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Old 01-08-2007, 05:31 PM   #1
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So I got the PIE adapter for my alpine setup to keep the changer. Was all stoked about being able to get my s50 wired directly into my car setup. I got the radio out and got the ai-net/aux adapter installed an ran the wires. Plugged it all up and tucked in the wires all nice. Got only a BUZZ out of the right channel and decent sound out of the left.

To rule out the ainet adapter/hub I pluged in my mp3 player and it sounded great. When I called PIE I got good tech support and he was very familiar with the s50 having lineout issues. Anyone seen this before or have a fix? Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-08-2007, 05:42 PM   #2
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the line out on the cardock has very little clearance ... the connector has to go all the past the outer part of the case to the jack - you need a connector that is very narrow, or it won't go all the way in ... I had the exact same symptoms, look for an extension cord with a very narrow "head" (I use the cord that came with my bose headphones)
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Old 01-08-2007, 05:46 PM   #3
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This cord works too and also gives you a volume control if you need that. It's also short (1ft). Check your local Radioshack

Gold-Plated Volume Control Cable for Stereo Headphones
Model: 42-2559 | Catalog #: 42-2559

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search
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Old 01-08-2007, 06:47 PM   #4
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You're right. I trimmed down the "fat" of the plug and got it in there. it works now on both left and right channels. I got terrible feedback to deal with now. Anymore ideas? I mean the FM Transmitter sounds better....

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You're right. I trimmed down the "fat" of the plug and got it in there. it works now on both left and right channels. I got terrible feedback to deal with now. Anymore ideas? I mean the FM Transmitter sounds better....

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is it like a high pitched whine that seems to change volume as you use the accelerator? if so, a ground loop isolator will help

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Old 01-08-2007, 08:19 PM   #6
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"is it like a high pitched whine that seems to change volume as you use the accelerator? if so, a ground loop isolator will help"

No, it's not road noise....I hope. I went around the block and it didn't change.

Will mess with it on the way to work in the am. thanks for the replies and input.

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"is it like a high pitched whine that seems to change volume as you use the accelerator? if so, a ground loop isolator will help"

No, it's not road noise....I hope. I went around the block and it didn't change.

Will mess with it on the way to work in the am. thanks for the replies and input.

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No... its not road noise. Its like a high pitched whine that you hear through your radio while driving ... on my car its directly related to engine rpm though I believe that effect is not universal. If that is the symptom, the GLI will filter that out.
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I've avoided a GLI for a looong time. I am not opposed to trying if it will help. It's getting hard to validate 60 for the PIE and another 20 for this... when the FM transmitter sounds better... at least cleaner so far.

I know that's a shock but it might have something to do with keeping the 1.2.0 firmware on it, I don't know, you tell me....???
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I've avoided a GLI for a looong time. I am not opposed to trying if it will help.
If its like the symptom I described (a high pitched whine), all I can tell you is that it worked for me in an '04 Nissan Quest using the Aux in. And it stiil sounds much much much better than the FM transmitter. You can always make RatShack take it back.
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You can always make RatShack take it back.
We're on the same page. That's why I said I am "willing" to try it. At this point I got nothing to lose.

You're using Aux in on a OEM HU? And still had the whine? I figured it was my PIE adapter ampin the sound from the radio.... I just went rounds with this system to eliminate this "whine". I was able to isolate it to a short on the high freq side of a audio control crossover... At least I thought so...

That's now out of the picture and I reground'd the amp's and HU with higher gauge wire. The whine has been subsided until today when I hooked up this ai-net/aux adapter.....
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I'm not sure what you mean about OEM HU. My Quest has one of those factory DVD entertainment systems and has a video/audio aux in that I attach my S50 to. Without the GLI I get this noticeable and annoying high pitched whine. The GLI clears it up and I can tell you the result is still much better than the FM transmitter.
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OEM HU = factory head unit

That's cool. I'll get one soon and report back...

I still get to drive to and from work tomorrow to check it out. funny how going to work got better when I got this thing... I just wanna hear it as best sounding as possible...

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A rock solid s50 firmware release would be nice! LOL\

Thanks dood!

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So you were right... it was road noise! ARRRGH!

Sounded purdy rough. I got a GLI today and installed between the S50 and the ai-net/aux adapter. Worked like a charm. seems like it's missing some mid-range or maybe even the high freqs a little bit but there's no engine noise or whatever you call it anymore! This'll work for now. thank you!

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