Maxell CD-330

Car cassette adapter

Item #: 170CD330

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This handy adapter from Maxell lets you listen to a portable CD, MP3, or MiniDisc player through your car's cassette receiver. Just plug the stereo mini connector into the player's headphone or line out jack, and insert the adapter into your car cassette deck. Warranty: 90 days.

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Very Good Quality

Written By ElizzaM, Harrisburg, PA on Friday, February 21, 2014

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The Maxell CD-330 of astounding quality (bass superb) I purchased several years ago finally gave out on me so I purchased one from another online retailer and was utterly disappointed at its tinny sound and considered it a throwaway. I purchased this one from Crutchfield and am happy to say that it has a separate bass button and produces very nice range and crisp quality overall. While not up to the quality of the one I've used for years, this is a nice second. I also tried the Philips converter (another retailer) and it is sharp and crisp but lacks in bass range compared to Maxell. Crutchfield was perfec;t with shipping, packaging, timeliness and price.


Written By Ed, Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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Using the cassette adapter is easier than installing a new satellite receiver, However, the sound quality is poor and muffled-like, and the volume level needs to be high. It does the job and is less expensive than a receiver, but because of the poor sound quality, I will install a receiver in the near future. The MP-3 ability is a nice feature, as well.

Just what I was looking for

Written By ffrode, Grass Lake, MI on Thursday, January 02, 2014

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I needed a device that would allow my wife to listen to CDs in a car that only had a cassette player radio, The Maxwell CD-330 is exactly what I needed and I needed it fast and inexpensively and Crutchfield came through on all counts--reasonable price, fast and free shipping, with the exact product I wanted. No one else came close.

Pros: great product, free shipping, fast shipping, great price

Cons: none

Maxell CD-330

Written By Jeff F, Lake Placid, FL on Saturday, October 12, 2013

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I have a limited time to use the product but will give it a real test on my 1800 mile trip from MN to FL. So far, so good, and the customer service and delivery process were great.

Pros: Allows me to use my MP3 thru the cassette in my older technology vehicle. Price was very reasonable. Service was great. Shipping was very quick.

Cons: None.

Great product!!

Written By Todd, Midland, MI on Thursday, October 11, 2012

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I read the previous review prior to purchasing and I was worried that I might not have very good sound quality but the sound is different than the radio in the car. The car I use this in has a standard factory installed radio and is over 10 year old. This is an excellent value!

Pros: Very easy to use, just plug in the MP3, stick the tape in the tape deck and go!

Cons: none that I can see.

Works great (for what it is)

Written By Allan, Wisconsin on Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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This is a very simple and inexpensive way to connect an MP3 player or other external device to your car sound system. I used it with two vehicles. In the first vehicle I installed a Sanyo FXCD-550 (also purchased from Crutchfield) and the external iPod sounded great. We were very pleased with the audio quality.

In the second vehicle, a 2002 Ford Windstar, I had the factory AM/FM/CD/Cassette player. The Maxell CD-330 adapter worked fine, but the sound was a little muddy. In some further reading I did, apparently this is due to the limited frequency response of the standard car stereo. The Sanyo had better specs, and thus better sounded with the adapter and attached iPod. I considered upgrading to a wired FM modulator, but my wife decided she could live with the sound quality.

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  • Cassette audio adapter with attached 46" cord (has 3.5mm male mini-plug on the end)
  • Instructions on packaging

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Overview: The Maxell CD-330 cassette adapter allows you to play your portable MP3, CD, MD or PC device through your vehicle's cassette receiver.

Loading: The 46" cord is attached to the right side corner of the cassette adapter. The edge of the cassette can be opened to allow you to move the cord from the right side corner to the left side corner, left bottom corner, or right bottom corner. This allows the adapter to fit both front-loading and side-loading cassette players, and adapt the cord to the direction the tape is inserted into the player.

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