For my putting off the purchase of a new car, and having all her house projects completed, my wonderful wife promised me a new Pioneer car stereo that would play USB Flash drives in my old Honda. The one I had, played MP3 CD’s, and worked fine. The thought of one month of country music, never hearing the same song twice, well, that just gladdened my heart, and caused a slight tingle in my brain. Plus, my son-in-law Chris loves my old unit, which is now in his car.
The shop I use is in downtown Olongapo City, and I’ve been using their services for more than ten years now. So when I drove in Max (the owner) asked what type of stereo was I getting this time? How did he know?
I told Bob awhile back, I was predictable, and I guess I am. No waiting, no fuss, I found the unit I wanted, and it was installed and pumping tunes, within an hour. The downside to it, it’s like cell phones, when you get a new one you must learn its functions all over again, as they change from model to model, even if it’s the same brand. Car stereos are the same way. What’s wrong with a little uniformity?
Max tried to show me how to work everything, with his skinny fingers flying over the control panel at twice the speed of light, and thinking I understood what he was saying. So later I read the book when I get home, and frustrate myself just for the fun of it. Two days later I had the clock set, and the music was set to play on random. Put the book down as that is all I need to know, the next time my kids take the car I get it back with everything else set and fine tuned.
My daughter came over to the house with her 5 gig flash drive and loaded up music she likes and put it into my car’s dash pocket. As they borrow it all the time as it looks better than their car. She knows, I’ll never say no. I know it might look better, but also know it’s very much safer, as I keep it well maintained, and full of gas.
Something my father said to me as a kid, I’d bring his car back with it always needing gas, He’d just smile and say, “Don’t worry about it son, my grandchildren will pay me back.” I never figured out what he meant until my car was given back to me close to empty by his grandchildren, I smiled and was thinking, “I’m paying my dad back.”
Life will always go full circle; this is something I know for sure!
- Pioneer DEH-3150UB
- Price P6,000.00 (I guess that’s a good price)
- Mosfet 50 Watts x 4 (what does that mean?)
- Pop-Up Detachable Flapdown Face (Ain’t that nice?)
- CD / CD-R / CD-RW / WMA / MP3 / WAV Playback Capability (Say what?)
- 24 station pre-sets (totally useless to me)
- EEQ (Say what again?)
- 2 RCA Pre-Outs (I’ll pretend I understand)
- Direct Sub-Drive (Isn’t that great?)
- USB Direct Connection (Front) (This I Know)
- Aux-In (Front) For Ipod (Don’t own one)
- Wireless Remote Controller (Why do you need this, unless you drive from the rear seat? The stereo is right there on the dash less than six inches in front of you.)
That’s all I know about the new unit, Okay, I’m telling a lie, all I know is how to set the clock and put it on random. I’ve never played the radio in any car while here in the R.P., and don’t even know why a radios even there. Now if the Philippines had a good Country & Western station…