Hello gang, When I bought my Bonneville SE, I immediately replaced the factory radio with a Pioneer DEH-P76DH CD head unit. I selected this unit because it was 1.5 DIN sized and fit the opening exactly, and it was the highest-end unit in that line, so it has 4 way RCA fading, removable faceplate securty, and lots of other goodies. I am very pleased with it.
I also got the Pioneer CDX-P1280 12-disc CD changer to go in the trunk. It connects to the head unit using Pioneer'* "IP-Bus" so you can totally control it from the head unit. In addition I have the CD-RB20 auxillary input interface in between the changer and the head unit so I can plut in my iPod. The iPod thing is great, but I don't like fiddling around with an iPod in my lap while I'm driving. I like the *idea* of the CD changer, but it doesn't do MP3 CDs. If it did, it would be one H*** off a CD-changer! Imagine 12 discs worth of MP3-crammed CDs!
And so I'm very interested in replacing the CD changer if Pioneer would ever come out with an MP3-CD reading IP-Bus changer, but instead they only make single-DIN head units with a single CD unit that are capable of playing MP3 CDs. I'm getting sick of waiting.
And then I found THIS:
Wow, it'* an IP-Bus compatible DVD changer that happens to support MP3 CD!
I see that Centurion appears to be UK based, and then I also see that the same product is marketed in the US by Pyle, here:
Now I know Pyle is no longer what they used to be, but they apparently don't even make this, they just sell it. Actual prices are between $300 and $400 US. I'd kill to replace my lame Pioneer 12-disc changer with an IP-Bus changer that supports MP3 CDs, and I'd consider DVD support to be an extra feature, if I ever feel like installing a TV screen, which I don't really have much interest in at the moment. Alternatively, I could sit and wait to see if Pioneer *EVER* comes out with a chager that supports MP3. I wonder if anybody has any experience with this model, or just has any thoughts about it. I think it might be a little expensive, so I may just hold off for now.
97 SE, teflon wiper blades, Dunlop Sport A-2 tires, Leather steering wheel cover, Pioneer DEH-P480MP mp3 CDRW head unit, Pioneer 12-disc changer, iPod hookup, Boston Acoustic 3 way 6x9'*, Boston acoustic separates in door pods, Alpine 4 channel amp in trunk. Magnaflow dual outlet muffler and Ractive stainless tips. Autozone rice pipe and K&N 4750 intake kit. Clear corner lights. Energy Suspension end links.