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03-28-2007, 10:18 AM

How does one access the line-out on an Apple iPod?

I have a new 80gb version.

I've been plugging into my stereo directly through the headphone out.

I understand plugging in through a line level out is preferable.

Please advise!


-todd amodeo

Dusty Chalk
03-28-2007, 10:29 AM
You just need a special cable, the line out is on that same part where it docks. You could also get it from a dock.

03-28-2007, 12:19 PM
Special cable, eh?

Sounds like special tobacco.


Where do I get one of these special cables?

Any preferences or are they all the same?

Thanks for the help!


03-28-2007, 12:38 PM
Hi todd.

the best way to do this is probably to buy an apple stereo dock, or, a third party dock. even though the headphone out may not have perfect frequency responce, the line out most certainly does.

Hope this help!

03-28-2007, 12:45 PM
Do you need a whole docking station or is it possible to make the
connection with just a special cable?

Since I'm plugging the iPod into my stereo...I would prefer not to add
an extraneous docking station to the area.



03-28-2007, 12:51 PM
I think you're looking for the PocketDock

I have not used this.

at Amazon

03-28-2007, 01:06 PM

Thanks for the info!


03-29-2007, 12:58 PM
noddin0ff, nice find, i think i may have to get one for myself!

04-30-2007, 04:50 PM
one more place for good quality lineout cable
i got some from them i can really notice a difference.

Mike Anderson
04-30-2007, 06:29 PM
No dock necessary. Here you go: