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Joe89
09-20-2012, 03:53 PM
Will the 9887 support for an iPod also support iPad? I don't have an iPod, but I do have access to an older iPad for a good price. I would venture to say it is a 2nd generation but it could be a 1st generation iPad. I don't know if the cable connections are the same. Should I go talk to some apple store employees or has someone done this? I want it to be a wired connection, I have my doubts as to the blue tooth's quality for music...

Chriszle
09-20-2012, 03:57 PM
Call alpine?

Joe89
09-20-2012, 06:10 PM
Call alpine?
I did, they said no on account of different firmware, charging requirements, etc. I thought the DIY community may have a solution Alpine is unwilling to disclose on accounts of warranty, etc.

Chriszle
09-20-2012, 06:53 PM
I have seen people fry their ipods, trying to use them on an eclipse deck for which it was not compatible, so it is probably not a good idea.

Joe89
09-20-2012, 07:18 PM
I have seen people fry their ipods, trying to use them on an eclipse deck for which it was not compatible, so it is probably not a good idea.

If I recall, Eclipse headunits have an unusually high line out voltage. Perhaps that is related to the fried iPods? Regardless, I will keep researching and see if there is a way to make the iPad and 9887 compatible...

Chriszle
09-20-2012, 07:59 PM
If I recall, Eclipse headunits have an unusually high line out voltage. Perhaps that is related to the fried iPods? Regardless, I will keep researching and see if there is a way to make the iPad and 9887 compatible...

Don't think that was the problem, older model ipods were compatible with it.

keep_hope_alive
09-20-2012, 09:18 PM
i own both a first gen iPad and a 9887 with the iPod cable hook up. first off, it won't charge it. second, it won't control it. third, it won't recognize it.

i connect my iPad to my 9887 through the AUX input (KCA-121B Ai-Net Aux Input Cable)with this cable:

http://www.samsungxcables.com/227-292-thickbox/35mm-car-aux-auxiliary-audio-usb-cable-cord-for-iphone-4-4s-ipod-touch-4-4th-gen.jpg

I charge/power the iPad with a 2.1A USB cigarette lighter adapter (that i modified and stashed in my center console) and feed the 9887 audio separately. it works great.

Joe89
09-21-2012, 01:14 AM
Would you say the aux connection provides the same audio quality (as discernable by ear) as an ipod connection or retail cd? That is all that I care about.