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Old 7th September 2007, 00:33   #16
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Can be done - no reason why not.

Usually the headphone sockets put out 0.5V p-p, which may not be enough for a small amp to amplify to loud levels - they expect 2V p-p. Has to be tried out - some of them MAY have gain high enough to handle that.
No HU? iPod directly to the AMP? Thats Freken Brilliant. Only on TBhp.
I wonder why no one has tried that earlier. I see in ICE section many saying that they want a decent HU with USB.

I guess shortly we should see a thread with one of our ICE experts set up a car with a iPod docking station on the dash connected directly to an amp.
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No HU? iPod directly to the AMP? Thats Freken Brilliant. Only on TBhp.
I wonder why no one has tried that earlier.
I tried that long before I joined Team BHP. I connected my DiscMan to the amplifier (Sony 222) in an 800 which had only a cassette player and tried playing it directly. The problem was, the amplifiers would make a hell lot of noise every time the RCA/stereo jacks were connected/disconnected from the player. Besides, I had absolutely no control over the pre-amp level (Imagine: no fader, no bass/treble controls, no proper volume control!) The setup sounded pretty much ok, believe me. But I really did not want a hassle.
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Old 7th September 2007, 05:09   #18
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The Blaupunkt GTA series amps have a direct aux-in facility. You don't need a HU, if you just want to play your iPod (or any other music player)

The GTA 275 (2 channel amp) is about 6K and the GTA 475 (4-ch amp) is about 10K.
i have the gta 275 and its def a great amp and yeah as mentioned it has an aux in so u dont need u head unit if ur speakers are conected to the amp. in my case its different.i dont use it cause my head unit has an aux-in and my amp powers my sub not speakers...
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Old 7th September 2007, 10:24   #19
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Hey! i would advise u to get a basic pio stereo(2950/3950) which has aux in and a set of good speakers. jbl 937 @ the rear and a coaxial in frnt
price will be-2950=3900
JBL 937=3200
JBL coxials-1400
total=8500

an amp can be added a lil later.
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Old 7th September 2007, 10:41   #20
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Hey how about this,...

I love DIY with quite enough quality of performance on tight budgets.

OK,...
I assume that you have a HU already? It was not clear from your post.

If yes, think about using the amplifier of the same HU. Buy 4 good speakers. Since your budget is 8K, try to spend the best part of it on good speakers. That is more than half the job done for your requirement.

Hack your HU to inject the AUX stereo pin output of your iPOD into it. I'm sure you will be more than satisfied with it.

I would suggest this method, as you will not have to buy new speakers once you get more money again. It is a scalable solution . Just go and buy a HU later, then an amp and then a sub may be.

Never use FM transmission and expect a good quality out of your iPod. After spending on Griffin or iTrip, you might end up with a sour face. Believe in wire to wire contacts.

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Is it possible to connect the iPod directly to an Amp?(May be an already answered question, but pls, again)
Shyam, Blaupunkt GTA 275/475 amps have direct aux-in. Probably you should get rid of your current amp and buy this one
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1. My budget is less than 8000 including HU & speakers.
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I assume that you have a HU already? It was not clear from your post.
gbp, I think he does not a have a HU. GTA275 looks like the best bet to me.
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1. My budget is less than 8000 including HU & speakers.
2. I am having 20 GB ipod,
simple solution:
Speakers: JBL CS series: 4K/2 pairs
HU: Pio 2950: 4K
EP to RCA wire: Rs. 200 from MX

yuo want more ideas go here.
iPoditude.com > The iPod Blog: Car Gear Archives
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its quiet out of subject, what do you think about this:
eBay India: Car Stereo DVD CD MP3/MP4 FM USB SD 4X40W Free Shipping (item 180155198331 end time 11-Sep-2007 22:53:58 IST)

for 5k in mg road? i got your valuable inputs, will do some analysis and get back here again...
No brand name! Also, there is one pic with a different display. Most likely made north-east of Himalayas.

No reason why it will not do what it says it will do. But for 5K without B&W you can get a decent Pio / JVC / Kenwood (OK, without DVD) - at least others have experience with those for some assurance.

Dicey, best avoided.
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thanks a lot guys, i am really surprised to see this much replies for my query. I believe going for IPod without HU having an amplifier is good but a trial and error method, as the sound may or may not suffice. so i believe the only option is to go for a dead rate HU for amplifying my ipod and get speaker for it. i will do further investigation will get back to you guys for your comments...

thanks a lot..
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dude if your not getting a head unit make sure you get the GTA 475(4 chann amp) and power all your speakers because if you get the 275 and jus power 2 speakers the sounds only going to come from those speakers cause there is no headunit and your playing directly from the amp.


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And do you already have an iPod car charger to keep your source going?
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And do you already have an iPod car charger to keep your source going?
Our boo is on a budget. Even he gets a basic HU, he would be connecting through Aux-in. Hence, charging will always be an issue in his setup.
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Ckeck if the Blaupunkt amp puts out decent volume with your Ipod connected to the aux-in. I'm afraid you will probably see that the volume on the Ipod has to be near maximum to get any decent level of sound. However I may be wrong here. Try it out at the dealer.
Never go in for the FM transmitter route for Ipod. The sound sucks.
You can get an Ipod car charger for around 200 bucks in Lamington road, Mumbai or from Indiatimes.com.
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from what I found on Apple iPod website:

Connecting iPod to your home or car stereo
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