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Simple auxillary input

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by bendbolden, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Sep 20, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    Hi guys I have read numerous threads on here but still haven't quite found my answer. I want just a simple unit that I can plug any audio source into not just ipods (common headphone jack in other words). I am leaning towards the ones that run inline with your antenna but I can't seem to find any on ebay. I may not be searching the correct term. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

    Factory radio is installed by the way
     
  2. Sep 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    grom audio..............
     
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    im looking for the ones that run inline with your antenna. not in the back of the radio.
     
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    One that tunes in on the radio with crappy sound quality?
     
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    I've ran that type before in a previous vehicle and was satisfied with the sound quality. I don't want to spend alot of money on the Grom version because I will be upgrading to an aftermarket HU in a few months. Just a quick fix. Also I just don't like having an fm transmitter hanging off my phone or mp3 player which is why I want to go with this type.
     
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    i am really confused.

    and aux input has nothing to do with your antenna
     
  7. Sep 20, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    An aux input is basically just an additional universal input. How that signal is conveyed to the radio in this case is through the antenna.
     
  8. Sep 20, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    i spent $15 shipped and got an ipod connector to the back of the radio.

    it also has an option for 3.5mm jack but i did't get that cable, just the ipod connection.

    it's the Metra but they discontinued the product, so it's hard to find. i'm sure the cable to connect to 3.5mm jack would be pretty cheap too.
    does not do text, but then again neither will a 3.5mm jack connection either

    so far so good, only 2 days installed.
    http://www.amazon.com/Metra-Axxess-TYIP-01-Interface-Adapter/dp/B000LU8O6G
     
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    i work at best buy i know what an aux is. but an aux has nothing to do with your radio. it is hooked up to your h.u but i dont know if youve noticed but when you go in a tunnel or something other, you dont lose connecton.
    do this.
     
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    I understand that when you go through a tunnel you don't lose the source signal because it is coming from within the truck. I'm kind of skeptical on those metra adapters. I can't tell for certain that it has a 3.5 adapter with it and as some stated before it has an option for that cable but I don't see the option anywhere.
     
  11. Sep 20, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    yeah, i'm looking for the cable myself. if i find it i'll update this thread and the other Metra thread.
     
  12. Sep 20, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    cool thanks:D
     
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