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Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod® Interface Adapter

Control your iPod with your Pioneer stereo

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by Tim Sprinkle
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Why would I need an iPod® adapter?

An iPod adapter allows you to connect your iPod to your car stereo, then access your playlists with your stereo's controls - a great idea for several reasons. One, you can scroll through your song titles on your stereo's larger display, instead of squinting down at your iPod. Two, you can route the adapter cable to your glove compartment or center console, so your iPod stays safely out of sight. Three, the iPod adapter keeps your iPod fully charged, so it's ready to rock when you leave your car. And last of all, some adapters bypass your iPod's internal digital-to-analog converter, using your stereo's superior DAC to turn your files back into music.

You've loaded your music library onto your iPod®, now take it to go. Pioneer's CD-IB100ii iPod interface adapter makes it easy and convenient to connect your iPod to a compatible Pioneer stereo, so you can listen to music files through your mobile audio system.

For starters, the CD-IB100ii allows you to control iPod playback right from your Pioneer's faceplate. You'll be able to scroll through your playlists and pick out the tracks you want to hear, while leaving your iPod stored safely out of the way. The interface will even let you use the touchscreen on select Pioneer stereos and video screens to manage the iPod.

The adapter sends song and artist information directly to your radio's display for easy navigation between tracks. If your stereo has an Organic EL display, you'll get multiple lines of information for album, artist, and song name. The CD-IB100ii also recharges the iPod's battery while it's connected, while a pass-through port on the adapter accommodates another Pioneer component like a satellite radio or a CD changer.

Compatibility Note: Be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this iPod adapter.

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Highlights:

  • lets you control an iPod with a compatible Pioneer in-dash stereo
  • compatible with all docking iPods, including video iPods, iPod photos, iPod nanos, and iPod minis
  • sends song, artist, album, and time information to your Pioneer stereo's display
  • recharges iPod battery
  • search by playlist, genre, artist, album, and song
  • IP-Bus pass-through lets you connect a compatible satellite radio tuner or CD changer
  • cable included
  • 3-3/4"W x 1"H x 4-15/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Adapter Type
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iPod audio in w/ iPod control
Vehicle Specific
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No
Brand Specific
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Pioneer
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size
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5Gen/4Gen/3Gen
Nano
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Nano3/Nano2/Nano1
Touch
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Mini
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Mini2/Mini1
iPhone
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • iPod interface adapter with 57" input cable (terminated by a dock connector)
  • 57" IP-BUS cable
  • 58" Power wiring harness (has in-line 2A fuse)
  • 2 Self-adhesive Velcro strips
  • Owner's Manual (English/Spanish/German/ French/Italian)
  • Owner's Manual (Dutch/Portuguese/Chinese)
  • Recycle notice

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Features
Inputs and Outputs

Features

Overview: This adapter allows older iPods with a dock connector to be controlled by a compatible Pioneer receiver with IP-Bus CD changer controls.

iPod Compatibility: The Pioneer iPod interface is "Made for iPod" compatible and supports the following iPod model features when connected to a compatible Pioneer head unit with IP-Bus CD-changer controls (as of Dec. 2009):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type  Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Info Track Info
dock connector 3rd Y N Y N Y Y Y
clickwheel
color
4th Y N Y N Y Y Y
iPod mini 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y
 video 5th Y N Y N Y Y Y
classic 80GB N N N N N N N
120GB N N N N N N N
160GB N N N N N N N
 nano 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y
3rd Y N Y N Y Y Y
4th N N N N N N N
5th N N N N N N N
touch 1st N N N N N N N
2nd N N N N N N N
3rd  N N N N N N N
iPhone 2G N N N N N N N
3G N N N N N N N
3GS N N N N N N N
4G N N N N N N N

Note: Apple firmware updates may change functionality results.

Display: The information stored on your iPod can be displayed on the compatible Pioneer head unit, including song title, artist name, and album title.

Search Functions: Just like looking for songs using the iPod controls, search by playlist, genre, artist, album, or song to ensure easy access to each music file.

Repeat Playback: The Repeat Playback function allows you to repeat the current song or all the songs from a specified playlist.

Shuffle Playback: The Shuffle Playback function has two modes, Track and Album. In Track mode, all the songs in the current list are played back in random order. In Album mode, the unit randomly selects and album then plays back all the tracks in that album in order, then chooses another album, etc.

Charging iPod: When the receiver is on and the iPod is connected, the iPod is supplied power for playback and to charge the battery.

IP-BUS Pass-Thru: The adapter uses the CD changer input on the Pioneer head unit. If you also want to use a CD changer, satellite tuner, or other IP-BUS device, there is a pass-through connection on the adapter, so they can be daisy chained together.

