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Acura TSX, Audio, Sedan
#80 of 118 Acura TSX Options
May 10, 2005 (1:46 pm)
I purchased a Red and Black 2005 TSX without navigation system (as a map works just fine for me).
I purchased fog lights because I live in upstate NY and they are very useful in the winter with the snow "falling sideways", as it often does.
I got the dealer to throw in the mud flaps, trunk tray and wheel locks for free.
I bought the wind visor because my previous Hondas would be far to noisy without the visor. I would barely open the moon roof. With the visor, it is very quiet. It is noisier to open a window than the moon roof. So totally worth it.
I also bought the MP3 CD player because I have a large number of MP3 CD collections with Bible studies that I have purchased (although most people just have personal MP3 players instead, so this would not be the best for them). I agree that a line-in connector would have made a lot of sense. I love being able to listen to my MP3 CDs directly in the car. I must point out that I am very disappointed that navigating through the disk is difficult, since the MP3 titles don't show up on the screen, although since it does display the titles from the XM radio, it is obviously capable of doing it.
Anyone know of a firmware upgrade that can provide the text?
#81 of 118 What can connect the iPod to the Aux input?
Jan 24, 2006 (1:34 pm)
I bought the belkin mini stereo audio cable to plug in my iPod to the AUX input in my 2006 TSX, but for some reason, I hear no noise. Does anyone know of the reason for this? Or is this not compatible? Thanks.
#82 of 118 Re: What can connect the iPod to the Aux input? [brian39]
Jan 24, 2006 (7:34 pm)
Make sure your radio is set to AUX and that the cable is plugged to the iPod headphone jack. Should work. This is how it works in my '06 Civic.
#83 of 118 Re: What can connect the iPod to the Aux input? [brian39]
Jan 25, 2006 (1:48 pm)
You need to install a Ground-Loop Isolator (GLI). You can get one of these at Radio Shack.
#84 of 118 RDS or radio data signal
Aug 28, 2006 (11:06 am)
Our 2000 Expedition has this and I love it -- does the TSX have this feature -- it is where it shows the radio station name, artist and song
#85 of 118 Re: Speakers [rlsf]
Sep 17, 2006 (7:47 am)
I just got a 2006 TSX about three weeks ago. So far all is good, I love it. I don't think my sound system is bad at all. Coming from my 1990 Acura Legend, I had 2 12" subs in the back and good speakers all the way around, that sounded awesome. Now, it doesn't seem that bad, I was reading some of the other posts and it sounds like some blown speakers. I don't have any rattling with my speakers. There are a few issues I want to address/confirm.
First: I notice also that my FM seems to come in and out a little bit, even on the popular channels, it seems that way.
Second: Anyone notice a small "hissing" sound when playing CD's? Like you can hear a small, small sound that sounds like when your TV is "snowy". I noticed that, not that its a big deal, but a little annoying.
And the biggest item I want to talk about: has anyone had 4 or more people in the car and the back speakers do not play? On two seperate occasions, I had the back seat telling me that nothing was coming out of the rear speakers. I didn't even ask them the second time, they brought it up to me. I don't know if it is a courtesy thing where it shuts off the back speakers so it doesn't blow out the peoples' ears in the back. I have checked the fader and balance and everything is fine. When I drive by myself or with a passanger in the front, they all sound fine, just when there is 2 or 3 people in the back. Anyone notice this too?
#86 of 118 Re: Speakers [jmty02]
Sep 18, 2006 (6:52 am)
Are you taking about the 6X9 by the back windows or the 6 1/2 on the back door side panels? I think the 6X9 are like subwoofers, the TSX’s amp filters the sound and only sends lower freqs to these speakers. Some owners replaced the 6X9 with 3-way or 4-way 6X9 to get a better sound from the rear. They sometimes had to add an extra amp or steal the speaker wire from the door panel to get the full sound from the new 6X9. I usually turn down the sound when I have back seat passengers and at a low volume you probably won't hear/feel the 6X9.
How do the speakers sound to you when other folks are in the car? If it sounds the same to you, it probably the 6X9 in the rear acting more like subs than reg full range speakers.
#87 of 118 Re: speakers [damormino]
Oct 20, 2006 (9:08 am)
I WISH the TSX system was BOSE, it is not. I had a 200 TL and really liked the sound it had, especially the cassete deck. Played my high end self made tapes from an NAD deck and B $ O turntable really good. I complained about a bit of distortion I thought I heard in my TSX and the dealer replaced the amp (so they said).
I get a crunchingly hissing, sort of crackling (hard to describe) sound from the center of the dash with the stereo off. It seems to come from the tires as it gets louder on rough roads. It has a slight affect on the sound system.
Maybe my next set of tires will fix that.
#88 of 118 Re: Cassette player [enya18]
Oct 20, 2006 (9:14 am)
As a condition of my taking a lease on my TSX (I recently bought it from the lease) I had the dealer install the cassette deck. It takes up the upper storage spot but the deck sounds decent. I have a lot of Chromium, high end cassetes I made on a mid end NAD deck from a good CD player and also vinyl from a B & O turntable and wanted to be able to play them without going digital with them. Of course, I am an analogue fan anyway.