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Old 12-18-08, 10:05 AM   #1
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my 01 ls430 mark levinson seems to not play mp3 discs? is there something wrong?
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Old 12-18-08, 10:27 AM   #2
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Too bad, it can't play MP3.
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Old 12-18-08, 11:21 AM   #3
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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

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Old 12-18-08, 01:16 PM   #4
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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.
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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.

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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.
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Old 12-18-08, 08:24 PM   #6
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I use that for m sirius and it works good even though i hate the cord hanging out on the dash like that.
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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.
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I bought one of the cassette mp3 things and it works great. Sounds so much better than the fm transmitter.
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Old 12-23-08, 02:55 AM   #9
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if you change out the 6-cd changer, then it will work...
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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??
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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.
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Of course it can!
With this state of the art component
That's why lexus still gave us cassette player until 2006

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(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 !!!
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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...
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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 .
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It works and it's very clear in my Mark Levinson system. I just would rather it be on the screen.
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