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Monster Cable iCarPlay™ Cassette Adapter 800

Cassette adapter for iPod® and iPhone®

21 Reviews | 1 question - 1 answer

Item # 119ICCA800

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Our take on the Monster Cable iCarPlay™ Cassette Adapter 800

Enjoy music from your iPod or iPhone without a costly upgrade to your car's stereo. Just slip this handy adapter right into your system's cassette deck. The attached cord can be oriented for either front- or side-loading cassette players. Plug the iCarPlay 800's cord into the headphone jack of your iPod, iPhone, or other portable device and you're done. The top of the adapter's cassette body opens to reveal a storage compartment for the cord.

Product Highlights:

  • cassette adapter for car stereos
  • attached 3-foot cable with stereo minijack connector
  • plugs into headphone jack of iPod, iPhone or other digital music player
  • can be used with either front- or side-loading cassette decks
  • spring-loaded cassette head ensures continual contact for clearer sound
  • built-in storage compartment for cord
  • balanced conductors for more natural sound
  • 24k gold-plated contacts for optimal signal transfer
  • warranty: 60 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Cassette audio adapter with attached 36" cord (has 3.5mm male mini-plug on the end)
  • User Guide/Warranty Information
  • Information to consumers in application of EU WEEE Directive 96/2002

Good fix it solution for older cars.

SC, Charlotte, NC


Monster Cable iCarPlay™ Cassette Adapter 800 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(21 Reviews)

Monster Cable iCarPlay™ Cassette Adapter 800

SC from Charlotte, NC on 7/5/2015

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Good fix it solution for older cars.

Pros: Works well

Cons: Sounds like a cassette.

Not Bad

Thomas from California on 6/15/2015

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Works well although it does still sound like a cassette. The audio quality, as might be expected, is less than that of a CD and noise is present beginning at my middle volume level. It is, however, much preferable to me than paying for a whole new receiver just to listen to my tunes.

Pros: Cheap and easy alternative to updating the receiver

Cons: Sounds like a cassette tape

Buy insignia

Anonymous from Chicago, Illinois on 6/3/2015

Bought the cassette and within the first few days the audio was already cutting out. Could have simply been a bad batch but I've never inexperienced any of these problems with other adapters. Complete waste of money.



the best I have used

dale from Sacramento, CA on 5/31/2015

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For a cassette adapter it is the best I have seen and heard for the money.

Pros: The adapter produces clean sounds like a cd or radio

Cons: The cord could be a little longer.

Not half bad.

AlexP from Virginia on 5/13/2015

Worlds better than the cheap versions that you get at Wal-Mart. I bought it as a hold-over until I could swap my system from my truck to my car. If you don't want to spend the money on a full set up, this is really a great option for the price. Slight distortion at higher volumes though.

Pros: Price, ease of use

Cons: Distortion at high volumes

Monster Cable iCar Play- Buy this one

Anonymous from Houston, Texas on 1/31/2015

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A fantastic way to make an old car radio do things like connect Bluetooth and stream music without having to upgrade the factory radio. Quality sound too!

Pros: easy, does what it promises, quality construction

Cons: Clicking sound in some radios- the auto-reverse function of some radios will want to change sides of the cassette.. a little annoying but not overbearing. With volume at a moderate level you can't even hear it.

Great quality

Matthew from Louisville on 1/22/2015

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When I saw this product I knew I was going straight for the best quality adapter, monster delivers great sound quality. This product delivered, it was definitely worth the extra money, great sound and easy use.

Pros: - Great sound quality - Easy product use - Sturdy Chord - Good looking

Cons: - a bit more expensive than most adapters, for good reason though - Only comes in red trim (if that bothers you)

iPod in an old Lexus

Erik from Johnson City, TN on 7/5/2014

I recently found myself driving a '99 Lexus with the Nakamichi system from the factory. It actually has great sound for a 15 year old factory system, but no way to play digital media. I bought a different brand cassette adapter locally, but it was noisy and didn't play well with auto reverse, it kept stalling and would eventually eject. I was in Cville for work the next day, so before I headed back to TN I stopped by Crutchfield and picked up this Monster for the same price I got the other one. Works flawlessly, no issues with auto reverse, no noise, just my music. I have had the sound degrade once after hitting a lot of bumps at 70 mph, but I simply hit eject and popped it back in and it was good to go. If you need a cassette adapter get the Monster, it works.

Pros: It works.

Cons: None

Great product for older cars!