Inputs and Outputs

Front Panel:

  • IP-BUS Out: 11-pin male jack that connects to the head unit using the supplied IP-BUS cable
  • IP-BUS In: 11-pin male jack that connects to an optional Pioneer CD changer

Back Panel:

  • To iPod: 57" input lead terminated with a dock connector that connects to your iPod
  • Power Supply: 3-pin male jack for use with the supplied wiring harness
 
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4 out of 5

Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod® Interface Adapter

Written By Bill, Grand Rapids, MI on Monday, May 21, 2012
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Interface worked right away & was easy to install. Only downside is it will only fully control (charge etc.) a hand full of iPods. Crutchfield was the only place I found a chart with that information, even though it was a little dated. Provides track info and general control with my 6th gen. Nano.
Pros:
Easy to install and use.
Cons:
Limited number of full control iPods listed.
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5 out of 5

Pioneer Radio + iPod adapter

Written By Reed, Walton, N.Y. on Friday, March 09, 2012
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Purchased Pioneer MVH-P47DH radio from Crutchfield several years ago for my GMC truck.( I love it radio and truckk ) My kids gave me a hand me down iPod nano. I wanted to listen to the iPod in my truck. I remembered seeing a connection on the back of the radio when I installed it. I called Crutchfield and asked if the radio I had purchased from them had a connection for connecting an iPod. Buzz told me it did. So I ordered the Pioneer CD-IB100ii interface adapter. It came in 2 days and I installed it. It's great and it's great dealing with Crutchfield and their support staff. They keep a record of your purchases and know what will fit in your vehicle. Thanks Crutchfield !
Pros:
Very easy to install. Tap into 12V supply and a good ground, then plug in 2 wires and you are all done.
Cons:
Routing the wires and finding a location took the most time but was really a piece of cake. The whole job took a half an hour.
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5 out of 5

iPod Touch

Written By Magnate, Tucson, AZ on Tuesday, November 01, 2011
 
For the past 10 years, I've bought Pioneer head units. I love them for their ease of self-installation and the sound produced out of relatively inexpensive speakers. I originally bought this for my 5th gen iPod classic, which it worked perfectly for. It played the iPod and charged it. Due to living in Arizona and me stupidly leaving my iPod in the car all the time, it overheated during the summer and something inside melted rendering my iPod useless. I read the Crutchfield specs on this adapter thinking my new iPod touch (4th gen) I bought wouldn't work with it (I didn't try using it in my car for months, I was listening to burned MP3 CDs), but it does. It plays the music wonderfully. But it just doesn't charge it. After finding out that this adapter does actually play a newer gen iPods, I'm very happy with the product (considering most of the iPod capable head units out there don't charge the iPod anyway). What's the difference between this adapter (if you already own a Pioneer head unit) and a new head unit for $300 - $400 that does the same exact thing?
Pros:
It has worked with every iPod I've owned.
Cons:
It doesn't charge newer generation iPod's.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

deh-p980mp

Written By D, massachusetts on Monday, August 15, 2011
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This works great with my premier 980mp receiver and 2nd gen nano. Hit the "list" button and your ipod screen is on your radio. Scroll through using the rotary knob to select artists, albums, playlists, songs, etc. I bought this along with the used nano so I could stop burning mp3 files to a cd. Now I have 2gb of music in my vehicle all the time. And it's easy to navigate it. I didn't give it the 5th star because when scrolling through a long list i.e. "artists" you have to wait a second for the info to appear during fast scrolling. Keeps my ipod charged too.
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3 out of 5

Gets the job done

Written By Whisker, MO on Friday, November 05, 2010
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I bought this so I can play my iPod thru the CD changer controls on my Pioneer
DEH-P77DH in dash CD player that was built in 2001.

(For those who don't know, a DEH-P77DH is a 1.5 din CD player that fits in GM
and Chrysler radio openings perfectly and requires NO adapter! A CD player
Pioneer should still make but doesn't - they must have quit making them in 2002
or so.)

Anyways everything works great like it should EXCEPT on my CD player's face it
doesn't display the name of the iPod track like the instructions say it's
supposed to. Maybe it's too old of a unit to feature this function? I don't
know, but other than that everything works fine, even on an 8 year old CD player.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

I loved it until.....

Written By MIchael, Suffolk, Va. on Tuesday, January 05, 2010
 
I installed this unit in my truck a couple of months ago. It works really well and I can hide
the Ipod in the glove box. The only problem that I have now is that my wife got me a new
Ipod Nano for Christmas so she could get hers back from the truck and it will not charge
the new Ipod. Kind of took the wind out of my sail. Everything else seems to work the
same as the older version of the Nano. Well maybe Pioneer will come out with an
updated version of this interface. I would defintely get it again.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

iPod adaptor nearly Perfect

Written By mcdowell, Jacksonville, Fl on Wednesday, December 09, 2009
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I'm using the Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod® to play my nano. It works great. The only complaint I have is not being able to charge the nano battery while having
it pluged into this adaptor. So now I must purchase yet another cord to plug into the cigarette lighter for re-charging the nano while away from home.

