bit of background hiss, and the cassette adapter doesn't always make proper contact with the heads, and therefore, the volume often drops, or one or other channel is lost until the cassette thingy is removed and put back in again. 

I'd like a better solution, so was thinking of buying a newer car stereo with an AUX input, so that I can connect the iPod direct. 

The question is, will the remote controls on the steering wheel, and the CD autochanger still work with another brand, or even a different model of the same brand?  Does anyone have any better (possibly cheaper) solutions?
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Re: Anyone know about car stereos?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011, 22:58 »
Phew!  Sorry Simon.  All too modern for me.  I only have a wind up gramophone on the dashboard of my car.  Ask Sam - he had to keep winding it up whenever he was a passenger.  :D
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Re: Anyone know about car stereos?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011, 23:41 »
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Re: Anyone know about car stereos?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2011, 11:13 »
Must have been hell changing the needles on a bumpy road, Clive. ;D
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Re: Anyone know about car stereos?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2011, 12:02 »
Clive was the original scratch mixer.  ;D
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Re: Anyone know about car stereos?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2011, 12:08 »
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Re: Anyone know about car stereos?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2011, 12:22 »
Just listening to Joe Bonamassa at the RAH with the cassette thingy.  It's not bad, but temperamental. 
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2011, 12:34 »
The artist or the system? ;D
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Re: Anyone know about car stereos?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2011, 13:52 »
what about one of those radio transmitters? I got one for t'other one and it works well.
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Re: Anyone know about car stereos?
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2011, 14:07 »
I'm not sure if that's the same as what's included in the BlackBerry handsfree, but I'll have a look at those too.  JB has dropped a channel, so this cassette thing is bloody useless. 
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Re: Anyone know about car stereos?
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2011, 14:09 »
darn
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