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Soundstream IC-3 iPod® Cable

Sends audio and video to select Soundstream multimedia receivers

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Our take on the Soundstream IC-3 iPod® Cable

by Ken Nail
Soundstream

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 IC-3 iPod integration cable connects your compatible iPod or iPhone® to select Soundstream multimedia receivers, so you can enjoy listening to your music when you're on the road, and viewing video content when parked. You'll control and charge your device while it's connected, too. Warranty: 1 year.

Compatibility note: The IC-3 cable is not compatible with Apple products that use the Lightning™ connector.

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Features and Specs
General
Adapter Type A/V + Control
Vehicle Specific No
Brand Specific Soundstream
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size Classic/5Gen
Nano 6/5/4/3/2/1
Touch 4/3/2/1
Mini No
iPhone 4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
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What's in the box?

  • 23" iPod cable (with a 30-pin iPod dock connector on one end and a USB type-A/3.5mm connector on other end)

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Features

Integration Cable for iPod: The Soundstream IC-3 integration cable for iPod lets you connect select iPods/iPhones to your SoundStream VR-931NB multimedia head unit. The cable consists of a 30-pin dock connector on one end which plugs into your compatible Apple device, plus a 3.5mm AV connector and USB (type-A) connector on the other end which plugs into the VR-931NB's corresponding inputs. The USB port handles the control, metadata display, and charging of your iPod/iPhone. The 3.5mm AV input handles audio and video transfer from your iPod/iPhone to the Soundstream VR-931NB.

Note: Not compatible with any of the new Lightning-connector Apple devices.

iPod Compatibility: The Soundstream IC-3 integration cable for iPod is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 4/5/2013):

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
4 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
4S 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
5 6.1.3 N N N N N N N N
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
5th 6.1.3 N N N N N N N N
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y N Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
6th 1.1 PC Y N Y N Y Y N Y
7th* 1.01 N N N N N N N N
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N
2 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
3 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
4 6.1.3 N N N N N N N N
mini 6.1.3 N N N N N N N N

Notes: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

 
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5 out of 5

Nice utility

Written By Joe, Apple Valley,CA on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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Good connection and charges at the same time
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