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buck
12-23-2005, 09:32 AM
Got myself an early Christmas present:

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/551100_2399-med.jpg

Wanted to put it in here:

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/551100_2400-med.jpg

10 minutes later:

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/551100_2401-med.jpg

On an 'ease of instal' scale from 1-10, 10 being the hardest - I give this a -3. As we speak - I'm filling up this 20 gig Phatbox!

This thing was plug-n-play. Got it at ClairParts.com (thanks 94jedi for pointing me there) for $165. Why was I even considering a CD changer?!

BranCKY3
12-23-2005, 10:42 AM
Nice... I love mine! Only thing I did wrong was I bought the mounting brackets. Once I figured out it just slides into that spot I was kicking my own ass.

Audi A4 1.8T
12-23-2005, 10:56 AM
good deal man, ive had mine since sept and still filling it up, i got like 200 songs now, but def worth the 160 i paid

jones3000
12-23-2005, 11:22 AM
Got it about halfway filled up. the first thing I put in the audi.

FILMAC
12-23-2005, 11:24 AM
I can't live without my phatbox too.

Raddue
12-23-2005, 11:24 AM
Alll 4,500 of my songs only fill 19 gigs. I will have to buy one of these...

Monchichi8
12-23-2005, 02:32 PM
Damn, I never even knew about this thing. So getting one! thats sweet!

AudiSnawb
12-23-2005, 07:35 PM
I love my phatnoise- its one of the best mods ive done to my car.... its like having a 200 disc CD changer in the trunk [up]

onemoremile
12-23-2005, 08:18 PM
mine is full with 2976 songs. well worth the paltry investment.

BranCKY3
12-23-2005, 08:30 PM
^ How high is the quality on your mp3s? I have about 1800 songs on mine, only fills 9gb.

werksmini
12-23-2005, 08:50 PM
God I have 39 gigs on my laptop, even more on my desktop. An Ipod setup is the only way for me.

BTW how easily does the phat box sync with a computer? Is the software nice?

JMG
12-23-2005, 09:36 PM
$165?! I never knew they were that cheap. Owell I have my iPod installed already.

onemoremile
12-23-2005, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by BranCKY3
^ How high is the quality on your mp3s? I have about 1800 songs on mine, only fills 9gb.

320.

AudiSnawb
12-24-2005, 04:52 AM
Originally posted by werksmini
God I have 39 gigs on my laptop, even more on my desktop. An Ipod setup is the only way for me.

BTW how easily does the phat box sync with a computer? Is the software nice?

software is very easy to use. just a PIA because it updates everytime you open the software... but that doesnt take too long.

nramsey
12-24-2005, 05:55 AM
Wow, how have I not seen you guys talking about this before? This looks like a great upgrade. Does this just plug into the stock CD changer harness? How hard is it to find your songs? It doesn't look like it displays group titles, so do you just have to scroll through all your albums to find the one you wanted?

AudiSnawb
12-24-2005, 06:32 AM
Hey man, its been discussed a number of times... I posted like 3 things when I put mine in haha... but yah its all plug and play, plugs into the existing cd connector, and can mount where the changer was, or you can get seperate mounting brackets... up to you. comes with a 20gig cartridge and syncs to your computer, you can download MP3s and CDs... do a search for phatbox and you will see all the posts on it if you have any questions... or you can PM me on it. very cool little knick knack

94jedi
12-24-2005, 07:12 AM
Awesome buck...I told you you'd be happy with it....I only have like 20 songs but over 20 gb left on my desktop. If I'm not mistaken you can buy larger cartridges for those that have over 20gb of music.

AudiSnawb
12-24-2005, 09:09 AM
its actually cheaper to buy a whole other phatnoise system and use the 20 gig catridge than it is to buy a seperate cartridge....................

BranCKY3
12-24-2005, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by nramsey
Wow, how have I not seen you guys talking about this before? This looks like a great upgrade. Does this just plug into the stock CD changer harness? How hard is it to find your songs? It doesn't look like it displays group titles, so do you just have to scroll through all your albums to find the one you wanted?

It's kinda hard to find a certain song if you have a lot of music. You can search by playlist, album, artist, and genre, all which announce what it's on over the speakers. Let's say you're searching by artist, you can scroll thru (alphabetically) and it will announce which artist its on. Pretty nice.

onemoremile
12-24-2005, 05:59 PM
setting up playlists is key. upgrade to PN Media Manager too. Music Manager is weak sauce.

almaster666
12-25-2005, 12:35 AM
kewl

LAZY TURBO
12-25-2005, 12:44 AM
how clear is the quality on it? better then CD's or no?

BranCKY3
12-25-2005, 12:50 AM
Sounds pretty damn good in my car.. Better than CD's I believe. Bass seems to be a lot clearer on the stock system.

buck
12-25-2005, 08:22 AM
I'm lovin this Phatbox! I've been changing over my CD collection to the Phatbox for the past 2 days. It is easy to search for songs and the quality of sound is great!

duhvinci
12-25-2005, 09:00 AM
Thanks for the review, looks like I'll have to get one of these too, 6 disc changer aint cutting it... Neeeeeeeeeeed more music. Besides, worldimpex have them on sale right now...

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nramsey
12-25-2005, 07:30 PM
Yup, me too. Thanks for the info guys. Another thing to add to my "want" list.