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:yakyak: I was not really satisfied with the volume level when using my ipod with the aux on the Shaker 500. I did not want to tear my dash apart or spend a lot of money to fix the problem... did some looking on the internet and found a headphone amplifier... It is called the "boosteroo".. works on 2 AA batteries. Can be bought online, ebay and such..but I just went up the street to Radio shack and picked one up for $27.00 -- So far it seems to work great!!!
I did not care about charging my ipod or being able to control it from the head unit, so this was a cheap fix for that problem!!!
And I can easily take it out to use with other things, like headphones, laptop etc...:bigthumbsup:bigthumbsup:bigthumbsup:bigthumbsup:hihi::hihi::hihi::wavey:shiny::shiny::shiny::shiny::shiny::shiny:
 

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Good idea. Turning up the volume on the IPOD still wasn't good enough?
 

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Is there an accessory that allows you to control the iPod from the h/u?
 

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there is an accessory but it is $$$ and the one i was looking at needed to be installed in to the back of the shaker... as I said did not want to take anything apart.
As for the volume on the ipod... well no it was not loud enough even turned up full. Not as bad with windows up..but down, not good enough, and I did not care to blow my speakers.
it also depends on where you get your music from.....and how the other person recorded it.....
 

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yeah i have the same problem with my ipod the volume can be over past the half way mark and its at a decent volume. it sucks. ill look into that boosteroo thing tho
 

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I can't say I'm having a similar experience. I have the Shaker 500 and if I have the iPod at full volume the stereo is plenty loud. I know some of the iPods had a feature where you could set the maximum volume to avoid turning it way up when you were listening to it with headphones. Maybe check the iPod and see if that setting has been activated.
 

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My ipod volume is at max. That was the first thing I checked.
Perhaps my ears are just old , from listening to music too loud all the time... maybe my mother was right all along.. but....... the thing I just bought gives it that extra "oomph" it needed.
Axes-of -evil says he has the same problem as me...so it must not just be me.:hihi:
 

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My ipod volume is at max. That was the first thing I checked.
Perhaps my ears are just old , from listening to music too loud all the time... maybe my mother was right all along.. but....... the thing I just bought gives it that extra "oomph" it needed.
Axes-of -evil says he has the same problem as me...so it must not just be me.:hihi:
You may have something there about your hearing. I have a Itouch and I turn it up full and I can split your ear drums with just the volume on my shaker 500 so I don't know why you neede tha mini amp.
 

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If the aux input is the 2.5mm jack, that could be the problem. Maybe if the iPod is run through a usb input it might be louder. Taking the dash apart is not that hard so you can get to the back of the radio.
Moss muscle has a great little device that allows iPod control from the stock radio and charges the iPod at the same time.
 

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dude i knew noting about cars when i got my s197.... the first real mod i did was hardwire the ipod to the back of the shaker 500..... its really easy.... you can get the kit off ebay for like 125.

good luck either way:bigthumbsup
 

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That is great....I want to use an IPod to play music through a portable boombox for our tailgate parties when football rolls around but when experimenting with the IPod and the boombox I noticed this volume issue as well. I am definitely going to check into this.

LMAO at the name "Boosteroo" however !!
 

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Are you using the headphone out jack on your iPod or the line out (through the USB)? You are supposed to use the headphone jack. If you are using the line out then it doesn't surprise me that you would need a headphone amp, because the Shaker isn't designed to be used with a line out.

If you are using the headphone jack then I am a bit surprised as my iPod touch is plenty loud.
 

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hi

guys where i can plug my ipod aux in my mustang gt with shaker 500 !! ?? i cannot reach the aux plug
I know the first couple of years the Mustang did not have the AUX in in the center console. That might be the issue.


I also noticed that everyone that said the system was loud enough had an iPod touch. Maybe that has something to do with it.
 

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My car is an 07.. the aux plug is in the console. I do not have a usb port in the car. (I do have one on my Explorer and use it with sync.. and the ipod is plenty loud enough that way) However, playing the ipod (classic model) using the aux port in the Mustangs console, and the headphone jack on the ipod did not work as well as I thought it should. so This would be the reason I got the amplifier. $27 bucks at Radio shack (cheaper online too) and not taking my car apart was worth it in my opinion. The other kits are just too expensive on my limited budget. Now it has plenty of volume.
 

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That is great....I want to use an IPod to play music through a portable boombox for our tailgate parties when football rolls around but when experimenting with the IPod and the boombox I noticed this volume issue as well. I am definitely going to check into this.

LMAO at the name "Boosteroo" however !!

Fuzzy... yes it will work on that as well.. and there is a kangaroo on the side of the gizmo.
 

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My car is an 07.. the aux plug is in the console. I do not have a usb port in the car. (I do have one on my Explorer and use it with sync.. and the ipod is plenty loud enough that way) However, playing the ipod (classic model) using the aux port in the Mustangs console, and the headphone jack on the ipod did not work as well as I thought it should. so This would be the reason I got the amplifier. $27 bucks at Radio shack (cheaper online too) and not taking my car apart was worth it in my opinion. The other kits are just too expensive on my limited budget. Now it has plenty of volume.
I think when they're saying 'USB', they mean the iPod dock connector at the bottom. Some of those pins will give you a line-out signal. I've seen widgets that plug into that dock connector, amplify the signal, and go over FM. They might have them for 1/8" AUX jacks, too.
 
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