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tashabear
tashabear
damn my indecisive streak
I want a new car stereo. I would greatly prefer one with a front auxiliary port for my iPod. I don't care if it has a drop faceplate. I'd prefer if it were under $150.

There are quite a few on Crutchfield.com that are at least iPod-ready (ie, you also need an adapter cable that attaches to a rear aux port), and I can buy an InstallCard from them so I can take the head unit to a local shop for professional installation. Or I could go to Circuit City. Or I could get a couple of gerbils, put them in Tupperware and teach them to hum.

Bah. I'm gonna go clean my room some more.

i feel: frustrated frustrated

7 trips or shoot the rapids
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mrgrumpybear From: mrgrumpybear Date: October 23rd, 2006 12:24 am (UTC) (base camp)
http://ipodincar.net/

Connect the iPod video to your existing car stereo
http://www.carplayer.com/2.0/

iPod Your Car
http://www.apple.com/ipod/carintegration.html

Harmon-Kardon Drive+Play
http://www.harmankardon.com/drive-1/default.aspx

Crutchfield's What iPod Connection Fits My Car?
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-SutvaE66f0S/cgi-bin/SuperProdGroup.asp?g=770&cc=01

6 Ways to Link iPods and Car Radios
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1866732,00.asp
(Possibly out-of date, dated 10.04.05)

New iPod Car Stereo Options from Alpine, Clarion, Monster, Pioneer and More
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1749982,00.asp
(Possibly out-of date, dated 01.10.05)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: October 23rd, 2006 10:08 am (UTC) (base camp)

thanks, hon, but...

http://ipodincar.net/
http://www.carplayer.com/2.0/
http://www.harmankardon.com/drive-1/default.aspx
assume you have a head unit already

http://www.apple.com/ipod/carintegration.html is a guide to buying a new car with iPod capability built in

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-SutvaE66f0S/cgi-bin/SuperProdGroup.asp?g=770&cc=01
already been there

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1866732,00.asp
I know all the ways to connect, and I've picked one -- now I need a head unit that fits my requirements

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1749982,00.asp
Mostly about satellite radio, and did you see the prices??? *fans self*

Really, what I need help with is finding a head unit with an aux port located on the front. I don't want cables dangling out the front of my dash, as I'd have with an aux port on the back. I feel that it would negatively impact my aesthetic. (Stop smirking.) And I really don't want to control the iPod from the head unit, which is a feature boasted by many manufacturers. Call me picky, but there's got to be something out there that has the features I want, doesn't cost an arm and a leg, and doesn't completely suck.
xianghua From: xianghua Date: October 23rd, 2006 01:56 am (UTC) (base camp)
I think you should get a box of parrotlets instead of gerbils. :P
tashabear From: tashabear Date: October 23rd, 2006 10:08 am (UTC) (base camp)
They don't so much hum.
mushmouse74 From: mushmouse74 Date: October 23rd, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Hmmm...I wonder if we can get the gerbils to sing Weasle Stomping Day...
tashabear From: tashabear Date: October 23rd, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Well, hey there, Mrs Pincushion! how ya feeling? (I thought I'd teach the gerbils Staind's entire catalog, but that's just me. Plus another set for weird Scandinavian folk rock.)
hascouf From: hascouf Date: October 23rd, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC) (base camp)
We had an Aiwa that had a front aux port. It was really nice, unfortunatly their website is not responding at the moment so I can't give you a model number.
7 trips or shoot the rapids