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I have grown accustom to getting into my wrx starting the car and having all the music from my phone ready to play with my phone still in my pocket. I have a pioneer AVH-P2400BT in dash dvd Bluetooth receiver. I love it but I'm wanting to go headunit-less in the miata. I have recently cut up my dash and have no room for a headunit. So I need help finding a simple solution. All the headunit-less install I have seen involve an amp volume control and a wire running to your music player of choice. My idea is to run a motorcycle amp that has a usb input so I can run a Bluetooth usb device that will connect to my phone.

amusing I understand how this works I will not need any additional soft ware or aps for my phone. Will this work? are there any better alternatives?

I have found a a 4-ch motorcycle amp with volume control and a fm raido that has a usb input.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281027485104?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649



I have also found a few bluetooth receivers that will let me connect to my phone.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bluetooth-A2DP-3-5mm-Stereo-HiFi-Audio-Dongle-Receiver-Adapter-Transmitter-10m-/271102030734?pt=US_USB_Bluetooth_Adapters_Dongles&hash=item3f1ef0b38e


http://www.ebay.com/itm/White-USB-Bluetooth-A2DP-3-5mm-Stereo-Audio-Receiver-Dongle-Adapter-for-PC-Phone-/271041788809?pt=US_USB_Bluetooth_Adapters_Dongles&hash=item3f1b597b89
 

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Know one knows if this will work or has a better idea, maybe something that has what I need built-in/ already made?
 

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I assume you've figured something out in the past 5 months, but I figured I'd share my recently installed audio setup that nicely meets your original idea.

Amp: http://shop.alpine-usa.com/p/universal-power-pack/amplifiers_power-pack?pp=12


Bluetooth: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Aluratek---iStream-Universal-Bluetooth-Audio-Receiver/6581843.p?id=1218759758130&skuId=6581843


Amp is seriously small so it will literally fit just about anywhere in the car.
I just connected the amp to the the little bluetooth device via a 6' RCA to 1/8" Headphone plug (via headphone coupler). The connection is in my armrest where I also rigged up a USB plug to provide power to the bluetooth device when the car is on. Writeups on putting in a USB are all over the internet and a super easy power source is inches away from the armrest (if you have power windows, otherwise you get to run a bit more wire).
All said and done, this costs under $200 (w/o speakers obviously) and gave me a setup where I just hop into the car, connect the phone to the bluetooth device, and then I control everything from my phone*.

*Note: You may run into problems controlling the volume if your phone's bluetooth controls are shitty/out of date. I was having problems on the stock ROM for my motorola razr maxx, but I just flashed a custom ROM (newest cyanogenmod) and then I was able to control the bluetooth device without issue. So a relatively new version of android (4.2+) may be necessary, but I couldn't say for sure. iphones are probably fine all around.
Sorry if the phone stuff in gibberish to some, but I like to modify my phones as well as cars.
 
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