|· What is the difference between the empeg Car and the Rio Car?
|· Has the Rio Car been discontinued?
· Where can I buy one?
(Entry last updated on May 4th, 2008)
Some players are still changing hands among private owners. Check the For Sale forum on the Empeg BBS, or see if any have been offered on Ebay.
Accessories such as extra remote controls and extra car docking sleds were sold at the empeg international store for a while. However, this store closed on May 31, 2002, so accessories are now only available via the same channels as players (i.e., the BBS and Ebay). Note that you can use the aftermarket Kenwood KCA-R6A remote control as a subsitute for the original remote.
The original add-on tuner modules for the Mk2/2a player are sold out. There was a kit version of the tuner module being offered here which is completely compatible with the original tuner module, but that also is no longer being manufactured, and you're back to Ebay and the BBS.
Note that the custom carrying cases (with the "empeg" logo embroidered upon them) are also sold out. Sonic|blue never made any carrying cases to go with the Rio Car players in the US. If you need a carrying case for your player, please see this entry for alternatives.
|· Will there ever be a car player Mark 3?
|· What came in the box with the Rio Car player?
|· What are the basic specifications of the player?
|· How does the Rio Car compare to other car MP3 players on the market?
|· How is the music organized on the player? Is it easy to find a given tune?
|· Do I need to know Linux to use the Rio Car player?
|· How are the hard disks going to hold up to the vibration of a car?
|· Can I use the Rio Car player in an audio competition?
|· Why were laptop drives used? Desktop drives are cheaper.
|· Why doesn't it play MP3 CD-R discs?
|· Why doesn't it have a removable faceplate? Why must the whole unit be pulled from the dash?
|· Why only 10BaseT ethernet? Why didn't you put 100BaseT on the Mark 2 player?
|· Do I need a separate amplifier, or will the Rio Car drive my speakers directly?
|· How do I put music onto the player? Do I need to bring a laptop into the car?
|· What operating systems are supported?
|· What kind of music files will it play? Will it play VQF/AAC/MPEG4/OGG/MP3Pro, etc.?
|· Does the player work with iTunes?
|· Does the player support audio books?
|· Does the tuner support XM radio or Sirius radio?
|· What RDS features does the tuner support?
|· What parts of the software are open-source?
|· I want to start encoding my CD collection for use on the Rio Car now! Is there anything I need to keep in mind?
|· What is the largest disk drive I can put in the player?
|· What do all the buttons do?
|· What does the serial number represent?
|· How do I upgrade my software?
|· How can I get a replacement blue lens? The official Rio add-on lens kits don't have blue.
|· What is the 'Security' slot on the back of the player for?
|· If my player is stolen, is there anything I can do?
|· If I purchase a player second-hand, will the one-year warranty still be honored?
|· How do I get support or repairs?