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Old 08-16-2006, 09:33 AM   #1
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Assuming one has a stereo with a functioning line in port, how do you wire an ipod up to the stereo? Do I need something special to do this?
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I've never done it. CNET has a an explanation here:

http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10166_7-5532638-1.html
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Assuming one has a stereo with a functioning line in port, how do you wire an ipod up to the stereo? Do I need something special to do this?
I just use a standard audio jack from the iPod earplug port to the stereo audio in port.
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I just use a standard audio jack from the iPod earplug port to the stereo audio in port.
OK. Can I get a double male audio jack cord at a Best Buy or similar?
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OK. Can I get a double male audio jack cord at a Best Buy or similar?
Might cost you $3 or so, so think it over carefully. Why not just bring the iPod along and try it out at Radio Shack just to be sure. Not all iPods are made the same. I have a nano.
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You probably need a 1/8" stero mini jack -> stereo RCA cable. Use the aux, video, or whatever connections on your stereo, but not the phono. Phono = bad.
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OK. Can I get a double male audio jack cord at a Best Buy or similar?
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You need a line in to RCA cable. You can get a simple one for about $5 at Radio Shack or $30 at Best Buy

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