Otherwise, the onscreen interface works fine and lets me play my tunes like I want -- which is the whole objective of these players, right?
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4 out of 5

Will not charge your iPhone

Written By Joseph, Durant, OK on Monday, August 31, 2009
 
This thing is great if you have a regular ipod...not sure about the iPod Touch. And it will play music from an iPhone, but will not charge it.
8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Works Well but connector could use improvment

Written By Shane, Pleasanton, Ca on Thursday, August 06, 2009
 
The unit was a very easy addition. The install took just a few minutes. Overall I am happy with the unit, I installed it in my WRX and later on my Suburban. The only complaint is the iPod connector. After about 8 months it was not plugging into the iPod quite right and since it is hard wired to the box, you cannot replace it. I no longer use my iPhone, I have a gen 1 iPod in the glove box that I take out once a month to load new songs on, so the flaky connection is not really an issue.

Now a days it seems most head units have the ability to connect to an iPod built in. I think it is time to upgrade to one of those.
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4 out of 5

Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod® Interface Adapter

Written By joeldjro, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico on Thursday, May 07, 2009
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I have been an owner of ipods since the second generation and I have tried almost everything for controlling my ipods. This product is a must own if you own a pioneer head unit. I have installed 4 pioneer receivers and with this, the sound quality and controlling is the best. It does not charge the ipod thouch second generation but for other ipods work, haven't tried the iPhone yet. I don't give it a 5 because it does not charge my current ipod.
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod® Interface Adapter

Written By Lazaro, Newark, NJ on Wednesday, April 15, 2009
 
Easy to install. Allows me to keep using my 6 disc changer and now my Ipod Touch. The only downside it will not charge my touch but that is okay. I 'm using it with my Pioneer N2 and loving it.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

CD-IB 100ii iPod Interface Adaptor

Written By Joseph, Mechanicsburg, PA on Wednesday, February 04, 2009
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Works great, not too bad of an install, directions made it simple. Delivery was extremely fast. Pricing reasonable. Item in stock when other places do not carry anything near it. Why buy elsewhere? These are the reasons I keep coming back!
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4 out of 5

small and easy to install

Written By Bruce, Oak Park, Ca. on Monday, January 26, 2009
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I put this under the front passenger seat of our clk320, it is mated to a 3 year old pioneer head unit and works great! plenty of cable length for ipod cable to run to center console armrest with 18" or so loose to make connection to ipod easy. Works with first gen iphone and ipod, thats what we have and it works fine.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Great, but not up to date

Written By Adam, Jamestown, KY on Friday, November 07, 2008
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This is a nice piece. The sound quality is amazing, and I had it installed in 20 minutes. I have the pioneer 6 disc in dash changer, and now I dont have to fill those slots with mp3 discs. The downside to this adapter is the length of time it takes to cycle through the songs, and the fact that it WILL NOT charge newer Ipods, such as my 5th gen. NANO. These are minor inconveniences to me since I leave the songs on random anyway, and the ipod will run for 2-3 days on a full charge. I do hope eventually pioneer solves this charging issue, but as I said it is a minor inconvenience.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod® Interface Adapter

Written By Lisa, Plain, WI on Friday, October 10, 2008
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Bought the interface for use with a Pioneer Avic N3, XM w/NavTraffic and TV tuner. Has worked as advertised with no problems, except for the installation instructions. The installer was not familiar with my older head unit and the instructions do not say how to hook this up to the unit that has other components added. A quick call to the great people at Crutchfield Support did the trick! They explained the procedure and even emailed a diagram for 'stringing' the components in the correct order. I am very happy with my purchase!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Installed in a 2000 Chevy Astro w/ Pioneer DEH-P77DH

Written By Richard, Lakewood,CA on Wednesday, June 25, 2008
 
I purchased the Pioneer i-pod interface adapter along with the the new
Pioneer DEH-P77DH both were easy to install per Crutchfield's intructions.

both work great together. no problems, easy to operate. the only thing
that disapointed me which is because the DEH-P77DH is an older model and
has limited line of character on the screen so if its a song with a long name
it will be cut short. But hey, thats no biggie to be cause everything else is
great.
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4 out of 5

Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod® Interface Adapter

Written By Craig, Gilbert, AZ on Thursday, May 15, 2008
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Great product. Only thing I wish it had was better tape for the velcro and scrolling titles on the deck while the music was playing. So happy I bought this and have it installed. The cord is a little longer than I would have liked it, but it does give me the option of running it under the carpet and into the center console. Hope everyone else is as satisfied as I am.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Why Bother

Written By Gary, Englewood, NJ on Tuesday, May 06, 2008
 
This would be great if you have only 5 CDs on your ipod. I have over 250 CDs on mine and would probably be considered a light user. The interface on my AVIC-Z2 takes forever to scroll though my ipod library. By the time I find the songs I want to play, I have arrived at my destination. Pioneer can do better than this!
5 out of 7 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Works Good, not functional though

Written By Kevin, Charlotte, NC on Monday, April 14, 2008
 
It sounds nice that
this will work with
a pioneer headset
and you can change
songs with the
radio, but what they
don't tell you is
that you can ONLY
change songs with
the radio. If, like
me, you have over
2,000 songs it is
VERY annoying to
have to search one
by one to find the
song you want to
hear. Other than
that it sounds great
and is useful.
Although you can not
watch videos with
it, once you plug it
into your iPod it
shows a screen that
you can not change.
Also does not work
with the iPhone.
12 out of 13 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod® Interface Adapter

Written By John, Charlottesville, VA on Thursday, January 10, 2008
 
I received this adapter after it was back ordered, iPods must be a popular gift this year.



