Stereo Options

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PoorMtnKid
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Stereo Options

Post by PoorMtnKid » 18 Jun 2018 11:49

Hello fellow members,

Over the past years I have never had a stereo in the car and I'm ready for one. Trying to determine what options are best. Ideally I would love just a hidden receiver that I can Bluetooth into and control from my phone but I cant seem to find what I'm looking for. I was thinking some type of ATV unit or marine unit. I wanted to see if some other members can post pictures of their set ups. Specifically where you mounted your speakers and a stock dash/console modified for a single din. I really don't want a single din because I have had cars stolen just for that which is out of control when you think about it, but if that is my best option I may go that route as they are super cheap now.

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Post by Byron510 » 18 Jun 2018 15:10

It's kind of old school, but I bought an amp that simply had a 3.5mm input jack that I could plug my I pod/MP3 player into - no head unit at all!. I have never installed it because I figure I'd need a competition level stereo to overcome the mechanical noise of my car, so it's sat in a box (somewhere in the shop) for over 10 years - not getting any better with age I might add.

My previous 510 had a USB port that took memory sticks - eventually I just listened only to the songs on that stick and never used the radio function anyways.

But the idea I think is sound, the MP# can be permanently hooked up to the car so it's always charged and has power, and you take it inside to download your latest onto....
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Re: Stereo Options

Post by Heinrich » 18 Jun 2018 22:19

Another option might be to take an old radio with busted internals and buy a Bluetooth amp off eBay and build it into the old chassis.
keeping the stock look but with Bluetooth functionality.
something like so : https://www.banggood.com/50W50W-TDA7492 ... mds=search
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Post by PoorMtnKid » 21 Jun 2018 11:34

The Amp with aux cord sounds like a viable option. Amps now are smaller than before with good output, so easy to store out of sight. I di did find a Rockford fosgate system that does exactly what I want but its just under $200, I can pull off the amp trick cheaper I think. Not looking for some crazy sound system just some tunes for the trips I did take in it.
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Post by qwik510 » 22 Jun 2018 04:29

I bought this last year. I Still have not installed it. I think it will meet all you are looking for. Bluetooth, USB, MP3, etc.
The unit is very small and light weight. I think it would fit in the glovebox too.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dual-Electro ... r/54596679?
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