MP3 to cassette player


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cardinal
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MP3 to cassette player

Postby cardinal » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:06 pm



I bought a MP-3 to Cassette converter to use on my 1500 SE which worked great.......for a while. I road from Fresno to Vegas and back, then up to Windsor,Ca. and it kept working just fine. Somewhere between Windsor and Fort Bragg it started cutting out on rough roads. I paid less than $3 for the thing, so I can't complain about how long it lasted, if the cassette insert is the problem. It could very well be my cassette deck on the bike that is at fault.

Has anyone used one of these MP-3 to Cassette converters for any length of time?
Mine lasted for 4 days and about 1600 miles.
After I determine the deck is OK by getting a new converter, I don't know whether to buy a more expensive one or just buy 3 or 4 at a time and replace them as they stop working.
I saw here on the forum how to solder in a connection for a MP-3, but that's WAAAAY beyond my abilities or patience level.



pgjeepster
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Re: MP3 to cassette player

Postby pgjeepster » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:57 pm

There is a wireless MP-3 player that works on FM frequency that plugs into your power port (cig lighter) looks like a phone charger with a flash drive usb port on it, you use your radio to dedicate a frequency to it, works great load all you tunes on a flash stick and away you go, no moving parts to mess up.

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Re: MP3 to cassette player

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:21 pm

got a link to that devices, a name, a part number, a source???
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

pgjeepster
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Re: MP3 to cassette player

Postby pgjeepster » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:58 pm

I bought it from a radio shack in town here,Prince George.
http://www.amazon.com/Car-MP3-Transmitt ... B000O3PLYS
http://www.amazon.ca/Pyle-PLMP3C2I-Wire ... pd_cp_ce_3
Here is a couple from Amazon
Walmart has them as well.

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cardinal
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Re: MP3 to cassette player

Postby cardinal » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:56 am

I must not get out often enough.......I've never heard of these FM MP 3 transmitters. Will look into it for sure. Thanks for the info and links.

pgjeepster
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Re: MP3 to cassette player

Postby pgjeepster » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:16 am

The one I have is a centrious FM transmitter I think I paid around $15 for it works great no remote on it which would be nice on the bike to change tracks you could just Velcro the remote in a handy spot to operate while riding, or just let it run your compilation on it's own.

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heidebill
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Re: MP3 to cassette player

Postby heidebill » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:04 am

I have the same as pgjeepster,

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/CAR-FM-TRANSMITT ... 35bcd87ebb

Bought from ebay, used for 2 years now, My wife has her favorite sd card and I have mine , works great
Bill

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Re: MP3 to cassette player

Postby ghostvet » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:46 pm

pgjeepster wrote:There is a wireless MP-3 player that works on FM frequency that plugs into your power port (cig lighter) looks like a phone charger with a flash drive usb port on it, you use your radio to dedicate a frequency to it, works great load all you tunes on a flash stick and away you go, no moving parts to mess up.


I have used these devices in my car- and they all suck! I have tried numerous brands. The sound is not as clear, the volume is lower, and there is often interference on the FM frequencies.

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Re: MP3 to cassette player

Postby seabee_ » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:38 pm

I use a Belkin TuneCast Auto Universal model #F8M066. No USB port in the cig power adapter, but it has a built in digital tuner to allow you to find multiple stations to use so you can find one that works. It allows you to pre-set 2 stations to use, or manually tune to a better station for better sound. Works pretty decent, costs about $20-$30 at most electronics stores.
It allows you to use a station thru the whole fm spectrum on your radio.


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