Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 08:57:37 +0100
From: David Taylor <>
Subject: Re: OT - in car MP3 players (UK bias)

> Could you tell us a little more about that player and how it fits in > your Saab? Sure. It's a hard disc based player that I bought as bare bones, in other words add your own hard disc. I tend to have a few kicking around so just installed a standard 3.5" 17GB one, it will take much higher capacity (120GB if I recall). The unit itself is removable and can be slotted into a PC via the caddy and then in the PC it just appears as another disc. On the in car unit there's a display but in my case it's mounted in the boot, from which there's another satellite display which is identical to the main unit. The satellite display offers full control and I rearranged my DIN slots so that I have the felt tray at the top and that's where I stuck the display. They seem to be really listening to people because the main criticism was that it wasn't DIN sized - they now have a DIN sized unit and in my case, it needed longer audio leads. Other than that, the package came with mains power adaptor, headphone sockets (you can use it standalone just by sliding it out), it came with the FM modulator too. If you wish, you can also get a USB 2.0 adapter instead of having to have the chassis in a PC and the other neat bit is that you can get an interface to make it appear as an Alpine CD changer. Take a look at their website David.

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