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Old 09-02-2016, 06:19 PM   #1
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Tranzit Blu Hf install (SBC)

I bought this device off Amazon a few years ago to add Bluetooth to the factory stereo setup in my 2003S with bose. I ended up selling the car to a buddy and the device sat unopened until a few days ago when I decided to install it in a 2002 4runner I use as and everyday errand runner. I really didn't want to spend any money on the vehicle but in the last few months, the 4Runner, with 252K miles has made its share of out of town runs, getting kids set up at college etc. I wanted to be able to stream audio, mailing baseball games while on the road. I remembered the Tranzit Blu Hf and decided to break it open.

I won't go into install details as I'm sure no one cares about what I did for the 4Runner. Suffice to stay that install was easy, power, ground, 2 antenna connections, plug in the mic and run two wires for the small control button.

Setup and initial pairing was easy too.


My point for sharing this story is to let you know that this device, at $75 would have been a great addition to the Boxster. Performance of the device is very good...Audio performance is FM quality and pairing is very quick after starting the car.

I'd give this thing a thumbs up to anyone who wants to maintain the factory stereo but wants to add BT.

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Old 09-03-2016, 10:31 PM   #2
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What a coincidence finding this post. I just ordered this device and received it today. But I've started to waver on installing it. I read that someone sent their CDR-210 to Becker to have an aux connection added. On my head unit, it seems that the sound quality from a CD is better than FM. I am wondering if the aux would beat FM and perhaps go that route instead.

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Old 09-04-2016, 08:04 AM   #3
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What a coincidence finding this post. I just ordered this device and received it today. But I've started to waver on installing it. I read that someone sent their CDR-210 to Becker to have an aux connection added. On my head unit, it seems that the sound quality from a CD is better than FM. I am wondering if the aux would beat FM and perhaps go that route instead.
The Tranzit Blu has an AUX out port (male plug) already wired into the device if one wanted to connect that way.

Here's the deal though....Bluetooth sound 'quality', regardless of device, is not as good as CD and just slightly better than good FM. The connections though the antenna will sound the same as through an AUX port.

The most impressive thing to me is that the device pairs with my phone immediately. I have an inexpensive JVC head unit in my current Boxster. The BT works fine but takes a minute or so to pair every time I start the car.
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. This does seem like one of the best options if keeping the head unit is the goal. I just finished swapping out the dash speakers with Focal Access 100 CA1 4-Inch. That alone was a big improvement.
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:13 PM   #5
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Best thing I can say is it'll work in any car that you want to add BT. If I wanted to swap it to another car, I could remove it from the 4Runner in about 15 minutes.

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