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    Preorder Now- BoomzBox HD Radio USB Controlled



    The mp3Car BoomzBox is a USB controlled HD capable AM/FM tuner. The BoomzBox HD is a fully RoHS compliant HD radio tuner built from the ground-up for car PC use. The tuner box is smaller than similar devices on the market. Itís built with a solid aluminum casing to withstand automotive applications. The tuner box has 3 connections; an antenna input port, a pass-through antenna output port, and the 8-pin interface connector.

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    Is this the one with USB audio? If so, I'm supposed to get the first available unit (Right Heather) I tried to pay for it at the Baltimore AFKFest.
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    Yes Gizmo -

    I will let Stephen know that you are in the fast lane...he will be in touch Monday! We are not shipping quite yet, early next week.

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    So this unit is different from the Visteon / Directed radio's in that the audio signal is run down through the USB? So this would be less prone to interference from engine noise?

    I just ordered the Directed HD and Mitch cable from Mo-Co-So, if I had seen this I might have waited a couple of days longer!!! Price is a little bit more for this system, but if it meant I didn't have to play around with line in / mic in and interference, I would have been happy to spend the extra on this.

    Oh well, will have to wait and see whether the Directed + Mitch cable is better than the POS hqct-i that I am currently using, and if it isn't, you might get another customer!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chester View Post
    So this unit is different from the Visteon / Directed radio's in that the audio signal is run down through the USB? So this would be less prone to interference from engine noise?

    I just ordered the Directed HD and Mitch cable from Mo-Co-So, if I had seen this I might have waited a couple of days longer!!! Price is a little bit more for this system, but if it meant I didn't have to play around with line in / mic in and interference, I would have been happy to spend the extra on this.

    Oh well, will have to wait and see whether the Directed + Mitch cable is better than the POS hqct-i that I am currently using, and if it isn't, you might get another customer!!
    the directed will be light years better than the HQCT-i. And the primary difference is the usb audio between the directed and the boomzbox. Its much easier to install and configure the boomzbox for use. And its already supported by the main front ends in the forum.
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    *sigh* Wish I had looked into this before jumping into the Directed unit....I would prefer the USB audio on the boomzbox to using line in, one less point for interference.

    Ahh well, if the directed one doesnt do the trick for me, I will just have to put it back up on the market and buy the boomzbox!

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    I would say you would be fine with the Directed unit. I have one and have had no issues with it. It is nice to see a new option surface though since it can be hard to find the visteon and directed units.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chester View Post
    *sigh* Wish I had looked into this before jumping into the Directed unit....I would prefer the USB audio on the boomzbox to using line in, one less point for interference.

    Ahh well, if the directed one doesnt do the trick for me, I will just have to put it back up on the market and buy the boomzbox!

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    i dont want to argue usb audio, one thing for sure with usb audio it must be captured to be heard, and that takes CPU

    where direct line in, can even skip the pc and go to say a audio processor

    as for noise, if you get noise(engine whine) with the usb audio, it will much MUCH harder to solve..

    the advantage of usb audio is, if you DONT have any line in's on your PC/LAPTOP
    and mic inputs are not usually retaskable, unless you have HD Audio

    now both are better than the HCQT-1, hands down!
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    This is a USB audio? Can't believe it!

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    SO Whats the 2012 review of this? sounds like a dream com true!
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