BOSE symphony II adding bluetooth connectivity

nod

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hi folks, I'm sure its here somewhere but couldn't find it, which is the (a) best value adaptor to allow streaming of music from a phone to the car stereo (in my case it is a BOSE symphony II 2002 tdi car) - not bothered about in car calling., (b) the other end of the scale bluetooth connect, usb connect, sd card connect including calls. I'd appreciate links to something you've used sucessfully. Needs to be plug and play and for BOSE.

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sciroccorrado

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Okay, plug and play for BOSE isn't really an issue, as all the "sound" signal processing is done by the BOSE amplifier, so all good there.

I found this to be a very good compromise for wifey - https://www.amazon.co.uk/USB-Adaptor-Bluetooth-Audi-Radios/dp/B00DZKXGJY/ref=pd_sbs_107_1/262-7042536-8848016?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00DZKXGJY&pd_rd_r=411c3a9e-a8b3-41cd-a240-04fe810a6d14&pd_rd_w=fnzTu&pd_rd_wg=bOANz&pf_rd_p=15756fbb-4ceb-4379-9d2c-7af36daab01e&pf_rd_r=AMEQFSD08C1RDQT449P2&psc=1&refRID=AMEQFSD08C1RDQT449P2

This allows you to stream anything coming from your 'phone, and also plays back MP3s and WMAs from USB or SD cards. The folder naming convention for these is a little fiddly, but once you've got the hang of it it works really well.

All it needs to work is plugging into the CD Changer on your head unit, and earthing on same.
 
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PlasticMac

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I have one of these, (AnyCarLink 1080-B) and it's very good, easy to fit, comes with everything you need, even radio pull out keys, and hands free mic. I'd buy it again.

This one's cheaper, by £20, sounds very similar. TT Forum member has fitted one, and is happy. You pays your money etc! Mac.

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sciroccorrado

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I have one of these, (AnyCarLink 1080-B) and it's very good, easy to fit, comes with everything you need, even radio pull out keys, and hands free mic. I'd buy it again.

This one's cheaper, by £20, sounds very similar. TT Forum member has fitted one, and is happy. You pays your money etc! Mac.

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I think it's the same one :)
 

Gritty

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Okay, plug and play for BOSE isn't really an issue, as all the "sound" signal processing is done by the BOSE amplifier, so all good there.

I found this to be a very good compromise for wifey - https://www.amazon.co.uk/USB-Adaptor-Bluetooth-Audi-Radios/dp/B00DZKXGJY/ref=pd_sbs_107_1/262-7042536-8848016?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00DZKXGJY&pd_rd_r=411c3a9e-a8b3-41cd-a240-04fe810a6d14&pd_rd_w=fnzTu&pd_rd_wg=bOANz&pf_rd_p=15756fbb-4ceb-4379-9d2c-7af36daab01e&pf_rd_r=AMEQFSD08C1RDQT449P2&psc=1&refRID=AMEQFSD08C1RDQT449P2

This allows you to stream anything coming from your 'phone, and also plays back MP3s and WMAs from USB or SD cards. The folder naming convention for these is a little fiddly, but once you've got the hang of it it works really well.

All it needs to work is plugging into the CD Changer on your head unit, and earthing on same.
Thinking about getting one of these x car/ anycar systems to plug into my symphony 2 but can I ask do they charge your phone at the same time?
 

PlasticMac

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I have the AnyCarLink 1080-B, the USB socket is intended for a thumb/flash drive, but can supply 500 ma (1/2 amp) to charge a phone. 500 ma is a very low charge current. Would probably keep an active phone charged (like when using it as a sat nav), but would take a long time to charge a flat phone battery. These BT adapters are small devices, which emulate the CD changer etc, they simply don't have the capacity to provide a couple of amps to charge a phone at a similar rate to a proper charger. Suggest you fit a USB psu for phone charging, independent of the in car entertainment kit.
Mac.
 
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