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Old 05-13-2011, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I have a 66 Tbird that I am going to be installing a new audio system.
I am looking for a receiver that I can put under the seat because I don't want to cut the dash.
The problem I am finding is, I cant find a receiver that uses a rf remote.
All the remotes are Infer red, and that means it needs line of sight to work the receiver.
I looked into a system made by custom autosound, but they have such a bad reputation for crappy products, I would not even consider them.
Anyone out there have an idea where I can get a receiver that uses an rf remote.
Thanks in advance.
Bob.
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I have a 66 Tbird that I am going to be installing a new audio system.
I am looking for a receiver that I can put under the seat because I don't want to cut the dash..
They make some really nice aftermarket radios with adjustable knob locations. You could go AM/FM/XM and install a CD drive in the trunk. The new receivers can even look 100% original now.
Plenty of ads for these radios in Hot Rod, Trucks and VW magazines.
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Pomona
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What do you need as an audio source?

For a while, I went without a head unit at all. When the car you were driving cost $350 ... well, I can't be picky about my audio now, could I? Ended up using a cheap $10 walkman and into an equally cheap 4-channel amp ($15) to power the speakers. Volume control was the headphone volume knob.

Naturally, these days, it'd be some flavor of a MP3 player, but a similar setup can be easily done.
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I will need some sort of receiver that has at least fm.
There are a few fm stations that I like.
The new mp3 player I bought today hopefully will just plug into whatever receiver I get.
The major problem is the remote.
It HAS to be one that does not need a "line of sight" so that I can install the receiver under the passenger seat.
Bob.
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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They make some really nice aftermarket radios with adjustable knob locations. You could go AM/FM/XM and install a CD drive in the trunk. The new receivers can even look 100% original now.
Plenty of ads for these radios in Hot Rod, Trucks and VW magazines.

The only ones I have ever seen advertised are those from custom autosound, and I would forgo installing a unit if that's all that was out there.
Bob.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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I have a 66 Tbird that I am going to be installing a new audio system.
I am looking for a receiver that I can put under the seat because I don't want to cut the dash.
The problem I am finding is, I cant find a receiver that uses a rf remote.
All the remotes are Infer red, and that means it needs line of sight to work the receiver.
I looked into a system made by custom autosound, but they have such a bad reputation for crappy products, I would not even consider them.
Anyone out there have an idea where I can get a receiver that uses an rf remote.
Thanks in advance.
Bob.
Try this link. Secret Audio System Specifications
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Thanks for taking the time to post that link.
Unfortunately, that is the unit made by custom autosound.
Bob.
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:41 AM
 
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The need for an RF capable head unit is so small that it's not worth most companies' time to produce one. You may consider using any IR controlled head unit, and adding an IR repeater to it. Xantech, Niles, Elan, and many other home audio companies make then, and many run off DC current.

Some IR head units under a seat may receive the IR signal from a remote if they are properly placed. IR can be reflected as well.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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anyone ever hear about, or know if there is an amp that has a usb port?
Someone suggested I hook up my mp3 player to an amp, and forget about a receiver.
Bob.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:49 PM
 
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anyone ever hear about, or know if there is an amp that has a usb port?
Someone suggested I hook up my mp3 player to an amp, and forget about a receiver.
Bob.
Not aware of any amp with a USB port, because there still needs to be a preamp inline. You could possible use the headphone output of an MP3 player, but the audio outputs of those little players, including Ipods, is terrible. Again, that need is extremely limited. You said you needed FM, does your MP3 player have FM?
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