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My Nav unit took a crap on me in my truck so im looking for a way to hook my ipod up to my amps. The output of the ipod is not enough to just use a headphone to RCA cable. Would that work if I put a line driver in between to up the voltage? Would it sound decent?
 

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-Pure i-20 digital ipod dock with 2 volt RMS high quality DAC. $99

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum...pod-dock-analog-output-rmaa-measurements.html

You'll need a good quality 7.5 volt 1.3 amp Dc to DC regulated converter. ~$50 (inquire with powerstream.com)

The dock has a remote with a master volume control option but it does attenuation in the digital domain so I can't say how good that will be (ie sound). you can try it first before getting some type of preamp or other analog master volume control (ie JL CL-RLC iirc).

I used this baby at home everyday and it's great boots up and syncs in under 5 secs.

You can use a dock female to male extension cable and mount the dock in the dash then run the extension to a ipod car dock. Dice electronics makes a high quality one with a dock connector pass through option that will allow you to simple slide the ipod in and out and nothing more.

-You need an iDevice that is compatible with the i-20 though. Their web site will list it.

-If you don't want to go with the i-20 route, a higher model iDevice still has an excellent yet underpowered analog output, even the headphone output.

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/member-reviews-product-comparisons/77343-iphone-3gs-unloaded-headphone-out-measurements.html

-There's also an HRT iStreamer without volume control or digital outputs. Should be a much more plug and play option. They also has a $12 power supply for use in the car.
 
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