Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Vancouver, WA, USA
Re: BlueTooth output on BMW radio
Interesting post. I too have a Cardo Scala bluetooth system. I have the rider Q2 multiset which meets all my needs EXCEPT for playing MP3's through the helmet speakers.
On my system the MP3 input is simply a jack mounted on the helmet piece that does not provide any amplification.
I ride with ear plugs so the music can't be heard.
If I am reading your post correctly you are wanting to connect the output of the LT radio to a blue tooth transmitter (A2DP) so that you can listen to the tunes on your helmet speakers.
In order to use the handlebar controls for IPOD control one would need a DICE or similar unit. I would think this would be mandatory. What a PITA to try to control your IPOD with gloved hands from the stingray.
One would need also to mute the speakers when using the bluetooth transmitter which would mean putting a device on each of the speaker lines to attenuate speaker volume to zero. The mute button on the handlebar could not be used because it would mute the entire system including the output to the transmitter,
Not sure there is a cost effective way to do this.
If I could have my entire wish list it would be the following:
Handlebar controls intact including IPOD search, volume control, etc.
Transmitter wired to bike so no batteries/AC to futz with
Bike speakers disconnect when transmitter is on
Ability to turn transmitter on and off with a switch (autoswitch? Maybe this might also be used to disconnect speakers?)
Detailed parts list and wiring diagram
Here's the issue for me. Even if this could be done for a couple hundred bucks, which I doubt, I would nearly be at the cost of one of the trusted and proven after market intercom systems as I paid retail for my Q2 out of desperation, I was 8 hrs from home riding 2 up getting jabbed in the ribs!
Any of you electronic gurus have any suggestions?
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