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Subject: Re[2]: Kinda off topic: Jukebox input to stereo
From: Tom Evans (tom_at_impulsed.net)
Date: 2003-09-05


On Fri, 5 Sep 2003 08:43:35 -0500 Wesley Simon <wsimon_at_lsil.com> wrote:

>
> 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
>

I know its not an archos, and hence theres no rockbox (sniffle), but since
my FM started playing up, I looked into non-archos alternatives, and since
i listen to it mostly in my car, I found the Denison DH-100 unit.

Basically its a head unit with a removable (portable) mp3 player, you just
flip up the top and plug the portable in.

http://www.dension.com/repablak/dh101.dw?nyelv_id=2

Regards,

Tom



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