Car audio, what's in your ride?

Discussion in 'Automotive Electronics' started by nsaspook, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. nsaspook

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  2. strantor

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    Wow, pretty impressive. Last time I did a car audio project I was in highschool ('03). The audio/electronic portion wasn't nearly as cool as yours, but it was more "pimp my ride" flavor (before "pimp my ride" was a thing). My pickup had the "work truck" vinyl flooring and I installed carpet in it. I built a custom center console between the bucket seats and used the leftover carpet to cover the center console. The console had leather arm rests, and the CD player/EQ was inside under a hidden door. below that was the amp. I left the factory head unit in the dash to dissuade break-ins. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures, as I don't think it was yet common for one to photo-document everything that they do.
     
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    I try to photo-doc just about every project, its a habit I picked up long ago. First, so I can remember what I did a few years later, second to help others and mostly because it's a cool thing to do. I'd like to do a upgrade but that years Kenwood was the last year they had 24/96 DVD-Audio 5.1 in a car unit. I love the sound and have a collection of priceless (to me) music for it. I'm guessing my next car project will be a Android replacement for it if I can find a plugin or app to play DVD-A iso files.
     
  4. strantor

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    oh of course! I do it all the time, too, now. But 12 years ago, pictures costed money, and I didn't have any. ...well, I had some, but apparently it was better spent on undocumented automotive mods.
     
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    I had an Amstrad radio cassette - but the Reliant van I put it in didn't have much in the way of bulkhead between the dashboard and engine bay.

    One of several engines threw up all over it - it got put on a shelf in the shed intending that I would open it up and degrease it someday, but I had to de-clutter and it wasn't one of the things I bothered to rescue before the scrap man came.
     
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    Well this thread attracted a lot less replies than I expected. Too bad @thatoneguy isn't around anymore. He would have contributed at least one whole page of replies.
     
  7. Dr.killjoy

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    I use to build custom systems and right now I have a OEM speakers with a Sony Headunit .. I am looking to upgrade my wife's Ford Escape speakers cause someone installed a JVC unit and now only the passenger side speakers work..
     
  8. Alec_t

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    I've got whatever came with the car (Toyota Corolla), off the production line. Hardly ever use it :).
     
  9. Brownout

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    I just hum to myself. My radio is crap.
     
  10. Dr.killjoy

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    Is the radio shot or something and have you considered fixing it??
     
  11. nsaspook

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    Time for upgrades? A simple adapter lets you stream music via FM or aux input from the phone or tables internal drive.
     
  12. Brownout

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    I just don't listen to music that much anymore. I think everything since about 1980 is crap. In other words, all my favorite artists are dead.
     
  13. nsaspook

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    +1, that's why I have my entire music collection in the car in hi-rez digital formats.
     
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    I sold my collections when I couldn't play my LP's anymore
     
  15. nsaspook

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    Too bad, still have my old Technics SL-5 linear tracker to transfer new 'old' music.
     
  16. Alec_t

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    Nah. Like I said, I hardly ever use it. I need all my concentration on local traffic conditions!
     
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