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Old 05-18-2005, 07:51 AM
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I am in desperate need of finding a way to use my iPod in my GTV. Heck, I'd like to hook it up in my work car, but that isn't looking possible either...the GTV I can work with

I have a newer Alpine CD player in the car now...and would like to spend only a small amount of money putting an amplifier in. I figure that way I can run the iPod through the amp and make it easy.

That said, anyone out there have a good suggestion for a model to check out on ebay? I'm thinking $25 to $50 used....was going to go with Alpine, but am open. I don't know if I need 2 channel or 4...or any of that....

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Old 05-18-2005, 08:08 AM
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I know some CD/radios come with aux jacks in the front of the units for just such a purpose. I suppose that they short into the pre-amp section. Have you asked a radio repair shop if they could wire in a jack for your IPOD? I know that there are cassette adapters so you can plug IPODS and CD players into radios with cassette players.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:14 AM
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A lot of Alpines have an Aux input in the back. Get an adaptor (RCA to Mini or whatever you call a headphone jack) from Radio Shack.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:39 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions. My deck doesn't have an Aux output...my understanding is that you have specify you actually want the one with the output...otherwise you get the regular model. It is a CD player, so the tape converters don't work.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:52 AM
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Have you tried a radio transmitter for the iPod? The tape deck in my Spider works crappy with tape adapters for some reason so I bought a Griffin iTrip. It works reasonably well for me, though the SF area can be pretty tough in places because the radio spectrum is so crowded.
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Old 05-18-2005, 12:01 PM
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Yup have one, waste of money.

So no ideas about amps?
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I have a Pioneer Cd player and it has (I believe most Pioneer units do) an aux in connector on the rear intended for control of remote CD magazine.Pioneer sell a cheap ($30) connector which plugs into this input and provides 2 rca in connections.I run my Palm MP3 into these and get great results.
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Old 05-25-2005, 03:39 AM
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Audiovox makes an adapter that plugs into the CD changer port on the back of the head unit. If you have the capability of adding a changer, you can put the ipod in the glove compartment and control it from the CD controls on the head unit--and charge it at the same time. Cost is about $100, perhaps cheaper on ebay.
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THe newest generation (2005) Alpines have direct iPod adapter available. All the older Alpine CD palyers have a connection to an external CD player, either Ai-net or non-Ai. Alpine makes a cable that connects to this ouput plug and has RCA connectors - mine cost about $60. Get a mini-phono jack to RCA adapter for your iPod and you're in business. Power thru the iPod dock jack with an auto adapter (they have a 12v to 5.7 volt regulator built in) and an aux 12 v power socket.

If you also get one of the Griffin remote controls for the iPod (IR or RF) the audio cable will route straight down behind the 'pod. Any car dock will also provide the mechanical support.

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Old 05-30-2005, 09:04 AM
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Sweet...I'll have to look into that. Knew there had to be a way...
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Old 05-30-2005, 11:32 AM
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I have a mid to late 60's pushbutton (AM/FM) Blaupunkt with two outputs on the back for a CD player and / or iPod. It (in theory) has 40W per each of the 4 channels. It will be going into client's '69 Spider and fits original dash holes.

Umm, yes, its a tad bit modified also.

Perhaps that wasn't much help?

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Hey Biba, that the same one you were discussing on the Digest about 8mo ago? Got any pix?

Ted - if you still want an amp, I have an old Denon sitting in the back of my store... Also, Audiovox makes a FM system that actually works pretty well because it connects inline with the antenna. I have it in my Mercedes and it works great if the aux in falls through.
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Old 05-30-2005, 05:15 PM
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BKCowGod (do you not think I feel quite silly plugging in that name?) - so's you asked for it.

I'm very seriously looking for another face plate just like (or very similar?) to the one in the final shot. Have one on your back shelf?

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Ooo... that's a toughie... I'm clean out of the vintage stuff lately, but could watch evilbay . Any branding or markings?

Very cool looking modification...
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Ooo... that's a toughie... I'm clean out of the vintage stuff lately, but could watch evilbay . Any branding or markings?

Very cool looking modification...
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