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Old 03-20-2009, 01:54 AM
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http://www.crosslake.net/~dbipes/SLK/auxin/

an auxiliary input modification for certain Mercedes stereos. With this auxiliary input you can easily connect an iPod or other portable player and enjoy full-fidelity sound through your factory system. You can also connect a satellite radio and likewise enjoy it in full fidelity. The stock appearance and functionality of your stereo – including tape and CD – is preserved.
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:51 PM
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Ipod tape deck adapters

The Monster iCarPlay tape adapter was highlighted in a Washington Post article as a preferred way to listen to your iPod.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/28/AR2005052800165.html

"If your car has a cassette deck, a tape adapter will sound much better while costing less. They're simpler to use, too: Pop in the adapter, press play on the tape deck, then press play on the iPod. The Belkin, Monster and generic models we tried all worked well and sounded good, although the Monster adapter provided slightly superior bass output."

Anyone have any reviews on this or similar to share?
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I don't care for the cassette adapters. I don't think they sound particularly good. They are dependent upon good head alignment. The audio signal is "stepped on" too many times, causing a loss in fidelity. I heartily recommend the aux input modification. I then bought this iPod charger/line out dock connector gadget. It works very well, sounds great. Better than FM, better than cassette.
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I got one of those cassette adapters for my I Pod and it didn't work worth a damn. It wasn't the Monster adapter, but after about three times of using it, it would no longer work at all. I think hard-wiring a USB adapter to an input on the head unit is the only way to go really.
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There's an ad at the top of this page for iCarkits.com for hard-wire connections to your factory stereo unit. Anybody ever have any dealings with them. I checked and the one for my Lincoln is only $134 and sounds very simple to install.
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I don't know about iCarkits (and if they're a sponsor, you should check them out). Follow the link in my post one or two back, they have lots of stuff and are a great company to deal with.
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Oh, that's a lot cheaper that the one at iCarKits. I wonder if the one for Fords will work on a Lincoln?
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The one I bought is a universal adapter. It doesn't have the capabilities to use the existing head to control the ipod, or to display information on the head's screen. But I've got an old Becker that doesn't have any of those capabilities anyway. If you have a modern head unit that could control the ipod, you'll need a different unit. The company in my link has that kind of stuff, too.
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Thanks for the link.
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Mercedes-D2B Mercedes iPod Adapter Kit

This place has all the parts you will need to connect your ipod http://www.autosoundcentral.com/E_s/164.htm
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