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Maxell CD-330

Car cassette adapter

8 Reviews | 3 questions - 9 answers

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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What's in the Box:

  • 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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I Read several Reviews on The Maxell CD-330 That helped in choosing it over lesser known brands. [ Gordon  Sep 03, 2016 ]
A simple solution to transmit good quality sound from iPhone to car stereo system on an older car that lacks bluetooth, aux inputs, etc. [ Robert  Apr 13, 2016 ]
My 1993 Isuzu Trooper truck is old, still has a tape deck, this is all i need really with my phone. looking forward to playing my music out of all four speakers working. [ JUSTIN  Jan 14, 2016 ]

3 questions already asked

If your Sirius Receiver has a working 1/8" Stereo (Headphone) Jack and your casette deck works, yes it will play through your stereo. For best results, clean the head on the casette deck (I'd use a "cleaner loop tape" and then 180 proof Isopropyl Alcohol on a Q-tip) and DO NOT allow the cord on the adapter to become kinked. [ DAVID  Dec 30, 2015 ]
I've used another one for that purpose and yes it did work. [ DANIEL A  Dec 30, 2015 ]
It only goes in a casette player. [ John  Dec 22, 2015 ]
No, only a cassette tape [ MICHAEL  Dec 22, 2015 ]
If it has a cassette player it will work. [ Joe  Dec 21, 2015 ]
It goes in a cassette deck only. Afaik there is not a similar product for cds since a cf has to spin. If yoy don't have a wired input or a cassette deck you will need to use the fm tuner as your auxilkary input. Ideally find something that physically connects between the antenna and tuner ad this will work much better than simply "transmitting" an fm signal. [ Rolf  Dec 21, 2015 ]
No, it isn't for a CD player. It's for cars that still have a cassette deck. And it allows you to use an MP3 player by inserting this product into the cassette player and the other end plugs into your MP3 player. It works great! [ MELISSA  Dec 21, 2015 ]
No only into a cassette player in your car, lets you listen to a portable CD, MP3, or MiniDisc player through your car's cassette receiver. [ Kenny  Dec 21, 2015 ]  Staff
Yes the plugs will fit , however the end result will be disappointing. I found that the sound quality was poor with lots of interference leaking in. I abandoned both products in favor of a different technology. [ Lloyd  Mar 26, 2015 ]