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Old 09-13-2004, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it possible to integrate ipod with an e36 using an adaptive wire or such?
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Old 09-13-2004, 09:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not the way the E46 can.
You could use an FM modulator for stock radios.
If you have an aftermarket deck with line inputs, you can use a headphone jack to hook it to the Ipod... That's what I would do since FM modulation severely degrades the audio clarity. there's a reudction in dynamic range, sample rate (it's actually analog), etc.

I see that you have an alpine deck with Ai-Net stuff. You can buy This and hook the unit to that instead of your Cd changer (if you have one) and then hook the Cd changer to that unit, and then you have 2 line-inputs and some more other fancy shit. (dual CD changers!)

If you dont have an alpine Cd changer, then you can go the even cheeper route and get the Ai-net to RCA line inputs for half as much
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I too am going to connect my Ipod to my e36.

Can't I just get some RCA cable that goes into my after market sony RCA input and connect to my ipod?

I did have a CD changer, but I took that out. So in place of the CD changer, I am thinkink that all I need to do is use the RCA inputs in the back of my HU.

What is special about: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-Kd0gyRGk3ed/c...ALAIAUX&g=50900 ???

What is that box thing? Isn't there just a regular from Ipod to RCA input cable?
If there is, then what is it called, how much are they, and where can I but them?

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yes, you can

buy a tape adapter,

it looks like this


you plug the heaphone plug into the headphone jack, then you put the tape in the tape deck, the tape plays, and when you turn on your ipod and play musci, you hear it out of the car speakers, i've been using one for three years in my mom's car, first with my sony walkman, then i started using it for my rio mp3 player, the quality is acctually really good, they cost i don't know like a few bucks at walmart, but you have to control the ipod normally, unlike the e46 thing where you can change songs and stuff with the wheel mounted controls, but hey it's easy for me i have the buttons memorized on my mp3 player, so i can control it just fine
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M3Dude, you are please, stop..... I know that you dont know what I am talking about....
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I do not have an auxilary input on my head unit so i am currently running a FM mod to my 20Gig Jukebox (while i save for a new head unit). Sound is good some days and bad some days. Auxilary input is the way to go but if you have to then go with the fm mod there are a few adjustments to get rid of most of the hum on the fm mod and also in the player itself. Another thing, recording at a higher bit rate is important when using in a vehicle because you hear the full array of sound. I haven't used a cd in over a year.
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For $30 and a LOT less time, you can get an I-Trip for your Ipod, or a FM transmitter for whatever you got ,and play your tunes thru your FM dial.

You'll get radio quality sound though, but still loud and clear if you place the transmitter near your console area. It even works well from the backseat of your car.
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FM tuners arnt great. I already have one. Need to find the cables that work best for AUX input.
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alipne will be releasing a controller for Ipods so they can be controlled via headunit and be charged too.
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