Does this look cool or what?In car MP3 Jukebox

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  1. Sp!ke

    Sp!ke Administrator Staff Member

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    Well I have at least 20Gb of music and I'd love one of these for the car/home.

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    I seriously looked at buying one a few months ago but they were ££££'s more than that at the time, pretty good I reckon, you can put any size of hard drive in it, so storage is limitless.

    I actually ordered a Blaupunkt MP3 player that plugs into your head unit and works the same as a CD changer. On the website it was £149, so I ordered it and then got a phone call to say there was a mistake and it should have been £449.

    I got a 10 disc changer instead and make my own CD compilations. The MP3 technology is good, but still a bit too expensive at the moment.
     
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    Aletank Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    You can actually get Mp3 players from about £150, Have a look at this Sony CDXMP30 from  Empire Direct for £165 or this Kenwood KDC-M6021G - For £200

    With thses kinda systems you get a Head Unit that has a Radio & CD that also plays MP3 disks, CDR & CDRW.

    You could either make up your own CDR MP3's or just have 1 CDRW for use in the car and put 6 -10 MP3 albums on it and change  the albums when ever you get bored of them. These Head Units you can also run CD Changers from them etc.

    Have a look through  Talk Audio Forum , they have a MP3 section which V12 pointed me in the direction of a while back.
     
  5. GrahamC230K

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    Originally posted by Aletank:
    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">With thses kinda systems you get a Head Unit that has a Radio &amp; CD that also plays MP3 disks, CDR &amp; CDRW.

    You could either make up your own CDR MP3's or just have 1 CDRW for use in the car and put 6 -10 MP3 albums on it and change  the albums when ever you get bored of them. These Head Units you can also run CD Changers from them etc.
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    Exactley. I have a 10 disc changer connected to mine (plays normal CD's only) which I may upgrade at some point for an MP3 changer. However you can get so many tracks on a CDRW, I don't really need to. Plus I have the OEM 5 disc CD storage in the dash, so that holds all my MP3 CDR's.

    50 ish Albums and a 10 disc changer + Radio, how much music can you need?


    I have an Archos MP3 Jukebox/6GB USB Hard Disk LINK which I was looking at hooking up before I upgraded my Kenwood, but it would not have been as neat.

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    What do you reckon to the Archos? At the moment, whenever we go on holiday between the 4 of us we take loads of CDs.

    To have one of those that can be linked into any amp and speakers seemed like a really good idea, but I didn't get the chance to see or hear one before I went away.

    I must admit it was the one that appealed to me most - the C has an AUX plug in the glovebox, so it can be run from there too, I guess.

    I'd be really grateful for your impressions, ease of use, quality, etc?

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">What do you reckon to the Archos? At the moment, whenever we go on holiday between the 4 of us we take loads of CDs.

    To have one of those that can be linked into any amp and speakers seemed like a really good idea, but I didn't get the chance to see or hear one before I went away.

    I must admit it was the one that appealed to me most - the C has an AUX plug in the glovebox, so it can be run from there too, I guess.

    I'd be really grateful for your impressions, ease of use, quality, etc?

    TiA,</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>

    An AUX Plug in the Glovebox is a bit handy!!

    As far as music quality is concerned I can't fault it. I find the device itself a bit bulky and mostly heavy to replace a walkman etc but it seems well made at least. For use when it is not actually carried upon yourself, ie for on Holiday or in the car, it is ideal.
    Navigating the menus and browsing music folders I did not find very intuative at first. Although having played for a while and read the manual, it all makes sense. You only get a few buttons so it is all down to pressing them in the correct order!

    I got mine used (although it was mint) at a greatly reduced price, and to be honest I dont really use it. It stays plugged into my PC, and even when the battery is dead gets powered by the USB to act as an external 6GB HDD.
     
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    Thanks Graham, I will definitely investigate further!

    The AUX plug - its useful, sure, but you don't get a tape player with COMAND and a CD changer - which is no great loss for music, but I don't mind the odd book/humour tape for really long journeys, so there's tends to be a little walkman in there. The real B@**d is changing the tape!
     

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