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  • Any Suggestions on an aux input radio?

    I am in the market for an aux input radio with around 50 watts per, with/without CD?

    Is there any 5.1 car radios?

    I am currently using a FM transmitter to connect my carputer with my sound system thru the FM reciever, works fine locally, but when i went to Fl last week, i would drive thru towns that radio stations were on the same freq at I, and well, our movie sound track would be replaced with a bee-bop sound track with commericals.
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    Kenwood KDC-9026 has 5.1 + aux input

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    • #3
      If you want true 50Wx4 go with external amps. You'll get much better sound out of them then you will out of a 50W deck (IMHO). As far as decks with aux inputs, you could do far worse than Kenwood, good reputation and a decent product for less money than most others.

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      • #4
        I use an FM Transmitter. Instead of having it wireless, It is wired. I bought it at Fry's electronics for $40 then $5.00 for the RCA to Headphone cable. It's the Clarion FM 200. It works great, plus I don't need to replace batteries because it runs off my car battery (Not through the cig adapter)

        Hope this helps,

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        • #5
          I've just bought an AUX in adapter from www.connects2.co.uk - there are stockists worldwide.

          The AUX in adapter plugs into the CD-changer input of many factory head units and I'm very pleased with it so far.
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          • #6
            Try the CDX-F5700X In Dash CD/MP3 Player ....it's the cheapest (decent) aux in head unit I could find. Has three outputs for front, rear(I don't use), and sub. Has sub volume control and it has the aux in of course. Good unit for the price.
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            • #7
              You can also check Log Jam Electronics for tons of Aux Input Adapters....

              http://www.logjamelectronics.com/auxinpconv.html

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              • #8
                I have an old pioneer p7000r deck..i love it. Years ago, i bout a rb10 adapter that gives me aux in.

                I'be clarion's with one built in. Blaupuncs too (spelling?)
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                • #9
                  I have a sony cdx m8800 it has 52x4(23.2 watts rms) front rear and sub preouts at 4v and aux in .i bought mine from bestbuy for 350bux but it was better than the pioneer deck I had.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by stevieg
                    I've just bought an AUX in adapter from www.connects2.co.uk - there are stockists worldwide.

                    The AUX in adapter plugs into the CD-changer input of many factory head units and I'm very pleased with it so far.
                    Yup .. got one of them too.. only problem I am having is that my radio after a period of time ( not fixed time, sometimes 1 month, sometimes 3 hours) just stops playing alltogether.. well, actually, the sound stops, you can keep on changing channels, to CD and everything else but there is no more sound, If i then disconnect the power and reconnect, it works again, this is only since the Connects2 interface.

                    By the way, i would REALLY suggest to get one of these instead of the FM transmitter. I bought one aswell, the good kind for around $ 80, the stereo type with good sound frequency range but still the sound was poor and when driving on holiday I got stations interfearing with the sound ( not to mention it started smoking when I connected the antenna wires wrong but that is a different story ;-) ).. anyway, hooked up the Connects2 and no more issues.. wonderfull stuff
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                    • #11
                      I have an Eclipse CD8454, it has a Coaxial in for PCM audio.
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                      • #12
                        i just made my own

                        http://home.cwru.edu/~nkp2/auxin.html
                        http://home.cwru.edu/~nkp2/auxinhowto.html

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                        • #13
                          Power Acoustik makes a model called the PADVD-740R that has aux in, dvd, mp3 vcd cdr cdrw etc. and an am/fm tuner built in it; I know that most people wont need the extra stuff in it, but it doesnt hurt when it runs right under $200 anyways; I'm gonna purchase this one for my car and run the dvd and radio off of it, and run everything else off of the computer

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Noctris
                            Yup .. got one of them too.. only problem I am having is that my radio after a period of time ( not fixed time, sometimes 1 month, sometimes 3 hours) just stops playing alltogether.. well, actually, the sound stops, you can keep on changing channels, to CD and everything else but there is no more sound, If i then disconnect the power and reconnect, it works again, this is only since the Connects2 interface.

                            By the way, i would REALLY suggest to get one of these instead of the FM transmitter. I bought one aswell, the good kind for around $ 80, the stereo type with good sound frequency range but still the sound was poor and when driving on holiday I got stations interfearing with the sound ( not to mention it started smoking when I connected the antenna wires wrong but that is a different story ;-) ).. anyway, hooked up the Connects2 and no more issues.. wonderfull stuff

                            Sorry to bump this old thread but this a VERY interesting solution for me. I just bought a new car with a premium bose sound system and it has no aux or line input. The sound quality is quite good, but going from the ability to plug in my Creative Nomad mp3 player and having access to over 5000 songs in my old car, to being limited to a six disc CD changer is like stepping into the stone ages. I HATE being limited to only a few CDs.

                            This adaptor thing looks like what I'm looking for but there's only one problem....accordng to them the adaptor connects to your CD changer connections in the trunk of the vehicle....Noctris and StevieG....since you guys own one, perhaps you can tell me how am I supposed to utilize the functions on my mp3 player with this thing, if it connects to the CD changer connection in the trunk?. I mean, the purpose for me would be having direct access to the controls on my mp3 player. Can't do that if it's in the trunk....or can you?

                            Please clarify.

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