Fordmods Logo

Digital radio 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 12 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Digital radio
Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:59 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 25

Posts: 1060

Joined: 5th Jan 2011

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: "08 XR6T Ute

Location: Northside - Brisbane
QLD, Australia

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I have an AUII and was wondering if I can pick up digital radio...

Is it a matter of a new aerial? Headunit? Etc... Or is it much more complicated than that?

 

_________________

"08 XR6T Ute

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Digital radio
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:03 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 1322

Joined: 21st Dec 2004

Gallery: 40 images

Ride: EF GLi/Ghia bitsa

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

You'll definatley be needing a new headunit, however I'm unaware of a company that currently makes a Digital radio compatible headunit, the stock Ford unit will only recieve anolouge radio.

Gab
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Digital radio
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:10 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 2098

Joined: 19th Jan 2005

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: 5L 5 speed Fairmont Ghia

Location: St Maoris
NSW, Australia

There aren't many car stereos that are DAB compatible.

You can wither run a portable unit, interfaced with a stereo of you have the JVC KD-DB56 and the Crystal EDB410BT, which are the only 2 DAB+ car radios that I know of

EDIT: MEA is a winner!
http://www.mobileelectronics.com.au/for ... adio-plus/

 

_________________

Remember kids, the more pages of crap in your build thread, the bigger your e-penis is

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Digital radio
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:00 pm 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

Actually Kenwood make a DAB+ head unit. $399 @ JB Hifi.

Here

Worth a look, sounds like the exact thing you are after, if you intend on changing your head unit.

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Digital radio
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:47 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 25

Posts: 1060

Joined: 5th Jan 2011

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: "08 XR6T Ute

Location: Northside - Brisbane
QLD, Australia

I wasn't planning on changing my headunit, only got it a few months ago. But the idea of digital radio is very tempting... I wanted to get a really good head unit and build up from there but the au head units are in a bit of an awkward spot considering the gear shifter. So trying to see what I can get single or double fun that wont be impractical or annoying...
But thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

 

_________________

"08 XR6T Ute

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Digital radio
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:57 pm 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

This might be more what you are after then, from my understanding, these are a digital radio receiver that then sends the broadcast via a preselected FM band to your existing headunit. Much like an FM adapter for your Ipod.

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Digital radio
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:59 pm 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

More info

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Digital radio
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:21 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 54

Posts: 4102

Joined: 18th Nov 2004

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: PX2 Ranger 4x4 XLT Dual CAB

Location: Carrum Downs
VIC, Australia

isn't that just going to downgrade it to FM?

 

_________________

Image
She's meanness put to music and the b**ch is born to run!
Like the sign says, "speed's just a question of money. How fast can you go?"

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Digital radio
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:57 pm 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

yeah it is, but if you don't want to change head units, this is pretty much the only option.

unless it has a line out, and you can put it to an aux in port, you will loose a small amount of audio quality, but really, you would be hard pressed to make the distinction, especially, with a new deck and good speakers.

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Digital radio
Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:34 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 2450

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: NL V8 Fairlane

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

At the moment, it is not really "downgrading" per se. It depends on the bit rate of the particular channel you are listening to, but most of the DAB channels are not high quality but you can argue most people listening to mp3s dont know the difference anyway. Only ABC classical is relatively high last time I checked at around 96kbps as classical music listeners are more discerning but even 96kbps is not that great but ok AAC encoding. That, and DAB doesn't get transmitted out far beyond metro areas at the moment so if you travel a bit you'll find you'll be going back to your FM or MP3s often. It's definitely cool to have all those channels though.

 

_________________

There are 10 types of people in this world.
Those who know binary and those who don't.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Digital radio
Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:03 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 37

Posts: 1273

Joined: 30th Sep 2007

Ride: g6e 2009

Location: hiding in the bushes
WA, Australia

the fg has a digital radio. cant say i notice much difference. doesnt get as much static in the country, but still drops out. displays names of the songs and radio station on the screen with the name of the dj and or show. really not that great a change up that i got all excited about it when i went from the ba to the fg.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Digital radio
Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:35 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 25

Posts: 1060

Joined: 5th Jan 2011

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: "08 XR6T Ute

Location: Northside - Brisbane
QLD, Australia

I just got an fg 09" and mine displayed 'triple J' for a while, but doesn't do it anymore... And as far as I can tell it doesn't pick up digital stations eg triple j unearthed :(

 

_________________

"08 XR6T Ute

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 12 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:49 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names