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Jules132

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My Moho only had a DAB radio with no Satnav or CD player. I’m not bothered about the satnav but I really would love to play CDs through the system. Does anyone know if it’s possible to connect a portable CD player somehow.
I know I can put the cds onto my iPhone etc and Bluetooth to the radio but I’d very much like to play the original cds. I have an Autoquest 196. Oh and there is no USB port on the radio only on the dash console so can’t connect anything via usb as this port only acts as a charger. Have tried Google but not found anything of much help and Peugeot (chassis base) never answer the telephone.
 

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I just use sd cards and Bluetooth these days

Saves , payload, space and they don't get scratched or jump when on the road
 

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Does your radio have a headphone type input socket, one of those round 3.5mm things? Before the days of USB you could connect a portable MP3 player's output via an audio lead to the input of the car radio. You couldn't select the track being played on the radio and had to use your MP3 player. If you do have a 3.5mm socket then any CD player with a headphone outlet could work
 

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If no USB port on the radio you'd need to see if you could source a portable cd player with bluetooth that has the ability to connect to the radio. Not sure if many do as they usually only recognise headphones \ speakers.
If you're wanting to retain the quality of the cd's and not rip \ compress them to mp3 you could rip the cda format to wav or flac that would save you having to lug around the physical cds but you'd still be left with how to play them through the radio.
Your best option may be to replace the existing radio with one with a USB input.

Edit, does your head unit have an sd card slot? If so, you may be able to use that with the cds ripped onto a card.
 
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You can buy Bluetooth transmitters. So you could use a portable CD player, then just plug the transmitter into the headphone socket. It'd then stream the music from the CD player over Bluetooth.

Personally I find it far more convenient to carry my entire CD library on a USB stick or stream from my phone.

If you really want to stick to CDs, you can replace your head unit with one with CD, USB and DAB for about £100.

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Our Dab has a 3.5 head phone jack port as mentioned above. Separate cd drive and a power feed from the ignition. Switch to head phone and AUX and listen to the cds Simples!!

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I can’t help with the CD problem. But I did just want to say that the best thing I have bought is an Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speaker. We use it at home and away.
 
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I bought a separate CD player for a car years ago. Jumped tracks at every bump in the road. Not sure if they are as good as the in dash models for handling vibration.

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Does your radio have a headphone type input socket, one of those round 3.5mm things? Before the days of USB you could connect a portable MP3 player's output via an audio lead to the input of the car radio. You couldn't select the track being played on the radio and had to use your MP3 player. If you do have a 3.5mm socket then any CD player with a headphone outlet could work

Yes, I would have thought that if it's modern enough to have DAB, it's likely to have an AUX input. If we knew the make/model we could look up the spec.

Even if there is no AUX input, there is an old-skool solution. BITD (back in the day) I fed my new-fangled state-of-the-art portable CD-player into a miniature FM transmitter, allowing the output to be picked up on the FM band of the radio. That hardware is probably still lurking in my shed somewhere.
 

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Why not just swap current van dash radio for one with a cd slot? Quick google shows a jvc unit in Argos for £60
 

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Wish mine didn't have a cd player , some of the cr*p Isabel has on cd would bring tears to a glass eye:D. Suppose it's better than listening to her singing........just.
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I prefer CDs to mp3 stuff on a memory stick. It's just a personal preference. But my radio is too modern to have one. Likewise my laptop. That's progress. BITD I had a portable record player (then the latest technology) nicked from my AH Sprite while my new girl friend and I were otherwise engaged on Chesil Beach. Fond memories. Of course she's still around.

Not much to do with the thread, but that's the way one's mind wanders.
 
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Given the renewed interest in vinyl, how about this? :)

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Jules132

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Does your radio have a headphone type input socket, one of those round 3.5mm things? Before the days of USB you could connect a portable MP3 player's output via an audio lead to the input of the car radio. You couldn't select the track being played on the radio and had to use your MP3 player. If you do have a 3.5mm socket then any CD player with a headphone outlet could work
No unfortunately it doesn’t have anything on the fascia to connect anything
 
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You can buy Bluetooth transmitters. So you could use a portable CD player, then just plug the transmitter into the headphone socket. It'd then stream the music from the CD player over Bluetooth.

Personally I find it far more convenient to carry my entire CD library on a USB stick or stream from my phone.

If you really want to stick to CDs, you can replace your head unit with one with CD, USB and DAB for about £100.
Really, that doesn’t sound too bad. Do you have a link from r an example Guigsy.

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Does your radio have a headphone type input socket, one of those round 3.5mm things? Before the days of USB you could connect a portable MP3 player's output via an audio lead to the input of the car radio. You couldn't select the track being played on the radio and had to use your MP3 player. If you do have a 3.5mm socket then any CD player with a headphone outlet could work
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Jules132

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If no USB port on the radio you'd need to see if you could source a portable cd player with bluetooth that has the ability to connect to the radio. Not sure if many do as they usually only recognise headphones \ speakers.
If you're wanting to retain the quality of the cd's and not rip \ compress them to mp3 you could rip the cda format to wav or flac that would save you having to lug around the physical cds but you'd still be left with how to play them through the radio.
Your best option may be to replace the existing radio with one with a USB input.

Edit, does your head unit have an sd card slot? If so, you may be able to use that with the cds ripped onto a card.
No
 
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Jules132

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Thank you all for your suggestions and sorry I didn’t reply sooner, it was my birthday yesterday so was busy at work and then celebrating. Back to same old same old today haha. Anyhow, I have just taken a photo of my Moho radio and also a page from the manual which mentions the USB. It appears the only use of my USB port which you can see in the photo is to charge things not connect things to the stereo .

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