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    I've used a Scala G9 and recently a G9X and found them both excellent. Day to day i use it with my iPhone for satnav (Tomtom) and also music which works brilliantly.

    When touring I have a Zumo 220 and it works fine with the iPhone and Zumo where it prioritises the satnav when it's speaking directions and then restores the music after a few seconds.

    As for intercom we used it heavily in a group of 6 this year down through the Alps. The 4 person simultaneous intercom is more hassle than it's worth and as rapidly ignored. What we did find useful was calling each other using the voice recognition feature which allowed us to link to pretty much anyone else in the group. Choice of username was crucial so that they all sounded different otherwise you ended up ringing the wrong person.

    BT comms was excellent though and Arsey and I had a great chat whilst haring up the Col de Turini.

    What I think is crucial though in my setup was moulded in-ear monitors from Ultimateear. The sound quality is superb and volume hardly needs adjusting at all regardless of the speed. The G9X has a small socket for the headphones so I got the company to make me up a small connecting lead so I connect them in once I've put my helmet on.

    Battery life is superb with some 10-12 hour days being handled easily with a mixture of music and comms throughout the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadcraft-Rider View Post
    Pukmeister

    What Bluetooth adaptor do you have for your kenwood radio please.

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    I use a Sena SR10 to link a Sena 3S to a Kenwood, and will be also be trying it with the 20s I've just got. No issues noted so far with the 3s, can't see the 20s being much different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_E View Post
    I use a Sena SR10 to link a Sena 3S to a Kenwood, and will be also be trying it with the 20s I've just got. No issues noted so far with the 3s, can't see the 20s being much different.
    Thanks fella


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    Hello all,

    I have been watching this post very carefully and up until this post I continued happily along with my hardwired autocom setup.

    That's now changed and I have just entered the 'wireless zone'!!!!

    It my birthday this month and the missus has just bought me the interphone F5MC twin kit, this one suits my usage the best 😊

    All of the advice has been a real lesson and invaluable, thanks to those that gave it and to roadcraft-rider for asking the question

    Cheers

    H

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutchy View Post
    Hello all,

    I have been watching this post very carefully and up until this post I continued happily along with my hardwired autocom setup.

    That's now changed and I have just entered the 'wireless zone'!!!!

    It my birthday this month and the missus has just bought me the interphone F5MC twin kit, this one suits my usage the best ��

    All of the advice has been a real lesson and invaluable, thanks to those that gave it and to roadcraft-rider for asking the question

    Cheers

    H

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    Ah ha, I have just bought the exact same kit.

    Had a play with it prior to installation and it seems good.

    It does seem that if you are streaming music from say an iPhone and you have intercom open the music cuts out. I guess this is because there is no VOX, therefore, you have to activate intercom on either unit to start a conversation.

    Secondly, have you tried attaching a Bluetooth GPS as well as streming music from an iPhone? I've not tried this yet but indications are that it cannot be done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shready View Post
    Ah ha, I have just bought the exact same kit.

    Had a play with it prior to installation and it seems good.

    It does seem that if you are streaming music from say an iPhone and you have intercom open the music cuts out. I guess this is because there is no VOX, therefore, you have to activate intercom on either unit to start a conversation.

    Secondly, have you tried attaching a Bluetooth GPS as well as streming music from an iPhone? I've not tried this yet but indications are that it cannot be done!
    As soon as it arrives and I have have a few hours with it I will review it Shready

    It will be connecting to a Zuma 550 and a galaxy S6 if that makes any difference.

    Looking forward to using it espacially the option to chat to other bikers over intercom.

    I usually lead a ride out and a mate with fk off LED's sits at the back and I keep my eyes open to make sure the group are closed in.

    He has the same unit I have bought so will be able to speak to him from now on, that will be a novelty.

    Plan is to connect phone to GPS and GPS to F5MC

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutchy View Post
    As soon as it arrives and I have have a few hours with it I will review it Shready

    It will be connecting to a Zuma 550 and a galaxy S6 if that makes any difference.

    Looking forward to using it espacially the option to chat to other bikers over intercom.

