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Old 11-20-2011, 01:42 PM   #18
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There better be a headunit or I'm going to be irritated. How can you control the bass, treble, fade, balance, etc. from a phone?
There are EQ and audio settings in most phones/digital music players to control bass, treble and balance. As for fade, I think that if you choose to get the stripped version of the car with no head unit you're likely getting only 2 speakers anyway so fade is not a problem.
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Ah so it has both ports? Cool. Obviously with the AUX port you'll have to control the audio directly from your digital music player then.
Yes it has both. Also, USB is for IPod, charging phones, etc.
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There are EQ and audio settings in most phones/digital music players to control bass, treble and balance. As for fade, I think that if you choose to get the stripped version of the car with no head unit you're likely getting only 2 speakers anyway so fade is not a problem.
My phone's audio capabilities are less than desirable. When streaming radio, the station just stops when someone texts me and it doesn't get very loud. I'll probably be getting the highest Scion version of the car they offer so it better have a head-unit or a spot for one that has wiring already set-up so I can put in an aftermarket headunit easily.

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There better be a headunit or I'm going to be irritated. How can you control the bass, treble, fade, balance, etc. from a phone?
Most aftermarket amps have these controls. Obviously you can't set it while you're driving (other than maybe a subwoofer volume knob) but I'm ok with that. Smartphones now can do everything a head unit does, so the headunit is just a waste of space and weight. Now that I think about it I would just want it with wiring in place and I will just put in my own amps and speakers. I doubt they would sell it like that though.
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Right - as some may realize, you can't plug in an iPod to only speakers. There needs to be an amplifier in between to power the signal to the speakers. Head units usually have built in amplifiers, though not as good as a stand alone amp. While it may be possible to just mount an amp under the seat or in the trunk and hook an iPod up to that, it wouldnt be the ideal setup, for lack of on/off button, Eq, and volume controls.

I would be surprised if the car didn't come with a factory head unit in the US - though I guess there could be a "tuner" option of "stereo delete".
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here is to still hoping you can use the usb port to link to the ECU directly
and i will be making a mount that holds a iphone somewhere close to the shifter, im hoping that the car doesnt come with a headunit, but rather a small controller/amplifier that takes digital in from USB and makes it in to amplified analog out for the speakers
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here is to still hoping you can use the usb port to link to the ECU directly
and i will be making a mount that holds a iphone somewhere close to the shifter, im hoping that the car doesnt come with a headunit, but rather a small controller/amplifier that takes digital in from USB and makes it in to amplified analog out for the speakers
You know this would be cool, and you could control the phone with Siri...if you had a Iphone 4s, or Iphone 5 (by the time this car comes out...hehe)
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Remember this [huge] picture?




This head unit will likely be the EU offering. I imagine the USA offering will be similar, though I can only hope it adds at least simple bluetooth that can answer/hang-up and stream audio. With any luck they'll stick in the head unit from the tC, as that does have some sort of bluetooth.
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Remember this [huge] picture?
That thing is an eye sore. Hopefully we get the option to have no radio and the gauge pack that is on the right here

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That thing is an eye sore. Hopefully we get the option to have no radio and the gauge pack that is on the right here

The Gauge pack is good and all....but will you really use it? You really need a stereo in this car, at least something that has bluetooth so that you can do hands free calling on the phone. This is 2012 by the way...

The gauges should have been built into the dash, like they were in the 350z...This gauge pack looks kinda cheap anyways. Will have to get better pics...
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The gauges should have been built into the dash, like they were in the 350z...This gauge pack looks kinda cheap anyways. Will have to get better pics...
I would have liked the gauges installed in the A pillar :l
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Actually I just realized that it's a USB port and not an AUX port, which means that you have nothing to control your audio with if you plug in a USB drive (or any smart phone/digital music player that simply acts as a USB drive and doesn't support music control via USB). I'm now thinking that means that if you choose to have no head unit, you get no stereo at all, period. The USB port and the pre-installed speakers will be useless.

The useless and expense adding nonsense known as push button start completely removes what would have been the ideal phone storage directly next to the AUX in. Good job. Without Bluetooth, expect a wire running past the shifter to the center console.
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To be honest, "FT-86" would not be much of a name for a car if they are expecting to sell a heap.
They will brand it Celica most likely because people can relate to the brand and it has a whole heap more 'mainstream' history than the ae86 (I mean this in terms of sales, not motorsport [although that could be debated also]).

To half the world 'ae86' means absolutely nothing. The people who know what it means, will have been following the production of this car from the get go anyway, and will not give a craaaap if it's named celica, supra, or something completely different. They will just enjoy it (or hate it depending on the success of the production car). Take the Original FT86 concept, and add a little more flavor from Scion project's FRS Concept, then smooth down the lines so that it's less tuner looking, and more OEM finesse. Retain the 2000GT C-Pillar, sharpen the tail. And that's how a final version will be. What if I told you that FT86 has NO CD player, and no Navigation screen? It's entirely possible...
He figured we'd all have smart-phones to tell us where we're going by 2012, and all we need is an FM radio to tell us if the world is ending. And for all other times on the road, he's like us to listen to your favorite iPOD, or the beautiful sounds emanating from the exhaust system specifically designed for this car by the best ears at Yamaha Acoustic Instruments company. All this, while sitting in seats made in collaboration with the best aftermarket and OE racing operations and sports car makers.

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The useless and expense adding nonsense known as push button start completely removes what would have been the ideal phone storage directly next to the AUX in. Good job. Without Bluetooth, expect a wire running past the shifter to the center console.
Horrible design confirmed



Good, run wires past the shifter to the center console rather than directly adjacent where there was a perfect storage slot that's destroyed by an absolutely useless feature.
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Good, run wires past the shifter to the center console rather than directly adjacent where there was a perfect storage slot that's destroyed by an absolutely useless feature.
AGHHHH!!!! I've been away from the forums too long! Did not notice they had controls on the steering wheel along with push button start.
When did this picture show up? lol
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When did this picture show up? lol
Yesterday at CES.
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