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iPod Player for my car?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by jsherloc, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. jsherloc

    jsherloc Junior Member

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    I am buying an iPod classic for xmas and want to get a solid player for my car, any of you guys have experience with a good brand or specific kind?

    I realize there are or used to be a few different options...some wireless connected through the FM player, some actually plugged in, my buddy used to actually wire them directly into his car which was pretty sick.

    Anyways, let me know of your experiences or recommendations, i am kinda stumped. I have looked at some but would good user opinions before i makre the dive.:)
     
  2. jsherloc

    jsherloc Junior Member

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    err not a player, an ADAPTOR i mean. wireless, wired, etc.
     
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    yeti_racer Junior Member Premium Member

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    Wired will always be better if you can swing it. Otherwise, you are at the mercy of however good the frequency response of your FM tuner is. I've got an AUX-POD (by PAC audio) in my Scion, but P.I.E. & USA Spec also make great one. Hooks right in to my radio (where the factory add on changer or satellite radio would go) so the quality is great. It will also charge the ipod & I can control it from the radio. Here are a couple links that may help.
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     http://www.pac-audio.com/
    http://www.usaspec.com/
    http://www.pie.net/
     
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  4. jsherloc

    jsherloc Junior Member

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    Nice, appreciate it man. Yea I figured wired is always the way to go regardless.
     
  5. jsherloc

    jsherloc Junior Member

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    My problem with these hookups is that I would like to be able to take my ipod with me if I am using different cars, or in friends cars, etc. So im guessing I would have to go wireless if this is the case, correct?
     
  6. virtualgeorge

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    Why would you think that? You just plug/unplug your ipod into which ever vehicle your in as long as they have something to plug into. Most decks now have a jack to plug into. I have a Rhino and just put in an amp & speakers and no deck at all. I just plug in an adaptor to the amp and can plug in any ipod or mp3 player.

    I have a couple of the wireless adaptors as well and they work but don't sound as good.
     
  7. jsherloc

    jsherloc Junior Member

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    Thats true about cars built more recently, but I'm pretty sure some of the ones 5 years old or so don't have that plug in. I could be wrong though, I just don't remember seeing a plug in on the console anywhere on a lot of older cars. Wireless it is for now atleast...
     
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    Oh I see what you mean. Those wireless transmitters are cheap and you can have your tunes where ever you go. Now you just have to make sure there is a working cigarette lighter :)
     
  9. yeti_racer

    yeti_racer Junior Member Premium Member

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    Nope. Many of the wired adapters are all the same. Just the harness you buy is different for each type of car. Then, they have a series of small dip switches that you set depending on the make of car it's installed in. So if you traded cars in or whatever you can take it with you. Pretty trick little devices.

    Now if you want to take your iPod in your buddies car, it might be easier to go with one of the FM transmitter type tuners. Then, you just tune the car radio to the right frequency (usually like 87.9 or something) and the tunes play over the air. Pretty cool, but the sound quality isn't quite as good.

    Another option is one of the old skool tape deck adapters if your car has a cassette player. I use one of those in my Bug for the time being. Well, until I gut it and ditch the radio. :D
     
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    shibumila Registered Member

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    I use the products by blitzsafe.com and I'm very happy. I have a jeep.