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29 May 2019 05:41 #209157 by Lambert
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Hi. Are there any decent portable bluetooth speakers out there that you could reasonably use to replace the system in a Jimny? As in loud and clear enough and possibly linkable in pairs to overcome the general noise of driving ? I'm thinking of doing away with the built in firstly because of theft issues and secondly it is all less weight.

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29 May 2019 06:42 #209158 by wombat
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Lambert wrote: Hi. Are there any decent portable bluetooth speakers out there that you could reasonably use to replace the system in a Jimny? As in loud and clear enough and possibly linkable in pairs to overcome the general noise of driving ? I'm thinking of doing away with the built in firstly because of theft issues and secondly it is all less weight.

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29 May 2019 06:45 #209159 by Lambert
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Ooh I didn't know they did such a thing. Looking now. Thank you!

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29 May 2019 07:54 #209160 by Daniel30
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Mechless one in the glove box it will way less than the two portable. So you want to try and mount two portable Bluetooth speakers somewhere in your Jimny every time you get in and go somewhere? I personally don't think there is any benifit to this.
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29 May 2019 08:18 - 29 May 2019 08:37 #209162 by Max Headroom
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There's no doubt that Bose speakers are very very good, but they are pricey.

As I do a lot of travelling to far away places ending up in hotels with foreign yukspeak TV, I have an iPhone with huge memory containing my entire record collection and my own travel speaker, a Anker Soundcore which I think would be loud enough however compare it to the Souncore 2 as that might be a newer model.
I also have a Soundcore Mini which I use while say, working long jobs in the hangar in a freight bay or inside the cabin. That too is fantastic - I can hang it on my belt, but it might not produce the volume you might need in a car.
I've owned these for about four years and they get a hard life while I'm travelling, bashed around in bags etc and they've stood up to it well.
There are plenty of reviews on YouTube comparing Bose v Anker Soundcore - This is just one of many .
I chose the Anker because the price was so low and the performance difference so relatively little. I felt if I was going to lose or get it broken I would be more upset if I lost or smashed the expensive Bose.

As an aside, while onboard the jet and travelling I chose THESE over the Bose Quiet Comforts and I'm very pleased.

Bear in mind if you play music via bluetooth, stored on your phone, there are apps that you can use as 'graphic sound equalizers' to adjust the bass/mid-range/treble - I use one called EQ10

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I for got to mention this - you can link two Soundcore Minis together - I've never done it but I know it can be done - they're designed to do it - worth thinking about for a vehicle - also battery life on those little grenade-sized speakers lasts all day and longer, and I work 12 hour shifts! Sound quality is important to me and they are quite amazing.
To date, the only thing I've heard that's similar size and might be marginally better sound is the JBL Clip (a pill-shaped thing) but I think the battery roughly lasts half the time. (one of the lads at work had one, and I was impressed)


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29 May 2019 08:44 #209163 by Lambert
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Daniel30 wrote: Mechless one in the glove box it will way less than the two portable. So you want to try and mount two portable Bluetooth speakers somewhere in your Jimny every time you get in and go somewhere? I personally don't think there is any benifit to this.


I use my phone as my preferred source and really the hu is only there as an interface to amplify the signal. I always remove the fascia from it but not having one is better still. Also from what is being said one portable should be sufficiently loud and I can be used outside at work too without the need to flatten the car battery.

It's not just the hu there's the drivers, enclosures and wires that all count for the weight saving. That could be like 10kg all done!

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29 May 2019 09:18 - 29 May 2019 09:19 #209166 by yakuza
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For the theft issue it is possible to mount a hidden amplifier with bluetooth reciever and use better or good built in speakers.
Visible JBL or BOSE or any good loose BT speakers would be a invite for the thiefs i guess?

Still amazed by the fact that theft from cars is still an issue in as here in Norway it is more or less gone. Some brand new beamers get their smart steering wheel stolen from time to time from foreign gangs raiding complete chains of dealers.
And some times we hear of new cars disappearing, they often end up in eastern europe.
But from old cars, do not think i heard of that for twenty years.
A friend of mine got his old mazda 323 stolen three times in Oslo twenty years ago and the last time the thief had put a better car stereo in it..

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29 May 2019 09:49 #209169 by Lambert
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Unfortunately the UK seems to be in the middle of a sustained period of car crime both of and from cars. Can't have anything nice these days without some swine wanting to steal it.

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29 May 2019 11:03 #209180 by Daniel30
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Lambert wrote:

Daniel30 wrote: Mechless one in the glove box it will way less than the two portable. So you want to try and mount two portable Bluetooth speakers somewhere in your Jimny every time you get in and go somewhere? I personally don't think there is any benifit to this.


I use my phone as my preferred source and really the hu is only there as an interface to amplify the signal. I always remove the fascia from it but not having one is better still. Also from what is being said one portable should be sufficiently loud and I can be used outside at work too without the need to flatten the car battery.

It's not just the hu there's the drivers, enclosures and wires that all count for the weight saving. That could be like 10kg all done!


Ah ok taking all that out does make a difference :)
I have a good Chinese copy if the bose, can't fault it and I think one would be enough.

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29 May 2019 11:07 - 29 May 2019 11:10 #209181 by Daniel30
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Lambert wrote:

Daniel30 wrote: Mechless one in the glove box it will way less than the two portable. So you want to try and mount two portable Bluetooth speakers somewhere in your Jimny every time you get in and go somewhere? I personally don't think there is any benifit to this.


I use my phone as my preferred source and really the hu is only there as an interface to amplify the signal. I always remove the fascia from it but not having one is better still. Also from what is being said one portable should be sufficiently loud and I can be used outside at work too without the need to flatten the car battery.

It's not just the hu there's the drivers, enclosures and wires that all count for the weight saving. That could be like 10kg all done!


Ah ok taking all that out does make a difference :)
I have a good Chinese copy of the bose, can't fault it and I think one would be enough.


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29 May 2019 19:39 - 29 May 2019 23:31 #209193 by GeorgeC
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Lambert wrote: Hi. Are there any decent portable bluetooth speakers out there that you could reasonably use to replace the system in a Jimny? As in loud and clear enough and possibly linkable in pairs to overcome the general noise of driving? I'm thinking of doing away with the built in firstly because of theft issues and secondly it is all less weight.

By removing the spare wheel and its heavy steel mount, I have estimated the weight saving to be over 25kg. :)

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30 May 2019 04:36 #209212 by Lambert
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As it stands at the moment Dreadnaught only weighs 1160kg in full regular road driving trim. I have a further 85 kg that is easily removed for play days, things like the spare and it's carrier, the double floor mats, the timber rear load deck etc. Another 10 kg is closer to the mystic 1000kg goal and it would be all the time too which is better for general economy.

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