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Old 02-05-2004, 04:04 PM   #76
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Does anyone know if the JVC will have a hard wire FM modulator option ?
Does the Audiovox FM Switch work with this? For that mater, does it work with the streamer and H2A FM Docks?
I'd like clarification too on whether the Audiovox FM switch will work.

Here's the instruction manual for the JVC cradle.

http://books.jvcservice.com/download...5709/32432.pdf

At the top of page 7, there is a header with the following.

Only for KS-K6002: An optional hard-wired FM transmitter—FM Switching Box Assembly (Parts No. 112C3159) is available. By connecting this Assembly between the FM OUT terminal of the cradle and the
antenna input terminal of your car stereo, you can obtain stable and reliable transmission/reception.


According to my Audiovox user manual, the Part number for the JVC is the same as the Audiovox.

I hope this is the case, the form factor of the JVC suits my vehicle more than the Audiovox SRS.
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Old 02-05-2004, 04:06 PM   #77
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It's a pretty safe bet that the AudioVox FM Switchbox will work with the JVC.
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Love my JVCs but they are kinda large!
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Love my JVCs but they are kinda large!
Hey WV Jeep

Can you measure how wide and how tall the JVC unit is in it's FM cradle and post results.

Additionally does the FM cradle have a FM out socket like the Audiovox FM cradle?

Thanks in advance

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Yes it has outputs!

Dimensions sorta with the base attached=.....it is approx 8" tall, 5" wide, 2 1/2 deep.....kinda heavy & gets kinda hot! The heat radiates from the top thru slits (cooling vents) and the screen gets warm a bit.

It is really nice looking, the display is large & BRIGHT and it is red in color- it very easy to read artist, title, station, time, etc...it is not as easy to read from an angle......the remote is larger than most car remotes but again seems well made.....- great unti but a bit large!

The buttons are soft rubber feeling and are backlit and easy to read....however the navigation buttons have arrows that are painted/stickered on and that may wear off with usage.....good "feel" to it though!

If you use the FM Modulator it only has settings for 88.1, 88.3, 88.5, 88.7 so if you are in an area that is signal rich you may not want to go that route- the cassette unit or ultimately directly wiring to the receiver would be better....but more comple/cumbersome.

IN SUMMARY- I think it would be great for a home unit- it would look really good with a home system whether it was black or silver as the JVC has both colors on it...its large size would make it readible from across a normal room!!! For a car it is kinda large and I found no good place to mount it, so if you are going the car way I'd look elsewhere- I personally think it is meant more as a home unit. Good luck!
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I'm hearing that the JVC boombox prototype demoed at CES will not be sent into production.

The JVC plug-n-play is still a very classy unit for the car and home, but if you were buying one with the contention that a boombox would be released, you may want to consider the Audiovox or Brix Streamer.

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Well, Jeff that is not good, but I can understand it. SIRIUS can't over saturate the market with all these PNP tuners and have a boombox for them all too. Personally I absolutely LOVE the Audiovox PNP2 and I agree with you that it or the Pana Pacific Streamer is the way to go if you want a Boombox.

It seems to me that the upcoming Clarion and Blaupunkt due to their size will be GREAT for auto use because they will be easy to install in just about any auto. Of course because they are PNP's they can also be used in the home/office.

The JVC is okay, but for some reason it just doesn't turn my crank. Once I heard about the buttons being rather hard to push and the fact that on the home unit, you have to hold it with your hand before you could push the buttons because it was easy to tip over, that really turned me off. I got a friend of mind considering getting one and I hope he does, so that I can test this out for myself. Right now I consider it just hearsay until I have verified it for myself. But if that is true, that is not good.
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I've just confirmed it with our friend SiriusRon. No go on the JVC boombox.

I think you're correct though, the Clarion and Blaupunkt are coming too soon to release another boombox.

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I've just confirmed it with our friend SiriusRon. No go on the JVC boombox.
I'm glad now I didn't buy a JVC like I wanted to.
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Thanks Jeff, I think this will surely move folks that want a boombox to reconsider purchasing the JVC.

I honestly don't look for a boombox for the Clarion or Blaupunkt either to be honest with you, but I could be wrong about that. The reason I say that is because both of them are mainly into automotive equipment and don't do much outside of that to my knowledge. So for them to do a boombox would be outside the ordinary for them. But then I really don't know that much about either of them, so that is just speculation on my part.

Sure, glad I got my Audiovox Boombox with the upgraded speakers, thanks to the courage I gained from Jeremy being the leader of the SIRIUS modification squad.
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The downside is there will not be a Sirius boombox with CD player. Maybe they wanted to concede the CD-listening demographic to Brand X.
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The downside is there will not be a Sirius boombox with CD player. Maybe they wanted to concede the CD-listening demographic to Brand X.
I had not thought about that, but you know I am not sure how important it really is to have a CD player on these boombox's. Then I am guilty of thinking that because that is how I feel about it. Perhaps it is important to some. I know XM's boombox didn't have one for over a year and to read what most are saying, they don't plan to upgrade just to get a CD player. Also many first time boombox buyers have said they don't think the cost for it makes it worth the purchase. Most buy these baby's to be able to hear Sat Radio in places that can't normally (Portability).

I do think eventually we will see one (not anytime soon), but I think right now SIRIUS has decided two boombox's with all these other PNP units coming out is enough to subsidize and I sort of agree.
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