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Hyundai Elantra Touring, Audio, Hatchback, Sedan
#2 of 21 USB support
Mar 19, 2010 (9:01 pm)
I don't have an ipod,I noticed the "ipod" adapter has a USB and a stereo RCA jack on the adapter. I plugged my newer mp3 player in and the stereo brought up the player. You can use the stereo to control the player. Use the tune knob to select the chapter (folder) and can then FF through the song/chapter. I have an older MP3 player the stereo does not recognize. I plugged it into the AUX port & low and behold, by pressing the aux button, it will switch between the two! My only complaint is the the USB MP3 player always starts at the beginning of the files. This is tough when you're listening to a book.Other than that - for what you pay for the vehicle, awesome stereo!
#3 of 21 Re: USB support [dingel]
Mar 19, 2010 (11:02 pm)
Thanks. I ended up buying the special cable as well. It cost me $45, including tax at the nearest dealer, which is a bit of a ripoff, since the Hyundai site says they cost $35. But there does not seem to be any alternative. If you plug the ipod usb cable in, the stereo can't read it. It *is* pretty cool to use the car stereo to flip through all the songs on my ipod. But I bet that in 6 months, Radio Shack will be selling a cable that allows you to do it for 1/2 the price.
#4 of 21 Get the cable on ebay
Apr 03, 2010 (3:06 pm)
I bought the Hyundai cable on ebay, it cost $16 or so. Works fine and yes, it IS cool.
#5 of 21 Speaker placement
May 03, 2010 (4:07 am)
Can anyone tell me the speaker placement on the E Touring SE system? Are there high-placed tweeters? How good are the stock speakers?
#6 of 21 Re: Speaker placement [jaydrama]
May 03, 2010 (5:51 am)
Very good. There are tweeters in the A columns (windshield pillars). Also speakers in the doors, and somewhere there is a strong sub-woofer. One thing that is important to note is that the subwoofer amp may not be turned on when you get the car. Simple menu driven operation on the radio, takes seconds. I recommend the lowest power setting unless you are testing your tooth fillings.
#7 of 21 Re: Speaker placement [jlflemmons]
May 03, 2010 (5:42 pm)
Are you sure about that subwoofer? The Hyundai website and brochure advertise a 6-speaker stereo - so maybe yours was added by the dealer?
Anyway, I'm usually VERY satisfied with the stereo except for the moments when I want seriously aggro volume. I'm no audiophile, but I'm a musician, and it sounds pretty crisp to me. A subwoofer would help a bit.
#8 of 21 Re: Speaker placement [tyronicus]
May 03, 2010 (6:31 pm)
Under the Setup menu, scroll down to the bottom, it will be like the fifth item down. There you will see "P. Bass" with the options for "Off Low Med Hi". You have to pick one to turn on the subwoofer. Low is great, Med is pretty loud, and Hi will find any rattles in your car. This is the factory standard radio for the touring SE. If you haven't turned on the Subwoofer, you are in for a big surprise.
We also have a 2010 Tucson Ltd, and the radio in my Touring is much better. In fact, there have been several owners complain at my dealership that there is nothing coming from the sub-woofer in the Tucson. I spoke with the dealer this afternoon, and they are investigating. At full bass setting, the sub is putting out maybe 2% of the audio, basically like the amp is not working and all you are getting is pass-through.
Check your owners manual on page 4-136 for a very brief list of the menu items under the setup menu.
Hope this helps.
#9 of 21 Re: Speaker placement [jlflemmons]
May 03, 2010 (6:43 pm)
Thanks Jim - I'll check it out!
#10 of 21 Re: Speaker placement [tyronicus]
May 03, 2010 (7:12 pm)
I just went out an played with the radio. I think they may not be using a discrete woofer, but boosting the bass on one set of the door speakers.
Whatever they did, the bass really kicks!
May 06, 2010 (2:17 pm)
Has anyone pursued an aftermarket (mostly Chinese by the looks of them) GPS/Bluetooth/Stereo unit designed to fit the profile of the ET center stack? I'm in Europe for the next month and if I can grab a European "i30 part" to bring back, I may.