The sound quality is amazing, I didn't think my stereo could sound this good for so little money. I have a cheep Pioneer head unit ( Pioneer DEH-P4800MP ), a 500 watt sub woofer, MB Quart mid/tweeters, and the new iPod Nano 8Gb's. I don't see any lag in the controls, but the display only shows 20 characters. Controls work as they should, up on the control pad goes to the next artist and left or right changes songs, band button changes genres. The head unit plays mp3 tracks so data CDs with mp3 files sounded better than normal CD's, but the iPod tops anything I've heard before iPods interfaces.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Great for a nano, horrible for an 80g

Written By Scott, Wyckoff, NJ on Monday, August 13, 2007
 
This is an amazing product, but I just can't justify the $25 more that it costs than just the control cable. I have the 9800bt with an 80gig ipod, probably close to 60gig of music- the display can't keep up!!!! Even if it was a little faster, it would make it so much better, such as an "a-b-c..." scroll that all ipod browsers have become accustomed to. All is well if you want to listen to "a" and "b" but if you want a song in "M" it LITTERALLY takes 5 minutes to scroll. If you listen to playlists exclusively, then it's great, if you like to browse...beware. Also, it doesn't respond well to "skipping chapters" in audiobooks. Even with a long display and the multi-media knob, I found it difficult to get the chapter I wanted.

I don't like it very much, how could pioneer not think that there would be people using it who have a lot of music that they would like to browse? What is the reason that they lock out ipod control when the cable is connected, I see no justification for not giving people the option. It is good for playlist roadtrips, not bouncing around your music library on the go!

It is a great thought...in theory, I am going to use that extra ipbus for the regular control cable.
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod® Interface Adapter

Written By al, baltimore md on Sunday, July 29, 2007
 
Hooked it up to my dehp6400 head unit in 15 minutes.
It works great.
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1 out of 5

Not practical

Written By bbayne, Maryland on Thursday, July 05, 2007
 
I have a DEH-7700MP receiver which is equipped with a multi-control knob. The adapter does not utilize the spinning functionality of the knob. Thus, you are forced to press up, down, left, and right to navigate through lists. The lag is annoying. It requires 4 or 5 button presses just to switch the display from title to artist, for example. Only 8 characters are displayed, and the text only scrolls once automatically. Get the PAC adapter that allows control through the iPod, 127ICPIOP. Apple made the iPod interface very efficient and functional, so I suggest that you control through the iPod. Or, purchase one of the newer Pioneer receivers that display multiple lines of text and allow the iPod to connect to the receiver via USB.
14 out of 15 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent

Written By Jason, Oregon on Wednesday, June 13, 2007
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Adapter was very easy to install. Works perfectly with the DEH 6800MP. 50 bucks is not a bad price and it sounds awesome.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

It used to work ...

Written By Jason, Austin, TX on Monday, May 14, 2007
 
I have this installed on a Pioneer DEH-P4800MP that runs in my boat. Last summer it worked just fine but this summer it doesn't. I think that there was an iPod software update that disabled the use of this controller.

When i plug it in ... it complains about not supporting "Firewire" connections and therefore will not work with my remote or head unit when it comes to controls.

It still plays music ... but not being able to skip songs sucks.
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5 out of 5

Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod® Interface Adapter

Written By logo75, Ktkn, AK on Thursday, April 12, 2007
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For what it is it works well for my older unit. (8600)
It's not as slow as what i keep reading about, but it's not as fast as using the ipod itself. Sound is great! My only gripe is that it only shows 8 characters of the song on my unit, but then again, i'm using an older model. My buddy has it on his 7800 and works great.
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4 out of 5

Easy install, Hard navigation

Written By Wes, Bellefontaine, OH on Wednesday, April 11, 2007
 
I have a Pioneer DEH-P4800MP head unit, love it. The unit is great for sound controls and stuff. I've been using the AUX 1 input to run my iPod through for a while but i decided to simplify and streemline my set-up more, plus i regain use of my AUX input for other things. So I bought the iPod interface. The instalation of the actual unit took about ten minutes but that's because of all of the wires i have in my console, amp RCA's (3 sets), neons, strobes, etc. After the install I created a custom bracket for my iPod in my console. So total install, 1 hour.

After the install I plugged it in and was quite suprised to find out that it charged the iPod too. (I didn't read the info about it much before i bought it)
After a few minutes of setting my radio back up because of power loss, i realized how painfully slow the unit's navigation is. I have a 60 GB iPod and 53 GB's are full of music/video (mostly music). SO scrolling through my hundreds of artists is miserable. So setting up playlists is the better way to go.

If the unit would make you select the artist by pushing a button before it loads the artist's songs and plays them it would be much quicker.

