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Old 05-21-2013, 01:52 PM   #11
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Pretty sure the USB port is to take a memory stick or a USB drive or something, not to be an audio in port for an iPod. Use the aux port for that.
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Use a patch cord to the AUX input to get the sound into the stereo.
Has anybody had success doing this? There's no USB port on my older unit but there is an external stereo mini-jack (AUX1) on the front of the unit and an RCA jack (AUX2) on the back of it. Trying to play any of our "i" devices--iPod, iPad, or iPhone--through either of those ports is a lost cause. Max volume on the "i" device AND on the camper stereo gives an anemic mumble somewhat like hearing your neighbor's radio two doors down. I figured it was an impedance mismatch between the devices so I tried it with an impedance matching circuit in the line. Same result.

I have some thought that it's not the camper stereo's fault. I can patch our el cheapo am/fm/WX radio into either AUX port and get all the volume I can stand. Rather, I think it's some characteristic of the Apple devices. I had hoped when I heard that the newer camper stereos have USB ports that they'd have better luck than I did with their i devices, but evidently not, huh?
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:34 PM   #13
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An iDevice is the single most likely music player to be plunged into an aux port. I don't have personal experience with camper specific units yet, but if any modern amplifier of this sort does not accept input from an iDevice through its aux port, it is a design failure with the amplifier. And if true, a shoddy selection from any manufacturer that would install one.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:54 PM   #14
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Has anybody had success doing this? There's no USB port on my older unit but there is an external stereo mini-jack (AUX1) on the front of the unit and an RCA jack (AUX2) on the back of it. Trying to play any of our "i" devices--iPod, iPad, or iPhone--through either of those ports is a lost cause. Max volume on the "i" device AND on the camper stereo gives an anemic mumble somewhat like hearing your neighbor's radio two doors down. I figured it was an impedance mismatch between the devices so I tried it with an impedance matching circuit in the line. Same result.

I have some thought that it's not the camper stereo's fault. I can patch our el cheapo am/fm/WX radio into either AUX port and get all the volume I can stand. Rather, I think it's some characteristic of the Apple devices. I had hoped when I heard that the newer camper stereos have USB ports that they'd have better luck than I did with their i devices, but evidently not, huh?
I was doing it last weekend from my Lumia 920 and my wifes iPhone 4... No issues at all. Loud and clear.
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I was doing it last weekend from my Lumia 920 and my wifes iPhone 4... No issues at all. Loud and clear.
Glad to hear that! Means there's hope for others, though I've given up on mine. Were you using the USB port or the small input jack?
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:28 PM   #16
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Has anybody had success doing this? There's no USB port on my older unit but there is an external stereo mini-jack (AUX1) on the front of the unit and an RCA jack (AUX2) on the back of it. Trying to play any of our "i" devices--iPod, iPad, or iPhone--through either of those ports is a lost cause. Max volume on the "i" device AND on the camper stereo gives an anemic mumble somewhat like hearing your neighbor's radio two doors down. I figured it was an impedance mismatch between the devices so I tried it with an impedance matching circuit in the line. Same result.

I have some thought that it's not the camper stereo's fault. I can patch our el cheapo am/fm/WX radio into either AUX port and get all the volume I can stand. Rather, I think it's some characteristic of the Apple devices. I had hoped when I heard that the newer camper stereos have USB ports that they'd have better luck than I did with their i devices, but evidently not, huh?
I use the AUX input for our iPhones and have no volume issues no matter the speaker selected. Check to be sure your headphone setting on the I device is not set to limit high volume (there's a setting in the menu somewhere for ear protection for earbud users. Disabling that should get you more of a Line Out type signal)

We have the same year a frame, mine does not have the USB port, although that too is for mp3s on a storage device, and is not an integrated iPod controller, for those with newer systems.
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I also use my iPhone 4s in my AFrame aux jack. No problems. I'll 2nd the possibility that the volume safety option for the iPod/iPhone may be on.

That setting is under General>Restrictions>Volume Limit in iOS 6
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Um...(insert sheepish grin here)...yep. Must have been a factory default setting 'cause we never messed with it. Does crow taste better with BBQ sauce?
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Tried to find a menu or settings button, none seen, still not sure why iPhone or iPod won't play music with the Genesis system on our A122BH model.
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Tried to find a menu or settings button, none seen, still not sure why iPhone or iPod won't play music with the Genesis system on our A122BH model.
Have you reviewed the manual posted earlier in this thread, not only should you be able t pay audio by connecting your headphone out on the phone to the aux input on the front (and selecting the appropriate input method) but it seems the genesis also supports Bluetooth, which souls permit you to pair your phone with the genesis unit and both play music and receive phone calls wirelessly via the genesis.

I the event your music limit setting is enabled and is keeping a strong signal from coming out of your headphone jack, on your iPhone, in the Settings app, go to Music and verify that the Volume Limit setting is Off.
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