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You are in the Acura TSX
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Acura TSX, Audio, Sedan
#69 of 118 Re: MP3 Player [rko2]
Mar 01, 2005 (3:46 pm)
Yes an audio aux input of some kind would be another great addition. It would be an acceptable substitute if car manufacturers are trying to avoid the compatibility issues that MP3 players can impose.
I also wish the stereo dash layout wasn't so proprietary so you could easily swap the factory stereo with a prefered in-deck audio system. Maybe they do this in order to coerce the consumer into keeping/buying their accessories.
I've tried using an FM transmitter (not in a TSX though) and found it to be lacking. You can still pick up engine noise and other background influences; you can't really have a pure sound with FM.
Anyway, still looking for answers to my original posts...
#70 of 118 Re: MP3 Player [rko2]
Mar 01, 2005 (8:26 pm)
For about $90, I bought an adapter for my wife's TSX that add's a direct line-in. She uses it for her iPod.
When connected, you can press the "CD" button twice (display says CD-C) to select the aux-in. Basically, the adapter hijacks the CD-changer input jack for a generic aux-in. Being a direct line-in, the sound quality is very good. I believe the adapter is made by P.I.E., and it was easy to install. Check out some of the TSX-centric enthusiast web sites for more info.
#71 of 118 Re: MP3 Player [c_hunter]
Mar 15, 2005 (7:37 pm)
Can u give any additional info on where u found/bought TSX adapter to use the AUX feature for an I-pod, or the product/part number? Its exactly what I have been looking for!
I spent 2 hrs at the Acura dealer on Mon, and another hour on the phone with Panasonic (radio maker)
I have the Nav version, not certain if yours does or if that matters?
Thanks very much.
George, Long Beach, CA
#72 of 118 Re: MP3 Player [geoinsdca]
Mar 16, 2005 (10:44 am)
Try some of the TSX specific enthusiast web sites for more details. I'd love to give a link, but then Edmunds would delete my post. Logjam elecronics sells some -- look on their website.
#74 of 118 Re: MP3 Player [tokash]
May 10, 2005 (2:06 pm)
I put another note in ...
I bought a TSX with the MP3 CD player. I have only used it for CD-Rs. It has recognized every single one that I have used (purchased or created manually).
I don't have a navigation system, so I don't know where it would display it there. On the other hand, I would presume that it would display the data in the same place as the XM radio display.
As far as what is visible ... it is disappointing. It displays "D-# T-#" where # is the number of the disk and track. It treats the directories as disks and the MP3 files in the directories as tracks. They could have come up with anything better than that (even 8.3 format would have been better!). It makes it virtually impossible to select a particular song that you want without memorizing the number of the disks and the number of tracks for each (and the directories are probably alphabetical). I have many MP3 CDs that are for Bible teachings, so I still find value in this option, but if I wanted it just for music, I would not have bought it.
My only hope is that sometime in the future, someone will come up with a firmware upgrade, since the radio can display text, as it does with XM.
#75 of 118 mp3
Mar 23, 2005 (9:37 am)
Warning - don't get the Acura MP3 player - it's a joke, doesn't connect to an IPod and is a waste of money.
#77 of 118 Cassette player
Mar 15, 2005 (8:27 am)
I'm looking into the idea of adding a cassette player as an accessory to the TSX that I would like to get (in the near future), for the purpose of being able to use my MP3 player in the car. According to the ACURA website, it costs a little over $200 (MSRP) to add-on. Edmunds doesn't have an options list which shows the invoice prices for accessories. Do I have to pay MSRP for an accessory? Or is there a way to find out the invoice price?
#78 of 118 Re: Cassette player [enya18]
Mar 15, 2005 (11:38 am)
If you just want to connect your MP3 player, say an iPod, to the factory stereo, then there are better ways to do it than installing a cassette deck and using a cassette adapter. Several manufacturers make a harness kit that attaches to the radio's CD changer jack and provides a direct line-in. I paid about $90 for the kit I put in my wife's TSX.