All in all it is a good unit, great price. A price i would pay any day for cleaner sound, a more streemlined set-up and use of my AUX input again.

Good job Pioneer, but maybe a little more time in development next time
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4 out of 5

Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod® Interface Adapter

Written By Shawn, Killeen/Fort Hood, TX on Monday, March 12, 2007
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This is a very good product for those who have a compatible Pioneer head unit and want to be able to plug in and control an iPod. Your level of enjoyment of this product will likely be directly related to how iPod friendly your particular head unit is. A head unit built to have an iPod connected will give better functionality and display. My particular head unit is pretty display handicapped, but artist and song info will scroll past the 8 visible characters. I was impressed by the speed of the connection. It scrolls through tracks and folders quite fast. One other great upside is the fact they built in an IP Bus pass through so that you don't lose the ability to connect additional equipment like a Sirius tuner or CD changer. All-in-all a very solid unit.
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5 out of 5

Different than iPod controls but still good

Written By Todd S, Greensboro, NC on Tuesday, February 27, 2007
 
I installed this to use with a Pioneer DEH-P6800MP after reading through countless customer reviews.

Many people say that it is a slow control and getting to an artist/song/album near the end of the alphabet takes forever. Well, I always browse by genre first and this helps a lot. Also, if you turn the wheel counter-clockwise, you can scroll by reverse, meaning you start in the z's first.

Yes, if you spin it wildly it will take a minute to catch up, but to me, it hasn't seemed like a big deal so far.

The sound quality is amazing. Sounds better than the headphones in my opinion.

Some people also said that it is confusing to learn. Well, I read about 2-3 pages of the instructions and quickly got the hang of it. Not a big deal. They are actually very close to the iPod controls.

Yes, this is not as fast and responsive as the iPod controls, but in my humble opinion, it is a small price to pay for great sound quality and ease of use (sure beats looking down to change songs).

I would buy a Pioneer product again as I am very satisfied with the quality and ease of use.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod® Interface Adapter

Written By McKinley, Phoenix, Az on Thursday, February 08, 2007
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The installation was simple; find a power point, find a ground point, plug the unit into your head unit, and route the I-pod cord. The wires for all of this are plenty long to accomplish what you need. I have had problems in the past with accessories having short wires which limit the placement of the accessory. However every wire on this unit more then suits your needs. I have a 2006 Ford F-150 and the wires are long enough to mount the unit anywhere behind the dash. I was even thinking of having the I-pod mounted in the console in the bench seat. Needless to say, you can mount this unit anywhere and you can mount/locate your I-pod anywhere.

As far as controls, browsing your songs and playlists isn't any slower then using your I-pod. I found it to be about the same, but maybe I am used to taking my time. I have never tried searching for one particular song within one particular playlist. If that was the case, then yes maybe it's a bit slow. But other then that, I don't see how it is slower then the I-pod. As others have mentioned, I do wish your place would be saved when you go back to look at playlists. Or at least start with the song that is currently playing. It is rather annoying, but since the I-pod does the exact same thing you can't really fault Pioneer. And this wouldn't keep me from buying the unit.

In summary, the unit was easy to install, it provided many installation options, and it
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2 out of 5

loved it!!!! now a pain!!!!

Written By defjef, california on Wednesday, February 07, 2007
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i bought a Pioneer CD player and installed this iPod interface fall of 2006. I LOVED IT!!! plugged in my iPod with a full charge or let it fully charge while in my truck. once it had a full charge i could use the scroll wheel on my iPod. IT WAS PERFECT!!! after iTunes and Ipod software updated i have to use the stereos faceplate to do everything. i have 12 thousand songs with way too many artists. i could drive though a couple of states before i can get to the M's. if anyone knows how to fix this PLEASE LET ME KNOW. thinking of reinstalling iTunes 6 to see if that will work.
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4 out of 5

pretty good product

Written By Philip, toledo, oh on Thursday, February 01, 2007
 
like the other reviews, the sounds is excellent, and the install is pretty simple. navigation from head unit could be faster and more like the ipod nav. scrolling display would be helpful too. also it would be nice to be able to operate ipod regularly from itself when connected to the head unit. but, it's nice not hearing static or trying to find an open station. sound quality is excellent.

also would've been nice if the install cables running to the head unit would be an all-in-one cable, see as how they're both leading to the same place. same thing on the external box, the power and bus cables are on opposite sides of the unit, which could be on the same side/all-in-one cable for a much cleaner installation.
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2 out of 5

Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod® Interface Adapter

Written By Jesda, St Louis, MO on Saturday, January 27, 2007
 
I purchased this for a brand new Pioneer head unit and a brand new 5th-gen iPod video 30GB. Installation was quick, with battery and ground leads going into my existing wire harness.

Sound quality is absolutely outstanding.

It charges the iPod while connected.

Unfortunately, navigation is lethargic. There's a 1-2 second delay between switching albums, genres, or songs, making it an awful chore to seek and browse. The iPod itself cannot be manipulated while connected.

For whatever reason, it will NOT allow me to enable shuffle mode.

