Originally Posted by dave27
shawndoggy, what model number is your deck. That was cool.
MEX-BT3700U. It's now discontinued (succeeded by the 3800u).
If you are just running a deck to amps, I'd get the 5700U, which has 4v preouts. The 3700U only has 2v preouts, which isn't such a big deal because I'm running to the WS420.
As soon as I get in the boat with the phone, the deck and the phone pair up. I do all of my controlling through the phone. My original intent was to stream pandora, and it will do that, but I've found that all of my local lakes have super crappy cell coverage, so it doesn't work very well. But it streams directly from music saved on the phone just fine.
One other thing to consider is that bluetooth streaming will adversely impact battery life, as will streaming data from the network (i.e. pandora). You probably won't get more than a couple hours out of an iphone 4 if it isn't being charged.
Check out adaptunes too, since you are using an iphone. It's a speed control ap that will turn the music up and down with the boat's speed (i.e. turn down for a downed rider). Works great with bluetooth streaming, but you need to be playing music that's on the phone. In other words you can't use adaptunes while streaming pandora.