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Old 17th November 2004, 02:41 AM   #1
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Default iPod to Stereo Connection-- How?

If you were to connect your Apple iPod to your stereo which way would you think is best?

This is not an easy question, there are tons of options:

- the iPod plugs into a docking station that provides analog output from a 1/8" miniplug which bypasses the iPod volume control, thus a 1/8 miniplug could connect to the iPod docking station and terminate in either RCA or miniplug or 1/4" stereo phonoplug formats.

- the iPod itself has a 1/8" miniplug output subject to the iPod volume control. This can be terminated to your stereo as above.

-the iPod connects via a proprietary multipin connector (that can't be bought anywhere) into USB or Firewire. Perhaps the analog audio signal can be extracted from this somehow and terminated as above?

I've tried a cheap miniplug to RCA cable, and it was horrible.

Better results were had with a cheap miniplug to RCA adaptor (a prong on one side and 2 female RCA jacks on the other) that had RCA to RCA cables plugged into it.
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