I will be returning this product.
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4 out of 5

Can't go wrong with this purchase

Written By Thomas, Tucson, AZ on Monday, January 15, 2007
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This adapter would be 5 out of 5, but I agree with others. There could be some better navigation and/or speed to scroll through songs, but the quality you get with the sound more than makes up for the minor anomaly. Not a defect, just something that Pioneer can look into improving, but overall the price can't be beat for the great sound. The majority rating does match my rating and my feedback should represent future purchases from other customers. Definite recommended upgrade.
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3 out of 5

Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod® Interface Adapter

Written By falz, Madison, WI on Saturday, December 30, 2006
 
I have a DEH-7700MP deck. This has all of the limitations that many have listed in earlier reviews- cannot toggle between views, are limited to display only Artist OR Title OR "Ipod0001" (time counting up) OR Genre, no easy way to toggle. There's also the 8 character limit.

Apparently Pioneers newer decks (6800, 9800) have much better integration.
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5 out of 5

Pioneer iPod Interface (CD-IB100ii) Shortcut

Written By T, Detroit on Monday, December 25, 2006
 
I had heard great things about the sound quality of this interface, but I was nervous about purchasing it product because I had heard HORROR stories about the navigation aspect. Then I learned of a "by-pass" method that allows you to control the iPod directly, without having to navigate through the head unit.

I have only tried this with my set up (Pioneer DEH - P47DH head unit, CD-IB100ii interface, and 30GB Video iPod). Here's the trick... before turning the car on, press the menu button on the iPod. It should go from the charging screen to the main menu screen. Then put the iPod on hold. Next, turn the car on. The iPod should go back to the charge screen (or the Pioneer screen). Turn the hold off, and then press menu. The iPod should go back to the main menu screen and allow you to navigate through the iPod directly.

I have read a few other methods to by-passing the navigation through the head unit, so you may need to experiment your specific set-up. A few other short cuts I read on the internet have you unplugging the iPod from the interface, letting it shut down by itself (putting it on pause and waiting a minute for it to auto-turn-off), using the hold/lock button on the iPod, etc...

Regardless, you should be able to by-pass the factory settings and control it yourself.

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4 out of 5

Excellent Add-On with one drawback

Written By budf15, Montgomery, AL on Saturday, December 02, 2006
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I added this module to a Pioneer DEH-9800BT and overall Im very happy with it.

PROS: First, the sound quality is EXCELLENT! Much better than the cassette adapter I had been using. This unit seamlessly integrates iPod control with nice 2 line text displays on my head unit when songs are playing. It shows any combination of artist, song title, or album. It DOES include artist and song title together as an option which I had read in many places wasnt possible. When scrolling around a playlist or artist, the module shows 3 lines of text on my 9800BT. The speed of the iPod control is very good and seems no slower than the latest Alpine full speed cable. I tried them both side by side at a local store and saw no real difference.

CONS: Not much to report here as Ive only been using it for a couple weeks. My Main Gripe is that iPod module requires you to start over at the top menu every time you go back to the menu structure. You cant just move around the current level of playlist or artist easily, you have to start over again at the top and work your way back down to the specific playlist. Only a couple extra button pushes but annoying. You can obviously also just scroll song by song until you find it but it's not as nice as being able to see the whole list quickly. Also, it you have a lot of artists in your ipod, it can take a while to scroll from A to Z as many other reviewers have said. Playlists are a must.
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5 out of 5

Great with DEG-7800MP

Written By Todd, MA on Tuesday, November 21, 2006
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I love this thing. It works great with my DEH-7800MP. I do not find the lag to be a problem probably because i only have 6G of music and they are all full albums so my number of artists is low. The sounds of this thing hooked up to my cd player really rivals CD's. I was using a tape adapter before this so it's a big step up. The cord is also plenty long to run up into my armrest.
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4 out of 5

Great, but not perfect

Written By Peter, Rochester, NY on Sunday, November 12, 2006
 
The iPod controller (CD-IB100ii) is great, but not quite perfect. Using it with the DEH-P9800BT head unit for about the last 5 months. Overall I have to say that I love the iPod control.

PROS: It keeps my iPod charged while delivering excellent sound. Controlling the iPod through the head unit is, generally speaking, a pleasure -- 3 line display while navigating, 2 lines while playing. Navigating is easy and intuitive. Everything is alphabetical (not Songs), and it is possible to go backwards.

CONS: Not sure what is due to the head unit vs. limitations in the CD-IB100ii. The speed is somewhat slow. Scrolling through long lists, it takes the unit several seconds to update the display. When skipping songs during playback, there can be a lag of a few seconds before it starts playing the next song and updates the display. Listing by Songs is not alphabetical. Instead, navigating by Songs appears to be organized first Artist, then by Album, and then by Song by track number, but only showing Songs. This makes it very difficult to find a specific song by name. If you leave the list, you always re-enter at the beginning of the list. So you have a lot of scrolling to do to get back to where you were. Turning the shuffle mode on or off requires navigating through the menus. With this system, the Shuffle Mode is on until you turn it off, which means it will shuffle the order of songs in an album.

