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Well anybody...?

If so where did you get the wire for the aux jack in the Titan? I just got an IPOD and am planing on using it in my Titan.

Thanks in advance

Anthony :upsidedow
 

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Cienfuegos said:
Well anybody...?

If so where did you get the wire for the aux jack in the Titan? I just got an IPOD and am planing on using it in my Titan.

Thanks in advance

Anthony :upsidedow
I'm using the 20 GB version and we absolutely love it. The Apple store and computer resellers don't cary the cable so you will need to go to Radio Shack and get a male mini RCA-to-mini RCA cable. They sell them in 1,3 & 6 ft lengths in black and white for $2-$5 if I remeber correctly.

You're going to love your iPod.

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Cienfuegos said:
Well anybody...?

If so where did you get the wire for the aux jack in the Titan? I just got an IPOD and am planing on using it in my Titan.

Thanks in advance

Anthony :upsidedow

I have a NEO 25 II mp3 jukebox and I use a patch cord with a 3.5mm stereo plug at each end that I bought at Best Buy.
 

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:cheers: I ya so far I am really impressed with the IPOD, I am still learning to use the software and upload my songs to it.

Thanks for the info on the cable, I will get it from Radio Shack.
 

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I've got a RIO Karma which I just love. Still waiting on the Titan though.

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another alternative...iTrip

I just bought an itrip from the apple store for my wife and it works awesome. you just set the radio station on the ipod and then use the one for your truck that is not being used and it is CD quality.
 

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I just bought an itrip from the apple store for my wife and it works awesome. you just set the radio station on the ipod and then use the one for your truck that is not being used and it is CD quality.
Nonsense. Griffin describes the sound quality of their product as follows:

"What is the quality of the audio when played through the iTrip! Is it better than FM?

Simply put, FM radio is not the best quality audio in the world. It lacks some high and low frequencies, it has a fairly poor signal-to-noise ratio and it is no where near CD quality. The iTrip simply creates a mini FM radio station on top of your iPod, therefore it will never sound any better that the best FM radio station you've ever heard.

However, it still sounds pretty good. With a clear frequency the iTrip will deliver your iPods music at a surprisingly clear and high level of quality. And unless you have an AUX input or cassette adapter - it's the ONLY way to play your iPod in your car. As far as comparing the iTrip to 'other' FM transmitters, the iTrip's sound quality will win every time."

Conclusion: If you have an aux jack, don't use an Itrip.
 

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I use an ipod connected through the jack on the radio. All the music seems only half as loud as FM. I have read about this problem before, so I ordered an itrip to try that.
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Nonsense. Griffin describes the sound quality of their product as follows:

"What is the quality of the audio when played through the iTrip! Is it better than FM?

Simply put, FM radio is not the best quality audio in the world. It lacks some high and low frequencies, it has a fairly poor signal-to-noise ratio and it is no where near CD quality. The iTrip simply creates a mini FM radio station on top of your iPod, therefore it will never sound any better that the best FM radio station you've ever heard.

However, it still sounds pretty good. With a clear frequency the iTrip will deliver your iPods music at a surprisingly clear and high level of quality. And unless you have an AUX input or cassette adapter - it's the ONLY way to play your iPod in your car. As far as comparing the iTrip to 'other' FM transmitters, the iTrip's sound quality will win every time."

Conclusion: If you have an aux jack, don't use an Itrip.
 

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I use an ipod connected through the jack on the radio. All the music seems only half as loud as FM. I have read about this problem before, so I ordered an itrip to try that.
That's normal though. Use the volume control on the iPod to amplify the sound while increasing the volume on the car stereo...the Aux input sounds a hell of a lot better than the cassette adapter or iTrip that I use in our '03 4Runner.

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I plan on pick up one of these for the titan. Its a mount that has a adjustable arm that fits in and charges the unit from the outlet under the aux.The unit is in a perfect postion to be right under the aux jack and can be turned to the driver. It can be used to send the music through fm radio or a hard line to the titan aux jack. There is also a cup holder version you can buy from apple but i didnt want to take up a cup holder.

The arm doesnt stick out of bottom it is just a adjustable arm connected at back.

Both pics below.
 

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I plan on pick up one of these for the titan. Its a mount that has a adjustable arm that fits in and charges the unit from the outlet under the aux.The unit is in a perfect postion to be right under the aux jack and can be turned to the driver. It can be used to send the music through fm radio or a hard line to the titan aux jack. There is also a cup holder version you can buy from apple but i didnt want to take up a cup holder.

The arm doesnt stick out of bottom it is just a adjustable arm connected at back.
That second one from the right looks pretty cool...do you know where that one can be purchased?

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I've been using my iPod via the Aux plug with the stereo cable from Radio Shack. I think it was only $5 for a 6ft cable. I also have the iTrip for using in my Z3 but haven't tried it in the Titan since I have the cable. I think using with the Aux plug is better as I tend to have interference using the iTrip in the car. No matter which station it's tuned to the radio inevitably picks up something!

I have experienced the difference in the volume level using the Aux plug but will see if it is any better with the iTrip. At any rate, I'll most likely continue to use Aux and adjust the volume accordingly. I'm getting use to it as I have been playing the iPod quite a bit!

A friend found the gel covers for the iPod that actually keep it from sliding on the dash or console lid and makes it easier to operate than the Belkin cover I was using. He also saw the cup holder stands -- all at CompUSA [near the PDA section].

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That second one from the right looks pretty cool...do you know where that one can be purchased?

Karl

You can buy it from apple themselves, the kit is built by belkin so they to offer it on their site. I have found good prices on apple ipod accessorie websites as well as ebay.


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I think i mistaken which one you were talking about. second from the right is from http://welovemacs.com/ipod-stuff.html.
I think i explained second from left (cup holder version)
Direct link to product. http://welovemacs.com/cm128.html
 

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iPod Setup

I highly recommend the Monster Cable car cord (for Gen 3 iPods). This unit is fused to prevent overcharging & electrical spikes, plus it has a true line-out. All you need is a stereo mini-mini plug cable to plug into the Titan. The volume is controlled by the Titan's volume control when using line-out. Do not go out of the headphone jack on the iPod, the quality is very poor.
 

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I am new to the whole hard drive MP3 players but am seriously considering either an ipod or a Rio Karma but I want to know...do you have to use the battery power on these units or does anyone make a cigarette lighter (power port) adapter. Even though this would require an additional cable, I really hope this would be an option, especially for longer trips.
 

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I highly recommend the Monster Cable car cord (for Gen 3 iPods). This unit is fused to prevent overcharging & electrical spikes, plus it has a true line-out. All you need is a stereo mini-mini plug cable to plug into the Titan. The volume is controlled by the Titan's volume control when using line-out. Do not go out of the headphone jack on the iPod, the quality is very poor.
You actually may have answered my question as I was typing it...you read minds? So is the monster cable adapter to provide power to the ipod or Karma then or is it for the audio connection??
 

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I highly recommend the Monster Cable car cord (for Gen 3 iPods). This unit is fused to prevent overcharging & electrical spikes, plus it has a true line-out. All you need is a stereo mini-mini plug cable to plug into the Titan. The volume is controlled by the Titan's volume control when using line-out. Do not go out of the headphone jack on the iPod, the quality is very poor.
bbghog, I haven't seen the new Monster Cable car cord but I'm assuming it's a charger. Just so I understand you correctly, you can play audio through the line out of the charger via mini-to-mini cable to the AUX plug on the Titan. Is the quality really better this way versus the headphone as I think the later is damn good?
 
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