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Pioneer announces iPod car adapter

Pioneer Electronics today introduced an adapter to allow users to play songs from their iPod through the company’s car stereos. The CD-IB100 adapter works with the IP-Bus system in more than three million Pioneer head units that were “sold during the past several years.” Pioneer stereos will be able display up to eight characters of text including album, artist and song names, with the ability to scroll additional information. Users will be able to operate their iPods with the stereo’s front panel controls. The CD-IB100 adapter, which will be available in March for $140, also takes full advantage of Pioneer’s audio enhancement capabilities such as Easy Equalizer (EEQ) and Bit Media Expander (BMX). 

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Comments

1

Sweet! Car audio seems to the be only thing holding ipods back from greater market share.

Let’s hope other manufacturers follow suit with thier own adapters.

Posted by Decay1 on January 4, 2005 at 4:37 PM (PDT)

2

“will be able display up to eight characters of text”

I hope this is a limit imposed at the head unit and not at the interface (so that newer HUs will be able to display more text).

Posted by IDSmoker on January 5, 2005 at 7:06 AM (PDT)

3

I hope you can use XM and the IPOD interface.

Posted by RGREENPC on January 5, 2005 at 7:43 AM (PDT)

4

Longer press release here: Pioneer iPOD Adapter

Still says “up to 8 characters”, unfortunately.

Posted by thenightfly42 on January 5, 2005 at 8:10 AM (PDT)

5

Oh, it also says “With select 2005 Pioneer audio video units, the adapter provides enhanced features including multi-line display and list search, taking advantage of the additional display real estate.”

Posted by thenightfly42 on January 5, 2005 at 8:12 AM (PDT)

6

And, here’s an image: link.  It has square “IP-BUS IN” and “IP-BUS OUT” as well as Power and a docking connector.  I don’t know if that blocks the XM or not.

Posted by thenightfly42 on January 5, 2005 at 8:20 AM (PDT)

7

That picture tells me it SHOULD work with an xm unit as well ( which is should as it does with a CD Changer. )

I was hoping for an MP3 changer or an IPOD interface - this is the better of the two imho.

Posted by RGREENPC on January 5, 2005 at 10:47 AM (PDT)

8

http://www.google.com/froogle?q=CD-IB100
A Froogle search already shows at least 4 online stores selling the unit WAY below it’s $140 retail. Albeit the stores are on back-order.

This is EXACTLY the solution I’ve been looking for to upgrade from iTrip. Lucky me I have a pioneer deck w/ remote laying around. Time to install.

If anyone picks this up and installs it give some feedback… As I feel a podlounge review is far far away.

Posted by jbennett304 on January 5, 2005 at 4:08 PM (PDT)

9

You can “Daisy Chain” Many devices on Pioneer Radios with the built in “P Bus”. I have XM Radio, a 12 Disk Pioneer Changer, Aux Input Adapter (previously for my Ipod, now for Sirius Radio), and when the Ipod adapter comes out it will just go in line with the rest. The Radio will recognize it automatically and become another source on the radio.

Posted by Arakiss on January 13, 2005 at 4:15 PM (PDT)

10

sounds awesome but is it compatible with ipod photo?

Posted by sigma on February 28, 2005 at 1:56 PM (PDT)

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