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Hooking up ipod

I am trying to hook up an iPod to my Denon AVR-485 and am LOST! How do I do this?

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  • Cyndie Short Feb 16, 2008

    Thanks so much! It is working perfectly now...once I figured out I had to turn on the iPod !!!!!!! HA

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THe easiest way to hook an iPod or any other personal audio player to almost any audio receiver is to pick up a cable having a stereo miniplug (like the plug on your earbuds) on one end, and two RCA plugs on the other end. You should be able to get this cable from almost any electronics or discount store for under $10. The miniplug goes in the iPod's earphone jack, and the RCA plugs connect to an unused input on your receiver. Inputs marked "AUX" or "CD" are a good choice, or even a "TAPE" input. Set the iPod to about 3/4ths volume and adjust the receivers controls for desired volume.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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