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    Mp3 Audio hook ups

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me the best way to hook you mp3 player into your car audio system. And how to get the best sound out of your mp3 player through your car audio system?

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    a Pioneer Head unit with a "CD-RB20" unit connected to the IP-Bus Perfect soulution... Sound with CD-Quality
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    I've looked around, but I can't find any info
    on this CD-RB20 that you've mentioned... could you give any more info on your setup?

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    Hi, here's what I'm doing, which I think is the best way to hook up the system. I added an amp for $30 and built myself a rca splitter so I can have 2 inputs to my amp, one for the head unit, the other for the mp3 player. I then have one on and the other off to play one the other, both, or none. In the future I plan on adding a rocker switch in my dash so I can just switch the input going to my amp that way

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    Has anyone out there disected their car radio/tape player and ran the audio in that way? I'm thinking about doing that with my old factory system and adding in a new one if I ruin it in the process.

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    Nah.. look.. the best solution is to get a pioneer deck... you can name the source, so it looks professional are you don't have to bull**** around...

    I was going to run it straight into the amp like one of the above messages but that really sucks cause you can't adjust levels, which is really really important when you are dealing with MP3's, cause they are all encoded from different sources... even if you run it through an EQ you still have to have enough channels on your amp to run your entire speaker system.. and if you have a decent one, that means at least 5 channels..

    If you run it through a pioneer head deck you can adjust the levels really quickly, you can use the 4 channel built in amp (22WRMS per channel) which means you only need one amp, and you can look cool cause you can switch between CD, Radio, and MP3 System on the display.. for around $250 you can't go wrong..

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    Hey MyTree what is the model number of your head unit?


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    Actually you can adjust levels if you run it straight into the amp if you use winamp and the plugin that allows you to use a keypad rather than the whole keyboard to run it. Using that plugin you can adjust the sound levels using the 8 and 2 keys on your keypad.

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    The best idea is getting a head unit with an AUX built in. But from what I've heard I lucked out. I guess most head units have the AUX inputs on the front. That sucks and looks unprofessional for something permanent like a MP3 player. I somehow got a Blaupunkt Richmond 45 with a 3.5mm jack on the REAR of the unit. It is perfect, not as advanced as some of the newer units, but it does the same with out wires hanging off the front.
    And about MP3s having different levels cause they're encoded from different sources? Don't they all come off you're CD-ROM? :P hah

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    My choice was to buy a new head deck with Aux input. Most Blaupunkts have aux inputs on the back and all Aiwa units have them on the front. I prefer the Aiwa for looks becuase i dont like the bluapunkt style all that much but to each his own. Id rather have a rear input but its worth it to e for a little better looking head. you can find a lot of the Blaupunkt heads at www.crutchfield.com and check out the Aiwa website www.aiwa.com for theres.

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