I've got a 2002 Ultra and would like to add a CD player or replace the Tape player with a CD. The Harley upgrade is like 800.00 and some bucks. Anyone have a suggestion. The tapes are to cumbersome to deal with when taking a 4 or 5 day ride. Thanks
You might consider it. I've found handling the CD is a pain......
According to PC Webopedia the textbook definition of mp3 (An abbreviation for MPEG Layer 3) is "A type of audio data compression that can reduce digital sound files by a 12:1 ratio with virtually no loss in quality" Essentially, mp3's turn digital audio into data. It's like digitally lifting a song from a digital audio CD (these digital audio sound files are termed as .WAV files), placing it on the hard disk of a computer and compressing the sound file into readable data. What this means is that large amounts of digital sound can be compacted into a smaller space. With this ability to compress audio comes the capacity to store more music using a smaller amount of physical space.
MP3 is a format that is used to store digital copes of music on your computer. You copy your CD's onto your computer in MP3 format (this process is some times refered to as "ripping" a CD). Once they are on your computer, you can download them into an MP3 player. MP3 players are small - about the size of a pack of cigarettes & can hold many hours of music. They are designed to be used like those old personal tape players (walkmen), but you can also plug them into other devices, such as the radio on your Ultra.
Yes, I agree the prior thread went over similar ground.
And we've even mentioned the option I'm about to mention. But it has been awhile.
How about.......XM radio (or the other, less known brand)???
Several bikes (particularly GoldWings) are running XM. Very successfully and the owners enjoy it. In fact, we put XM in Lisa's (huckelberry's) truck just to try it on. As an experiment to see if I'd like it on my FLHTC.
Cost? A LOT less than a CD player! IMHO, less hassle than the MP3 players.
You could buy an after market cd changer and put it in the trunk. If you do go with a mp3 player stay away from the ones with a hard drive. Hard drives don't like alot of vibrations and banging around.