OEM Stereo Aux Input + Portable MP3 Player = ?? - Chevy Impala SS Forum
 
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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 08:50 AM
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I just bought me a 15gigabyte Dell Digital Jukebox (DJ for short) portable MP3 player and I want to hook it up to my OEM stereo somehow. I *DO NOT* want FM modulation.

I did a search on "aux" on the audio forum & got lots of info on aftermarket harnesses, but has anyone actually used one? Or figured out another method?

Basically, my player only has a single 3.5mm stereo minijack & I have a splitter to RCA cables, but a line in would probably work better for me.

Any feedback appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 08:55 AM
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Btw, for those interested, Dell is running a 10% special off w/free shipping on their Home products, which include the DJ.

They come in 15gb (DJ15 $224.10 shipped) and 20gb (DJ20 $269 or so shipped) flavors.

For the $45 more for the DJ20, you get 5gb more, a carrying case, and remote control. Kinda wishing I had that little more to spend on it because the accessories alone cost $40 if you bought them individually.
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 01:31 PM
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If your OEM stereo is the CD Player, you are SOL. Only way to do it is an FM modulator.

If your OEM stereo is the Tape Player, then it'll work as long as you don't have the CD changer installed.

BTW, I have a Creative Nomad Jukebox Zen NX (30 GB) that I picked up last month. $280 shipped from Crutchfield, and it's pretty sweet! Comes with a case and (cheap) headphones, but no remote control. Since I knew I wanted to be able to use it in other cars besides my own (which both have Aux inputs on aftermarket head units) I also picked up the Belkin FM Modulator for $30. Runs off a couple of AAA batteries, and battery life appears to be excellent (i.e. many hours on a pair of AAAs). Sounds isn't as good as the Aux Input, but isn't bad either....
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 01:46 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by AutocroSSer:
Since I knew I wanted to be able to use it in other cars besides my own (which both have Aux inputs on aftermarket head units) I also picked up the Belkin FM Modulator for $30. Runs off a couple of AAA batteries, and battery life appears to be excellent (i.e. many hours on a pair of AAAs). Sounds isn't as good as the Aux Input, but isn't bad either....
Ya, it is OEM CD player.

I do *NOT* want FM modulation what so ever.

Dell pushes the Belkin FM modulator too, as well as many other Belkin products.

FYI: There is an online coupon for Belkin products until the end of January, no minimum, no limit, for 50% off anything.

Coupon code: 35491

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 02:24 PM
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OK, with OEM CD Player your only option is FM Modulation.

Other approach you could take is swap to an OEM tape deck and then you can do the aux input add-on as long as you don't wanna play CD's any more. But honestly, at that point I think you're just better off going with a decent aftermarket deck that has an aux input.
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-24-2004, 03:34 PM
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Ya, it looks like it . . . just hoping to have been able to incorporate it somehow . . .

Thanks Ed.
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-24-2004, 06:16 PM
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Originally posted by AutocroSSer:
OK, with OEM CD Player your only option is FM Modulation.

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Ditto

Go get a new deck with a Aux input for quality sound
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-24-2004, 06:31 PM
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Some of the Pioneer head units have the Aux input. Just search the crutchfield site, Im sure they have them!......Mike
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