Parrot Bluetooth and Kenwood Headunit AND aftermarket amp - will this work?
I bought the CK3000 Evolution kit to intall but in looking at the myriad of harnesses etc. I'm wondering if this will work with the Kenwood headunit. IN addition - i'm going to be hooking up a JL Audio 300/4 amp which appears to further complicate things.
I've seen the hookups to the factory headunit - which has Tele inputs. Am I out of luck with the aftermarket unit?
Parrot CK3000 Evo and Kenwood Excelon 889 - I spoke with Parrot
and they said it is possible since the headunit has a tel mute. They sent better install instructions and he indicated that with an aftermarket amp - I simply splice in at the speaker leads coming off the amp. After looking at it I think this is going to work.
Actually none of the Kenwoods have Bluetooth integrated - you need the bluetooth module
and I would then have to buy that and a different usb based Ipod connector to use what I have. In the end - the best unit I could find on the market is the Pioneer Premier BT790 - it has bluetooth integrated into the unit AND comes with Ibus Ipod integrated as well - no adaptors or anything needed. Since I have Ipod and XM - all i'd need to add would be a Terk adaptor to my XM OR buy the Pionner XM unit and I'd be set. Just about $400 for the two. Returning the Parrot would net me $90 so i'd be out of pocket $310. Not that bad since the Ipod and bluetooth integration is leagues ahead of what I have now - in terms of both less crap and much much improved interface - but in the end - it's $310 that I don't want to spend on more audio gear.