Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now
 


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-24-2009, 10:44 PM   #31 (permalink)
Dartmouth 2010
 
SVOboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hanover, NH
Posts: 6,447

Vegan Powa! - '91 Honda CRX DX
Team Honda
90 day: 66.52 mpg (US)
Thanks: 92
Thanked 119 Times in 87 Posts
Send a message via AIM to SVOboy Send a message via MSN to SVOboy Send a message via Yahoo to SVOboy
I already chopped off my stock plug so I will just do that again

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 06-24-2009, 10:45 PM   #32 (permalink)
Moderate your Moderation.
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Troy, Pa.
Posts: 8,919

Pasta - '96 Volkswagen Passat TDi
90 day: 45.22 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,369
Thanked 430 Times in 353 Posts
Then you're good... Any stereo you buy will have the required wiring harness included.
__________________
"ʞɐǝɹɟ ɐ ǝɹ,noʎ uǝɥʍ 'ʇı ʇ,usı 'ʎlǝuol s,ʇı"

  Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2009, 03:31 PM   #33 (permalink)
Giant Moving Eco-Wall
 
DifferentPointofView's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: The Dale, IL (or A-Dale)
Posts: 1,120

The Jeep! - '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ Laredo
90 day: 23.75 mpg (US)

The Caliber - '07 Dodge Caliber R/T
90 day: 30.6 mpg (US)

The 'Scort - '98 Ford Escort LX
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
well. If you are buying from Crutch field they pretty much give you whatever you need. The wiring harness comes free from them.

So what do you want exactly? Built in ipod and blue tooth?

The link you posted won't work because you have to put it all in manually, happens for pretty much any website like that.

Quote:
so I might get one a little bit more expensive
If you are wanting both Bluetooth AND Ipod controls built in, we're talking much more expensive.

If you're not going to be throwing subs, external amps, or anything, then yea, That dual will probably suit you just fine. I had a friend with one, and we both agreed that dual head units are, "OK, but eh, I'd like something better" Head units. If your just looking for an upgrade, that seems fine. He had the dual for a few months, but after a while he got tired of its limits (mostly lack of electronic crossovers, and lack of the ability to mess with the curve of the sound) and got much more elaborate head unit. It was either a high end Pioneer or a high end Kenwood, I can't remember.

But, for your application that dual seems to fit you. Granted, it has a lower RMS wattage than I would have liked for your application since you like bass, but if your after bluetooth and ipod controls built in, this is what your going to want for your price range.

In your case right now, your gonna have to sacrifice 1 of 2 things, either sacrifice functionality for sound quality, or sound quality for the funtionality. You can choose, but if you don't your gonna be spending $$.
__________________


Yea.. I drive a Jeep and I'm on a fuel economy site, but you just wouldn't understand... "It's a Jeep thing!" *Jeep Wave*

Did I Use Too Many Abbreviations? Here's The Abbreviations List
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2009, 06:48 PM   #34 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 632
Thanks: 0
Thanked 25 Times in 23 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by DifferentPointofView View Post
If you are wanting both Bluetooth AND Ipod controls built in, we're talking much more expensive.
If you're using an embedded system with USB built in running Linux, you can get a Bluetooth adapter for as little as $5. And iPod integration is just a matter of mounting the iPod just like any USB drive.
__________________
If America manages to eliminate obesity, we would save as much fuel as if every American were to stop driving for three days every year. To be slender like Tiffany Yep is to be a real hypermiler...

Allie Moore and I have a combined carbon footprint much smaller than that of one average American...
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2009, 11:08 PM   #35 (permalink)
Giant Moving Eco-Wall
 
DifferentPointofView's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: The Dale, IL (or A-Dale)
Posts: 1,120

The Jeep! - '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ Laredo
90 day: 23.75 mpg (US)

The Caliber - '07 Dodge Caliber R/T
90 day: 30.6 mpg (US)

The 'Scort - '98 Ford Escort LX
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by NiHaoMike View Post
If you're using an embedded system with USB built in running Linux, you can get a Bluetooth adapter for as little as $5. And iPod integration is just a matter of mounting the iPod just like any USB drive.
how many cd players are going to have the linux operating system? And even if you did that, you would void your warrantee, and I don't think he will be able to embed the linux system between the time he gets back from Japan and driving to wherever he's going. I'm not sure how tech savy SVO is, but I'm thinking he doesn't want to go through the trouble of building his own amplifier, embedding the linux operating system into this new cd player, then slap on a bluetooth adapter all before driving back.

otherwise yes, if you want to buy a name brand Head Unit thats already got everything built into it, its gonna cost some more dollars. if you want to mess with everything yourself, it will cost less, but there is a higher margin for error.
__________________


Yea.. I drive a Jeep and I'm on a fuel economy site, but you just wouldn't understand... "It's a Jeep thing!" *Jeep Wave*

Did I Use Too Many Abbreviations? Here's The Abbreviations List
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2009, 11:23 PM   #36 (permalink)
Dartmouth 2010
 
SVOboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hanover, NH
Posts: 6,447

Vegan Powa! - '91 Honda CRX DX
Team Honda
90 day: 66.52 mpg (US)
Thanks: 92
Thanked 119 Times in 87 Posts
Send a message via AIM to SVOboy Send a message via MSN to SVOboy Send a message via Yahoo to SVOboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by DifferentPointofView View Post
well. If you are buying from Crutch field they pretty much give you whatever you need. The wiring harness comes free from them.

