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Comments on: Car Audio http://hornes.org/2006/11/car-audio/ Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:12 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 By: andri http://hornes.org/2006/11/car-audio/#comment-1078 Fri, 29 Dec 2006 07:09:30 +0000 http://www.hornes.org/2006/11/car-audio/#comment-1078 hey by the way, do you still have that factory bose sub? what year was your car? im interested in buying your sub since u said ur not gonna use it anymore.

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By: Jay http://hornes.org/2006/11/car-audio/#comment-1077 Tue, 28 Nov 2006 22:21:37 +0000 http://www.hornes.org/2006/11/car-audio/#comment-1077 Hey Scott! I missed your comment…

I think I miscommunicated. I actually did use the CD Changer adapter (it was about $15 bucks from Crutchfields). The only custom wiring I did was to hook up the OEM subwoofer to the aftermarket head unit I put in… but it sounded so bad I disconnected it. I found it well worth abandoning the CD changer for the iPod.

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By: Scott Fraser http://hornes.org/2006/11/car-audio/#comment-1076 Wed, 15 Nov 2006 03:02:05 +0000 http://www.hornes.org/2006/11/car-audio/#comment-1076 I have been wondering for some time how to get my iPod hooked up to the factory installed system in my car (Volvo S80). There is an option to get an adapter put in, but I would have to lose the CD changer in the trunk, because the adapter that Volvo makes apparently uses the line that the trunk CD changer uses. Since I already spent money on that, I couldn’t swallow disconnecting it, and spending more money to get my iPod hooked in.

So I now tool around town with a little battery powered FM transmitter that works, well, just OK. It is good enough for most of what I am listening to on the iPod when driving, which is almost all people talking (tech news, interviews, etc…) If I want to hear good music, then I am using the CD’s, or I am in my office with a stereo I can plug the iPod into.

But still… It is such a hassle with the FM dongle, and in some parts of Philly there is very little dead space on the dial for you to use – sometimes none. Plus, to get the reception to work the best trick is to hold the dongle in your right hand as you are driving. Combine that with coffee, cell phone, and operating the car, and its probably not the safest thing in the world.

So I often wonder if I could do something like you did – break things open and just mainline in my own wires, but I don’t have the time and courage to take an x-acto knife to my car!

I think there may also be some higher power/quality FM modulators out there, but I am not sure if they are legal or not. Not to mention how to get them hooked up in a car. For example:
http://www.engadget.com/2005/07/20/the-ipod-stereo-fm-modulator/

Or there’s this approach:
http://www.idealog.us/2005/11/ipod_your_subar.html

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By: Peter Brunone http://hornes.org/2006/11/car-audio/#comment-1075 Fri, 10 Nov 2006 20:01:42 +0000 http://www.hornes.org/2006/11/car-audio/#comment-1075 I’d forgotten about that knife story. Thanks for the reminder!

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