All in all, I am actually very happy with the iPod control with my head unit. My rating is only reduced by 1 star due to the problems mentioned above (they may seem numerous, but are not fatal flaws). Final verdict: Highly Recommended!
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5 out of 5

Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod® Interface Adapter

Written By Brian, Michigan on Monday, October 23, 2006
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Works perfectly with my IPOD. Easy to install and works 100 times better than the FM converter I had before. The sound Quality is superb
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4 out of 5

Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod® Interface Adapter

Written By Justin, Virgina Beach, VA on Sunday, October 15, 2006
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This units works perfect on my AVH-57000, the only reason I didnt give it 5 stars is because it is a tiny bit slow navigating through the different pages of music, however it is much better then using one of the adapaters that you have to tune to a radio station.
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4 out of 5

better than pa gm11 series but not stellar

Written By mel, ridgeland, ms on Saturday, October 07, 2006
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set up: 6800mp receiver (should be entry level)

pros: Compared to USA Spec GM PA11 this thing is better IMHO. Easy to pick up user interface for ipod/pioneer gurus/owners.

cons: This unit needs a wireharness adapter. You have to find a suitable power lead and common ground when installing. The other problems mentioned in other posts are valid, but in this case you get what you pay for. I just wish the unit had video capabilities and a direct mode. The time lag (when skipping) between tracks is maybe pushing 2 seconds at best, but if you make a good enough playlist the problem takes care of itself. Doesn't really charge so fast either.
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5 out of 5

Works awesome

Written By chiefbrett1, kansas on Thursday, September 28, 2006
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Works perfect on my pioneer 6800mp. Love that I can have my ipod hard wired into my 04 Silverado. Very easy install, easy to use, and does not seem any slower or difficult than a mp3 cd. Sound quality is perfect can not really notice a difference from it or a cd.
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5 out of 5

Satisfied!

Written By Jose, Puerto Rico on Monday, August 07, 2006
 
I installed this unit with the Pioneer DEH-P7800MP receiver and it's just the best! Great combo. Works fast and easy to set and navigate.
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1 out of 5

Clunky replacement for iPod display and wheel

Written By Brian, Bellevue, WA on Thursday, August 03, 2006
 
Have you ever tried to scroll through hundreds of albums or thousands of songs using a crude one-line display and pushbuttons while driving your car? Bad bad idea. There's a reason that iPods have a multiline display and a sensitive scroll wheel - because you NEED it.

As soon as the iPod is plugged into this interface, you can't control the iPod from its normal interface. On the high-end Pioneer stereos with an LCD touchscreen, the UI isn't bad. On the lower-end stuff, it's awful.

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4 out of 5

Im not sure whats up with the bad reviews - this is almost perfect.

Written By Tanny, Athens, OH on Sunday, July 30, 2006
 
I'm running this through the DEH6800MP and am extremely happy with its functionality. Controlling my iPod through the deck is almost exactly like using the iPod's interface. My hunch is that other reviewers who were having problems didn't take the time to read through the instruction booklet to learn how you're supposed to use this. When you know what you're doing, it's near flawless.

The only reason I'm not giving this 5 stars is that it does take a couple seconds to load artists/albums/songs when you're scrolling. It's really not a big deal at all - only slightly annoying.

Overall I am very satisfied with this product. All I really wanted was something to charge my iPod in the car and allow me to play it with good sound quality. I got MUCH more!
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1 out of 5

Painfully Slow - No Video

Written By Kaitain, Orlando, FL on Wednesday, July 26, 2006
 
This unit is WAY too slow. I have an AVIC-Z1 and this unit is so slow it makes it feel like I'm using smoke signals to control the iPod.

In addition this unit does not support video from the video iPods. My head unit has an AV-Bus, and can have a horribly expensive TV tuner attached, so why can't I watch my iPod videos?
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3 out of 5

Gets The Job Done

Written By Matthew, Phila, PA on Thursday, July 13, 2006
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This hookup provides the best possible sound quality for playing your ipod over the car stereo, however, there are still a few issues that plague this product. controlling the ipod from the stereo head unit can be very laborious and frustrating(I have a Pioneer DEH-P4800MP). The display will only show 8 characters of the song title/album/artist/etc. and will not automatically scroll the remainder of the charaters; this has to be done manually through the function button. It is very inconvenient to search for a single song on the ipod using the head unit controls, especially if you have several different artists and albums on there. These are the major CONS that i have found using it. Nonetheless, i think that, for me, it still gets the job done and is worth having. I listen to most of my music straight though anyways, and rarely skip around too much, so the controls don't bother me too much. Also, The sound quality from the connection is so much better than the FM transmitters and I never have to worry about charging it. Hopefully pioneer will address these problems in the future and make it work seamless with the ipod; it has a lot of potential.
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2 out of 5

It barely works even on the newest flagship headunit.. DEH-P980BT

Written By Steve, Austin, Texas on Wednesday, June 21, 2006
 
First off, let me say, you will get flawless audio quality. This is not saying much, because the first generation interface did the same thing.

