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Speakers & Ipod

I've had my D3 for around 3 months. About 1 out of every 10 times I start my car the speakers will not turn on, only the sub will initialize. Any solutions for this?

Another problem I have is that my Ipod connection if very low quality. It seems to be very crackly like an fm connection even though it's connected via pioneer's ipod cord for the D3. Help?

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Re: Speakers & Ipod

Not sure which ipod you are using but be sure to use the backlight on the ipod (always on) when you have it connected. It eliminates certain noise heard in the background. Also be sure the level is calibrated how you need it, turn up or down the input level using the SLA adjustment from the sound menu item. It allows you do adjust from as much as +4 louder or decrease it as low as -4. You might either have the signal being too low or too loud causing clipping. Also be sure your ipod has updated firmware, there are certain fixes that address battery, hard drive noise, etc on the units. It may also be your ipod has issue, try using it in someone else's vehicle or try it on another dock connector to test the levels there.

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