KEN33Y

Standard Jaguar Sterio Head Unit

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Have anyone ever changed their standard head unit for a more updated version.

 

I have been considering changing mine to another that plays MP3, WAV files and wondered if by doing so it would still link up to the current CD changer in order that I can still change discs containing numerous albums within each and every disc.

 

I had a BOSE unit fitted within my AMG which was superb and held 6 discs within the head unit.

 

Answers on a postcard please  :blink:

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Kenny,

 

I have a 12 speaker Harman kardon unit in my AMG which sounds really good.

 

In the XKR I had a Bowers and Wilkins unit  which I could never understand what all the fuss was about , although the 20 speaker 1200 watt B& W unit in the XJ supersport was a lot better .

 

Have not used CD's for years so can't really comment about them, much prefer to use USB sticks which can hold a lot of music.

 

What make is your current system Kenny. and do you not have a connection for an MP3 player? in the central arm console ?

 

ATB,

 

Trevor

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Trevor, if I am truly honest I've never looked for a USB connection in the central armrest. Like yourself I have preferred to use MP3, WAV files but in my BOSE unit you could load multiple albums on to a disc whist the head unit with held 6 discs which is the reasoning for mentioning it.

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Kenny,

 

The USB stick will hold, MP3, WAV, and flac files, if you have a port it is a far better idea.

 

The wife persuaded me to get rid of my beloved hi-fi which she said took over the lounge (whch it did) and to get one of those Bose waveform things, and the less said about that the better !.

 

My AMG has a 10 gig hard drive which I can upload music to is I wish, but there isn't any point as my USB stick holds 256gb .

 

Sorry, get a bit obsessive about music , and I must have very good quality sound .

 

ATB,

 

Trevor

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Kenny,

 

The USB stick will hold, MP3, WAV, and flac files, if you have a port it is a far better idea.

 

The wife persuaded me to get rid of my beloved hi-fi which she said took over the lounge (whch it did) and to get one of those Bose waveform things, and the less said about that the better !.

 

My AMG has a 10 gig hard drive which I can upload music to is I wish, but there isn't any point as my USB stick holds 256gb .

 

Sorry, get a bit obsessive about music , and I must have very good quality sound .

 

ATB,

 

Trevor

 

Trevor with all due respect I am well or rather more than aware of a USB stick's capabilities. I would just wish to differ my music tastes by grouping various within different discs.

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Trevor, I have just had a shifty in the XKR and there is no visible USB port on either the head unit or within the centre console. The centre console is taken up with a ridiculous brick sized phone which is to be removed, I have a Parrot system that I prefer and operates more than 1 mobile.

 

The head unit looks like a standard fitment from the dark ages having a cassette player installed within with CD's being played from the stack module installed within the boot.

 

I am more interested if anyone as pulled out these original Jaguar head units and replaced them with something more modern than that of my 2002 XKR and if doing so did they encounter any fitment problems i.e. was there a necessity to purchase fitment surrounds etc and where they were purchased from. I'm an Electrical Engineer hence have no problems with the actual wiring of a new head.

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Kenny,

 

Fair enough, it was just a thought, you can group different music in different folders on them, but not to worry .

 

Being an electrical engineer an upgrade would be well within your capabilities .

 

Jaguar seem to use either Bowers and Wilkins or Meriden, perhaps they  can give you more info ?.

 

Sorry I can't be of more help, I can get you the music though !

 

ATB,

 

Trevor

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