I recently purchased an iPod and want to take full advantage of it. Does anyone know if it can be incorporated directly into the Bose System? I don't have SAT and wonder if it can incorporated in it's place. Any advice would be appreciated.
I was just about to post the same question! I hope you don't mind if I expand on your question slightly. I think we want to know if an analog audio input can be fed into the unused SAT input of the OEM radio (presumably using the cable intended for the SAT receiver)? Anyone figured it out yet?
There is a lot written on this.
Do searches and pay attention to what jaak says as he was a pioneer in getting SAT working and know the challenges involved in integrating with the Bose.
BUT, as I understand it, there is a Central control device (BIG Circuit board) that controls lotsa things.
Dual AC for one.
AND some audio, etc for the bose.
It also can/may be used to certain control functions of the NAV if equipped.
Apparently it is a "smart" controller that runs a protocol.
So when you hook up something to the SAT input, it assumes it is a SAT recv and proceeded to"talk" or "handshake" with the recv.
Now if it is NOT a SAT, it won't work.
Could something be done to fake out the controller?
Undoubtedly. But it hasn't been done yet.
Somebody will have to reverse engineer the protocol and build an adapter to do the handshaking and couple the audio in.
Yes, I read the thread about hooking up the SAT receiver. I think I also read that someone with an FX connected his MP3 player to his SAT input and fooled the radio into opening up the SAT analog audio input by shorting out 2 pins on the end of the SAT connector cable. Is there a similar solution for the Murano?
I'm curious too!! But wouldn't it be easier (and cheaper!) to use an FM Transmitter like the iTrip? You would trade off some of the crispness of sound, but you wouldn't need to mess with the circuit board. Just a thought.
The SAT connector is also an external Changer connector.
An FM modulator is going to be restricted in frequency response and dynamic range, as is the cassette adapter, so the direct input is the ideal way to go, plus not as messy. (If someone would build one...)
I agree it's not the best solution, but it's a solution none the less..
There are a lot of disadvantages of using FM as opposed to directly into the receiver.. but then again not everyone is looking to "Get under the cover" and mess with the internals of the bose system. Some MO owners just may wish to "snap thier fingers" and make it work. for those types it could well be an easy (and self installable) option..
I havn't looked at the electronics of the cd player, but if it architected similiar to the PC design (which you can find in a lot of devises these days..) then it might have the standard audio out from the cd into the receiver.. you might be able to tap in there
The MO does support the DVD with the NAV, so the cd player in the boses system might be similiar to a PC cdrom..