Monster iCarPlay Cassette Adapter for iPod/iPhone | iLounge



When I first purchased my iCarPlay, I had problems using it in every tape deck I owned, and after spending $20 on it I was very disappointed, especially considering Monster's reputation. Fortunately, I tinkered around with it a bit and found that the single channel issue was resolved by playing the tape on the unmarked side b. My next issue was the mechanical noise, which I could hear in my car with my iPod playing even at moderate volumes. I decided to try removing all of the gears inside which upon further examination I realized do absolutely nothing other than spin and make noise. So I opened the adapter, removed the gears, switched the cable to the opposite side of the cassette and closed it back up. The now-gearless adaptor doesn't work in all decks, but it works silently in both my '97 Jetta and my friend's '92 Camry with great sound quality. Hope this helps someone...

Posted by kaveman on July 24, 2006 at 8:40 AM (PDT)


Puchased the Monster iCarPlay casette adapter today at Best Buy. I should have tried it in the parking lot before I left the store. The first selection from my iPod sounded gread then the audio quality degraded to a fuzzy, distorted reproduction. After reading all these reviews, I'm not sure I would have purchased. I will take it back tomorrow. I don't know whether I'll give Monster another shot, or opt for another brand like Sony, etc. All I know is this one is trash.

Posted by curtiss on June 30, 2007 at 11:57 PM (PDT)


Where can you buy the version of this with the iPhone-sized plug? I've scoured the Internet, and nobody seems to be selling the "new" version with small diameter miniplug ... everyone's got the older right angle jack.

Posted by espressoexcess on September 5, 2007 at 2:31 PM (PDT)

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