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Old 07-03-2006, 21:31   #1
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stereos for mp3 and ssb

I need to replace my stereo and have been thinking of what I want -- something simple with no moving parts.

Is there a car/marine stereo that I can load up with mp3 music from my laptop and then forget about, not worry about CDs, cassettes, etc.

I know there are lots of stereos that play ipods or other mp3 players with plug adaptors, but I don't want that -- just another thing to bring along and keep charged.

Another thing...

While we are on it, is there a car/marine stereo with a tuner that can also monitor ham and ssb bands? I want something that installs into a panel like a car stereo, as opposed to the Grundigs and Sonys which sprout wings when you sit them on a chart table!

It doesn't have to accept mp3s, but that would be cool.
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Old 07-03-2006, 22:00   #2
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They do have small console (cockpit) type of stereos, that can play MP3's. They have been out now for a few years now. You should look around shops where they sell small console stereo systems?

I plan to install one of these on board my boat, in the near future. Once I finish rebuilding the wooden drawers. And build a small shelf for the TV DVD Stereo system setup!!

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