The first-gen interface was plagued with speed issues... it was VERY slow. Guess what? This unit has the same identical problems.

To properly use this unit, you MUST make about a dozen playlists, and make sure you don't put more than 50 songs in a playlist, or you'll never find the song you're looking for.

Yeah, the song info shows up, that's great... you can show two lines at once, Artist/Album Arist/Title etc... but you can't do 3-lines like promised.

Also, if you are already in a playlist, just looking at the main screen, for you to get BACK into a playlist to change songs specifically, (without just hitting next/prev,) you click LIST and the ipod menu pops up... you start at square-one every time you do this. It's not memorized where you left off. So even using playlists becomes a pain.

Your best bet is to use random, or make a bunch of playlists and play each one individually...

Overall, I'm highly dissatisfied with this unit... especially now that Alpine has units with cheap $10 cables that interface directly the headunit.... no module required... I hear that they work great... (heresay.)
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3 out of 5

Who knows!

Written By Eric, San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, June 13, 2006
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I got the unit and it installs easily enough, but sadly my unit is defective and the head unit will not control the ipod. Interestingly I can play the ipod through the unit using the ipod controls. I suspect that one of the pins on the ipod dock cable has broken it's solder point on the inside of the ipod. When I cycle my inputs I get 'external' instead of 'ipod' and it plays whatever is coming through.

Anyway a new one is going to be sent to me when they are back in stock, hopfeully that will be soon. The few brief moments when it did work it seemed fine.
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1 out of 5

Not so great, really....

Written By John, Houston, Texas on Thursday, June 08, 2006
 
Bought this with a Pioneer DEH-P3800 MP the first week of June 2006. This unit turns out to be a "Group 1" Pioneer unit of many that Pioneer makes - meaning that some things work and some don't when it comes to using the head unit to work with the ipod. As of this writing, you are stuck using the slow, puzzling, and dim-witted radio display to navigate your ipod. No, you CAN'T just use the ipod; you have to use the head unit buttons to get around. I have 576 albums, close to 6,000 songs... And, while CD info dislays in 16 characters, ipod info only shows 8. And, you may see no text display at all if "the ipod text is incompatible with the head unit." I have a different unit for my Explorer; uses and mini jack to plug in the ipod. I use the ipod to shift songs, etc. Fast, easy, cheaper! This Pioneer/iPod combo is just not ready for prime time. Avoid this unit and avoid wrecking your car while fiddling with the radio! Crutchfield will, I'm sure, make this problem good, but I do not like having to do this install over again....
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4 out of 5

Not really different than the IB100

Written By Steve, New Jersey on Wednesday, April 19, 2006
 
I have a IB100 connected to my new Avic Z1. The only problem is that it's a little slow to navigate, the interface is great, but the speed is a little slow. The IB100ii wasn't out yet when I bought the IB100, but I contacted Pioneer to see what the difference was between the IB100 and this IB100ii. I couldn't find this information anywhere. I wish there was a speed boost with the new IB100ii, but this was the reply from Pioneer: Dear Steven, The only difference between the CD-IB100 and CD-IB100II is the connector was change to make it more secure with the iPod connection.
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4 out of 5

Does what it describes....

Written By Ken, Oshkosh, WI on Friday, April 14, 2006
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I had waited a few weeks to see this back in stock and able to order over the previous model (CD-100) and was told that the ii would improve over the last one with my model deck (DEH-P6800MP). After reading many sites about the 'Navigation Trick' with the old one, I was hoping that this would work for me, which didn't see to thus far :(

Was told by a sales that the navigation would be a lot quicker, but seems a little sluggish at times when trying to scroll through my giant list of songs/artists/playlists, but once im there plays perfectly!

Wish there was some kinda of option to use the deck OR iPod controls, but Pioneer has to have some sort of dependancy I suppose.

After the install everything was swimmingly overall. Thanks Crutchfield again for the support! (PS If there is a trick out there for this one, please post :D)
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5 out of 5

Works Wonders

Written By Trent, Riverview, MI on Tuesday, April 11, 2006
 
I am a novice and I installed it in about 1.5 hours. I know the knock on the old model (iB-100) is the speed. I had no problem navigating the menu right away. It does take awhile to get to an artist in the middle of the alphabet but, it moves faster than my sirius changes channels. I have a SIR-PNR1 and I am using the pass through to hook up the IPOD. The head unit is a DEH-P3700. The only thing that took time was splicing the power.

I honestly believe this product is worth the money.
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3 out of 5

Ipod Adapter good but not great

Written By Fedor, Hoboken, NJ on Monday, March 20, 2006
 
I purchased this adapter with the D2 navigation computer. Sound quality is great (much better than an FM Transmitter), however, to control the iPod from the radio is horrific. It is very slow and the display is lacking. For example only 4 or 5 digits are displayed of an artist's name. If you use playlists, maneuvering is less of a hassle.

All in all a giant leap from the FM transmitters in the market, but horrible radio control software.

Pioneer: COME UP WITH DECENT SOFTWARE FOR THIS!
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