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    Default Some advice please: car kit for Apple iPod nano

    Hi guys.
    bought the wifey a 16gb ipod nano for chrimbo.
    She drives a peugeot 206 on a V plate, which has the factory fit stereo /6 cd changer thing in the boot.
    Can anyone advise me on the best options for a car kit for her please?
    Is there a generic one that can be wired- or do i go for the plug and play with the fm converter?

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    Default Re: Some advice please: car kit for Apple iPod nano

    depends on how much you want to spend

    entry level to mid look at the harmon kardon drive + play [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    higher up range look at the denision ice link [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    both work really well for the prices involved

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    Default Re: Some advice please: car kit for Apple iPod nano

    Got the dension kit for my iphone and love it, simple and easy..... chuck it in the cradle and it charges and plays with ease via my car stereo....

    Cost around £150 though but well worth it and sound quality is awesome
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    Default Re: Some advice please: car kit for Apple iPod nano

    and car kit wise go for a parrot ck3000 evo or if she wants an lcd go for ck3100

    streaming music from ipod via bluetooth to the car kit is also option if so go for MKi9000 by parrot or MK6100 [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    if you need me to point you to a good installer / supplier in your area pm me

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    Default Re: Some advice please: car kit for Apple iPod nano

    Quote Originally Posted by TIN CAN View Post
    Got the dension kit for my iphone and love it, simple and easy..... chuck it in the cradle and it charges and plays with ease via my car stereo....

    Cost around £150 though but well worth it and sound quality is awesome
    was that plus fitting m8?

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    Default Re: Some advice please: car kit for Apple iPod nano

    Quote Originally Posted by Mobileman View Post
    depends on how much you want to spend

    entry level to mid look at the harmon kardon drive + play [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    higher up range look at the denision ice link [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    both work really well for the prices involved
    I can second the suggestion for the Harman Kardon Drive and Play, as I have have one and love it.
    You get a screen showing what's playing and a jog wheel to control it, it's very ipod-like in use.
    They can be picked up off ebay for about 25 quid now which is a bargain. If your stereo has phono inputs then the kit includes all you need, otherwise you may nay an interface specific to your car. (Mine cost about 30 quid for a Connects2 interface, connects to the cd changer interface) Piece of piss to fit, just a case of running wires behind the dash and plugging in behind your stereo. They also come with an FM modulator that plugs into the aerial socket on the back back of your radio, but it didn't sound very good when I tried that option.

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    Default Re: Some advice please: car kit for Apple iPod nano

    yeah, i thought of changing the head unit, but being a peugeot, it's got a seperate display screen in the dash and changing the head unit will effectively disable it.

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    Default Re: Some advice please: car kit for Apple iPod nano

    What year is the car?

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    Default Re: Some advice please: car kit for Apple iPod nano

    Quote Originally Posted by ultra238a View Post
    What year is the car?
    PM sent m8

    it's a 1999/2000 V plate peugeot 206

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    Default Re: Some advice please: car kit for Apple iPod nano

    Quote Originally Posted by ultra238a View Post
    What year is the car?
    Not sure if your talking to me also but Its a FIAT STILO 2003 (53 reg)
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    Default Re: Some advice please: car kit for Apple iPod nano

    My apologies, I obviously don't have a clue about what I am talking about and have zero knowledge about Dension iPod interfaces.

    Sorry for being so stupid.

    I'll pm you all on Monday when I am back at work. Work being the UK distributor and part owner of Dension.

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    Default Re: Some advice please: car kit for Apple iPod nano

    LOL, had this in my m5, very good, bug doubt the peugoet radio will be up to it in a ten year old car ?

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    Default Re: Some advice please: car kit for Apple iPod nano

    Quote Originally Posted by ultra238a View Post
    Because I am not at work as it is the weekend and I have a family that I would like to spend some time with, I'll answer your points tomorrow when I am in work. Feel free to PM me if you want to ask me specific questions about your install and kit rather than general features.

    As for pricing, with everything you buy there is a cost of manufacture, a cost of distribution, a cost of development, a trade price and a retail price. The cost to trade and manufacturers or even to us from Dension is absolutely nothing to do with you or this thread.

    I will no doubt speak to you tomorrow
    been following this thread and have you ever considered going into politics as reading your replies is like listening to a government spin doctor.
    If you don't know the answers then just say so as I can't see how a straight answer would have taken any longer than the reply you gave and not deprived your family of you time and I also got the impression from your quote:
    I'll pm you all on Monday when I am back at work. Work being the UK distributor and part owner of Dension.
    you had an interest in the company rather than just being a salesman that worked for a company that stocked it products and also had a financial interest in it.

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    Default Re: Some advice please: car kit for Apple iPod nano

    I'll re-read his posts tomorrow and reply to the best of my knowledge.

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    Default Re: Some advice please: car kit for Apple iPod nano

    Hi mate

    Did you get a price for these units? Just that i think it was me and one other that was looking at price for one.

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    Rant Re: Some advice please: car kit for Apple iPod nano

    If i'm condemning ultra without jusitifcation then I apologise,
    but it's been a week now and i've heard nothing from him despite his original offer as a result of my OP.
    I've pm'd him several times and have heard nothing other than him promising he'd PM me the prices last Monday.
    To be fair, he hasn't been on all week, but I'm starting to think that PSX was right all along.
    Either way, Fuck you very much Ultra- you've effectively left me with 1 week less than I originally had to sort this for the wife's chrimbo prezzie.

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    Default Re: Some advice please: car kit for Apple iPod nano

    Quote Originally Posted by ultra238a View Post
    My point about who I work for was more to point out that I did actually know what I am talking about (even though I actually work more on the home audio side of the business rather than the car audio side). Because of who I work for I have the ability to offer a good price to the few people who are interested in getting the interfaces - isn't that one of the reasons we are in DF, to help other members out when we can?
    Quote Originally Posted by ultra238a View Post
    I'll re-read his posts tomorrow and reply to the best of my knowledge.
    So you think helping DF members is fucking them about then not bothering to reply and I did check you came on the next day.

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