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Jun. 6th, 2004

Okay. I have a question for all of you out in Livejournal Land that knows more about car audio than I do.

I'm looking at purchasing a cd changer that supports mp3s (the Sony CDX757mx seems to be the most affordable model I've found thus far), and I'm wondering- Do I need a changer that will play MP3s, or a receiver? If I have a changer that will play MP3s, will it work with my receiver? Do I need to buy both? Any advice would be welcome, as I'm rather reluctant to go speak to a sales drone that will try and sell me more than I need.

Thanks guys!

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elusivetiger
Jun. 6th, 2004 09:05 am (UTC)

It's the player itself that will handle the MP3s; the receiver has nothing to do with it (it will receive either an analog signal from the player, or a standard PCM digital signal when the player is playing MP3s if it supports it).
enveri
Jun. 6th, 2004 05:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :) That's what I was thinking, but I wanted to be sure before I put money down. :)
altonwings
Jun. 6th, 2004 09:17 am (UTC)
We have an mp3 stereo that we bought at Best Buy for around $150? I think? Gotta say I am in love with it. I mean love--walking down the alter, living in polygamy kind of LOVE for this thing.

Generally a receiver is built into the car, like your regular radio would be. Compatibilty between changers and receivers varies--I'm afraid you'll be needing that sales drone at some point to explain what is compatible with your regular car receiver. Personally? I would rather go the receiver route. Since mp3 disks hold quite a few songs--it's easier to have it handy in the car itself so you can do what you'd like. It also eliminates any compatibility issues. Plus--most of 'em look cool!

I don't have a pic of ours--JVC doesn't make it anymore. But, if you want a good place for reliable information, go to www.crutchfield.com and look at their car audio. It walks you through the make, and model for your car for any audio equipment. Using that as your guide, you can locate a local store that has the same thing, and look at having it installed.

BTW--can I tell you how IN LOVE I am with mine? Hoo-yeah.
enveri
Jun. 6th, 2004 05:00 pm (UTC)
Hee! I'm looking at a changer because we're driving from Chicago to Philadelphia, then from Philadelphia to Boston, then from Boston to Portland, ME. We're gonna want a lot of music. That, and.. well, having 7000 mbs of mp3s at our fingertips without having to swap out cds is rather an attractive option.

I will check out crutchfield, I know they're a reliable name, and possibly call Tweeter and other local specialty shops. Thank you!
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