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  1. mj8

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    I have a USA SPEC: PA20-TOY iPod adapter in my Toyota. I want to find a way to leverage this for my N2. I recently purchased the DockBoss Air but it's not compatible with the PA20 :(. Next option is to utilize the RCA outputs on the PA20 adapter. I want to find a way to go from RCA to micro usb for audio. I would rather not plug into the headphone jack of the N2...this typically doesn't sound to good. Thanks for your help.

    Here is what I have...
    USA SPEC: PA20-TOY

    This didn't work, I thought it would be perfect :(
    Wireless Music Receiver for iPod and iPhone docks, connects Apple and Android smartphones, tablets and computers. dcokBoss air
     

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    I know it's not the option you're looking for, but I'm using the Samsung hs3000 bluetooth adapter and it works great. I originally was using a cheap one from ebay, but found that it didn't have as good of quality sound as was capable. The hs3000 even has a button that increases audio output (3 different modes), depending on what suits you the best.

    For what you have, you could get a RCA to 3.5mm connector, attach the 3.5mm to the HS3000 and just connect your phone to it via bluetooth.

    If you use the 50% off coupon on Samsung's website, it can be had for a very good price.

    If Bluetooth audio is not the route you want to go, you can do USB audio using the iBolt dock. You'd still have to run RCA to 3.5mm connector from the PA20, but you'd just connect the 3.5mm to the iBolt dock adaptor that's supposedly coming with that dock.
     
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    Thanks for this info that is exactly what I needed to see. I'm leaning towards the hs3000 with a rca to 3.5.
     
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    This is something new I learned today..... (heading to Amazon) :)
     
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    Yeah, if you're not opposed to bluetooth audio, the HS3000 is actually so much better than I anticipated. I thought it'd be similar/the same as the cheaper ebay one that I purchased, but that wasn't the case when I sync'd it up. The sound quality was so much better, especially with the 3 mode toggle, which I could adjust depending on the song being played. I love my music and it's crucial for me to have decent audio, but I'm also not super picky about my audio either, so I really couldn't tell you of any drop-off from USB audio or going directly from 3.5mm connection on the phone.

    What's great with the HS3000 vs. the cheap ebay ones (which weren't bad, really, just not as good) is the HS3000 actually charges using microUSB. So, I even purchased one of those microUSB splitters from the Samsung website, so if I need to charge a phone and the bluetooth at the same time, it's possible (I should mention that I have a 4.2A dual usb car charger). But, the battery lasts long enough for an entire work week (2 30 minute commutes, 5X's a week). I usually keep it plugged in all the time, but for those preferring as many wireless connections as possible, it's definitely worth the additional $20 vs. the ebay ones (I say only $20, assuming you can get from Samsung for 50% off or find it cheap on ebay, like I did).

    Really? I had mentioned it several times on the car dock thread. At that time, I was just using the cheap $7 ebay one...but I didn't like the fact that the charge port was miniUSB on the ebay one and after a couple weeks, one of the cables went bad.
     
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    [\QUOTE] Really? I had mentioned it several times on the car dock thread. At that time, I was just using the cheap $7 ebay one...but I didn't like the fact that the charge port was miniUSB on the ebay one and after a couple weeks, one of the cables went bad.[/QUOTE]

    I noticed the familiar word dongle when I looked it up, I just wasn't putting two and two together. I know you had talked about it but I wasn't getting it at the time.
     
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    In my old car I used this: Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone, Jabra CRUISER2

    It's a nice unit if you don't have a speakerphone in your car already. When connected to my phone via Bluetooth, I could then broadcast my music over FM radio (just choose an open frequency). It worked nicely. You could send phone calls over FM as well, if you wanted to do that (so that you could hear them through the car stereo). I preferred to have phone calls through the built-in speaker rather than broadcast over FM radio.

    Just another option.
     
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    Yeah, the ebay dongle is the same concept as the HS3000, except the HS3000 is called an "adapter" for whatever reason...LOL. I wish they'd all keep the name consistent, so it won't be so confusing for consumers. It's such a simple concept. The only types of cars that this won't be good for are cars that have cd players, but no AUX out capabilities.

    I personally have a tape player, but I use a tape adapter with a 3.5mm adapter. Works just fine for my needs.

    I also forgot to mention that the HS3000 has the capability of connecting to 2 bluetooth devices at the same time. I do say that with a grain of salt though because I tried to connect both my International and my Sprint Note 2's (1 for media, the other for phone) and it didn't translate well on the audio...LOL.
     
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