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Good Idea to put car stereo in-wall?

by ks321 / August 4, 2009 5:28 PM PDT

I had this Sony WallStation that unexpectedly stopped working. They don't make these anymore, and ones that I can find are expensive. There are not a lot of choices out there, or at least ones I like for In-wall installations. I have pulled it out before and it uses a 12-volt Dc input (and has some power surge thing for it too), + and - left and right speakers, coax for Fm, had nothing but uses the standard thing for AM, and L/R RCA inputs. It also had an ethernet port but you ain't gonna find that in a car stereo. I was wondering if the original wiring is ok to just drop in a double din, car stereo in it's place. Is this a good Idea. If I lose the RCA input it won't be a big deal.

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Technically, yes, but...
by Pepe7 / August 5, 2009 12:31 AM PDT

That idea's not going to fly very well, as least from a practical standpoint. You can read the following thread-
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7596_102-0.html?threadID=230711

Ecost.com (and some others) still sells the wall station, FWIW. I see it as a little out of date for the money you would have to pay though just to get ethernet. For the same price you could upgrade to fairly decent audio equipment like a receiver/DVD combo which you could network to a PC, etc. Why mess with the car stereo in wall when you can upgrade to a better device or devices for the same money and less hassle.

-Pedro

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I guess you are right, but...
by ks321 / August 6, 2009 7:07 AM PDT

I didn't actually pay for the first one myself, it came built-in my house. I actually do have the DVD Version of it also, but the one that blew out is in the kitchen. You are right that it is too much for what it does, but that is why I was looking for a decently priced CD Players (and possibly one with aux input for ipod) to replace it with. If anyone can find an alternative in-wall Cd player that would be nice. I don't need the DVD player, because it's in the kitchen.

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under cabinet ok?
by Pepe7 / August 6, 2009 3:03 PM PDT
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