iPod Line Out Cable

Discussion in 'iPod' started by rejenet, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. rejenet macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Does anyone of a cheap dock connector to RCA cable for outputting the line out of an iPod? The only ones I seem to be able to find are "high end" cable priced over $50. There has to be a cheap version, right?

    Thank You,
    Richard Kenny
  2. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2006
  3. techlover828 macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
    This one is really nice and you can even plug it in to your tv and watch videos or photo slideshows. I have one and have had good luck.
  4. rejenet thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2007
    The problem with both of these solutions is that I am looking to use the Line Out that is in the dock connector. I am interested in the line out because I am going into pro audio equipment, so one less thing that can degrade the quality is a plus for me. I guess I wasn't clear on that part of my original post.

    Looking for:
    iPod Dock Connector --> Stereo RCA Cable

  5. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    If you're going into pro-gear, then spending $50 seems a sensible amount to pay on a stereo cable.
  6. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2007
    From my experiences, you should probably just use a dock with the line out. It is basically the same as using a y connector, in fact you probably still have to use one, but it is not as ugly as using just a stereo to rca. They are both going to be a little noisy, but it seems as if the dock does filter out a little noisy depending on your setup. But you are probably just going to have to do the high end thing if that seems to be the only one that fits your needs. Sometimes you just end up wasting time and money and still have to go the high end.

    Was this the one you were talking about?

  7. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68030


    Sep 11, 2006
    Sacramento, CA USA
    Actually, what I'm looking for is a cable that has one end being the iPod data connector and the other end being the 3.5 mm stereo phone jack. Operating with full line-out volume, that would make it really easy to connect an iPod to many newer car stereos and automobiles that have the 3.5 mm auxiliary input jack.
  8. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Try the Sik Imp or Din, or one of the other products like those that Sik sells.

  9. mjkrooker macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2008
    I've been looking for one of these too for my iPod. I can understand the desire to have something really high end for a high end stereo, and there are some good ones out there. However, I was wanting a less expensive one for the shop stereo.

    I stumbled into CableJive's $20 +USB Line Out Cable, which gives you line out audio and also has a standard USB connector that lets you charge the iPod at the same time. I got one last week and it works great in the shop.


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