JimO from LaGrangeville, New York on 6/23/2014

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This cassette adapter is well made and provides good sound from your ipod. The parts are of better quality than other "no name" cassette adapters and I expect that it will last longer.

Pros: Quality parts, versatile design for different styles of cassette players and good sound quality.

Cons: None

pretty good

that guy from Salt Lake City, UT on 6/13/2014

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Well built device. No cheap cords or connections on here. Sounds decent but with music with a lot of range, its gets a little fuzzy. Much better choice than an over the radio transmitter.

Pros: Sounds decent. well built.

Cons: Still not as good as a direct connection.


AndyS from Charlotte, NC on 6/8/2014

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I am amazed by how good this sounds. Great bass and highs as well. Finally have some music in the car!

Pros: Great sound Reasonable price

Cons: There is that pesky wire but I can live with it. Some think it's too thin but I think it has to be to make the turn when the cassette drops down in some players.

Not for all cassette players!

Disappointed from Rockville, MD on 5/28/2014

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The ordering was easy and the product was delivered in a timely manner. The only thing is it didn't work on my 2000 Saab 9-3 Cassette player. Actually, this type of product by any name doesn't work on my car. I finally had to switch it out for a CD player. I'm very disappointed and poorer for the experience.

Pros: easy to order and filled promptly

Cons: It doesn't work on my car and the ad didn't have a disclaimer.

Works perfectly

Greg a from Zachary Louisiana on 1/16/2014

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Durable construction, goldplated heads has fantastic audio qualities through my alpine speakers. I have always had good luck with monster equipment and this has not let me down had this for about a week.

Pros: Great quality sound very good bass response

Cons: Would have liked the cord to be a little thicker but I don't guess that something to really complain about

great product

d from warner robis, ga on 1/2/2014

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great product very useful and works great



A better cassette adapter

Warren from Norwalk, CT on 7/28/2013

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This is a great item for cars that may not be "up to date". Plug in your MP3 player, or iPhone, iPod and play through your cars cassette player. You can even use your SiriusXM app on your "smart phone" and play in your car without having one of those expensive satellite receivers. And because it's a "Monster" you know you can count on it for years to come.

Pros: Dependable, Solid, Convenient for travel

Cons: None

Monster Cable iCarPlay cassette Adapter 800

Gary J from Oak Island,NC on 5/17/2013

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Excellent overall. Easy to use. Sound Quality is good but limited by poor sound quality of my iphone.

Pros: Easy to use and is not obtrusive in the vehicle

Cons: None

Monster Cable iCarPlay™ Cassette Adapter 800

Anonymous from Cicero Il on 4/19/2013

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Great product! Easy to us! Looks and feel pretty solid! Quality of sound is good!

Pros: Esy to use, good quality sound!

Cons: None!

Ipod Tunes over Car Stereo

pauld from Phoenix, Az on 4/12/2013

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Absolutely amazing... I am now able to play quality sounds from my Ipod through my rv stereo with this monster tape player to sound adapter...All I have to do is plug the Ipod in and wallah my music plays... The sound is excellent...Great product....

Pros: can use ipod or iphone into unit

Cons: so far i have no negitives on this adapter

iCarPlay Cassette

Anonymous from Brooklyn MI on 11/26/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent inexpensive way to convert through your existing speakers

Pros: easy clear inexpensive

Cons: none

it works!!!!

ted from upstate, ny on 5/1/2012

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it works great, glad its still available since havent seen a car new in years with a cassette player

Pros: ++++++

Cons: none

Great Adapter, Cost-Effective

El Hage from New York, NY on 3/6/2012

This is an inexpensive iPod adapter which works well w/ my Acura factory stereo (Bose); plugs right into the cassette deck and sounds great. At under $20, I couldn't be happier. Would highly recommend to persons w/ high-end factory stereos. I have not heard it on a lower-end stereo and so cannot comment.




Hands-on research

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Overview: The Monster iCarPlay Cassette Adapter allows you to play your iPod, iPhone or other portable audio device through your vehicle's cassette receiver.

Cassette Head: The iCarPlay Cassette Adapter features a spring-loaded cassette head which maintains solid contact with your cassette tape player's head for clear sound.

Cable: The 36" cord features advanced cable construction to deliver more natural audio sound. The cable 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.

Connector: The cord is terminated by a 24K gold minijack (3.5mm) connector for optimum signal transfer and corrosion resistance.

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Customer Q&A

1 question already asked

I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: That piece should go straight into the cassette player with a little push, just like any other cassette tape. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Mar 03, 2015 ]  Staff