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#1 of 171 Camry Hybrid Audio & Entertainment Questions
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Jul 18, 2006 (3:42 am)
Discuss audio/entertainment question for the Toyota Camry Hybrid here.
#2 of 171 Aux input
Jul 13, 2006 (6:14 am)
I have just placed a deposit on a loaded Desert Sand TCH, currently "on the boat" and due to arrive in Los Angeles on 7/17. Dealer expects it to be available for delivery in Tucson on 7/27, or before!
I have a question for the group regarding the use of the aux input. If powering the device (iPod) from the 12V outlet, is a ground loop device required to eliminate "alternator/engine/feedback noise"?
I have heard that (on some vehicles) using the aux input and powering an audio device from the 12V power-point can cause this unwanted whine/noise.
I currently use my iPod in my Highlander, thru an aftermarket device that plugs into the back of the radio, providing a one-wire (audio and power) interface ... thru the longer recepticle on the bottom of the iPod, rather than thru the RCA/earphone jack that I assume the TCH input will require.
Hope I have made my question clear. hehe...
Can anyone comment? Thanks!
#3 of 171 Re: Aux input [jbollt]
Jul 13, 2006 (7:00 am)
I have had no problems playing my iPod using just the 3.5mm plug from the device to the aux input. I also have the 12 volt plugged in as well.
#4 of 171 Re: Aux input [jbollt]
Jul 13, 2006 (7:35 am)
I recall reading about someone who had this issue with ground loop interference, but they installed a ground loop eliminator (from Radio Shack, I think), and it solved the problem.
#5 of 171 Re: Aux input [jbollt]
Jul 13, 2006 (9:49 am)
Wow, that explains the noise in my car, I think
I use my iPod via a cassette converter, and I get all sorts of whine as I rev the engine. There's a way to get rid of this???
#6 of 171 Re: Aux input [spiff72]
Jul 13, 2006 (9:50 am)
would the ground loop eliminator work with a cassette iPod adaptor?
#7 of 171 Re: Aux input [jbollt]
Jul 13, 2006 (10:10 am)
I've had no interference whatsoever when connecting my IPOD Nano via a 3.5mm plug and 12 volt adapter. In fact, I feel that the sound is superior to that produced by the tuner.
#8 of 171 Re: Aux input [alp8]
Jul 14, 2006 (7:16 pm)
I am not sure if it works with a cassette adapter, but I ordered one from crutchfield (they had one for 17.99 with the 1/8" mini stereo plugs so you don't need extra adapters to convert from RCA plugs).
I tried hooking up my Roady XT XM radio via the aux jack, and it sounds BAD - annoying hiss/whine that sounds like ground loop interference (and the audio level is pretty low). I think both of these are partially the fault of the Roady XT - I have seen a lot of comments about these issues - especially the audio level.
I am using the FM transmitter in the meantime - it sounds far better than the AUX at this time. I will share my results with this GLI filter when it arrives.
#9 of 171 Re: Aux input [spiff72]
Jul 15, 2006 (12:13 pm)
I took a new TCH on a 200 mi trip this week using my new MP3 and aux jack. The sound was extraordinary. It was clearer and more powerful than the CD's I'd used previously in the TCH.
The FM transmitter into my Prius ls no comparison. Green with ENVY.
#10 of 171 Re: Aux input [kdhspyder]
Jul 17, 2006 (12:17 pm)
I've tried my iPod with the Aux jack and noticed a lot of hiss. It improved slightly when I cranked the iPod to full volume, but was still not great.
I'm suspecting the cheap male-to-male 3.5mm cable I am using. I paid about $3 for it. It's 6ft long. There was a Monster Cable available, but for about $15. I considered paying for the upgrade, but figured I'd give the cheap one a shot.
Can you tell us what type of cable you used?
I found using the iPod interface inconvenient and probably a little dangerous as my eyes were off the road more than I'd like. I've seen some interface kits that connect to the full interface for aux devices and would give us control of the iPod from the steering wheel, just like with an XM. Not even sure if they are available for 07 Camry.
Anyone seen or tried one of these?