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Erad7 
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Posted: July 20, 2005 at 5:57 PM / IP Logged  

Does anybody know the best and also cheapest way to directly hook up an Ipod to a stock stereo.  I drive a 2002 blazer. Thanks for your time. 

boulderguy 
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Maybe post more info about the deck you want to tie this into.  Maybe a picture too.
Jmeese 
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Most stock decks have a cd changer port  that an aux cable can hook into.  The cable will be like a 12 pin on one side an an rca on the other.  Then plug the rca to mini in and run out from under the dash.

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some of these adapter cables cost upwards of $100....you'd be just as well off to buy a decent aftermarket HU and add an aux in to that (for like $10)
I have a cradle in my car for my ipod. charges it and plays it through the line-in on the CD player...
-Drew
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Check out the IceLink by Dension, they make adapters like this.  BestBuy has them.
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Thats why I just put a new hu in my car to hard wire my ipod.  The aux adapter was like $85 plus another 20 for the rca cable.  I put a new hu with just about every feature you could ever want including  an aux input for $250.  You can get a decent hu for $150.

You could also look at the itrip.  I would recommend that over the monster cable fm transmitter.  I personally have that and I get static and fuzz just about every where I go.  Only like 8 channels to select from.  The itrip allows you to broadcast to any fm channel.

Erad7 
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Yeah, i've tried and been frustrated by both the itrip and and the monster cable adapter. i need it to be hard wired now.  I've been shopping online and all the adapters look way too pricy.  I am starting to agree that a new HU would be best.  What recommendations could you guys make on an ipod-compatible HUs? Thanks for the help. 
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Posted: July 21, 2005 at 11:17 PM / IP Logged  
Any Pioneer iPod ready HU are great. Get the iPod adaptor and you can access the iPod via the deck and have all information displayed through it.
Jeff
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Jmeese 
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I just use the ipod itself to control it.  Since I have really just gotten used to the Ipod controls I did not feel like trying to figure out how to use it through a new hu.  Also a lot of decks require and additional control that is like $100 to control your ipod through the hu.  I figured either way its an accident waiting to happen...hahahaha
Drewt 
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yeah, i agree about using the ipod controls directly. I have heard theat the ipod controls out there arn't the best.
If you are spending $20 on an RCA cable, you are getting ripped off. You can get a good one from wal-mart for $5-10. Some people go crazy....it is still compressed, digital audio, it will only get so good....
I like Alpine HU's, but they are a little pricy. If you want a good value, I'd go with pioneer. If you go over to ipodlounge.com, you can get some help from people over there on the more ipod specific parts...
-Drew
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