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This thread needs some serious updating. Many of the products listed in here are no longer available, and the fist post's pictures, links and PDF are no longer working. Surely some better options have come on the market since this was first posted, no?

So the PAC AAI-NIS2 auxiliary input adapter is no longer available for sale on Crutchfield or Amazon:

https://www.crutchfield.com/S-UhXkGl...t-Adapter.html




Which makes this thread pretty much worthless:

https://www.infinitifx.org/56-1st-ge...tallation.html

The PAC Turbo-1 line driver signal amplifier IS still available on Amazon:




But the reviews are terrible. I'm thinking this JL Audio version is probably better:

https://www.sonicelectronix.com/item...ne-Driver.html

To top it off, the reviews for the GROM unit are awful:




There's no way I'm going to the trouble of installing that just to deal with those problems.

I called up the local Infiniti dealership and was informed that the OEM iPod adapter is really just an iPod 4 adapter and is not a regular universal AUX/3.5mm cable. So that option is out the window.

In the "AAI-NIS Aux Input"someone mentioned that the PAC model is discontinued, but that the PAC ISNI571 ($189) model should work:


https://pac-audio.com/catalog/ipod-a...-select-nissan


But that model is more geared for someone using an actual iPod- I just want a universal 3.5mm aux input.


PAC offers three other products, apparently for the FX:


The TranzIt for $89:


https://pac-audio.com/catalog/ipod-a...tegration/IS77


The TranzIt USB for $89:


https://pac-audio.com/catalog/ipod-a...tegration/IS32


And the DuaLink for $129:


https://pac-audio.com/catalog/ipod-a...ration/ISNI531


Of those, only the DuaLink appears to have Nissan/Infiniti-specific plugs on it. It's not clear how the two cheaper model would get wired up to the back of the head unit.


I found what appears to be a derivative of the DuaLink kit, a kit by iSimple, on Amazon for a lot less ($75):






It gets good reviews and appears to just plug right into the back of the head unit. To me, this appears to be the best option.


As far as ground loop isolators go, I found two that get good reviews:


Radio Shack for $16:






And Mpow for $9:






But those should only be necessary if you're also charging the device at the same time, right?


So, to me right now, I'm thinking a complete setup would include the $75 iSimple DuaLink kit on Amazon, the $60 JL Audio line level controller, and the $16 Radio Shack ground loop isolator, for about $150 total.


Can anyone verify if this is all accurate? Are there other products out there that I don't know about? I'm picky about audio quality, and don't have much patience for junk parts. I need this to be a reliable mod that won't introduce problems down the line.



Thanks in advance!

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No replies after 3+ weeks? I guess this forum really is dead

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No doubt the forum has slowed over the last bunch of years. Unfortunately, we don't have anybody that is knowledgeable on the electronics side anymore. We used to have Johnmax, who worked in the industry, but I haven't seen him around in years.

I have the old Nissan I-pod adapter in mine but it's functionality is not great. I've never heard of the DuaLink kit. The only other kit that I've heard a wiff of is the Dice Mediabridge but that was a couple of years ago.

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No doubt the forum has slowed over the last bunch of years. Unfortunately, we don't have anybody that is knowledgeable on the electronics side anymore. We used to have Johnmax, who worked in the industry, but I haven't seen him around in years.

I have the old Nissan I-pod adapter in mine but it's functionality is not great. I've never heard of the DuaLink kit. The only other kit that I've heard a wiff of is the Dice Mediabridge but that was a couple of years ago.



BTW anyone know where to find a wiring diagram that shows what the connectors are for in the back of the stereo?


I just picked up a mediabidge to install, but i think the connector is not the right one. I've installed a mediabridge in another car I had and it worked great. I think I can get this one working though. once connected it is basically plug & play - no need for any other device.
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I haven't seen a post about the mediabridge on this site but I think if you do a search of Infinitiscene you will find a few threads on installing this.

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