Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > In-Car Entertainment


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 17th September 2011, 11:18   #91
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 75
Thanked: 6 Times
Question Re: Auditor Components Rip-165 and Audiotor Co-ax Rip 165-C for A-Star

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sankar View Post
Here is a picture of the OEM AStar CD player.
As you can see there are no RCA preouts from the back of this device. The black rectangular connector is the one which connects to the wiring loom of the car, the extreme right connector is for the radio antenna, and the black round must be for a CD changer. I don't know what the white one is for, it must be for an ipod module which is available for this HU.

You can still add a subwoofer using line level output.
Hi Sankar,

I'm planning to put a decent head unit instead of the default OEM one. I saw that you got that audio panel cover for astar. May I know where did you purchase and at what price. ?

hg
humveeguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th September 2011, 11:37   #92
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: KL
Posts: 4,680
Thanked: 3,508 Times
Default Re: ICE'd A STAR

The installer got it for me and i don't remember how much it cost. Should not be very expensive, you can source it from the Maruti authorsed service/spare people.
Sankar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd January 2016, 15:03   #93
Distinguished - BHPian
 
condor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Speed-brkr City
Posts: 10,745
Thanked: 4,335 Times
Default Re: ICE'd A STAR

All,
does the stock NSCR-05 HU support decoding through the Aux input ?

I am looking for an alternate input source other than the radio and CD. The unit I have does not have a USB function.

The owner's handbook for the car says that volume control for the audio played through the AUX is as per the source player. Considering this, the stock HU may not have the decode feature. If this is true, then the next question : What is a good source of input to the AUX port ?

Last edited by condor : 2nd January 2016 at 15:12.
condor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 5th January 2016, 17:43   #94
Senior - BHPian
 
DerAlte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,076
Thanked: 2,876 Times
Default Re: ICE'd A STAR

Quote:
Originally Posted by condor View Post
... does the stock NSCR-05 HU support decoding through the Aux input ? ... What is a good source of input to the AUX port ?
Decoding from which encoded signal?

Aux-in port is an analog input. What it expects to be fed is an analog signal, like what comes out of the earphone port of mobile phones and music players.
DerAlte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th January 2016, 19:53   #95
Distinguished - BHPian
 
condor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Speed-brkr City
Posts: 10,745
Thanked: 4,335 Times
Default Re: ICE'd A STAR

Quote:
Originally Posted by DerAlte View Post
Decoding from which encoded signal?

Aux-in port is an analog input.
The owner's manual of the car only says that:
1. Keep vol of the HU at min
2. Keep vol of output from the other player at a reasonable level (so as to not cause distrotion).

Based on this I assumed that the Aux port is a point to connect another playing unit using a stereo cable.

My question comes from another un-related point.
I had ordered a USB-Female to 3.5mm stereo adapter for a different purpose. The description of this cable says:

Quote:
Not all the car with this interface can use this kind of connector. Some car AUX without decoding function, so can only use MP3 device. (only car AUX interface which have the function of read U disk can use this kind of line)
Since I will have the USB-Female to Aux 3.5mm cable, I was wondering if I could use a suitable device to input content through the Aux port, and if the HU can then play incoming signals.
condor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 5th January 2016, 20:57   #96
Senior - BHPian
 
greenhorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: TN-14
Posts: 6,838
Thanked: 1,318 Times
Default Re: ICE'd A STAR

My guess is that some manufacturer support USB input through a 3.5MM TRRS connector for some HU's , and the adapters for these HU's are flooding ecommerce sites with a cryptic disclaimer that condor stated above, and giving false hopes to people that their head unit might support USB input

google let me back here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/car-en...ml#post3595022 (Car Audio Advice from the Audio Gurus: Use "Search thread" before posting a new Q!)

Last edited by greenhorn : 5th January 2016 at 21:06.
greenhorn is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th January 2016, 22:27   #97
BHPian
 
slicvic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: KA 19
Posts: 752
Thanked: 360 Times
Default Re: ICE'd A STAR

Quote:
Originally Posted by greenhorn View Post
My guess is that some manufacturer support USB input through a 3.5MM TRRS connector for some HU's , and the adapters for these HU's are flooding ecommerce sites with a cryptic disclaimer that condor stated above, and giving false hopes to people that their head unit might support USB input
Thanks, it makes sense now.
When Condor asked his original statement I was wondering what I was missing.

