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hooking mp3 player to my sound system (2001 grand prix GT)

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  • hooking mp3 player to my sound system (2001 grand prix GT)

    k, so i bought a 2001 pontiac grand prix GT. It came equipped with 8 speaker bose sound system. sounds very nice! im used to my head unit though, which plays MP3s off of an SD card. this head unit only plays 4 speakers though, and id lose a lot of sound quality, unless i wanted to pay buku bucks. The guy at a local car audio place told me he could install something into my car, and itd work kind of like and FM transmitter, like I would turn it to w/e station, and be able to hook up an IPOD through USB. said he could install it for $95 (the 95 includes the price of the product).I dont think it is exactly an FM transmitter, because when i said "like an FM transmitter?" he didnt say it was one. he said "kinda". any of you know what this is? how good would the audio quality be? I am trying to get CD quality if possible, w/o spending too much. what do you guys think?

    (also how good is this sound system? sounds good, but it is factory speakers. i have cranked them up pretty loud and havent noticed any distortion really... so i assume these speakers are pretty hard to blow?? do you guys know?

    (yes i posted this in car audio. i reposted here because i just noticed this section and thought it was more fitting. im new here so sorry. hope noone is upset)

  • #2
    he must be thinking of the auxilary input to control an ipod with the car stereo. i dont think you have a bose. its probably a monsoon. people snag those and the ones from trans am's to put into their fiero. i have a 01 firebird monsoon in my fiero gt. sounds freakin great. i dont recall who makes the ipod interface for the monsoon decks. it can be had off ebay for way cheaper than the audio place told you.


    • #3
      It could be one of those FM transmitters that connect in-line with your radio antenna cable. Like one of these.


      • #4
        FM Modulator

        It is a bose system. My friend has one too, they sound pretty awesome. He is most likely talking about an FM Modulator. I used to have one for a jenson CD changer and to be quite honest the quality sucked compaired to cd or even compaired to normal FM transmitters. But that could have just been a sucky one that i had, not sure if the quality has gotten any better with them. hope this helps.