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#368968 - 29/06/2017 17:55 Empeg mk2 -- Still going!!
benjammin
member

Registered: 11/08/2002
Posts: 174
Loc: Champaign, IL
I was just pushing new music onto the Empeg that's been in my Jeep since 2001 when I bought it.

Between the utils, and all the work from Mr. Lord and HiJack. This unit has been quite the endurance runner.

I haven't exactly looked -- but at the same time, I haven't seen a DIN equivalent anything that really came close. Especially with car companies putting in proprietary systems now.

If I were to buy a new car these days, I'd just use my phone via BT to my Plex server for my listening needs. (I've done this when travelling and using a rental car.)

Kind of a bummer in a way. I love my Empeg. smile (and my Jeep)


Edited by benjammin (29/06/2017 17:56)
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#368987 - 17/07/2017 18:48 Re: Empeg mk2 -- Still going!! [Re: benjammin]
suomi35
enthusiast

Registered: 16/02/2002
Posts: 270
Loc: Denver, CO
I echo your sentiments! I've got a mk2 on my desk that still plays music all day (every day).
I love it and cannot imagine using anything else smile

Cheers!
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#368988 - 17/07/2017 20:21 Re: Empeg mk2 -- Still going!! [Re: benjammin]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 30784
Loc: Seattle, WA
I've been using mine every day up until last Thursday when my car got rear-ended.

If they total the car, I'm thinking of getting a new car with all the touchyscreeny stuff, and so I'll have to work out how to install an Empeg into it as an add-on to the existing system. Luckily I bought one of the remote display extenders a while back, just in case I ever ended up in this boat. Empeg is still the king of music players in my book, and I haven't been satisfied with any other music players so far.
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#369015 - 02/08/2017 14:30 Re: Empeg mk2 -- Still going!! [Re: benjammin]
ShadowMan
addict

Registered: 09/06/1999
Posts: 544
Loc: Newfoundland, Canada
Nothing compares! We haven't used ours in years now but they are still on display in the rec room and garage. I popped in today to see if there had been any advancements since the empeg left the scene...
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#369016 - 02/08/2017 17:15 Re: Empeg mk2 -- Still going!! [Re: benjammin]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 30784
Loc: Seattle, WA
Indeed, nothing compares. I'm really missing the empeg right now, as I'm slowly working out the details of how I'm going to mount it in my new touchscreeny car.

In the meantime I'm putting my music collection on my iPhone and plugging it into Apple CarPlay on my car, but that system is super problematic in several ways, unable to do critical things that the empeg does effortlessly. Can't wait to have the 'peg back.
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#369019 - 03/08/2017 21:42 Re: Empeg mk2 -- Still going!! [Re: benjammin]
jmwking
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Registered: 27/02/2003
Posts: 668
Loc: Washington, DC metro
Yeah - I'd love someone (far more capable than I) to port it to ios and android.

-jk

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