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Old 09-10-2005, 04:16 PM   #1
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Has anyone hooked there Ipod up to there stereo as of yet?
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Old 09-10-2005, 04:23 PM   #2
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Wouldn't you just use the FM transmitter to broadcast at an unused frequency and pick it up through your tuner, like you would in the car?
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Yes, we have hooked up our iPod to both home and auto stereos with a cassette adapter. Works pretty good.
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Yes with audio input jack in the front of our JVC receiver

Yes we have hooked our Creative Nomad to our stereo. We replaced the sony receiver with a jvc dvd receiver that had an audio imput right in the front of the unit so we just had to plug it in with a mini jack cable. Not many receivers come with the audio imput right in the front, that was a plus for us. By the way our Titan has the same audio imput so we just move the nomad from the truck to the trailer when we park.

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Old 09-10-2005, 04:39 PM   #5
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I just never really liked the FM modulator.I have always liked it to connect directly to the system.The sound quality is just nice to have.I am going to check it out and see what i can do.I will post the progress in a while.
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The answer you seek is here: http://www.airforums.com/forum...ad.php?t=15726 but I'll cheat and tell you that you want a Sony XA-300 adapter if you have a sony headunit. Works perfectly.
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Old 09-29-2005, 01:05 PM   #7
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Ipod Mounting & A/S Integration...

Thanks for the Ipod tips -- I just ordered the XA-300 from www.crutchfield.com. Here is a tip if you're planning to order, here are some codes I found which save a little money.

Crutchfield coupon $10 off $50 PA133
Crutchfield coupon $20 off $100 PA166

The XA-300 is $99.99 so add batteries $1.99 (item no. AAAFA26) to get your order total over $100 and save $20. ~$80 for the XA-300 which is the cheapest I've found.

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So once I've got the XA-300 installed and mounted -- what is the best way to install the Ipod itself to get power and line-out to the Sony head unit in an elegant way. I'm wondering if anyone has found an Ipod "wall mount" or some other way to mount their Ipod? I guess it can just lay on the bottom of the cabinet, but that doesn't seem very elegant.

Is there 12v power behind the stereo that can be tapped to power the Ipod? One possible solution would be to wire in a 12v cig. lighter behind the stereo, and then use a solution like the Belkin 12v + line out plug. This would run out to a possible Ipod base, but would get power & line out behind the stereo to connect to the Sony XA-300. Thoughts? How have other integrated the Ipod into their A/S?
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Does the stereo mount flush with with cabinet on the Safari? My CCD has the stereo inside, something the changed in the 06 models to look like the safaris, so I just velcroed the XA-300 to the top of the stereo casing. Of course, this hides everything behind the sliding doors. I haven't come up with an iPod power solution yet, nor a custom mount.

For my Touareg, I bought the Seidio iMount, and it stands upright in the center console lighter plug, next to the shifter. It is a charging cradle with line level audio out.


You could easily add a lighter socket somewhere around the stereo, and use the iMount with the short arm. Since the iMount has a line level audio out, you will have a better sound quality and no need to make sure the volume is adjusted properly on the iPod. Just drop it in and play.
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I think the answer to the flush mounted question is yes. Ours mounts just like the one in the picture below -- I think the back will be easy to access, but I haven't gotten into the cabinet yet.

Funny, but I just ordered a Seidio iMount for the Touareg 20 minutes ago. I've had the blitzsafe adapter for a year or so, but not the iMount. I want a charging solution, and mount... hopefully the Seidio will do the trick. Adding a 12v socket in the trailer sounds like a pretty good idea. You could just grab Ipod + iMount and bring both back. You'd only have to unplug the line to the stereo.
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Easier way...

Thought about putting in an input jack for my MP3 player (mine is a Dell) but then went the easy route and bought a little FM transmitter for it. Works in the tow vehicle, the trailer, at home (even came with a 12 volt power cord - very handy). Just a thought...

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disregard my last - my browser did not bring up the many better posts others made on this subject.

my bad.

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Is it possible to hook an iPod to the Sony CDX-F5000 player that comes standard in the newer Airstreams? The Sony has aux audio input RCA jacks but there seems to be no way to select the iPod when it is connected. This seems very, very odd. Hope someone can offer a way to make the connection. Thanks in advance.
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The Sony CD stereo which came with my '05 started skipping on CDs. I replaced it with Sony CDX GT300 which was a easy swap-just slide it into bracket and plug in using existing wiring harness. A 5 minute job. Anyway the new one has a front panel aux input. I use a Cowon A2 (mass storage compliant) instead of Ipod, and it works fine.
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Is it possible to hook an iPod to the Sony CDX-F5000 player that comes standard in the newer Airstreams? The Sony has aux audio input RCA jacks but there seems to be no way to select the iPod when it is connected. This seems very, very odd. Hope someone can offer a way to make the connection. Thanks in advance.
Hi Mike,

Sorry I didn't give you a more detailed rundown at the rally...just never enough time.

To access the IPod through your Sony, after plugging into the auxilary jacks, using the SOURCE button select CD/DVD, then using the MODE button select AUX. That should do it. I am doing this from memory so I could be screwed up, but I am pretty sure this is the trick. Try it and post or e-mail back if I am having a premature senior moment.

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