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.
Razzman, 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!!!
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!
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.