Simple Question from a Stereo n00b v. ipod with pics

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  1. Xicculus

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    I have a great home entertainment setup, with a Denon receiver. I'm pretty sure this is it, exactly:

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    What do I need to do to hookup my iPod to the receiver? I've seen some products on Amazon that look like they'll do the trick like Apple iPod Stereo Connectivity Kit but it was only for the iPod mini.

    What do y'all suggest I use to connect them, and how much should it cost?

    Thanks.
     
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    high end son
     
  3. Xicculus

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    :confused:

    I found the Denon ASD-1R iPod dock but it's $129 for what looks like a cheap piece of plastic :o

    What are my other options?
     
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    That dock does alot for the price. You can control your ipod with your denon receiver remote to search through songs, play, pause and rewind. It also displays all the song info on your tv. All the menus, songs and artists are shown as well.
     
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    Does your stereo remote work with that or do you manually have to change the songs yourself?


    ...or do you just load up your playlists and hit play?
     
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    That plug works exactly like a minijack --> RCA cable except for the fact it connects via the data port. You still have to manually change your songs.
     
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    It's gotten a lot of excellent reviews but I can't find it for sale anywhere! I'll keep lookin, thanks for the heads up.
     
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    I bought the Belkin Y Adaptor Stereo Cable for $24.95 at the Apple Store, will test and review as time permits. They also had a Monster cable, same idea but an extra 5 bucks (with gold tips) but I passed on that.
     
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    I'm not an audiophile or a sound snob, and I thought the connection was great. The sound is clear, I'm happy with it.

    The only downsides are:

    1. It isn't feeding juice to the iPod while in use, so you lose battery power and have to recharge when done

    2. I have to create more playlists because there's no remote access to the iPod, if you dont like a song you have to go into the stereo pick up the iPod and manually change it.
     

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