    I usually lead a ride out and a mate with fk off LED's sits at the back and I keep my eyes open to make sure the group are closed in.

    He has the same unit I have bought so will be able to speak to him from now on, that will be a novelty.

    Plan is to connect phone to GPS and GPS to F5MC

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    I have a Zumo 550 and an iPhone 6s. I need to play with the connections some more.

    Did you buy from Amazon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shready View Post
    I have a Zumo 550 and an iPhone 6s. I need to play with the connections some more.

    Did you buy from Amazon?
    Ebay from a dealer in Italy

    Opted for the twin pack as she was paying

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutchy View Post
    Ebay from a dealer in Italy

    Opted for the twin pack as she was paying

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    I have the twin pack too, good deal £202 on Amazon, again from Italy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shready View Post
    I have the twin pack too, good deal £202 on Amazon, again from Italy.
    ☺ could be same dealer

    Paid £210 for the pair delivered

    Some uk dealers were looking £350!!!!!!!

    Thats a free pint and a kebab to you mate 😐

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutchy View Post
    ☺ could be same dealer

    Paid £210 for the pair delivered

    Some uk dealers were looking £350!!!!!!!

    Thats a free pint and a kebab to you mate ��

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    I think it is the same dealer. The price seems to vary on Amazon by the day, £213 now, probably Euro dependent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shready View Post
    I think it is the same dealer. The price seems to vary on Amazon by the day, £213 now, probably Euro dependent.
    I'm happy with what she paid lol


    No wires imagine that? ☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutchy View Post
    Hello all,

    I have been watching this post very carefully and up until this post I continued happily along with my hardwired autocom setup.

    That's now changed and I have just entered the 'wireless zone'!!!!

    It my birthday this month and the missus has just bought me the interphone F5MC twin kit, this one suits my usage the best

    All of the advice has been a real lesson and invaluable, thanks to those that gave it and to roadcraft-rider for asking the question

    Cheers

    H

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    Hutchy

    Let us know how you get on with them fella.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadcraft-Rider View Post
    Hutchy

    Let us know how you get on with them fella.



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    Will do 👍

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    My wife finds the boom and mic annoying on the current Autocom setup, shame as it works well. So after far too much Googling/YouTubing I ordered a pair of Uclear HBC100+. They've not arrived yet but when they do I'll post some thoughts.

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    Long term Autocom user considering move over to Bluetooth any advice please?

    Hi guys, sorry to resurrect this thread did think about starting a new thread, but this has been really useful so to all who contributed thanks.

    So bit the bullet earlier this year and bought a Scala packtalk duo kit, now by my own admission and not being negative about the packtalk I probably didn't give the kit enough time to get used to it. But I found it hard to set up, not intuitive, too easy to switch the radio on and found it to be a massive distraction whilst riding, having to fiddle with it all the time. I know there are a lot of happy users out there but I couldn't get on with it and quickly got rid of them.

    So back to Autocom it was, right up until a second SPA circuit board packed up in May this year. So after quite a lot more reading up on this cracking forum decided to have another dabble with Bluetooth.

    This time got hold of a pair of Sena S20's pronounced 'Seeena' (that's an important tip by the way).

    Well talk about chalk and cheese, easy set up, very simple to use, once on you just don't need to mess with it. Great Volume and really good distance bike to bike. Really different to be able to have a two way conversation not one way over and out radio stuff.

    Very impressive, more impressive is the duration the charge lasts. Redrick of this parish and I are pretty much converted to these, don't know why we haven't tried em before.

    We have found the best set up is to pair phone to Nav 5 and Sena to Nav 5 don't let the phone recognise the Sena. Never a dropped connection and to be honest better quality sound than the Autocom, do I miss a headset lead do I Eck.

    With regards cost, let's call it £170 a set, sounds expensive! Well not trying to justify it but between Rick and I this year excluding the cost of another SPA board, we have had to replace one PTT switch £48, one Bluetooth module £75 one headset loom and mic £48 one replacement 900mm Lead £17.

    Very impressed so far can't see the reason to go back to wired anytime soon.

    Thanks to all the guys on here that have posted their experiences good and bad regarding this new technology.


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