Tips Connecting EVO to Car Audio

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  1. dpatel512

    dpatel512 New Member
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    Hello All,

    I am looking to connect my EVO to my car's audio system so that I can listen to Pandora and my own mp3s through my car's speakers.

    The audio system is a JVC KD-G200 -- below, I've included pictures of the Line Out area behind the unit:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1053769/IMAG0150.jpg

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1053769/IMAG0151.jpg

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1053769/IMAG0152.jpg

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1053769/IMAG0153.jpg

    If you could please tell me how I can connect these two, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks and have a great day! :)
     

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  2. t0ast3d

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    AUX port?
     
  3. marctronixx

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    thats a low level line OUT for a amp. thats a preamp signal. you can not use that with your EVO. if you dont have an aux in on the front as suggested above, you must use:

    1. bluetooth -- does the headunit have BT?
    2. tape adapter if it has a tape machine
    3. RF for radio FM station...

    EDIT: yep just checked the site for the HU (thank you for the link). yeah you can only use an FM X-mitter for this. you do not have an AUX in.
     
  4. eluno

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    what type of cable would one use for the aux port?
     
  5. dpatel512

    dpatel512 New Member
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    Thank you both for your prompt responses.

    @marctronixx: I don't see an AUX input in the front. If it helps, it's a 2001 Honda Civic. To address your questions:

    1. The unit does NOT have bluetooth.
    2. The unit does NOT have a tape adapter.
    3. I believe that leaves me with only the RF for radio option.

    What hardware do you recommend in this situation?
     
  6. sitlet

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    3.5mm male to 3.5mm male, if thats the kind of aux in port your system has. Here is a link to a picture

    For only $1.34 each when QTY 50+ purchased - PREMIUM 1.5FT 3.5mm Stereo Male to 3.5mm Stereo Male 22AWG Cable - Gold Plated | 3.5mm Audio M/M Cables


    No, that doesnt help. you have an aftermarket system, so it doesnt matter what kind of car you have.

    You just need an FM transmitter then. However, be aware, they dont sound good at all. It will sound like you are listening to a cassette. There is nothing you can do about it, thats the nature of small FM transmitters.
     
  7. Mr. Ed

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    indeed...be prepared for all kinds of feedback and noise, and possible interference from other fm transmissions as you come near them.

    I once even had a guy in a truck next to me using one and heard what he was listening to instead of mine :(

    I say invest in a new headunit with bluetooth :D
     
  8. marctronixx

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  9. Mr. Ed

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    But if updating to a newer head unit why not just get one with bt included
     
  10. marctronixx

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    yeah why not? :)

    if money is an option to consider, stepping up to a HU with an aux jack may be cheaper than a full blown unit with all the bells... just giving options for the OP... ;-)
     
  11. dpatel512

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    Thank you all for your extremely informative and timely input!

    Since money is currently an issue, I believe I will end up going with an FM transmitter if I can find one that is inexpensive and has acceptable reviews.

    Again, thank you all!
     
  12. mkampy

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    Experience has taught me me that you get exactly what you pay for in FM transmitters, buy the best you can afford, your ears will thank you...

    Worst case get a bluetooth speaker and put it on your visor... ( eh nevermind one that would sound decent enough, would cost as much as another head unit with proper connections)
     
  13. GirlGoneGeek

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    I purchased this a few months ago and love it.

    Amazon.com: BTC8 A2DP Bluetooth fm transmitter for Ipad, Iphone 4G, 3GS, 3G, all android phones - Droid, HTC,Samsung with wireless music streaming and handsfree calling: Electronics

    It says it's out of stock on Amazon right now but I'm sure you can find it somewhere. You can hook up a USB cable to charge your phone through this unit, so you don't need 2 cigarette lighter outlets to play and charge. It also has AUX in, so you can also use the transmitter with other items that don't have bluetooth, like an iPod.

    I use mine every day with my EVO and have had no problems at all.
     
  14. Palmetto Fellow

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    I noticed it has an auto-tune feature. That sounds similar to what Motorola uses in their T505. I hate the auto-tune they have. It does a poor job on finding good stations. I'd much rather have manual tune...and the auto-tune can be a convenience option, but NEVER a replacement for manual tuning.

    Do you ever get frustrated with this?
     
  15. Captain Sexy

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    How do you use bluetooth on the phone to the car to play audio? I would love to do that? Mine does calls but I don't know how to do that and audio?
     
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