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Head unit with iPod & Bluetooth connections.

Head unit with iPod & Bluetooth connections.

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PetrolDriver

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781 posts

56 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Is anyone up with the latest head units and differences etc? I can look on a site and look at all the 3 letter abbreviations etc but what do they mean!?

Basically, I have an E46 with the old school tape unit and CD changer in the boot. I had Bluetooth in my old car and an aux in and I miss playing my iPod or iPhone. Sick of changing CD's all the time.

I would like a head unit that will charge my phone, allow me control of my iPod, and also allow me to make and receive calls through the head unit and show who is calling/phonebook etc.

I only want to spend as much as I need to. I'm aware that I'll lose my CD changer as it's not possible to retain a BMW changer.

Am I missing anything or can I just buy;

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/alp-cde133bt-alpin...

With the required ISO cable and fascia and be good to go?

Hudson

1,793 posts

96 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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PetrolgDriver said:
Am I missing anything or can I just buy;

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/alp-cde133bt-alpin...

With the required ISO cable and fascia and be good to go?
Pretty much. Get the ipod cable off Ebay however as the ones on car audio websites can be north of £30, whereas the ebay one i have was 99p

gazchap

1,472 posts

92 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Not sure if you can get them any more, but I've got a Sony DCS S300BTX in two of my motors, excellent head units - USB port on the front, Bluetooth phone connectivity (for calls and audio) and an internal "TuneTray" behind the faceplate that you can put your iPod in, so the iPod doesn't even have to be hidden in a glovebox or anything, its all inside the unit.

Easy to get suitable ISO leads and adapters too, Connects2 do an E46 lead for Sony units that give you back the steering wheel controls too.

CAPP0

10,633 posts

112 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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At the budget end of the market (<£100) JVC have units which offer most if not all that you're looking for.

PetrolDriver

Original Poster:

781 posts

56 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Thanks guys, I just want something that isn't too blingy to look at, will attract no attention and will just do it's job with no fuss.

In terms of cables, can't I just use my standard iPhone cable, got loads of them lying around.
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PetrolDriver

Original Poster:

781 posts

56 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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gazchap - thanks for the suggestion, seems a bit pricier though, but looks good.

PetrolDriver

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781 posts

56 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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HeatonNorris

1,649 posts

57 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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These look very interesting:

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/oxy-ocar-oxygen-au...

The iPhone clips into the fascia to become the display.

Bungleaio

4,459 posts

111 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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I've got one one of these in my mini. You can vary the colours of the LED's so that it matches the orange of the standard lights.

Calls are clear and iPod connection works very well.

ETA link would help http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/ken-kdcbt92sd-kenw...

Edited by Bungleaio on Sunday 1st July 18:30

j3gme

528 posts

103 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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PIONEER DEH-4400BT does everything you want.....and its only £125

davidsp80

63 posts

52 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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To hyjack the thread...what's best to get for a samsung htc

rottie102

3,470 posts

93 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Get the Motorola TK30.

- you keep your existing car radio, including steering wheel controls etc
- bluetooth handsfree for two phones at the same time
- bluetooth wireless music streaming
- aux in for ipod with ful control, charging etc,
- very easy to install, you can always move it to another car
- you can find them under £100