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NickHappy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:02 pm    Post subject: Best way to get modern sounds?? Reply with quote

I love my 997.1 turbo but whilst out for a drive it would be great to access music like we do in 2019 and not faff about with CDs etc.

I’d really welcome some ideas on the most efficient way to incorporate an up to date music system to the car, I’ve got all my music downloaded to a USB stick and if there is an easy way to put this through the BOSE system please do let me know. It’s only an occasional driver for me so reluctant to spend a fortune but I do like quality sounds.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick,
Does the 997.1 have an Aux port in the armrest? If so this device is a belter for £10. Just plug it in and it creates the BT connection for Spotify etc.
Bluetooth Receiver, SZMDLX... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0767CL99C?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I've been for drives in North Wales where is performed impeccably. I got the recommendationfrom one of the good folk here.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FZP wrote:
Nick,
Does the 997.1 have an Aux port in the armrest? If so this device is a belter for £10. Just plug it in and it creates the BT connection for Spotify etc.
Bluetooth Receiver, SZMDLX... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0767CL99C?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I've been for drives in North Wales where is performed impeccably. I got the recommendationfrom one of the good folk here.


Many thanks for this FZP - looks just the ticket, I’m pretty sure there is an aux port in the armrest. If so I will give it a go and report back.
Much appreciated
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FZP is this the one on amazon as your link does not seem to work for me?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bluetooth-Receiver-Streaming-Cancelling-Mpow-Black-Updated-Version/dp/B00KON1JIA/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3TLLR62WV4B7U&keywords=bluetooth+receiver+for+car&qid=1552380164&s=gateway&sprefix=bluetooth+receiver%2Caps%2C339&sr=8-3

will it pick up phone too?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi mate
This is what I have
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bluetooth-Receiver-SZMDLX-Hands-free-Wireless-New-4-2/dp/B0767CL99C/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1552382645&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=szmdlx+bluetooth&dpPl=1&dpID=41NFVTQe5KL&ref=plSrch
It's about the size of half a pen. I pair it with a Samsung S7 phone and in my BT settings I can choose to have it stream Audio or calls and audio. I have it set to Audio only as I let the PCM Bluetooth handle the calls.

2 points of note with it are:
A. You can't control the phone from your MF for music. If you want to skip a song, it's manual only. I still have normal control of the phone from the MF wheel as I did before.
B. You have to turn the unit back on each time you get in the car if you've been out of it for more than 15mins or so.

Those two compromises were acceptable for me as the resolution for the two points above is 10x the price and required no installation other than plug and play as you would with any BT device.
My playlists are created by me so no need to skip. Grin
As for the turning on, not that bothered.

It's performed faultlessly over the past 3 months without dropping connections etc. Sound quality is excellent
But for a tenner you can't go wrong
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok thanks for that.

i have a 997.1 will that have Bluetooth and will the pcm be able to handle calls? I have not looked tbh as just thought it was too old to have BT on it.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not familiar with the 997.1 PCM head unit. You'd have to look through your owners manual to see where the BT option is, located in the PCM menu, if It exists at all for call handling.
Drop a note if you discover anything here for others in the future looking for the same.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PCM2.1 in the 997.1 doesnt have bluetooth. It also doesnt have an aux port in the armrest.

The cheapest option is to get a bluetooth to FM device which lets you stream music from your phone thru the OEM head unit. So stuff like google music, spotify, lastfm etc and downloaded music on your phone will work nicely.

Other options would be a mobridge or denison module which plugs into the back of the OEM head unit and adds bluetooth to the OEM unit. This lets you pair your phone and use bluetooth for calls as well as streaming etc. I went with the mobridge option however it is not cheap (£500 or more). But it lets you keep the OEM look if thats important to you.

Alternatively, fit a double din surround and take your pick of aftermarket head units which is probably cheaper than the mobridge/denison plus you get a nice big modern display etc as well as usb/bluetooth and phone mirroring etc.
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