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Old 28th November 2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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Default Aux Input Audio Quality + Playlists Questions

I am new to the audio world, and am wondering if I should buy an iPod, use my existing MP3 player with Aux input, or use a USB external hard drive.

So the question is about audio quality and use of playlists. I'd prefer to use Windows Media Player playlists or some other format of playlists besides Apple's. And I'd like to have the best or very adequate audio quality for my amp and subs.

Is the iPod through the USB the only way to use playlists?

Is the iPod through the USB the better than Aux input?

Will this HU use playlists stored on an external hard drive connected through the USB?

Thanks for you help.

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Old 28th November 2009, 05:46 PM   #2
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An iPod with lossless files (ALAC or AIFF) will certainly be much higher quality than any player that will only do MP3.

AFAIK playlists are transported to the iPod. I only have a 2 GB Nano, which means i can only put 5 CDs at once on it (ALAC) so i don't need playlists.

iPod thru USB?

I'm not sure what you mean. Some manufacturers have licenced the keys to get digital out of an iPod so that you can use an external DAC, but i don't know of any car solutions for this.

HU?

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Old 29th November 2009, 06:55 AM   #3
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what kind of HU are you using? I sell Pioneer, they give you a direct connnect to your ipod and usb via the radio. so you can use a flash card or your i pod and control it through the radio.
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Old 29th November 2009, 01:09 PM   #4
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It's a JVC Arsenal 805 i think. Yeah from what I can gather, no HU is dealing with any other type of playlists except IPOD direct connect.

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