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Old 02-08-2005   #1
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Question Marea Weekend Radio and iPod

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I just bought a Marea Weekend, and i must say, its a nice car. Only thing that bothers me is the radio. I've been thinking about buying a new one, so i could use my iPod too. Problem is, when i buy a new Pioneer radio, with a facia, and all the adapters i need to stearingwheel controls and iPod controls, im at about 350 euro, which is a bit high for me
So i just wanted to keep the standard radio for now, and connect to iPod to it throught Line-In. My question is, is this possible (i reckon it is, since the radio has cdchanger support)
Anyone has done this before or has some do's and dont's for me?

Thanks in advance!
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Hi I use a MP3 player in my Maria and found it far easyer, cheaper to just use a tape converter.

http://www.dabs.com/uk/productview.h...M&refererid=WQ


Hope this helps.
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Re: Marea Weekend Radio and iPod

I bought one of these

It works with any stereo, you just need to replace the phono-phono cable with a phono-3.5mm jack cable.

The downside with this is that you have to operate the iPod with the actual thing, whereas the alpine HU's you can browse via the head unit.
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Re: Marea Weekend Radio and iPod

ok, thanks for the replies. The problem with a tape adapter is that you still have a wire hanging out your radiocassette player. Or isnt it that obvious?
And the FM thing seems to be not working properly in the west of Holland (or so i have heard)
And not being able to control my iPod isnt really that bad. I can still control volume, and i hardly skip songs
Im just looking for the nicest solution, with the best sound, for minimal cost...
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Re: Marea Weekend Radio and iPod

Check the bravo-guide http://www.bravo-guide.co.uk/ice.htm#cdchangers

Click the advert for add a cd changer. The guys there can sort you out with a full cradle and link for your ipod to the original grundig stereo
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Re: Marea Weekend Radio and iPod

thanks wimmy, thats what i was looking for!
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You could buy an i-trip, this is a transmitter which connects to the top of your i-pod and tunes in to a blank or empty space where no radio station signal is recieved.
You can then use your i-pod to play thru the stereo using the radios sound controls for the volume.

You can use this with your home Hi-FI as well.

I got one just prior to the Irish government declaring them illegal as they are basically a small radio station with a 50m range.
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Re: Marea Weekend Radio and iPod

well, ive found some guides to installing an AUX adapter thing. Anybody has done this? or used a cable that can be bought from places like bluespot?
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