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Old 02-05-2014, 02:36 PM
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I like the idea of flash drive also.
Looked at the 303 and it does it all usb,bluetooth,ipod and it will plug in with no mods...going with the 303.

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Old 02-05-2014, 02:54 PM
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The flash drive is better because:

1. You have a better sound quality
2. You’re not dwindling your cell battery down
3. when you turn on / off the boat, there’s little to no music interruption
4. You dont have a million hands accessing your phone potentially messing up your settings
5. You’ll never forget your music, since you’ll leave it there on board
6. Phone calls wont interrupt the music
7. Controlling the music from a single source is so much nicer
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:07 PM
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I should be installing my setup this weekend, and I'll post some pics of it where I address each of these potential ways of doing it
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:11 PM
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My points below are bc of personal experience. Just sayin'


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The flash drive is better because:

1. You have a better sound quality
2. You’re not dwindling your cell battery down
3. when you turn on / off the boat, there’s little to no music interruption
4. You dont have a million hands accessing your phone potentially messing up your settings
5. You’ll never forget your music, since you’ll leave it there on board
6. Phone calls wont interrupt the music
7. Controlling the music from a single source is so much nicer
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I should be installing my setup this weekend, and I'll post some pics of it where I address each of these potential ways of doing it
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:22 PM
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The flash drive is better because:

1. You have a better sound quality
2. You’re not dwindling your cell battery down
3. when you turn on / off the boat, there’s little to no music interruption
4. You dont have a million hands accessing your phone potentially messing up your settings
5. You’ll never forget your music, since you’ll leave it there on board
6. Phone calls wont interrupt the music
7. Controlling the music from a single source is so much nicer
Great reasons to use the USB flash.......I too am swapping out an older less versatile unit.
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:43 PM
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Great reasons to use the USB flash.......I too am swapping out an older less versatile unit.
"3. when you turn on / off the boat, there’s little to no music interruption"

^^^This was the one I found most annoying. The BT has to constantly re-connect and it can take 30-45 seconds or, sometimes not at all, then theres more fumbling with the on/off.

Annoying

flash drive cracks up almost as fast as the live radio.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:04 PM
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Someone give this a shot:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-Micro-Bl...p2054897.l4275
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"3. when you turn on / off the boat, there’s little to no music interruption"

^^^This was the one I found most annoying. The BT has to constantly re-connect and it can take 30-45 seconds or, sometimes not at all, then theres more fumbling with the on/off.

Annoying

flash drive cracks up almost as fast as the live radio.
Thats one of the easiest things to fix on a boat. Relocate the head-unit's red turn-on from the keay switch to a rocker that wired to B+.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:42 PM
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My points below are bc of personal experience. Just sayin'
I've been pitching this notion of leaving ipods and phones on shore or locked in storage before there were USB or SD drives on stereos. I still have my mp3 boat mix CD in the player from several years ago on my boat (probably should update it). The iPod cable has gone largely unused. This is the best solution. Most of these stereos can do at least 16 gb if not 32 or higher (it seems to vary) in FAT32 storage.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:50 AM
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I've been pitching this notion of leaving ipods and phones on shore or locked in storage before there were USB or SD drives on stereos. I still have my mp3 boat mix CD in the player from several years ago on my boat (probably should update it). The iPod cable has gone largely unused. This is the best solution. Most of these stereos can do at least 16 gb if not 32 or higher (it seems to vary) in FAT32 storage.
Yep! I used to do that too - about 160 MP3s fit on a CD. Now I have a 4 gig flash drive in the deck.

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Thats one of the easiest things to fix on a boat. Relocate the head-unit's red turn-on from the keay switch to a rocker that wired to B+.
I think you misunderstood. There will always be a disconnect between the BT connection between the phone and the head unit, unless you have the stereo wired directly to the ACC1 or ACC2 switch.
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