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Connecting iPad to Stero System

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by Binton, Mar 22, 2012.

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    Hi Im a newbie here and Im wondering whats the cheapest cord available to connect my ipad to my home radio sound system[ not a car one]. Do I need just an average aux cable from the dollar store or what, Thanks
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    Get a cable from RadioShack. A 3.5 earphone jack on one end, and a red and white RCA jack on the other end of the cable. That'll work just fine.
    What I have now is a Jabra Bluetooth (from eBay) receiver where you can connect your regular or favorite 3.5 earphone. Instead of using the cable that I mentioned connected directly to my iPad, I connect the RCA to the stereo and the other end to the Bluetooth device. Regardless what room I am in, I can control the music anywhere with my iPad. The best is when I'm lying down and I don't have to stand just to get close to the stereo and change the music.
    What do you think?
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    Can you enlighten us a bit more? Exactly what Jabra device did you buy? That sounds very cool!

    Tom
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    Can you tell me which one out of these I need?
    Speaker cables - A/V cables - RadioShack.comnd do you know what the name for these cables are and isn't their a cheaper way like shouldnt their be cheaper cords on ebay or something. Ty for your help

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    amazon.co.uk/Kitsound-iDock-Charge-Compatible-iPhone/dp/B00555RH7Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1332525659&sr=1-1]Kitsound iDock Multi Dock for Charge, Data and Audio: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    thats what i use
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    What I have is the Jabra Bluetooth Clipper. Just connect the 3.5 end of the stereo cable to the Clipper and the RCA jack end of that same cable to the auxiliary input of the stereo.
    How do I paste a picture so it'll be easier for me describe the cable?
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    This is the cable that I use to connect my Jabra Bluetooth device to the stereo.
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    Thanks for the info!

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    Hi - new to iPad and am connecting to new AV receiver using either USB or apple av component connector but only getting sound fromone speaker. Same problem on old receiver as well. Any ideas anyone? Thanks.
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    Since you've tried on both new and old component, I'm pretty sure it's your cable that has the problem.
    Reconnect the cable again to your iPad. It might just be a loose connection.
    Try connecting it on tv and watch some movies. It the sound is ok, then there's no problem with the cable.
    I haven't tried apple av component cable with stereo components before but I do have one and only for watching movies or pictures on tv.
    I still recommend the cable that I've posted before. It's not that expensive.
    I'll give it a try and reply soon.
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    That would work alright. Jabra Clipper is an accessory for mobile communication. But it worked well with components too. Double purpose.
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    Thank you! You've helped me resolve a problem I've been battling with for 8 months. I've just ordered it and am sure it will work just fine. Thanks again. Kem
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    To be honest I bought an apple tv and connected it to my av receiver, because it is the easiest way to control music from anywhere in the house. Stream pandora too from my iPad. I can control my denon from the iPad with the denon app or roomie remote.
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    I bought a mini plug to RCA cable, similar to the Radio Shack but better quality and much cheaper through Amazon. However, the sound is disappointing, due presumably to the undistinguished DAC chip in the iPad. Lossless rips of CDs sound tinny and two-dimensional compared with playing the actual CD through my $45 Magnavox DVD player. Interestingly, 128 bit AAC rips sound little different from lossless.

    Of course, you probably won't notice the difference if your standard is listening to mp3 through an iPod and ear buds.

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