I have the XA107, and I can confirm that you do NOT need a cd changer attached.
I have my computer running into the XA107 and that running into the head unit - no cd changer at all.
I have a sony cd reciever with unilink control. I have seen several posts that talk about an adapter (XA107) that lets you have aux. in. Some say that you still have to have a cd changer hooked up for the aux in to work. Can somebody that actually has this adapter confirm weather or not you need a cd changer for the aux in to work? If you do then it is not worth the 100 bucks when you can just hook the cd changer bus-in up and just plug RCA's from the computer up instead of the RCA's from the changer. Or build a switch to switch the audio between computer and changer, But I don't need a changer...I HAVE AN MP3 PLAYER!!! That would really suck to have to buy a cd changer just to get audio into the deck. Well, looks like I might have to buy a new deck!! Any advice??
Thank you. That has lifted a great weight off my shoulders.
Can you please tell me where you got this gizmo from? I can't seem to find any place that sells them on the net or even localy. If anybody can tell me where I could find the Sony input adapter XA-107 I would be truely greatful.
I realize it's been awhile since the original post was made on this but I thought this info might help anyone doing a search for Sony Unilink or the like. Check out this adapter at Crutchfield $100 and lets you interface a computer with a unilink headunit via USB:
This is just the solution I've been waiting for. I will be purchasing one once Crutchfield has them in stock.
2001 Ranger XLT Off Road
Sony CDX-C910, Sony CDX-U303
Sony XA-300 USB->unilink adapter
In dash 5.8" LCD
Infinity Beta 3 way component set
4 - OZ Audio 250L 10" subs
2 Sony XES-M1's, Sony XES-M3
Esoteric Audio wiring
Toshiba 7020CT laptop with DVD docking station.