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    How to get music from iPad to stereo system

    I have a great stereo system and I want to connect the iPad to it for music. Other than the headphone jack to an RCA jack input on the receiver I have no idea how to do it. Any suggestions? Please don't suggest apple tv.

    Also, When I connect both the iPod andipad through the headphone jack the sound from the iPod is far superior to the iPad. Any idea why this might be the case? The only difference in the system is the playback device. Very weird.

    Any help is appreciated.

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    Get Apple TV, connects directly to your system and you control your music from your iPad or iPhone using the free remote control app.

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    I have both Apple TV 2 and Airport Express. If you don't want to go that route, you are pretty much limited to the headphone jack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rvh View Post
    I have a great stereo system and I want to connect the iPad to it for music. Other than the headphone jack to an RCA jack input on the receiver I have no idea how to do it. Any suggestions? Please don't suggest apple tv.

    Also, When I connect both the iPod andipad through the headphone jack the sound from the iPod is far superior to the iPad. Any idea why this might be the case? The only difference in the system is the playback device. Very weird.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Bob
    I tried AppleTV and found that it won't do what I want it to do. I bought an optical audio output cable (Toslink) and an optical to RCA convertor so that I could play music via AirPlay without needing the TV to turned on. The problem is that ATV won't initiate sound output to Toslink unless the TV (HDMI) is active. You can turn the TV off afterwards buts it's all a bit silly.

    For now, I am using the Belkin Bluetooth Reciever which plugs into any available RCA input. After you turn on BT and pair it the iPad with it, you can select it as the output for the iPod app. It appears in the same list as AirPlay.

    It seems to work quite well. The only complaint that I have is that if you move the iPad while music is playing, it can interrupt the music. I susecpt that the accelerometer initiates a hardware interrupt.

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    I bought an Apple Composite AV Cable last week and it works with my iPad and stereo system.

    Quote from The UK Apple Shop:

    Overview

    Connect an iPod, iPhone or iPad to your television with the Apple Composite AV Cable, gather up your friends and watch videos or slideshows together on the big screen. You can also connect the Composite AV Cable to your stereo or powered speakers for a room-filling audio experience.

    The Composite AV Cable connects to your device or Universal Dock via the 30-pin dock connector and to your TV, home cinema receiver or stereo receiver via the composite video and red/white analog audio ports. The cable also features a USB connector that you can plug in to a power source.




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    I have one of these that I frequently use in my car connected to the aux input.

    might work for your ipad too.

    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Miccus-BluBridge-mini-jack-Rx-Bluetooth/dp/B0038MA11U/[/ame]
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    My guess numerous AirPlay accessories will show up in the near future. I see a good need for an adapter to integrate into current stereo systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamfsig45
    I have one of these that I frequently use in my car connected to the aux input.

    might work for your ipad too.

    Video Link: http://www.amazon.com/Miccus-BluBridge-mini-jack-Rx-Bluetooth/dp/B0038MA11U/
    I am curious if this gives significantly better audio quality than plugging into the headphone jack. Can one of you guys who have the BT device comment?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rvh

    I am curious if this gives significantly better audio quality than plugging into the headphone jack. Can one of you guys who have the BT device comment?

    Thanks

    Bob
    I'm curious too. In our small Sony theater system I can use the USB/power cord to connect directly. With our big system I use an RCA cable from the earphone socket. In my car I use a cable with same end on both--the mic plug but don't know what you call it. All work nicely and I don't know how much better to expect. How good should we expect the music from the Touch and Ipad to be? And what is the optimum way to use it with a eound system?

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    I wonder if an Apple iPod dock would work with iPad? Finding the right wire would be the first hurdle though.

    I know that the OP does not want to hear about AppleTV but that's one of the ways I listen to music. And it's not a lot more expensive than an iPod dock too. Mine is plugged on a tv that's plugged in a good sound system... I can play music from the iPad or from the computer wirelessly. What more do you want?

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