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realgonekid On December 08, 2007

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
#1New Post! Apr 13, 2007 @ 13:08:09
I recently bought an "Acoustic Solutions CD/Radio with MP3 Playback" which I took to mean that it could play my mp3 player. It has no port for it though. Is there any way I can play my mp3 player through the car like I used to when I had a tape deck?
Pete On March 28, 2012
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Central Scotland, United Kingd
#2New Post! Apr 13, 2007 @ 13:09:46
it means cd with mp3's burned onto it i think

and i dont think there is a way of connecting it
realgonekid On December 08, 2007

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
#3New Post! Apr 13, 2007 @ 13:14:00
Damn! This kind of thing just makes me all angry & Cartmany. What use is it then?! Gah.

Thanks for the reply dude.
maximillion On December 13, 2016




, Minnesota
#4New Post! Apr 13, 2007 @ 13:14:08
you would need one of these if its an ipod
not a cd player
https://www.autotoys.com/x/cust/product.php?productid=5517
steveuk On May 15, 2012




London, United Kingdom
#5New Post! Apr 13, 2007 @ 13:15:23
Get an FM Transmitter. I got the ?20 one from Halfords and can now listen to music on my PC in the garden on the portable radio
realgonekid On December 08, 2007

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
#6New Post! Apr 13, 2007 @ 13:16:49
you would need one of these if its an ipod
not a cd player
link [www.autotoys.com]

Get an FM Transmitter. I got the ?20 one from Halfords and can now listen to music on my PC in the garden on the portable radio


Many thanks!

The Halfords thing sounds most attractive (as I'd electrocute myself trying to fit the other thing) does it suffer from interference?
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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Here and there,
#7New Post! Apr 13, 2007 @ 13:22:29
The FM transmitter will work, but there may be a better solution.

What kind of car stereo do you have?

If you have some provision for an external input, you'll get better sound quality and you won't have to hunt for radio stations if you drive out of town and find the channel you're using has a real radio station on it.
steveuk On May 15, 2012




London, United Kingdom
#8New Post! Apr 13, 2007 @ 15:12:38
@realgonekid Said
The Halfords thing sounds most attractive (as I'd electrocute myself trying to fit the other thing) does it suffer from interference?


From where you will have it, which will probably next to you then no. The aerial on my cars are at the back, with me at the front (obviously) and it has no intereferance at all, except for when the batteries get low - but it comes with a cigarette adaptor thing anyway
macca On May 19, 2012

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, Australia
#9New Post! Apr 26, 2007 @ 13:10:00
from a salesperson's point of view

there are a couple of different ways of doing it but it depends on the type of cd-player that you have purchased and seeing as though you dont have a Tape Player integrated into it that rules out one solution...

then seeing as though you dont have an Auxiliary input that inturn rules out another way

leaving the final solution which would be to use an FM Transmitter.. these can be good and bad depending on the brand and type that you purchase.. i stronly recommend the type that does not run on batteries but in fact runs off the cigarette lighter... this will allow it to work smoother without worry about running out of battery power!!

then the next step is to find one that allows you to fine tune the frequency that it runs on... you can get ones that only allow 1-5 set frequency changes but they are too limiting as there might be interference on those channels... i would suggest that you purchase one that has a tunable frequency setter (set your own frequency) and that runs off the cigarette lighter!!
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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Here and there,
#10New Post! Apr 26, 2007 @ 13:22:53
@macca Said
then seeing as though you dont have an Auxiliary input that inturn rules out another way

How do you know that?
perspicacious On November 28, 2014




?, United Kingdom
#11New Post! Apr 26, 2007 @ 13:24:14
@steveuk Said
Get an FM Transmitter. I got the ?20 one from Halfords and can now listen to music on my PC in the garden on the portable radio


Get one for 6 squid of ebay.
macca On May 19, 2012

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, Australia
#12New Post! Apr 26, 2007 @ 15:10:26
@jonnythan Said
How do you know that?


i know that because in his first post he says

@realgonekid Said
It has no port for it though


so he doesnt have any sort of Auxiliary input
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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Here and there,
#13New Post! Apr 26, 2007 @ 15:14:57
@macca Said
so he doesnt have any sort of Auxiliary input

He was talking about the CD player, not the car's head unit.

He expected his new CD player to have some provision to allow him to play his MP3 player through it.

At least, that's how I read it.

Actually, now that I reread it maybe the CD player is actually a new head unit. Hm.
macca On May 19, 2012

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, Australia
#14New Post! Apr 26, 2007 @ 15:20:57
there you go.... not like the old cars where you buy an extra unit just for the cd's you buy a whole new unit...
so there you go jonnython you do learn something new each day!!
steveuk On May 15, 2012




London, United Kingdom
#15New Post! Apr 26, 2007 @ 15:24:21
@perspicacious Said
Get one for 6 squid of ebay.


Does it offer the full range though? 88.00 - 108.00? haha

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