|For those only using an ipod plugged into your equalizer, has anyone found a way to get am/fm radio signals? Important to have weather updates and sometimes rock the oldies. |
I am installing my first inboard stereo soon and debating if I want to use a cd deck or just get a bigger five channel amp.
Thanks! I searched but didn't see many other threads from people just running the ipod and eq.
|Has your phone got an FM tuner and a 3.5mm jack? Any small pocket size radio with a 3.5mm out jack will work...|
|look into the ws-420 eq, it has 2 input's so you could run your i-pod off one side and some kind of am/fm radio off the other side,,,, this eq is great for running your tower speakers and boat speakers... with out the cost of the cd player!!!!|
|Hate to say this Tony but a WS-420 is about double the price of a decent head unit that'll run an ipod. Hell i just picked up a Pioneer DEH-4000UIB for $150 new, runs ipod and usb thumb drives. I was considering it but couldn't justify the price.|
|WS-420 may cost more. But a good EQ will make your system sound tons better. I'm running a Zapco SP4-SL and an IPod and it sound awesome. I always had problems with headunits going out in my boat so I got sick of it and removed it from the equation. No more problems and it sounds great. You can just get a small am/fm radio, If you get the ws-420 just run the IPod and the radio into the 2 inputs. If you use another EQ then just get a Y cable and turn the IPod off when you turn the radio on. Simple.|
Yeah I know it's more. but it's so easy to control your system and it has a line driver in it.
I just think it's a good place to spend a little more money for how easy it is, You'll be happy every time you use it!!!
|You can get the Clarion EQ im running for under $100 and it works great. If I wasnt on a budget id have bought the WS eq. Really no comparison between the flexibility the eq gives you over a HU.|
|Hey thanks guys! |
I have looked at the WS420 but it is faaar out of my budget. I should have mentioned it's a budget stereo.
I am planning on getting the Clarion EQS746 for $50.
Hey Brit I guess I coulda posted this on my other thread hehe! Your solution is the simplest, to just get another small fm radio and plug it into the eq. If I want to run the radio and ipod I can get a splitter / y-adapter.
I guess I could use my phone too! It does have FM but no AM for sports. Oh well. Thanks all!
|i didnt know anyone still listened to radio any more. i thought that was a dead medium|
|Why dont you just put the oldies on the ipod and get a EQ? You can pick up an eq for around the same price as that crappy head unit. Wont be the best EQ but will be better than HU. |
As for weather updates? Iphone? Crackberry?? etc. or any other web based phone? Lots of local weather stations have numbers to call for weather updates in your area.
Just a thought
|Wake mikey I have that clarion and it has 2 inputs already. Be glad they are cheap because you will likely replace it within 2 years. Mine has devoloped some noise issuses with the sub gain. I'm just to broke to buy a ws420.|
|Haha jason yeah I generally hate the radio, but weather for sudden storms and once and awhile oldies are fun. |
Newty thanks for the info. How do you store your boat? Mine is always on the lift under a canopy, then outside under cover in winter in MN.
|Don't they make radio receivers that plug into your ipod?|