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Old 10-26-2012, 11:21 AM   #1
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Is there a dedicated unit?

Have been using my wifes F25 for a few days now and I am really growing fond of the bluetooth streaming audio. I have a USA SPEC unit + spec dock and it's nice, but I would much prefer a unit that streamed my music and let me take calls over the cars speakers.

With that being said, I know there are units out there like dice and grom that do that, but is there a specific unit that connects to the factory stereo to only allow bluetooth streaming and allowing you to take calls via an included microphone? I would prefer something simple that just connects, set the mic up and you're good to go.

Anyone?

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Old 10-26-2012, 11:40 AM   #2
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I found a kenwood kdc-699 that I like.

Rather than go DICE and add bluetooth functionality to a stock stereo I think the preferable way is to upgrade to an aftermarket stereo for less than $300 (or much less if you want) that has better audio and more features.

With a head unit costing the same or less than DICE I see no reason not to upgrade. The wiring / install is easy with the adapter kits available.

on the cheap, there is a great post in the audio subforum about a DIY type interface that seems much cheaper.

search too, there are tons of threads on the topic
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:43 AM   #3
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I found a kenwood kdc-699 that I like.

Rather than go DICE and add bluetooth functionality to a stock stereo I think the preferable way is to upgrade to an aftermarket stereo for less than $300 (or much less if you want) that has better audio and more features.

With a head unit costing the same or less than DICE I see no reason not to upgrade. The wiring / install is easy with the adapter kits available.

on the cheap, there is a great post in the audio subforum about a DIY type interface that seems much cheaper.

search too, there are tons of threads on the topic


Note my comment about remaining stock. I don't want to change the look of the interior at all.

Thanks anyways.
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