The kit itself comprises a few simple bits. There is the microphone, which is double headed, allegedly giving better noise reduction and call quality. There is the control unit, which consists of a scroll wheel for menu selections and a couple of buttons for making/ending calls. There are also three music buttons – play/pause, next track and previous track. Both these connect via wires to the main bluetooth unit, which plugs into the back of your car’s entertainment unit. This houses the main technology of the kit.
The MK6000 is the successor to the rather popular MK3000, which Lee informs us has been a stalwart of his in-car installation business for the last 12 months. Who better to give us an opinion on the uprated version? Our man opines that while the dual-headed microphone looks nice, the control unit is a bit of a step backward from the MK3000 – it comes with just a single bit of sticky-back plastic to mount to the dash, whereas the previous kit comes with a number of mounting brackets, making it more versatile and easier to place.
It’s not all bad news on the installation front, however. There are plenty of wiring options – including, we are told, wiring options for cars with line-out leads, such as most Audis – and the connections are self-locking and secure, avoiding the need for the usual dose of gaffer tape that accompanies such installations. So, kudos to Parrot for making the kit itself a fairly decent install job.