Ok, I know that this thread looks dead but in case anyone is still looking
to do this I found an easy
answer. I was contemplating changing out the NuTone 4006 to something
else but wasn't thrilled
with the available options. When I took the unit off the wall to look at
it, I noticed 3 RCA
connectors on the circuit board on the back. By trial and error I figured
out that the bottom one is
the "phono" connector. All you have to do is get a cord that plugs into
your music device of choice
with an RCA plug on the other side. Set the unit to "phono" and you're
done. Now I'm thinking of
running the cable to inside the cassette deck and modifying the cassette
deck so it holds an iPod
or whatever you use. I was thrilled to death when I saw how easy this was!
Actually, it depends on many things. If it was truly a phono input,
the EQ will be all wrong. And, depending if it were for magnetic
phono cartridge or 'ceramic' cartridge, the levels might have to be
dealt with. Vinyl is recorded in a way that when you play it back,
you must push the high frequencies harder. Now, did NuTone bother
to properly EQ the input marked phono? Or was it really an aux
input that required you to connect a turntable with an EQ'd preamp ????
On Nov 1, 1:25 pm, arhector_at_comcast_dot firstname.lastname@example.org
Both phono and tape magnetic heads go through a specialized
equalization pre-amplifier before being used to feed normal amplifier
inputs. Hooking an ipod to the phono jacks is going to result in poor
sound quality and you will need to turn the ipod output down really
low to avoid overdriving the amp. If you are electronically minded
you could find the point in the circuit that would allow you to insert
a normal level output such as an ipod. But we're talking about
disassembly and modifications. Then you could reconnect the phono
input at that point and disconnect the feed from the phono equalizer
amp. The really cool solution would be to do that and then connect
form there to your home stereo equipment. Presuming you have access
to your itunes collection via your home stereo.
Otherwise I'd continue to pursue the fm transmitter solution. Since
you brought it up I'm guessing that the intercom has an fm receiver.
The ipod to tape deck adapters all suck, I wouldn't bother taking that
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