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How to connect IPOD to Symphony Stereo in 2005 A4?

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    [Jun 27, 2011]
    Hi everyone, I am after some help to connect my Ipod Touch to the stereo unit in my 2005 A4 B7 model. It is a 2.0 T FSI if that makes any difference.
    The unit says Audi Symphony on the cassette entry.

    I bought one of those Cassette adaptors from ebay and the sound quality is absolutely awful so there is no way I will be using that. (Glad I only paid £1.75!!)

    Is there some kind of jack plug on the back of this unit that I can connect to?

    Here is a picture of my stereo.

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    [Jun 27, 2011]
    Firstly there is no jack plug or phono sockets on the back so that is not an option.

    You could buy an FM transmitter and just tune your I-pod into the radio or buy a specific connection box that will work with this unit and there are many out there but it would depend on your budget. I have just fitted a Parrot mki9200 (£140 ebay) and this is also a handsfree phone kit but although it works well there are issues with the rear speakers not working due to being run from amp in the boot (another £35 connects 2 unit) and you have to get a ignition fed 12v supply to the unit.

    Whats your budget and then advice can be given re best option for you.
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    [Jun 27, 2011]
    My budget originally was cheap as possible which is why I went with the Cassette Adaptor at £1.75!
    £140 is too high and am not bothered about the handsfree kit as I have a bluetooth earpiece I am happy with.
    I have seen this piece of kit: Audi iPod Interface :: AUDI :: XCarLink which seems OK as long as it will work which according to the compatibility list is should do.
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    [Jun 28, 2011]
    Search the forum to see if anyone else has fitted one of these as you could still have the problem of the rear speakers not working and you having to spend more money (been there did that) to get them to work. Search for some wiring diagrams online and post them up for people who know about these things to comment.

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    Thanks for the information Mike, looks like Audi don't make it easy for you do they!!

    Think I will give the FM Transmitter a whirl and see what the sound quality is like.
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    No worries Dan hope I didn't put you off as most issues can be solved but at a price I'm afraid. Let us know how you get on with the FM Transmitter.

    Mike
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    Connects2 adapter is the cheapest option. It simply plugs into the cd changer socket on the back of the HU and fools the HU into thinking a changer is attached. No tools needed (apart from HU removal keys), no additional wiring and you get a clean signal into the HU as per the cd changer.
    Connects 2,Car Audio integration specialists

    FM transmitters are awful so don't even go there.
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