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Shaft style Pioneer P-Bus deck?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by jeffer, Jun 12, 2001.

  1. jeffer

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    I want to put a changer controller in my '72 K5 and do not want to cut the dash. I have a 12-disc Pioneer Premier changer that I took out of my car and want to put it in the Blazer. I have a Pioneer CD deck in the car with changer controls, but won't cut up the Blazer to install it. Does anyone know if Pioneer ever made a Cassette deck that is a shaft style mount with P-Bus changer controls?
    I know that <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.customautosound.com>http://www.customautosound.com</A> makes a shaft style changer controller (with or without cassette) problem is, it controls their changer. I'm sure that they have someone else OEM that changer for them (Alpine,Kenwood, who knows) but they won't say who. I'm wondering if there is some sort of translater that I can use to get that deck to control my Pioneer changer. I spent $500 on that changer and love it, I want to keep it. Has anyone else had experience with this?

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    Jeff.
     
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    On a 72 you'll still have to do a little drill and hack to put in a Pioneer shaft mount, or any newer shaft mount. What I would do is go with a Tuffy security console, and mount a Pioneer DIN unit with the changer controller in there. Or there's a couple other options - a custom built stereo console, an underdash head unit pod, and the ever popular glovebox mounting.

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  3. jeffer

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    I was hoping to avoid having to do as you described. I guess that I am just SOL. I like the convenience of having the stereo in it's current location. I like having an actual knob to turn to adjust volume, etc. Putting it in the console/glove box is just less convenient. I want it all I guess. Thanks for the suggestions.
     
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    Sounds like kind of a tough deal. I can't remember ANY common brand 2 knobber with changer controls. Anymore the companies don't sell that many of them, so they don't put that many bells and whistles on the 2 knobs.
    What about forgetting about the current changer and getting an RF changer to work with your radio in the Blazer? Sure sound quality would suffer, but at least you could keep the radio you want, in the place you want.

    '73 K5
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    I thought of that too. I think that I could even get a translater from the P-Bus to RF controls for my current changer. But, I'm kind of a whore when it comes to audio equipment. If I'm starting with a $500 changer I would like to stay all digital if at all possible. Maybe I will have to seriously look at the Custom Auto Sound shaft style deck and their changer and save my Premier for my next vehicle. Guess I'll have to buy another vehicle to put in. Not a bad deal. Thanks for all of the suggestions.
     

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