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Subject: Re: Kinda off topic: Jukebox input to stereo
From: Wesley Simon (wsimon_at_lsil.com)
Date: 2003-09-05


Chris,

No, that isn't all I was impressed with. I just wanted to write about
the stereo in terms of use with the jukebox. I did search for quite
some time to find a decent unit that supported mp3 cds, cd-r, cd-rw,
and had the AUX input. For the money, this unit fills every one of my
expectations. I was thinking about putting a CD changer in the wife's
Honda Odyssey, but now I'm considering one of these units instead.

The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of getting one for
the Honda. We frequently load the kids up and make the 3 hour drive
into Kansas City. It would be very nice to create a playlist on the
jukebox that had music for everyone and there wouldn't be the shuffling
around (or arguing about) of different radio stations or CDs. I could
let each person pick some songs they would like to hear and then
generate a random playlist of sorts from those songs. When the "Can we
change this?" question came up, I could tell them that their song will
be playing soon.

Enough thinking "out loud." A few months back I looked around at Best
Buy and Circuit City and noticed many units with AUX inputs on the
front. A couple weeks ago, I went back and Circuit City had one cheap
unit with an AUX input on it and Best Buy had zero. Some had the
optional $20 AUX input cable that connected to the back of the unit,
but I didn't much like the idea of wires hanging out from under the
dash.

I haven't decided if the power is going to be enough. I custom mounted
some JBL 505c components in the doors. I'm only using two of the 4
channels.

Wes

On Thursday, September 4, 2003, at 10:10 PM, Chris Holt wrote:

> On Thu, 4 Sep 2003 14:09:52 -0500, Wesley Simon wrote:
>>
>>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>>
>> I wanted to give everyone a small update on my stereo that I installed
>> this past weekend. I purchased a JVC SX990 that has an MP3 aux input
>> on the front of the head unit. I tried out my JR20 this morning on
>> the
>> way to work and I have to report that it kicks ass.
>>
>> One of my motivations for my Archos purchase was that I spend about an
>> hour a day commuting to and from work. This 30 hours a month was just
>> wasted time. I wanted an mp3 player so that I could listen to
>> audiobooks. I had a crappy old cassette deck in my truck, so I was
>> listening using headphones. Using headphones while driving is illegal
>> where I live, so I never was too comfortable doing it.
>>
>> Anyway, I'm very pleased with the aux in functionality of this unit.
>
> Is that all? I'm looking at that model # on etronics.com and for
> $134.00
> it appears that we get MP3 CD playback detachable face, remote control
> and
> a whole raft of minor features. This thing goes for 199.00 at
> Crutchfield, where we find that the 200w Max power comes to a still
> respectable 19w/ch, wtih front and rear preamp outs for the power
> hungry.
>
> That's impressive enough to make me consider swapping out for my
> factory
> head unit in the Durango, despite it having both CD and cassette
> capability. I don't have any real cassettes anyway, the adapter stays
> in
> the deck 24/7.
>
> Chris
>
>



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