Coming to Condor's question, The unit on the A Star is a very basic unit. I doubt it supports any encoding - decoding functions. It does not even support scrolling of long file names, only the first few ( 8 if I am not mistaken ) characters of the same are displayed
slicvic is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th January 2016, 17:42   #98
Senior - BHPian
 
DerAlte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,076
Thanked: 2,876 Times
Default Re: ICE'd A STAR

Quote:
Originally Posted by condor View Post
The owner's manual of the car only says that ...
Correct. Aux-in in almost ALL HUs accepts only an analog stereo signal.

Quote:
Originally Posted by condor View Post
... Since I will have the USB-Female to Aux 3.5mm cable, I was wondering if I could use a suitable device to input content through the Aux port, and if the HU can then play incoming signals.
Quote:
Originally Posted by greenhorn View Post
My guess is that some manufacturer support USB input through a 3.5MM TRRS connector for some HU's ...
Yes, a few old ones (none available in India) did support USB protocol over the 3.5mm Aux-in jack. That cable is meant only for those, and I guess are in the market because they need to be thrown out of the stockists' stocks.

USB *does not support* analog signal. The 4 pins are 5V + and -, and data + and -. If you connect this cable to the USB connector of a disk drive or PMP (and the other end to the Aux-in of the HU), *nothing* will happen since the hardware USB handshake protocol will not start (USB is not dumb signal transfer). The cable will be a waste.
DerAlte is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th November 2016, 18:50   #99
Distinguished - BHPian
 
condor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Speed-brkr City
Posts: 10,745
Thanked: 4,335 Times
Default Re: ICE'd A STAR

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sankar View Post
It can however play/control iPod but that will need a separate module which is sold extra.
Sankar, any further details about this module for the NSCR-05 ?
condor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 4th November 2016, 23:51   #100
Distinguished - BHPian
 
condor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Speed-brkr City
Posts: 10,745
Thanked: 4,335 Times
Default Re: ICE'd A STAR

Some searching & reading about the HU in the A-Star gave this:

Two models of HU: the Nippon NSCR-04 & NSCR-05 New. Manufactured in India.

the NSCR04 has a CD changer connection and a Hands-free kit connector at the back. No Aux port.

The NSCR-05 has an Aux port at the front, and a Hansfree kit connector at the back. No CD Changer connector.

ICE'd A STAR-altohu.png

Image Source: Circuits Online

There is not much information otherwise regarding available kits for these HU's. Some posts said that we can use the 13-pin connector to connect an ipod to the CD changer port.

An Aux cable seems to be available:
Name:  altoauxcable.jpg
Views: 396
Size:  14.3 KB

Image Source: picclick.co.uk

The connections are said to be as:
Name:  Handsfree Kit  NSCr05.jpg
Views: 464
Size:  22.4 KB

Image Source: Circuits Online

Trigger 1 & Trigger 2 are to be connected via 1.5k Ohm resistor

But no clear info if this connection will work as an Aux-in for an ipod / mp3 player.

**************


Question:
Does anyone know what type of connector is the white one - (Hands-Free Kit connector) ?

Last edited by GTO : 7th November 2016 at 09:34. Reason: image sources
condor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2017, 10:16   #101
Distinguished - BHPian
 
condor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Speed-brkr City
Posts: 10,745
Thanked: 4,335 Times
Default Re: ICE'd A STAR

Quote:
Originally Posted by jkdas View Post
I am talking about Suzuki A-Star ...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sankar View Post
Yes it does sound good, better than i thought it would,
Guys, to pick your memory: Do you remember the stock setup of the A-Star ?

The car has six speaker positions; One in each door, and two on the dash.

Are there any speakers in the dash ?
If yes, how are they connected ?
Are these components ?
Does the car have a stock set of cross-overs ? ( guess not)
How are the wires to the dash routed ?

If I want to put in an amp ( no sub, just the F & R speakers), what do I do ? How to wire it up ?
>
condor is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Experience A-Star (Read: Experience a star) karan1609 Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 118 17th November 2012 19:53
Budget ICE for A Star (AT) funkydevil In-Car Entertainment 10 22nd October 2010 20:10
Is A-star not a Safe star? sidindica The Indian Car Scene 55 11th July 2010 11:40
ICE for A-Star LXI? rahul18348 In-Car Entertainment 9 10th May 2010 09:34


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 07:11.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks