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Old 15 April 2002, 12:29   #11
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what i am really waiting for is a solid-state in-car MP3 player.
Have you seen www.carplayer.com ?

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Old 15 April 2002, 12:38   #12
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Just had a loot at that John, but they are all hard drive based - seen those before - in fact installed one in a friends Range Rover recently.

No way at-all that'll last more that 10minutes in a RIB, and i question the life in my sports car with its hard suspension.

Thanks anyway

Anyone else seen something that takes a RAM-stick or similar???

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I think I saw some waterproof stereo housing in Scubakids "Camel" - So come on John - is there anything in it? - and did it survive the camel race?
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Yes, I do have experience from my own rib.

Go for waterproof speakers, and a cheap radio-cd (actually as cheap as you can).

Normally you will have to change the radio-cd unit after two or
three years as it becomes damaged from sea salt.

Invest in a good waterproof protective case which you will fit in
your console and place the radio-cd unit there.

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Old 17 April 2002, 14:20   #15
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Yes I do have two "waterproof" fitments on Dromedary sad to say that the stereo that was fitted did not survive the race the combination of power/salty atmosphere killed them all if you need a site for MP3 players try

www.scan.co.uk

check the "today" page to see if one is on offer or get it at normal price if you cannot wait.

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Old 17 April 2002, 17:41   #16
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So guys......

I love systems, belive me in my jeep I have a Panasonic single CD head unit with 8 cd changer, 1 x panasonic DVD and screen, 1x 240v inverter (yes it does drain the battery if the engines not running), 3x pheonix gold 360w amps driving 6x9 in the roof with 7" mids in the front doors and 12" sub woofer in the boot.

So i have been long thinking of what i do in the RIB??? So the 1000 dvd is a bit of risk with salt water etc.

My best plan as yet is JVC waterproof speekers with a jack on the end that plugs in to a personal minidisk. I have a Aiwa minidisk that I used on my motor bike & joging and it doesnt skip. My plan was to put this in a waterproof bag like we put our VHF's in.

But thats just my point of view.......
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Old 17 April 2002, 18:03   #17
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So guys......

and 12" sub woofer in the boot.

Beau - looked bigger than 12" to me
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I agree with Dimitris

It 's impossible for a radio/cassette player or a radio / cd player to survive more than 2 or 3 years beacause of the salt water. Best thing to do is buy 1 (or 2) pairs of good speakers and a waterproof case for a CHEAP player. Experience has taught us that only the SONY case is what it says (waterproof). ALL other models aren't really.
I've used this combination for the past 3 years, without taking too much care of the player and everything works fine so far.
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