So what do you want exactly? Built in ipod and blue tooth?

The link you posted won't work because you have to put it all in manually, happens for pretty much any website like that.



If you are wanting both Bluetooth AND Ipod controls built in, we're talking much more expensive.

If you're not going to be throwing subs, external amps, or anything, then yea, That dual will probably suit you just fine. I had a friend with one, and we both agreed that dual head units are, "OK, but eh, I'd like something better" Head units. If your just looking for an upgrade, that seems fine. He had the dual for a few months, but after a while he got tired of its limits (mostly lack of electronic crossovers, and lack of the ability to mess with the curve of the sound) and got much more elaborate head unit. It was either a high end Pioneer or a high end Kenwood, I can't remember.

But, for your application that dual seems to fit you. Granted, it has a lower RMS wattage than I would have liked for your application since you like bass, but if your after bluetooth and ipod controls built in, this is what your going to want for your price range.

In your case right now, your gonna have to sacrifice 1 of 2 things, either sacrifice functionality for sound quality, or sound quality for the funtionality. You can choose, but if you don't your gonna be spending $$.
Thanks for the advice. At this point I think anything will be much much better than the junk I have no, so I will probably go for the dual, save a few bucks (it is less than 140 on ebay) and the speakers you showed me. Having bluetooth and ipod are key since my ipod has everything and hands free is a law in NJ besides being the only thing that keeps me awake sometimes when I have a distance to go.

NiHaoMike - While your idea intrigues the part in me that loves to tinker, to be honest I would rather spend the money on a system and spend the extra few hours I save programming a new feature for EcoModder to share with you guys
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2009, 11:56 PM   #37 (permalink)
Giant Moving Eco-Wall
 
DifferentPointofView's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: The Dale, IL (or A-Dale)
Posts: 1,120

The Jeep! - '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ Laredo
90 day: 23.75 mpg (US)

The Caliber - '07 Dodge Caliber R/T
90 day: 30.6 mpg (US)

The 'Scort - '98 Ford Escort LX
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
^maybe a new money tree feature that gives DPoV Money everytime someone visits ecomodder?
__________________


Yea.. I drive a Jeep and I'm on a fuel economy site, but you just wouldn't understand... "It's a Jeep thing!" *Jeep Wave*

Did I Use Too Many Abbreviations? Here's The Abbreviations List
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 05:00 AM   #38 (permalink)
Dartmouth 2010
 
SVOboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hanover, NH
Posts: 6,447

Vegan Powa! - '91 Honda CRX DX
Team Honda
90 day: 66.52 mpg (US)
Thanks: 92
Thanked 119 Times in 87 Posts
Send a message via AIM to SVOboy Send a message via MSN to SVOboy Send a message via Yahoo to SVOboy
How did you know that was next on the list?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 09:29 AM   #39 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 632
Thanks: 0
Thanked 25 Times in 23 Posts
Then just wire a common line-in to the amp and use that for iPod input. For Bluetooth, use a Bluetooth audio gateway.

Although setting up an embedded system based on x86 is actually much easier than it sounds.
__________________
If America manages to eliminate obesity, we would save as much fuel as if every American were to stop driving for three days every year. To be slender like Tiffany Yep is to be a real hypermiler...

Allie Moore and I have a combined carbon footprint much smaller than that of one average American...
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2009, 06:12 PM   #40 (permalink)
Dartmouth 2010
 
SVOboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hanover, NH
Posts: 6,447

Vegan Powa! - '91 Honda CRX DX
Team Honda
90 day: 66.52 mpg (US)
Thanks: 92
Thanked 119 Times in 87 Posts
Send a message via AIM to SVOboy Send a message via MSN to SVOboy Send a message via Yahoo to SVOboy
Just got everything installed. It sounds pretty great, I am quite happy with it so far, though I have only played a few heavy-ish classical tracks so far.

Looking forward to the roadtrip to madison, wi a bit more tomorrow

Thanks for all the advice and help!

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
start a "Fire" fly EV project Trevs Introductions 17 06-25-2016 12:14 AM
Electric car conversion: Project ForkenSwift MetroMPG Fossil Fuel Free 1041 07-28-2014 09:19 AM
EcoModding for Beginners: Getting great gas mileage. SVOboy EcoModding Central 55 08-20-2012 11:34 PM
Old Car Advertisements Matt Herring The Lounge 1 10-17-2008 01:07 PM
Alt Car Expo Los Angeles 2008 cfg83 Events & Meet-ups 2 10-14-2008 06:21 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com