I think there are cassette adapters that look like a cassette with a
stereo plug and cable attached that drives a magnetic transducer that
sits against the tape head in the cassette player. I found one, there
are lots of them.
On Sun, 27 Dec 2009 06:29:15 -0600, The Daring Dufas wrote:
That might be a good idea.
I didn't think of an adapter (I was thinking more about replacing the
NuTone IM4006 built-in "head unit" with one that handles the iPod instead
of a cassette.
But your idea is also an option. Googling, I found on Amazon a "Monster
iCarPlay Cassette Adapter 800 for iPod and iPhone (3 feet)" for $17.
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
The main problem with the cassette-to-iPod adapter is that the iPod will
just hang on the cord against the wall. I was hoping for something cleaner.
Is there a way to use this adaptor without the iPod just dangling down?
I picked up a Monster A IP FM-CH 250 iCarPlay Wireless 250 FM Transmitter
for iPod® & iPhone from the local electronics store
I was hoping I could plug just the USB cable part of the 12v-auto-USB
charger into a nearby computer and transmit the iPod songs within 30 feet
of the Nutone Intercom IM 4006 into the FM radio.
But, for some reason, the Monster wireless FM transmitter doesn't get
received on the Nutone IM.4006 so I'll likely return it as a failure.
I'm not sure why this didn't work but maybe I was too far from the
Where is the Nutone antenna anyway?
On Mon, 28 Dec 2009 09:36:34 -0800 (PST), DerbyDad03 wrote:
I was hoping to get some help for an accessory that actually worked but I
guess there are only one or two people out there who actually have a NuTone
iPod setup (I guess it's too expensive for most who post).
In the end, this $300 "iPodâ¢ iCast Wireless Solution" from NuTone that was
emailed to me looks like it might have to be the best we can collectively
come up with on this newsgroup.
The only problem is that the literature doesn't say whether it works with
the Nutone IM 4006 or not. So, I'm still looking about.
re:' ...there are only one or two people out there who actually have a
iPod setup (I guess it's too expensive for most who post). "
Why would you guess that?
I would guess that it's simply not something that "most who post" have
a desire for.
Your guess implies that if "most who post" had the money, "most who
post" would go buy one.
I'd guess that money is not the reason that "most who post" don't have
On Tue, 29 Dec 2009 22:35:01 -0500, Michael A. Terrell wrote:
I inherited the Nutone IM 4006 Intercom/Radio/Cassette when I bought a
house. I didn't put it in but it's a mid-range home (way over a million)
out here in California (where nothing is below a million or so in any
decent town) so I would have assumed the builders put in quality equipment.
Is NuTone not quality equipment? If not, what is?
Nutone is aimed at builders. It is cheap, with a high markup. That
system would have cost the builder about $100 to $150 and added $3,000
to $5,000 to the sale price of the home.
I never saw a home intercom that was well built. I repaired a lot of
brands for a 20+ year period. They are a selling point for the
builders. I knew several builders that wouldn't use anything else,
because it was the cheapest on the wholesale market. Miami-Carey was
about the same quality, but cost about 15% more. It appears that
Miami-Carey is out of business, which is no big loss.
A lot of the work was for fire restoration contractors. The
intercoms were replaced, rather than fill a dozen holes in the walls.
The new models are all plastic. At least their earlier products were
metal which would hold up for about 15 years.
Home intercoms were built around a $15 radio with extra switches for
the intercom function.
Nutone is a really low quality product line (picture the lowest quality
radio you can buy with a couple switches and a wall mounting frame)
designed as a cheap way for the builder to "fluff up" houses (currently
You can buy a cassette adaptor to allow you to play portable audio
devices over your car stereo. The same would work in your NT system.
You can also buy an FM transmitter that will plug into an IPod
allowing you to receive the Ipod on a vacant position on the FM dial.
On Tue, 29 Dec 2009 08:41:20 -0800 (PST), DerbyDad03 wrote:
That's probably more logical. I was hoping someone (anyone) had an older
NuTone that they added an iPod to.
I'm pretty surprised there's nobody out there who has done this but it is
what it is so I'm stuck on my own.
I'll write it up when/if I figure out how best to add an iPod to the Nutone
home intercomm/radio/casette built-in sound system.
The intercom is mono, so you won't get stereo out of it. Look at how
the cassette deck is connected to the intercom. It should be line level
audio tha can be routed to a jack to use the cassette mode to play your
ipod. A double ended miniature audio cable that will plug into the
headphone jack, with a couple 5K resistors to mix the two channels to
mono should work.
There were probably 6 of those cassette adapters I saw at the thrift shop today.
Probably $.99 or $1.99 each.
Or, how about the cassette adapter/MP3 player on
I had thought the electronics are so small now that someone had
to come up with a player that could fit in a cassette by now.
Heck, they put them in everything else. I'm looking for the MP3
toilet roll player. *snicker*
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