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JCWagar



Joined: 19 Mar 2011
Posts: 73
Location: Newport

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:03 pm    Post subject: Music in the Bus.. Reply with quote

So...My 71 needs some music in the bus. I prefer something that can handle an iPod mostly. I have combed the Samba and other sites for ideas but I would like to know what my local friends think.

Granted there are those who think the dead Sapphire XV should not be touched. For the purists out among us I know the Bus provides its own sound/s.

Please, let's see what you VW experts think. Advice? Preferences?

I also lack the tech know how to do such a project but may tackle it. Wiring is not my strong suit. So if you know anyone that is skilled and such installation and avoid cutting up my Bus, then I am all ears.

As always thank you in advance for any feedback.
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sandals



Joined: 27 Oct 2008
Posts: 401
Location: Sandpoint, I Don't Know

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Though I have not tried it, I know that you can set up a system that will play your Ipod without running through a standard head unit/in-dash stereo system. That way you could still have the stock look to your dash, but listen to your tunes while cruising the bus.
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ONEBADBUG



Joined: 25 Oct 2003
Posts: 417
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.retrosoundusa.com/
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DuaneL



Joined: 02 Feb 2012
Posts: 14
Location: Spokane Valley

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

or if you want something you could mount just about anywhere (that way you could leave your old radio in place) and only need it to amplify your ipod you could check out units similar to http://www.pyleaudio.com/sku/PLMRA120/2-Channel-240-Watt-Waterproof-Marine-Amplifier
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Doodoob



Joined: 06 Jul 2011
Posts: 98
Location: Spokane, WA

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reccomend doing something like this
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=245857&start=40

Here is mine
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=433430
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JCWagar



Joined: 19 Mar 2011
Posts: 73
Location: Newport

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All great ideas friends. Thank you.

I have never seen the suitcase stereo...James Bondesqe.

I am glad I posted and welcome more ideas. I know it is a personal choice/idea but to gather as much as I can first is beneficial.
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