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iPod Integration

Do you own an iPod? Would you want to use it in your Car?

There are a few ways to get an iPod to work in your vehicle.  Below we have put information to help you choose which option is best for you and your car and how they will work and which gives you the best sound.

These are listed below in (Entry/Better/Best) options:

Replacement Radio (Best)
IVE w530BTBy changing the radio in your vehicle (if this is do-able) you will get a much better sound through the original speakers and you will have full control over your iPod (Songs, Genre, Playlists, Albums, Audio books, Podcast etc).  Whenever the ipod is plugged in it will charge as well (iPod dependant).  It is widely known that Alpine radios have the better controls for iPod integration and they all have the ‘Made for iPod’ tag allowing them to work seamlessly with the iPod.  If you no longer use cd’s then there are radios available that are purely designed for media devices such as iPods and USB flash sticks.

If you have any controls on the steering wheel, you may be able to interface these to the new stereo so you can still utilise them.

 

Factory iPodFactory Radio Interface (Better)
This option gives you a near perfect sound quality.  It links into the cd changer port (if available) and will give combined control from the ipod and the stereo. There are a few different manufacturers of this type of device and some will give you more control than others.  This option is normally our most popular as it just adds into your existing system to give you control over your iPod and while ever the iPod is connected it will be charging from the interface.

We always ask you to call to speak to us when discussing this option as there are so many questions we need ask before we can quote on this type of interface, this is to allow us to make the proper decision on which is the correct part for the job.

 

iPod FM

Pro Audio FM Transmitter (Entry)

This system is a wired interface and uses a high quality digital transmitter to send the audio from your iPod to your stereo via an FM radio channel.  This option will charge the iPod (depending on the model of the ipod), and will give a good quality of sound (compared to the cheap transmitters that plug into your cigarette socket).  This option is a universal solution and will work with any stereo and any vehicle.

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