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P.I.E. iPod® Cable for Alpine

iPod interface cable for select Alpine receivers (Model ALP/FS-POD)

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Item #: 469ALPIPOD
 

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by Zak Billmeier

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.

This interface cable from P.I.E. lets you connect your iPod to any 2006-09 Alpine car stereo with the "Full Speed" plug. You'll get super-fast data transfer and full playback control, while your iPod's battery charges as you drive. Warranty: 90 days.

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

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Features and Specs
General
Adapter Type
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Vehicle Specific
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No
Brand Specific
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Alpine
Parts Warranty
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90 Days
Labor Warranty
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90 Days
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size
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Classic/5Gen/4Gen/3Gen
Nano
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Nano3/Nano2/Nano1
Touch
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Touch1
Mini
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Mini2/Mini1
iPhone
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  • 6' Alpine Full-Speed iPod cable (with an iPod dock connector one end and an Alpine Full-Speed connector on other end)

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Features

Overview: The PIE ALP/FS-POD will connect to a compatible iPod (with Dock connector) and will convert the iPod audio and data output to an Alpine Full Speed mini-DIN plug. The ALP/FS-POD will connect to any Alpine Full Speed compatible radio to allow control of the iPod through the radio while maintain digital quality sound. The cable measures approximately 6'.

Compatibility: The PIE ALP/FS-POD Alpine Full Speed iPod Cable is compatible with select 2006-2009 Full-Speed compatible Alpine headunits.

iPod Compatibility: The PIE ALP/FS-POD is "Made for iPod" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features when connected to a compatible Alpine Full-Speed compatible headunit (as of July 2011):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type  Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Heaadunit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
dock connector 3rd Y N Y N Y Y Y
clickwheel
color
4th Y N Y N Y Y Y
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 Y N Y N Y Y Y
120GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
160GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
 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
6th N N N N N N N
touch 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
2nd N N N N N N N
3rd N N N N N N N
4th 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
4 N N N N N N N

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the aftermarket radio and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.

 
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Written By Dseveing, Great falls, Mt on Thursday, March 15, 2012
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I bought this cable because I wanted to use the new iPhone 4 as my source for music. I wasn't sure if the older technology would be compatible with the newer, so I was worried. It ended up working perfectly as I hoped.
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