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Hi there,

I'm from Germany and maybe I will by a Fisker within the next days.

It's a new, never used car in Deep Ocean and black sand monotone.

I love the car since 2008 and now the prices are so good that I think I have to buy :)

My question is, which USB-Stick is the best for the ausio system?

2GB, 4GB...

Is only MP3 allowed or can I do uncompressed waves also?

I have an Apple, should I do the copy on a PC?

As soon as I have the car I will upload some photos :)

Have a nice day :)
 

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Hi there,

I'm from Germany and maybe I will by a Fisker within the next days.

It's a new, never used car in Deep Ocean and black sand monotone.

I love the car since 2008 and now the prices are so good that I think I have to buy :)

My question is, which USB-Stick is the best for the ausio system?

2GB, 4GB...

Is only MP3 allowed or can I do uncompressed waves also?

I have an Apple, should I do the copy on a PC?

As soon as I have the car I will upload some photos :)

Have a nice day :)
Congratulations and Willkomen.

I have tried different capacity sticks, including a 750GB SSID, and found that with anything larger than 4GB, infotainment system takes a very very very long time to get the list of songs to display on the screen. I would suggest sticking to 4 GB or less.

Regarding the format, I would suggest formatting it in FAT (MS-DOS) format. After that you can use a MAC or a PC To put music on the stick and the car should not have problems reading it.

Finally, when you have your car, I would also suggest registering at the http://www.thenewfisker.com/forums/owners to get access to the owner-only forum for even more helpful information about the car.
 

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Congratulations and Willkomen.

I have tried different capacity sticks, including a 750GB SSID, and found that with anything larger than 4GB, infotainment system takes a very very very long time to get the list of songs to display on the screen. I would suggest sticking to 4 GB or less.

Regarding the format, I would suggest formatting it in FAT (MS-DOS) format. After that you can use a MAC or a PC To put music on the stick and the car should not have problems reading it.

Finally, when you have your car, I would also suggest registering at the http://www.thenewfisker.com/forums/owners to get access to the owner-only forum for even more helpful information about the car.
Thanks a lot. As soon as I got mine I will post here :)
 

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Which format is the best? MP3 or Wave? I'm a sound technican so I prefer uncompressed audio :)
You should try both and see which ones work. I am not sure what formats the CIU can decode. I have tried video formats and they definitely don't work. If the format is not supported, the file does not show up on the list.
 

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You should try both and see which ones work. I am not sure what formats the CIU can decode. I have tried video formats and they definitely don't work. If the format is not supported, the file does not show up on the list.
OK, thanks.

Btw, today I've signed the contracts :)
 

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Just so you're clear about what you're about to do, Mr. Magoo ... the memory stick music will the pretty low on things you will worry about after you purchase the car. The Karma is generally on the temperamental side and it will give you plenty to think about while you're driving. Don't get me wrong. I love mine!!

But, if your music choices need to be perfect on your first cruise ... you should also know that the memory stick music starts over at the first song on your thumb drive every time you start the car. The Karma doesn't remember where you were when you last shut down. So, I found it something I no longer bother with (and use Pandora or XM).
 

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If you plug in an iPod (I used my old nano, I think 4th or 5th gen) and use your playlists, you'll pick up from where you left off. On the down side though, every once in a while your Karma will forget that the iPod is an iPod: it will just become "USB" and you can't select playlists, etc. (It corrects itself after a regular power off - 2 minute wait - restart though.)
 

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After playing around with the different options, I have found that BT streaming is the easiest and most versatile option. The sound quality is actually quite good and the steering wheel controls let you change volume and skip forward or back. The playlist controls on the phone are much quicker and easier to use than the layout on Karma's sound system screen. It also lets you stream Pandora, Spotify, etc, from your phone.
 

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I found the BT to works well with the music and I do get crackling noise on the phone calls. I use a the iphone 4s. While the sterrring controls work pretty reliabiliy when i first start the car, I have lost functional control of the iphone and had to make the selection or volume adjustments from the phone. If i let the car go to sleep or connect and reconnect the BT, then I get back all controls -- Hopefully this will be fixed when they stabilize the software in 540.
 

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Got mine on last wednesday and it's sooooo great!!!

I Tried a 8GB Stick with MP3 and Wave and booth works very well. It also remebers the song and time, no problem with this.

Is there any chance to program the volume for telephone, navi and music seperately??

One time the outside temperature was wrong but that's all.

I have aprox 60 kilometers electrical range and still drive in Stealth Mode to load and unload the battery for a better battery performance.

Any suggestions what I have to check or to do??
 

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Got mine on last wednesday and it's sooooo great!!!

I Tried a 8GB Stick with MP3 and Wave and booth works very well. It also remebers the song and time, no problem with this.

Is there any chance to program the volume for telephone, navi and music seperately??

One time the outside temperature was wrong but that's all.

I have aprox 60 kilometers electrical range and still drive in Stealth Mode to load and unload the battery for a better battery performance.

Any suggestions what I have to check or to do??

Congratulations and wishing you many Good Karma days to come.

The volume is not separately adjustable, and you can't even select non-spoken directions. Speaking of volume, if you use your phone with Blue Tooth, for best results turn the Phone's volume as low as you can when you initiate or receive a call and use the volume controls on the steering wheel to increase the volume to a comfortable level. This will reduce the amount of static and feedback you get during a BT call.

The only think left now is the post a few pictures of the new car for all of us to see and admire and go have fun driving it.
 

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And now with photos :)
Very nice, except for the guy standing in front of the car and blocking the beautiful view. :D

Seriously, congratulations, and hope that you have many great Karma days.
 
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