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Want to do something like this

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:28 am
by my02vr6

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:34 pm
by oldskoolvwlover
what are your actual goals??? lots of easier ways to get the same result depending on what you want. I currently have 3 different Ipod setups installed, a 4th that I need to sell, and a few other ideas I have kicked around.

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:59 pm
by my02vr6
Kinda just want to get away from the need of the HU. I only use the iPod in the car anyway, not a big radio listener. Maybe having an aux line-in also would be nice...

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:25 pm
by oldskoolvwlover
I would personally just run with a headphone jack to rca cable input.... use that to input into the amp. Since either way you will still need to control the ipod thru the ipod. If you further want to hardwire the charging.... then just hardwire a charger. Or use a cig adapter as a charger when needed...


Takes out the cost of the powered "adapter" and also takes out the need for the ghetto volume control. Easier and cleaner install, I personally still like running thru a head unit for equalization, balance and fade control. If you are fine with losing that.... once you have the amp, you could get the cable you need for a few bucks off ebay and be good to go.

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:30 pm
by oldskoolvwlover
here's a good fix for that control knob that was used in the OP of that thread....

gonna have to cut and paste it.... but it would be a good fix, would still need to mount it somewhere reachable, would make a good eq for an ipod or other aux only input setup. would actually work nicely with a carputer setup as well.

http://cgi.ebay.com/CLARION-EQS746-7-BA ... 1|294%3A50

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:45 pm
by FamousEric
that could be cool... i really only listen to ipod anyways...but i am running 2 amps (to include a 4ch and sub) and without running an EQ, i couldn't see this working how i'd like it to. i'm quite content with the way my system sounds right now :)

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:59 pm
by my02vr6
Looks like something like this would work well.

DHD NTX6201 7 band 1/2 din EQ

It could be hidden somewhere easily, just have to mount the ipod soemwhere...

Ooh, I like this one! Clarion EQS746 I think that the one Oldschool tried linking to before.

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:32 am
by oldskoolvwlover
zoso wrote:Hmm, I should sell my Alpine instead of putting into my rabbit. It's just going to be a theft magnet anyway. I could stealth this type of a setup pretty easily and I'm pretty sure I have an EQ kicking around too.



chris posted a cool setup on EWC, I think it was from jalopnik or one of those, done in an 80s yota. Cheaper/smaller setup than installing an actual amp..... let me see if I can find it.




found it
http://earlywatercooled.org/ewcforums/index.php?topic=374.msg1666#msg1666

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:22 pm
by my02vr6
Still looking into this, but I'm thinking of putting in old school deck, functioning, with iPod hookup. Too many ideas :rofl:

Re: Want to do something like this

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:38 pm
by Fiveflat
I did this in my boat. Never considered doing it in a car. I bought a bluetooth compatible HU for my VW and just stream ipod or Pandora that way. But here's how it's done in my boat. Put an EQ where the HU used to be and got a charging adaptor for my iphone:


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Re: Want to do something like this

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:42 pm
by Fiveflat
Or just eliminate the EQ all together and hide this HU away somewhere like it's intended to be hidden.

Brand new Kicker products just released for your enjoyment. (No, I am not affiliated with Kicker)
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Re: Want to do something like this

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:42 pm
by my02vr6
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Re: Want to do something like this

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:07 pm
by Turtle-Dude
Nice! I like a nice dock with charging capability but can't find one of decent quality.