Sweet Sounds in Mankato has seen a growing number of clients asking how they can add a CD player to their new car. With the ever-increasing popularity of digital media audio files, many automakers have stopped including a CD mechanism with their infotainment systems. Fear not! Sweet Sounds offers a variety of solutions to add a compact disc player back into most of these systems. Let’s look at how it works.
The Digital Media Revolution
It shouldn’t be news to anyone that most people get their music from online services. With the popularity of iTunes, Spotify, (the new) Napster and Amazon Music, getting your own personal copy of your favorite performer’s latest creation takes only a minute or two. Of even greater popularity are streaming music services Pandora, iHeartRadio, Slacker, Apple Music and Google Play Music. As long as you have cellular data access, you can find just about any song you want in mere seconds.
A few years ago, vehicle manufacturers decided that streaming music from your smartphone over a Bluetooth connection or playing digital media files from a USB stick was more popular than listening to music from a CD, so they stopped including a CD mechanism in many new vehicles. While this decision certainly added flexibility in the design of modern entertainment systems, it left CD lovers high and dry with no way to enjoy their collection. Sweet Sounds has a solution.
Add-On CD Player
Several of our suppliers offer add-on CD player systems that we can integrate into your vehicle. These systems communicate directly with the vehicle infotainment system for track selection, fast forward and rewind functions. We can mount this CD mechanism in your center console, glove box or, in some cases, integrate it right into the dash of the vehicle.
The specially designed CD transports typically use a USB connection to communicate with the factory audio system. Some solutions include a dedicated interface module that connects to a factory CD mechanism port in the dash. Our team of product specialists will ensure you get the right solution for your application.
Expert Installation by Sweet Sounds
Working on modern vehicles isn’t as easy as it used to be. With ongoing efforts to reduce buzzes, creaks and rattles, the way new cars are put together makes it harder than ever to take them apart to add features. Our team of expert installation technicians is constantly upgrading their knowledge by attending training sessions. We work closely with our suppliers to make sure we’re up to date on the latest products and services. Finally, we treat your vehicle like royalty when it’s in our care.
Get the Features You Want
Whether you want to upgrade a Jeep, Chrysler, Toyota, Kia, Honda, Subaru or a General Motors product with a CD player, we have a solution for you. Drop by our store in Mankato and speak with one of our product consultants. We will confirm compatibility with your vehicle and schedule an installation time. If you have any questions about adding a CD player to your vehicle or want to know about any of the products or services we offer, give us a call at 507-345-8863 or send us an e-mail using our online client contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.