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no doubt I want to use the ipod aboard. hate to toss a perfectly good stereo.
I think I'm going to look at an A/B switch instead of FM tx.
If your stereo has AV inputs, like mine, you can plug into that. That is how I connect.

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Of course, he's got the only Stereo BBQ grill with Aux inputs anyone has ever seen. He had it built custom.
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If your stereo has AV inputs, like mine, you can plug into that. That is how I connect.

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One advantage of going with one of the newer stereos that has the iPod dock-type connector as an input is that you can stash the iPod away someplace it will be safe from dropping, getting wet, etc... The cable will charge and connect the iPod and most will allow you to control the iPod from the deck's controls.
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We have a Philco car radio in our boat...

Has those big clunky pre-select buttons and everything!!
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Of course, he's got the only Stereo BBQ grill with Aux inputs anyone has ever seen. He had it built custom.

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One advantage of going with one of the newer stereos that has the iPod dock-type connector as an input is that you can stash the iPod away someplace it will be safe from dropping, getting wet, etc... The cable will charge and connect the iPod and most will allow you to control the iPod from the deck's controls.
Exactly. That's what's nice about the Clarion unit I have. You run the dock connector to some place nice and dry and you control it elsewhere. If you get the remote control with display and mount it in the cockpit, you don't even need to touch the stereo itself. Mount it below as well.
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What's the model? There might be another option. There are several companies that make after market adapters that can connect to the CD-Changer bus of many different systems. Most are meant to interface with factory car stereos but some are available for major brand after market stereos as well.
It's a Clarion XMA-1.
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You can try this. I have one on my Sirius radio. It blocks FM signals to the stereo reciever when it is receiving imput from the sat radio's FM transmitter. I think you would be able to use it with your I pod xmitter as well. Best Buy sells them if you didn't want to buy it online. Worth a shot anyway.
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Yup... I have a Clarion unit with the remote control on the boat, and an Alpine unit in the truck.



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Hmm. is it CeNET equipped? If so it will take the CAVW2 iPod adapter.
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[QUOTE=sailingdog;412341]Yup... I have a Clarion unit with the remote control on the boat, and an Alpine unit in the truck.


That's the one . gotta love it.
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You can try this. I have one on my Sirius radio. It blocks FM signals to the stereo reciever when it is receiving imput from the sat radio's FM transmitter. I think you would be able to use it with your I pod xmitter as well. Best Buy sells them if you didn't want to buy it online. Worth a shot anyway.
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Clarion makes one too. It's better in that it actually disconnects the external antenna which all but eliminates bleed through from strong stations. Sound quality still isn't as good as tape adapter or direct input.
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