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Old 06-01-2004, 08:33 PM   #21
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Old 06-01-2004, 08:37 PM   #22
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thats why im just gonna buy it now...lol
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Old 06-01-2004, 08:41 PM   #23
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how long did it take to get your ICElink?
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Old 06-01-2004, 08:51 PM   #24
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Default 4 days.

Of course it took another 5 past that for the hard mount. The hard mount ships direct from the manufacturer.
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Old 06-01-2004, 10:18 PM   #26
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Default Re: iPod w/ ICE>Link install.

I installed an ICELink in my RS6 last week and am very happy with it also.

I ran the wires back around the gearstick to the phone location under the arm rest - they are *just* long enough to reach there without modification and you can *just* fit the connector through the various holes and under the A/C unit without having to remove anything apart from a few pieces of carbon fibre. Hint: push a scrap piece of wire through first, duct tape the connector to it and then pull it through using the wire.

Space behind the head unit was a problem - there isn't any! I had to remove the silver box off the CD Changer adapter that Denison supplies so I could cram it in around the large bar that runs across inside this space.

Wiring was very easy - unplug a connector, plug in the splice connector, attach a ground wire to the ground wire on the radio using a supplied crimp splice. Done! Didn't need to cut or solder a single wire.

Plugged it all in and got music immediately but none of the controls worked. Then I read the ICELink newsgroup and saw that you need to upgrade the iPOD firmware to the latest version. That fixed the problem.

So now, I have a no-visible-wires, no-holes, no-screws installation of the iPOD, and I'm happy!

** Nice features:
* iPOD comes on and goes off when you select the CDC changer on the head unit as appropriate.
* Listening to a song on the iPOD, press FM, press CD and the song resumes playing right where it was.
* You can skip tracks using the headunit and even fast forward within a song.
* By selecting CD number 6 you can also adjust the levels on the iPOD using the headunit allowing you to get the same volume across your various sources.

** Features that could be improved:
* Well, I'd really like to see the song metadata on the Audi display - if a nav system can do it, why can't someone build an MP3 player that can do it?
* The display shows Track 1->2->3->1->2->3, just so you know that your next track button press has been accepted. Would be nice if it could show you position within the current playlist (modulo 100, of course).
* The display shows 00:00 counting up to 00:09 and then goes back to 00:00 just to show you a song it playing - would be nice if it could show actual position in the song instead.
* Apple should support WMA then I wouldn't have to convert all my music from WMA to AAC.
* Sometimes the ICELink doesn't respond fast enough on power-on and the radio goes back to FM when it should stay on CDC.

** Biggest concern:
* The iPOD appears to charge from the car even when the ignition is off. I worry that left for a long time in an airport parking lot this could drain the battery - though I guess the iPOD would probably get stolen before then since it's in plain view ;-) And, once it's charged I guess it isn't going to suck more current from the car's battery either.

Back at home, iTunes took about 24 hours to create AAC versions of all my music, so now I have *all* my music in the car - more songs than miles!

All I need to do now is to modify the plastic holder that was supplied so that it fits into the Audi phone space (it's too wide right now as it's designed to go on a mount attached to the dashboard).

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Old 06-02-2004, 02:42 AM   #29
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Default That's where mine is currently using the belkin adapter and changer adapter.

I didnt feel the need to see what song was on, i just hit the skip button by feel or plugin the remote. Im not sure if I am goint to do it all over again to gain a couple things.
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Old 06-02-2004, 05:29 AM   #32
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Default The adapter for the RS6 hooks in behind the deck?

That can't be fun.
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Default Yeah, yeah. Borrowed photo from the website smart guy.

How's the suspension hunt going?
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Old 06-02-2004, 06:28 AM   #34
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Default Yes, the adapter for the RS6 does hook in behind the deck

You can see the changer adaptor (silver box), the splice connector (red) and the ICELink (back right) in this picture.

Symphony II radios with 6-disc in-dash CD changers don't have the changer wires running to the trunk, so you either have to add one or wire the ICELink in up-front.

Was fairly easy hooking in behind the head-unit, it's just a bit cramped in there! The silver box had to go.

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Old 06-02-2004, 06:51 AM   #35
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Default The Ice>link does work pretty damn good though.

The charging issue I wasn't too worried about. When I park the car my iPOd either goes with me of gets locked in the glove compartment. I'm not too worried about the display either. I can see it just fine with my mount. They still have time to refine it and add some features.
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Old 06-02-2004, 08:55 AM   #36
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Default Is IPOD the only choice????

Does anyone know if they is similar supportfor the Creative Nomad Zen line of MP3's??? I just received one and would hate to go through the gift return process to get the IPOD. You know how retailers can be without a receipt. Thanks
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Old 06-02-2004, 09:11 AM   #37
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Yep, I don't see anything for the standard MP3 players on their site.
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Old 06-20-2004, 05:49 AM   #38
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I'm in for a group buy.
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Old 12-19-2004, 03:12 PM   #39
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Default Re: iPod w/ ICE>Link install.

Nice...

this was a pretty easy install.. here is mine in the A6.. Used the CD changed connector and put the ICE>LINk module under the center console.
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