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Old 09 December 2004, 12:59   #1
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CD players in a RIB - again...

Well as a winter project im looking at fitting a CD player to the RIB.
The main question is, will a cheap car cd player skip on every ripple?

Secondly, a handful of people have talked about fitting MP3 players, or at least the headphone jack to plug an MP3 player into. Has anyone actually done it yet?

Just looking for some feedback. Thanks, Harry.
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Old 09 December 2004, 13:42   #2
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Hi Harry,

I think its inevitable that a CD will skip. I have ben told that something like a mini Ipod is the answer because the music is saved in the memory of the machine and so will not skip like a CD. I would also be interested to hear from anyone who has tried this.

You can get a waterproof housing for the mini Ipod, so you should be able to mount it on the consul.

Regards.

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Old 09 December 2004, 13:47   #3
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Just bought a JBL fully waterproof AM/FM/DC player 160wats from the US. They have now run out of stock but they have Jenssen at about 100-120 have a look at this http://www.rocktheboataudio.com/waterproofstereos.html
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Great site Manos, im looking at one of these with one of those waterproof covers over it.

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Old 09 December 2004, 16:00   #5
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Nice lookinmg unit. This is not waterproof I do not think. You need to get the cover too. But is not that muych at least half the price of what you will pay in the UK for just the CD unit.

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Just for the benifit of anyone else interested:
JCV marine radio and cd player:

JVC waterproof speakers:

Waterproof cover:


Total price including 7-10 day world delivery, 175.
Ill sleep on it, but i think i might go for that package.
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I would go for the proper marine unit, even though you are getting a much cheaper deal if you go to halfords and a waterproof cover, the water will get into it somehow after a couple of splashes.
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Hey, Halfords have a free fitting deal on all Stereo's at the moment
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Old 09 December 2004, 18:44   #9
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Have a look at minidiscs also. My minidiscs have been through the wash (damn mother!!) several times and still work perfectly. They don't skip either. Dunno if there's a marine head unit though. There certainly should be, its the perfect medium for marine use!!
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This is the one I've got and is still in stock

http://www.rocktheboataudio.com/html/6.html



JBL MR-30 Waterproof AM/FM/CD Changer Controller w/ Wireless Remote Marine Stereo This unit has it's own built in CD player or may be used to control a CD Changer.

Excellent power output of 45 Watts x 4, line output terminals (x2 pairs), a secure flip down face, a rotary encoder muti-control, and it comes wired remote ready. The amplifier section includes controllable bass/treble/balance, preamp fader, volume, and subwoofer output. In addition, the MR-30 has a waterproof face with silicon rubber buttons. Also equipped with the latest, boldest display which is viewable from any direction. The unit is 1.5 DIN and its actual size is 9 3/8'' x 4 1/2''.

Patent pending Sea-top Technology and CRC Plasticoat 70 on both sides of the circuit board ensuring a longer lasting unit. The 1-bit DAC (digital to analog converter) eliminates zero-crossing ("glitches") to ensure higher fidelity than the conventional ladder-resister DAC's. A high-precision hologram pickup reads CD's with minimal errors while the digital servo optimizes the pickup movement to compensate for the distortion in the disc. Finally, the silicone damped, rubber encapsulated spring/suspension system protect the pickup from the shocks and vibrations of a bumpy boat ride. All components are made of water-resistant materials for greater durability.

180 watts (4x 45)
Aux in/ Subwoofer out
Electronic Tuning with Scan/Seek
Flip Down Face
Card Type Remote Control
Includes Wireless Remote
Electronic volume/balance/bass/treble/and fader control
6 AM and 18 FM station presets
Negative LCD Display
Detachable Control Panel with Carrying Case
Wired Remote Ready
Water-resistant face
Rolled Silicone Rubber Buttons
CD Changer Control

PRICE $ 246.45 + $ 60 carriage
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