can our mark levinson play mp3?? - Club Lexus Forums


can our mark levinson play mp3??

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-18-08, 10:05 AM   #1
calboy76
Pole Position
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: California
Posts: 220
Default can our mark levinson play mp3??

my 01 ls430 mark levinson seems to not play mp3 discs? is there something wrong?
calboy76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-08, 10:27 AM   #2
blacksc400
Car Chat Moderator
iTrader: (4)
 
blacksc400's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Las Vegas!
Posts: 9,690
Default

Too bad, it can't play MP3.
blacksc400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-08, 11:21 AM   #3
GS3Tek
Lexus Fanatic
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: so cal
Posts: 11,354
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blacksc400 View Post
Too bad, it can't play MP3.
Of course it can!
With this state of the art component
That's why lexus still gave us cassette player until 2006




(Kidding aside, No.)
You can get aftermarket plug-in accessories (vaistech, lockpick), then plug in your mp3 player.
GS3Tek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-08, 01:16 PM   #4
Boomer01
Lead Lap
 
Boomer01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 764
Default

Just wondering, has anyone used one of those tape/aux things? Does it put off a lot of static like the wireless fm transmitters? I am using an fm transmitter now and I am about to throw it out the window but don't want to spend a couple hundred on a vaistech just to play my mp3 player with some clarity.
Boomer01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-08, 04:15 PM   #5
mikemareen
Lexus Test Driver
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: southern cali, san gabriel valley
Posts: 1,402
Default

i use a cassette adapter with my mp3 player.

it sounds very good IMO, it's kinda ghetto but sound quality is good.

try it you'll be surprised.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boomer01 View Post
Just wondering, has anyone used one of those tape/aux things? Does it put off a lot of static like the wireless fm transmitters? I am using an fm transmitter now and I am about to throw it out the window but don't want to spend a couple hundred on a vaistech just to play my mp3 player with some clarity.
mikemareen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-08, 08:24 PM   #6
big_blzr94
Rookie
 
big_blzr94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: ca
Posts: 69
Default

I use that for m sirius and it works good even though i hate the cord hanging out on the dash like that.
big_blzr94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-08, 09:41 AM   #7
lexusthai
Driver
 
lexusthai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NY
Posts: 161
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boomer01 View Post
Just wondering, has anyone used one of those tape/aux things? Does it put off a lot of static like the wireless fm transmitters? I am using an fm transmitter now and I am about to throw it out the window but don't want to spend a couple hundred on a vaistech just to play my mp3 player with some clarity.
At first I tried the FM transmitter, the sound quality was terrible. Then I used the TAPE/AUX thing for a while, then one day the ML cassette player just keep ejecting the wired cassette. I thought it was a defective one, so I bought another one, did the same thing. The third and final one also was ejected after a few seconds of play. I think the cassette player itself is defective, but I never got it fixed, I don't have any cassette tape left anyway.

But the sound quality when using the cassette adapter with the ML is just as good as an iPOD.
lexusthai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-08, 06:36 AM   #8
Boomer01
Lead Lap
 
Boomer01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 764
Default

I bought one of the cassette mp3 things and it works great. Sounds so much better than the fm transmitter.
Boomer01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-08, 02:55 AM   #9
KILLERGS4
Lexus Champion
 
KILLERGS4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,159
Default

if you change out the 6-cd changer, then it will work...
KILLERGS4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-08, 04:33 AM   #10
sojah
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (1)
 
sojah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: JP (oki to be precise :D)
Posts: 4,913
Default

how much is the mp3 conversion 6 cd changer...? i looked at a nakamichi one for my old 2gs when i was in japan 2 years ago and it was like 900$ for the nakamichi one. how much you spose the ML one goes for??
sojah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-08, 02:42 AM   #11
KILLERGS4
Lexus Champion
 
KILLERGS4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,159
Default

i know Infiniti cars has in-dash cd changer looks like it would fit in the LS slot (just need to find a small changer that can replace the current changer which plays MP3). My cd changer in my mercedes e-class plays MP3, so that'll work also. Most newer cd changer small enough would work is my guess.
Attached Thumbnails
can our mark levinson play mp3??-34.jpg  
KILLERGS4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-08, 06:21 AM   #12
AlexusAnja
Moderator
 
AlexusAnja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: NY/NJ
Posts: 4,171
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GS3Tek View Post
Of course it can!
With this state of the art component
That's why lexus still gave us cassette player until 2006




(Kidding aside, No.)
You can get aftermarket plug-in accessories (vaistech, lockpick), then plug in your mp3 player.

Not just great for MP3/Ipod players, but for anything with an audio output like a CD-man, portable DVD player, or 8-TRACK !!. Brings the LS430 back to the '70s when 8-track ruled !!!
AlexusAnja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-08, 11:49 PM   #13
KILLERGS4
Lexus Champion
 
KILLERGS4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,159
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexusAnja View Post
Not just great for MP3/Ipod players, but for anything with an audio output like a CD-man, portable DVD player, or 8-TRACK !!. Brings the LS430 back to the '70s when 8-track ruled !!!
i got this for my dvd player (Monster brand cass.) and audio is louder on one side than the other, i know i can adjust the balance, but i think this kinda sucks...
KILLERGS4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-08, 10:30 AM   #14
GSoup
Mofongo
 
GSoup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Rotten Apple
Posts: 5,095
Default

I had the tape cassette and it did sound good but I upgraded it to the Vaistech SoundLinQ SLu . Big difference in quality and I love the OEM menu that is added to the touchscreen for you to switch the input channels. I upgraded due to the audio/video project that I'm working on .
GSoup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-10, 02:44 PM   #15
lhayes518
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 4
Default

It works and it's very clear in my Mark Levinson system. I just would rather it be on the screen.
lhayes518 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MP3 Album Art wangster79 GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 1 02-24-14 05:50 AM
Can the 2007 rx400h play mp3 cds? koreanpers RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 5 09-17-10 05:38 AM
Rules for making DVD MP3 for Mark Levinson joshua d IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 35 09-21-09 02:14 PM
Mark Levinson & MP3 skothe ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 10 02-09-09 08:29 AM
MP3 on Mark Levinson cowabunga GX - 1st Gen (2004-2009) 8 09-07-08 09:33 AM


Tags
2004, 2006, 430, es330, gs430, ipod, levinson, lexus, ls, ls430, mark, mp3, play, plays, sc430

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:33 PM.


Copyright © 2000-2016 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved