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How would YOU connect an ipod to your car

 

uber-newb
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how would YOU connect an ipod to your car stereo if all you had was an amp, speakers and all the neccasary cables (inc. power (and any other cables you need)) without buying anything else :-)
lol could u do it?
plz tell
 

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Username: Vinnyqh

Portland, OR

Post Number: 54
Registered: Nov-05
You can, but the voltage coming out of your ipod is so low, that it will sound like garbage on your system.
 

uber-newby
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even with an amp vincent? (if your saying it needs to be pre-amplyfied, i would think all amps have a built-in preamps) please explain
 

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Username: Young_james

Canada

Post Number: 352
Registered: Sep-05
the only way that's going to be worth listening to is if you bought an ipod adapter. You said without buying anything, but if will be crap if you don't, even if it works at all.
 

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Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 1709
Registered: Mar-04
"how would YOU connect an ipod to your car stereo if all you had was an amp, speakers and all the neccasary cables (inc. power (and any other cables you need)) without buying anything else"

answer---i wouldnt.

if i was broke, i would save up just a lil $ and grab somthing like this:

http://www.sounddomain.com/item/SCOFMTRNS01
 

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Username: Hootz

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada

Post Number: 56
Registered: Oct-05
alpine makes decks that can you can connect ipods too. but that's definately not a cheap hook up, especially after you buy the ipod interface. every fm transmitter i've heard sucks horribly.
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1195
Registered: Oct-05
brett have you heard the ipod with the interface before? if so, how does it sound? curious cause i have a pioneer deck and i just ordered the ipod interface for it.
 

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Username: Safa19

Post Number: 150
Registered: Apr-05
i hooked my ipod up through the auxillary from the back of my pioneer head unit with an adaptor that has the red and white heads on the wires for a multi cd changer or dvd player, i got it on ebay for like $20 and then a speaker wire that would plug in like head phones to my ipod and then that plugged right into my pioneer and i just put it on auxliary and it sounds great for $25 instead of the ipod interface made for pioneer that is like $120 or more some places
 

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Username: Kevho66

Spring, TX United States

Post Number: 6
Registered: Nov-05
I have the Alpine setup and I love it. It is not cheap but it is worth the money. 250 for the head and around 99 for the interface. I am the envy of all my friends....no more cd's to f#*@ with.
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1222
Registered: Oct-05
i got one off ebay for $65 shipped. i have the pioneer avh-p5700dvd head unit so i want to be able to control the ipod from my head unit.
 

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Username: Baseball1187

Columbia, SC

Post Number: 253
Registered: Dec-04
I had the iPod interface with my alpine and I HATED it! I had about 2000 songs on it and it took a long time to actually get the song you wanted. The thing I didn't like about the adapter was the ipod controls would not work when it was connected. I dropped the interface and used the aux input with the belkin car adapter. (it integrated power and audio in one cable, and the stereo jack is in the the plug for the cigarette adapter)...
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1223
Registered: Oct-05
baseball you mean each song took too long to load?
 

uber-newb
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brett i agree (fm transmiters are sucky)
what about if you didnt have an ipod (say mp3 like an iRiver or watever with headones lol).. coz i always thought you can connect it like this: using a rca (going from the AMP's IN) to-a-minijack (pluged straight into the headpones OUTput)
why wouldn't it work???
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