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Thread: iPhone Home
02-02-2008, 11:34 AM #1iPhone Home
I wanted an easy way (relatively easy anyway) to play the iPhone in my home, and have the phone controls accessed from a main room.
I had wired the home for stereo, etc. a number of years ago, and most of the wiring was in place. The stereo/home theater stuff is in the lower level, and there are speakers in the living room. I use a remote control to switch between CD, FM, Aux (TV), and volume, etc. from the kitchen/living room.
I modified a standard iPod dock base for the iPhone, and mounted it on a wood base. I added in a ground connection from pin 11 of the dock connector, so that the iPhone will output audio and this also triggers the 'Accessory' mode of the iPhone.
I had run a volume control and cables up the backside of this wall partioner. I opened it, and was able to fish a set of cables up from the lower level where the preamp and controls are. I connected these to the iPhone dock connector, and also incorporated a switch. This switch and relay bypasses the FM signal into the pre-amp for he iPhone output. The base also will charge the iPhone. Sound quality is excellent, form the line-out section of the iPhone. This port will also work with a dock-connector iPod.
It works well, and I can play the iTunes section of the phone, plus the radio application of the iPhone. Also, when the phone rings, I can hear it thru the amplified output, and it plays thru the speakers in the house.
02-02-2008, 01:02 PM #2
Wow, wanna come do my house!?iPhone 3G
Please read again I only give one warning - thanks!
02-02-2008, 04:06 PM #3
That's Sweet!!!! Very creative and clean looking,i take my hat off to u on this one.
02-02-2008, 04:29 PM #4
That's very nice work!
02-02-2008, 04:59 PM #5
wow cool idea but you can hear the call through the speakers, how do you talk back (unless bluetooth?)
02-04-2008, 09:29 AM #6