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Old    Ryan Maheu (ryin)      Join Date: May 2002       07-03-2013, 8:04 AM Reply   
do alot of people not use a head unit and just the WS-420 EQ?
Old    Anthonyv911 (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-03-2013, 8:32 AM Reply   
I use a head unit and the WS-420
Old    Sheldon (Fiveflat)      Join Date: Sep 2010       07-03-2013, 8:46 AM Reply   
That's how my old boat was setup. I really liked it that way.
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-03-2013, 8:50 AM Reply   
I now connect directly through the WS420 only because the one RCA out of the back of my deck was getting a bad connection. Only minor issue I find is the volume is quite touchy.
Old    Justin (jrw160)      Join Date: Oct 2006       07-03-2013, 8:52 AM Reply   
I have a bluetooth receiver connected to the main input on the ws420. My head unit is still in the boat, but it isn't connected any more.
Old    Ryan Maheu (ryin)      Join Date: May 2002       07-03-2013, 9:00 AM Reply   
thats what i was thinking of doing. I had just purchased a dual head unit with bluetooth but the quality sounded terrible compared to just iphone right into the amp (not sure why)
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       07-03-2013, 9:08 AM Reply   
I have a headunit, but really only use it to play usb thumb drives. The headunit and a miccus bluetooth dongle go into the main and aux inputs of an hse revolution, and the hse goes to our eq (which isn't a ws-420, but that's not really relevant). All volume control is done through the eq. 99% of the time we use the phone and bluetooth setup and it sounds fantastic. The other 1% we use the usb thumbies, but I'd venture that if I pulled the HU and we relied solely on the iphone, nobody would miss it. Hmmm... maybe I have my winter project.
Old    Scott (scottb7)      Join Date: Oct 2012       07-03-2013, 10:26 AM Reply   
Justin, what bluetooth receiver do you use?

Shawndoggy, do you use this one? http://www.miccus.com/products/blubridge-mini-jack-rx
Old    Ryan (Wakesounds)      Join Date: May 2011       07-03-2013, 10:34 AM Reply   
I just connect my phone directly to the 420. It cuts out the middleman and chances of signal issues.
Old    Scott (scottb7)      Join Date: Oct 2012       07-03-2013, 10:38 AM Reply   
I just installed this yesterday. $9, works perfectly. Replaced the broken one that came with the boat. Funny it was exact match to oem one from nautique.

And it charges the phone!!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IPOD-IPHONE-...c85381&vxp=mtr
Old    Ryan Maheu (ryin)      Join Date: May 2002       07-03-2013, 10:47 AM Reply   
nice, do they make one for iphone 5?!
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       07-03-2013, 11:16 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottb7 View Post
Justin, what bluetooth receiver do you use?

Shawndoggy, do you use this one? http://www.miccus.com/products/blubridge-mini-jack-rx
yes, exactly. I've also got a usb socket that charges it full time, and the whole thing is tucked under the dash. As soon as I power up the stereo, the phone connects to bluetooth.
Old    Justin (jrw160)      Join Date: Oct 2006       07-03-2013, 11:18 AM Reply   
I have this one from monoprice. The output is a little low on it, so I also had to add a line driver.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
Old    Sheldon (Fiveflat)      Join Date: Sep 2010       07-03-2013, 12:05 PM Reply   
I have this Aluratek. It's $29 at Bestbuy. It also comes with a 3.5mm to stereo RCA jacks. Has it's own battery as well.

Old    Sheldon (Fiveflat)      Join Date: Sep 2010       07-03-2013, 12:12 PM Reply   
I just temporarily used velcro to mount it to my head unit. I would like a more permanent looking mount to be honest.

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Old    Ryan Maheu (ryin)      Join Date: May 2002       07-03-2013, 1:09 PM Reply   
what kind of range do you get out of some of these adapters?
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       07-03-2013, 1:11 PM Reply   
Mine is somewhat impaired being tucked under the dash and if someone is using the phone int he bow or back corner there will be an occasional cutout. I'm sure the range would be better if it were visible, but I wanted it to be invisible. In the driver's seat or observer's seat it's perfect.
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       07-03-2013, 1:25 PM Reply   
I Use The HeadUnit which Is Connected To My 420. I THINK it Sounds Louder Through The HadUnit Rather Than Directly To The 420. Also I set The Eq Tower And in Boat Volumes, Then Use head Unit Knob For The Overall Control. Makes Life simpler, I Also Use That Little Bluetooth Thing Posted And Its Awesome!

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