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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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Just would like to say a big thank you to Lee and all the team there for sorting my music system out in my car today. It was much appreciated that you managed to help me to pick a new cd player and install it and also the help after showing me how it all worked. Great service and help from all in the shop (know you were all rushed off ya feet) and still managed to help me out. Hope to see you all again when i’m ready for a new set of speakers for my ford probe. All the best

— Crow

I began researching an audio upgrade to my BMW and have visited several high end car audio specialists in the North West to get advice on possible options and costs …then I visited SOURCE. On walking in I was initially impressed with the SOURCE showroom display and the range of options to sample.There really is something to suit all budgets ,certainly far more comprehensive and wide ranging than any others I visited in the North West . The real “gem” of SOURCE is however their very detailed knowledge of all the technical and “fit” aspects and most especially the time they are prepared to spend talking through technical /price options without pressure to buy .As a result I returned a second time and again experienced the same friendly non pushy very informed advice as we explored the possibilities in a little more depth.Every question I had was answered,time was ,once again, not an issue and nothing was too much trouble including phone calls to suppliers to check availability/latest spec for my car etc .In the end I genuinely felt they wanted to advise the best system for me and definitely not just the most expensive. I am convinced you cannot get better than SOURCE for your car audio needs ,excellence like this is very rare in my experience and I strongly suggest you call in to this 5 star outfit – you wont be disappointed and I reckon you will be totally satisfied/blown away with the result if you buy.

— Brian

A few niggles at first that were not the fault of Source Sounds. But even though it wasn’t their fault, they spent hours trying to resolve the issues created by my vehicle being electric. I could not recommend the service level of this company any higher, their product knowledge is second to none, have all the gear right there in the shop, and will fit you in as soon as … where else do you find that these days!!