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  1. #1
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    Default Why does volume fluctuate with MP3/ipod?

    So we've come out of the stone ages and my wife bought me a Nano! I did'nt have music downloaded and ready to go the other night so used my buddies older ipod instead. We did not find a setting (stock Kenwood) to use direct plug so we used the lighter plug-fm transmitter. Worked ok, but the volume seemed low. What do I need to do differently?

    Please help the audio challenged!?
    2008 LS

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    Quote Originally Posted by KurtL View Post
    So we've come out of the stone ages and my wife bought me a Nano! I did'nt have music downloaded and ready to go the other night so used my buddies older ipod instead. We did not find a setting (stock Kenwood) to use direct plug so we used the lighter plug-fm transmitter. Worked ok, but the volume seemed low. What do I need to do differently?

    Please help the audio challenged!?
    You're never going to get good sound using an fm transmitter. U have a newer boat so ur head unit must have either and aux in jack and/or USB port. Suggest u hook up ur nano that way for the best possible sound.
    Al

    2006 Mobius LSV

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    Yup, ditch the FM transmitter and look to the back of your head unit for the input jack for a Ipod. It will probably be necessary for you to purchase an adapter cable, but it is worth it. My ipod to my system will blast everyone out of the boat.
    Best Regards,

    Jason

    2007 Moomba Mobius LSV Sandrock/Black
    EXILE Equipment
    4-XM-7 Tower Speakers
    6-XT-65 Cabin Speakers
    1-Big12 Subwoofer
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    I just picked up the BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway..

    going to try to wire it in..

    it's bluetooth, so any device can play audio to the boat.
    2006 Moomba Mobius LSV
    Lake: Rice lake, Ontario
    Stereo: Kenwood KMR-550U
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    If you're from the area and want to surf, send me a PM!

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    Thanks for the info. So I went back to the lake and was able to use the Nano without issue. I did use the FM transmitter, and volume was fine, but what you guys are saying is use the jack on the front of the stock Kenwood unit for better quality sound....correct? Are all those cables the same or should be looking for some certain characteristic etc?
    2008 LS

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