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Old    GD (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       03-31-2008, 12:14 PM Reply   
Whats the best way to dock the ipod wired into the stereo system?

Wire and velcro?

Any suggestions?
Old    Ryan (bremsen)      Join Date: Aug 2005       03-31-2008, 2:36 PM Reply   
GD, check out MB Quart's new dock. Saw it in the new Overton's catalog.
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       03-31-2008, 3:44 PM Reply   
I just throw mine in a soft pounch in the glove box. I have one ipod that is pretty much dedicated to the boat, so it rarely leaves, only to update songs.
Old    GD (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       03-31-2008, 3:44 PM Reply   
Thanks! I like that!

Too bad they are backordered.

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Old    AndY (andy13)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-31-2008, 5:05 PM Reply   
umm how do you control the ipod while its in the thingy?
Old    MOX (uofamox)      Join Date: Feb 2007       03-31-2008, 5:11 PM Reply   
http://cgi.ebay.com/NRF-SCOSCHE-IPOD-NANO-WIRELESS-RF-REMOTE_W0QQitemZ150230854129QQihZ005QQcategoryZ798 77QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/IPOD-TOUCH-NANO-RCA-MP3-ADAPTER-CAR-STEREO-AUDIO-CABLE_W0QQitemZ270223443061QQihZ017QQcategoryZ5835 0QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I use the dock and adapter above directly into my wetsounds ws 420 equalizer. I had a sirius s50 car kit but never used it in the boat so I used some 2 sided tape on the dock and presto.

There are hundreds of good options out there but try to use the 30 pin plug to the ipod instead of the headphone output. You get a level signal for all you tunes.
Old    Ryan (bremsen)      Join Date: Aug 2005       03-31-2008, 5:56 PM Reply   
Andy, by the head unit. The dock just stores the ipod securely and out of the way. You still need a headunit that is ipod ready (and interface if necessary). I just thought it was cool since you just slide the ipod in and go...no pouches, connectors or anything else to deal with.

MB Quart's 08 stuff looks pretty good (and reasonably priced)....wish I had waited another year. Glad the mfgs are realizing the market potential.
Old    GD (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       03-31-2008, 7:04 PM Reply   
I am also getting a new head unit (because my old one gave out). Thinking about adding a wired remote too. Will any of the wired remotes control the IPOD?
Old    ANAL dine (analdine)      Join Date: May 2006       03-31-2008, 7:28 PM Reply   
Buy the interface. They work great, Just create playlist, the head unit sees it as a cd changer.
best $75.00 you will ever spend.

Then you can control the ipod from your remotes.

If your head unit won't accept a interface. I have one of those adapters that charges ipod and plugs into head units rca jacks.

Just shoot my a e-mail if you need it.
Old    GD (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       04-02-2008, 1:34 PM Reply   
AD, what is "the interface"?

Anyone know which head unit and wired remote combo is best for controlling the IPOD?
Old    Reaves (02byerly132)      Join Date: Jan 2003       04-02-2008, 3:32 PM Reply   
This is what I'm getting for my boa. Itt controls the Ipod from the head unit and has 2 remotes. 1 wired, 1 wireless. The wireless is waterproof and is good 100 ft away so if you wanted to change the tunes while riding, clip it to your vest and your good to go!

http://www.alpine-usa.com/US-en/products/product.php?model=iDA-X100M

(Message edited by 02byerly132 on April 02, 2008)
Old    nEwJ_HoSeR (tinytdubb)      Join Date: Jul 2007       04-02-2008, 6:42 PM Reply   
i have an $8,000 boat so i think its only fair that i use velcro. Hey if it works for the astronauts it should work for me. Lol I have the cable that charges and plays tunes. love it. I also have a dedicated "boat ipod"
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       04-03-2008, 7:22 AM Reply   
Reaves, I have the Alpine wireless remotes. They take a little getting used to. There is a slight delay in when you press the button and when soemthign changes. and the 100ft claim is a little bogus, proabbly closer to abotu half that. alot has to do with where you place the antenna.
where are you getting the wired remote at?
Old    Sippi (sippi)      Join Date: Dec 2007       04-03-2008, 11:56 AM Reply   
i have the harmon kardon drive+play. it works awesome. have it in my truck too. put the ipod in my glove box.

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