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Date Registered: 10-2005
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Factory 6 stacker CD player - MP3/Ipod capable ?


 For us non technically minded folks, I was just wondering if the standard Nissan factory 6 stacker CD player can play MP3 formatted music.

 Also, the wife wants to buy an Ipod. Is there any way you can play this through the factory system ?

 Thanks in advance.

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Date Registered: 08-2005
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BRETT72 wrote:

 For us non technically minded folks, I was just wondering if the standard Nissan factory 6 stacker CD player can play MP3 formatted music.



No unfortunately.

quote:

Also, the wife wants to buy an Ipod. Is there any way you can play this through the factory system ?



The only way is to use an FM transmitter from the iPod, if you go this route don't get an iTrip! Try and get a unit that is powered from the accessory socket as this will have a higher power transmitter and you will get a clearer signal. I used the Griffin Roadtrip for some time in my X-Trail and it worked really well.

There are iPod interface modules available but these won't work with the factory unit either because they rely on plugging into the CD stacker control socket on the head unit ... something the factory 6 CD head unit does not have of course because the stacker is built in.

Your best option is to change the head unit, either to one that accepts MP3 CDs or one like mine that also has a proper iPod interface.

HTH!



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Re: Factory 6 stacker CD player - MP3/Ipod capable ?


Hi Brett,

I have to agree with Adam regarding the iTrip, in the time that I've had mine the reception had been ok however you do notice the difference in quality compared to CD.

It would definitely be better and cheaper changing to a new unit. emoticon

I haven't used my 60GB ipod for a while and will soon be looking at selling it. I lashed out last year and bought the ipod and heap of accessories for it too. If your still interested in going the ipod way send me a PM if your interested in mine.

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 Thanks guys. PM sent Noel.

 A mate has just got onto this device, which apparently does the trick.

IPOD ADAPTOR

 In theory it appears ok.

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 Thanks guys. PM sent Noel.

 A mate has just got onto this device, which apparently does the trick.

IPOD ADAPTOR

 In theory it appears ok.



Brett, which device?? That link is to a page with info about a few different device options. The cassette adaptor is by far the best choice but of course you need a cassette player for that! Out of the other devices listed there I would go for .... none of them!

Seriously, if you want to go the FM transmitter route then take a look at the Griffin Roadtrip, Streetwise (a great supplier of iPod and Apple accessories in Aus) has them HERE.

This is what I have used before, in fact I just sold mine on eBay last week. It is not shown clearly in the pictures but this device plugs straight into the cigarette lighter socket by way of an adjustable arm, this works well in the X-Trail. The advantages of the Roadtrip are:

1. It holds the iPod
2. It charges the iPod
3. Power for the FM transmitter is not taken from the iPod battery and therefore it is much more powerful than one that does

I used this in Sydney for about a year and never had a problem with interference on the FM Freq I used. Before that I tried an iTrip and was always getting interference.



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Adam,

Series I Ti head-unit has a 6cd stacker as well as a cassette player emoticon

This is what Brett has and I think the cassette adapter option would be better than an FM transmitter.

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Ahh! OK, that explains the confusion.

So is the CD stacker a seperate unit somewhere else in the car? I guess it must be. If that is the case then you have another option which is to replace your CD stacker with an iPod interface unit, this will allow you to control your iPod using the existing stereo CD controls. There are a few different options for these, if you need some examples I can find out for you. Of course if you want to keep the CD stacker as well then the cassette adaptor would be the best option for quality.

If you want to try the cassette adaptor, I have one at home I am not using, yours for free if you want it. emoticon


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So is the CD stacker a seperate unit somewhere else in the car? I guess it must be.



Nope, the CD stacker and the cassette player are both in the same unit. (see photo)

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Re: Factory 6 stacker CD player - MP3/Ipod capable ?


I used a Belkin FM Transmitter with my dodgy MP3 player. It works well when plugged into the car's power socket, but not so well with just batteries.

Got that off ebay for around $40 I think.

If you plan on using the cassette adapter; I was once told that it tends to wear the heads out much quicker... don't know how much truth is in that. I had one once but it died before the cassette played did.

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Re: Factory 6 stacker CD player - MP3/Ipod capable ?


 Sorry for the confusion guys, but yeah as Jalal mentioned, mine has the casette also. As for wearing out the heads, considering that the only 'music' that gets played at the moment via casette are Bananas and The Wiggles, this could be a good thing. Then I'll use the fm device.

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