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Crashking
04-30-2005, 01:40 PM
well i just have a question.... i'll be getting a Creative Zen Micro (http://www.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=213&subcategory=214&product=10795) as a graduation present, and i was going to use Belkins TuneCast II Mobile FM Transmitter (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=&Section_Id=201526&pcount=&Product_Id=166893) to get the tunes from the mp3 player to the headunit... would be the easiest way to do things.... but i know i wouldnt get sound quality like a CD would produce... so i took the head unit out and saw the type of connections it has for input and i was wondering if i could use a mini stereo to rca cable to connect the 2 together so that i can have tons of songs, and good quality sound too without having to buy a whole new headunit

my current headunit is a Sony CDX-M800

so in short can i use the headphone jack on the mp3 player to plug into the rca jacks on the back of the head unit although they say it's used for BUS or somethin like that (for a cd changer if i installed one)

i e-mailed a sony tech before awhile ago about this and they said i would have to order something from them to get it to work.... i thought it was bs and just another way for them to get money... so i never did

still plan on getting the fm transmitter for everywhere else... i just want to get even better sound quality while i'm in my truck

thanks for ya'lls help :)

Alpine2005
04-30-2005, 03:48 PM
your trying to connect a portable mp3 player to your headunit, Right?

yeah you can connect the 2 together. but if your hu has build in AUX inputs. are the inputs you saw AUX inputs?

the 2004-2005 sony xplod headunits alreally came with build in AUX inputs, but same of the older models don't came with build in AUX inputs. you might need to buy a Adaptor CHICK HERE (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_3052.html) and a Stereo Mini-to-RCA AdapterCHICK HERE (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-3RLUH0aTN7b/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=227650&I=043183190)

you can also buy these:
- http://www.crutchfield.com/S-3RLUH0aTN7b/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=227750&I=599FMTRANS

- http://www.crutchfield.com/S-3RLUH0aTN7b/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=227750&I=026EFM01

can you take a pic of the back of your deck?

Crashking
04-30-2005, 08:23 PM
your trying to connect a portable mp3 player to your headunit, Right?

yeah you can connect the 2 together. but if your hu has build in AUX inputs. are the inputs you saw AUX inputs?

the 2004-2005 sony xplod headunits alreally came with build in AUX inputs, but same of the older models don't came with build in AUX inputs. you might need to buy a Adaptor CHICK HERE (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_3052.html) and a Stereo Mini-to-RCA AdapterCHICK HERE (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-3RLUH0aTN7b/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=227650&I=043183190)

you can also buy these:
- http://www.crutchfield.com/S-3RLUH0aTN7b/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=227750&I=599FMTRANS

- http://www.crutchfield.com/S-3RLUH0aTN7b/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=227750&I=026EFM01

can you take a pic of the back of your deck?

yes, trying to connect portable mp3 player to headunit

the back of the head unit has rca inputs.... aux inputs, here is a pic GO to this page.... about halfway down is a picture of the back (http://www.stealth316.com/2-sony_cdx-m800.htm)

i plan on getting the 2nd generation belkin modulator.... but i wanted a better way to put music through my truck... that's why i'm opting to go this route :) it looks like everything will work... just wanted to make sure

kenstewart
04-30-2005, 11:00 PM
Answer is "yes" you can plug your Creative Zen into the aux in RCA jacks. Matter of fact, I have a Sony CDX-F7715X and plug both my Rio Karma and my son's Creative Zen into it. I ran the RCA cable from the aux inputs, down through the dash, under the carpet, and it reappears in my center console so the cord's hidden. Works great and you're right not quite CD-quality but much better than you'll get from a wireless transmitter. I also used the Belkin II and it doesn't come close to wired.

Alpine2005
05-01-2005, 02:06 AM
ok, then

i would just buy Creative Zen Micro mp3 player and the Stereo Mini-to-RCA Adapter.

just connect the stereo Mini-to-RCA Adapter to the aux inputs on your hu and to the headphone jack on the Creative Zen Micro mp3 player. this way you will get better sound quality then connecting a FM Transmitter.

kenstewart
05-01-2005, 02:57 AM
ok, then

i would just buy Creative Zen Micro mp3 player and the Stereo Mini-to-RCA Adapter.

just connect the stereo Mini-to-RCA Adapter to the aux inputs on your hu and to the headphone jack on the Creative Zen Micro mp3 player. this way you will get better sound quality then connecting a FM Transmitter.

Yep, just that easy ;)

Crashking
05-01-2005, 12:31 PM
thanks for the help ya'll.... i just wanted to make sure this would work before i got my hopes up of having something better than a radio broadcast.... just gotta figure out where i'm gonna have this thing sit now... lol cause well i have a huge friggen box between my seats where my center console used to be.... o well... i'll get it figured out

thanks for the helpful input :)