cassette adaptor device to play MP3

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by djay, Feb 15, 2006.

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    djay Guest


    I have a factory cassette sterio for 98 sub legacy. I want to purchase a
    cassette adapter so that I can plan MP3/CD through the tape player. I
    bought one but the factory cassette player kicks out the adaptor after
    switching from a to b etc (makes that sound anyway) so it believes it should
    see a tape...
    What can I do to "fake out" the tape player or is there a specific brand
    cassette adaptor that you recommend?


    djay, Feb 15, 2006
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    Josh Assing Guest

    You need a better one -- one that turns both spindles. The tape deck probably
    sees only one turning & not the other & thinks the tape is broken.

    Just a guess.

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  3. I dunno how much thisll help, but i just put ion an mp3/cd deck..put me
    back 170$ for parts/install/warranty and its alot more stable than
    runnig it through the cassette deck.
    JonathanMichaelCosgrove, Feb 15, 2006
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    Ken Finney Guest

    I gave up on the cassette adapters, and now use the little FM transmitters
    that you can tune the radio to instead.
    Ken Finney, Feb 15, 2006
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    Which model are you using? I have one that plugs into the bottom port
    of my iPod (not the mini jack), so it can charge while playing music,
    but it only allows a limited number of stations (two integers plus
    four decimals for a total of eight stations). In town, there's a lot
    of interference.

    I wish that I could just plug my iPod straight into my stereo system.
    I have a 2004 WRX wagon, and as far as I know that's not possible
    without replacing the stereo.
    Monique Y. Mudama, Feb 15, 2006
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    thomashanno Guest

    I have a simple Sony tape adapter that worked well for me for a few

    I highly recommend getting a new head unit's more
    convenient than a tape player, and the sound quality is a lot better. I
    had never installed one before last week, but it turned out to be
    really easy. If you have the money, I recommend it.
    thomashanno, Feb 16, 2006
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    Ken Finney Guest

    I just have a real generic one I bought at Fry's for $19.95. iRock, I
    Ken Finney, Feb 16, 2006
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    bigjim Guest

    GET A NEW HEAD UNIT!!!!! <$100 gets one that will sound far better
    than stock crap.
    bigjim, Feb 17, 2006
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    lkreh Guest

    to offer a diverging opinion, I tried an fm transmitter and it
    performed very, very poorly. i live in an urban area, and the
    interference was so bad, the fm transmitter was really worthless. I
    have the belkin brand fm transmitter, but i've not heard good things
    about any of them.

    my recommendation would be the cassette adapter (if you can get it to
    work) or a new head unit w/ an mp3/4 player input.
    lkreh, Feb 17, 2006
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    Cixcos Guest

    One alternative is an FM modulator such as this:

    Good luck,

    Cixcos, Feb 18, 2006
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