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Posted 09 June 2019 - 05:00 PM

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My COE car dun have aux input, which is a no no in the modern times as I cannot play music from gadgets such as phones and ipods, etc.

 

Hence completed a simple upgrade to improve the flexibility of the existing sound system and make full use of the speakers and tweeters which are pretty decent and good enough for me.

 

I share my humble and cheapo DIY project with fellow bros.

 

Appreciate suggestions if can improve the "setup", make it neater or more presentable.  Hahahaha  [laugh]

 

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Edited by Lightsabre, 16 June 2019 - 10:31 AM.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:12 PM

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My COE car dun have aux input, which is a no no in the modern times as I cannot play music from gadgets such as phones and ipods, etc.

 

Hence completed a simple upgrade to improve the flexibility of the existing sound system and make full use of the speakers and tweeters which are pretty decent and good enough for me.

 

I share my humble and cheapo DIY project with fellow bros.

 

Appreciate suggestions if can improve the "setup", make it neater or more presentable.  Hahahaha  [laugh]

 

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interesting work done for your car.

so with this done, does your CD changer still work?  Or it wasn't linked to any changer at all from the start?



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 05:33 PM

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interesting work done for your car.

so with this done, does your CD changer still work? Or it wasn't linked to any changer at all from the start?

Good question. I actually do not use the CD changer as nowadays streaming music from gadgets is much more convenient.

After I try I will update here.

Previously the CD changer was functioning. There is a empty 6-8 socket at the soffit of the CD changer which I connect the aux adopter.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:56 AM

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It would have been better to spend just under $200 for a proper headunit that has bluetooth, usb and aux. While you can save about 150 dollars going this route, this isn't really an upgrade. 



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:58 AM

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This at $88 brand new to me is a better upgrade:

 

https://sg.carousell...aTizHdU99BRokEa

 

If look for used ones even cheaper.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:24 AM

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It would have been better to spend just under $200 for a proper headunit that has bluetooth, usb and aux. While you can save about 150 dollars going this route, this isn't really an upgrade.

Hahaha for me this is really all I need base on my usage from my previous car. The only thing I ever use is the radio and aux input (from handphones), not even bluetooth. Plus now I can switch 3 aux sources.

And I do not wanna lose the huge compartment in place of a head unit,got a lot of stuff inside.

😁

This at $88 brand new to me is a better upgrade:

https://sg.carousell...aTizHdU99BRokEa

If look for used ones even cheaper.

I would go for new one if a head unit was the option but I do not want to lose storage area and hey I am now enjoying the sound and versatility I wanted 😁
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 09:21 AM

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Taobao has some ciggy plug which has USB input and output via lalio.

 

For my 1st 2 cars which has cassette tape, i only need to buy belkin ciggy adaptor to listen to ipod classic.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 09:26 AM

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TS you forgot most phones out there does not have 3.5mm audio jack..


Doesn't mean you drive a faster car, you can travel at 70kph on a clear lane 1 with a train of cars behind you...

 

that is what lane 2 is for..


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 09:35 AM

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Since you have an aux in plug you might as well plug in a bluetooth dongle and hook up devices in a wireless manner. 



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:21 AM

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still can plug into this!

 

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TS you forgot most phones out there does not have 3.5mm audio jack..

 


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:41 AM

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Hahaha for me this is really all I need base on my usage from my previous car. The only thing I ever use is the radio and aux input (from handphones), not even bluetooth. Plus now I can switch 3 aux sources.

And I do not wanna lose the huge compartment in place of a head unit,got a lot of stuff inside.

😁
I would go for new one if a head unit was the option but I do not want to lose storage area and hey I am now enjoying the sound and versatility I wanted 😁

 

Hmm what kind of stock headunit are you using? It's not a single din?



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:57 AM

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Hmm what kind of stock headunit are you using? It's not a single din?

Its built-in type, come with the car. If change very troublesome. For me this is the easiest route and still preserve my huge compartment below the audio system 😁

I see quite a lot of people replace the whole chunk (android system). But I am not into super quality audio, its good enough for me.
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Posted 26 June 2019 - 01:19 AM

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I also wanted to upgrade my car audio system. Great experience shared by you. What about the product quality of car audio systems available in Amazon?

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 07:19 PM

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Am dekitting my android atoto a6 pro headunit if anyone is keen!

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 03:38 PM

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Update:

Bought a DAP and bluetooth receiver/transmitter all certified Hi-Res Wireless Audio.

The bluetooth device expanded the flexibilty of car audio system. The DAP which has bluetooth, coaxial, LO, PO, etc connectivity, is mobile and I can use it in the car and at home, or any place which can receive stream of music be it wired or wireless.

Now looking for a suitable audiophile app to further enhance the sound quality.

I tried Neutron Player on my mobile, a lot of difference.
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My stock Clarion HU has AUX port but can't get it to work. Missing cable? 




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