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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb What do you do for tunes on the trail?

What is everyone doing for tunes on the trail, or on the highway getting to the trail?

I have a AM/FM/Cassette with four (PO kind-of) mounted speakers. This is a soft topped CJ7 and I prefer to drive with the top up and upper-doors off. My favorite music station (Smooth Jazz) just went from normal FM to FM-HD.

I have a collection of CDs, so I could make trail-rated copies but do CD players hold up to the trail bumps?

I saw a portable FM-HD radio that rebroadcasts to normal FM so that my present radio would still work.

What about receiving FM-HD on the trails, especially in the mountains? Is that going to work as well as normal FM?

What about speakers, I saw some nice seats that had speakers in the headrest. Anyone tried those?

Can you hear the silence?

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CD players SUCK on the trail. They get full of gunk, they skip, and I have never been able to keep one going in my Jeep for more than 6 months.

HERE is the answer: Get a USB-enabled head unit. I have one in my daily driver and now will be putting one in the Jeep as soon as I can. I can plug a 4 GB flash drive into it, and that holds 35+ albums of music. I have smaller flash drives that have different mixes of music on them, and I can change them around whenever I want without having to burn a new CD. The nicer ones will let you scroll through the folders, while basic ones will just play.

Also, because mine is also Ipod compatible, it will play the I-Tunes formatted files without issue. It plays AAC, MP3, WMV, WAV, and more.

Even better, my I-Tunes on my PC will automatically suck my CDs into m4a format when I put them in the DVD drive, so it's as close to plug and play as I can get.

I will never use CDs again.

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Nothing, "Radio, we don't need no stinking Radio" its just there to fill the hole in the dash.

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Listen to the sweet sounds of the FI258 or the 304....Don't need no radio messing up a perfectly good day on the trail.

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What Booger said. On the road to the trail I can't hear anything but wind, tires and engine. On the trail I don't want to hear anything but tires and engine.

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I have never had any luck keeping any type of radio, or CD player in my jeep. I have tried in the past. They work for a few months and then they give up... So that is what I did... gave up.
When I built the new dash in my Jeep I never even cut a hole for any type of head unit. I don't miss it at all. I have a radio/CD player in my DD, but in the Jeep, all I listen to is... the Jeep.

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Listen to the sweet sounds of the FI258 or the 304....Don't need no radio messing up a perfectly good day on the trail.
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My radio kept getting destroyed by rain, so now there is a hole there that I have filled with happy bunny figurines.
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On the trail, I do not like to have any music. However, on the road I do. After my factory CD player died, I got a deal on a Blaupunkt AM/FM CD player. I don't play many CDs anymore, but I do have an iPod I hooked into the Blaupunkt. Works for me, as long as I remember to not leave it in the Jeep!

As far as what I listen to...I'll listen to almost any style except that "cop killer" hardcore rap stuff. My avatar and signature may clue you in to what group I listen to most.

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