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I have a Pioneer car stereo in my K-Reg Lexus LS400

However I want something more modern that will allow MP3 and USB. Also if it would connect to the existing Lexus CD Changer would be good.

This is a double Dinn unit i think.

Anyway what can I put in to have the above functionality I am after. Also would be good to connect up my satnav pda to have music come through also.

I have heard about 1 din and needing surrounds but this can be overcome cant it?

I want to be able to utilise all the speakers in the car (6 or 7) i think including the mounted sub in back window (all original) and have a better output than the existing pionee which i think i 180watt.

Any ideas or car audio models be fully appreciated

Thanks

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I have a Pioneer car stereo in my K-Reg Lexus LS400

However I want something more modern that will allow MP3 and USB. Also if it would connect to the existing Lexus CD Changer would be good.

This is a double Dinn unit i think.

Anyway what can I put in to have the above functionality I am after. Also would be good to connect up my satnav pda to have music come through also.

I have heard about 1 din and needing surrounds but this can be overcome cant it?

I want to be able to utilise all the speakers in the car (6 or 7) i think including the mounted sub in back window (all original) and have a better output than the existing pionee which i think i 180watt.

Any ideas or car audio models be fully appreciated

Thanks

Hi,

My advice (for what it's worth) would be to SERIOUSLY consider retaining the factory Pioneer system. Changing it for something after-market would only serve to devalue the car. The original equipment is hard to beat, quite frankly, and I think you'd be disappointed with anything else. Not to mention the aesthetic damage! If you really feel the need to hook up an iPod or somesuch, why not seek a competent engineer/specialist to install an auxiliary line input on a mini-jack socket? Bear in mind though that the factory-fitted system is more than capable of revealing the audible shortcomings of MPEG layer III coding (a.k.a. MP3) when compared to proper, full bit-rate CD.

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Hooray! Someone saying something about the lousy quality of MP3 sound. Here I've been spending thousands on ever-better hi-fi, over the years, squeezing more detail out of records/CDs. Then ipod comes along with ....COMPRESSION!! Oh great!. What about QUALITY! SA-CD? DVD-A? :D

Stick with CDs! B)

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Hooray! Someone saying something about the lousy quality of MP3 sound. Here I've been spending thousands on ever-better hi-fi, over the years, squeezing more detail out of records/CDs. Then ipod comes along with ....COMPRESSION!! Oh great!. What about QUALITY! SA-CD? DVD-A? :D

Stick with CDs! B)

And don't even get me started on DAB!

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Appreciate all your comments and I will keep the existing audio system... in a box so as to be put back if ever needed but Im a modern man and I need to have mp3 etc...

I will be speaking to an autoelectrician at some point to seek advice on what can be put in.

Thanks guys.

Anyone else modern out there then let me know what you have used etc.

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