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Old 09-30-2010, 05:12 AM
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Had the bad surprise to realise France biggest hi-fi seller (Fnac) only have mp3 player docks for... Ipods

I have a Sony Walkman X and I'm a bit lost: the only one I found that fits it is about 2x more expensive than what I want and not portable enough
http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...52921665963652

1. So is there any other products I could use for my Sony X?
2. Do sony/apple proprietary plug adaptators exist? (so I could use Ipod docks)
3. Any other way to use an Ipod dock for non-Ipod mp3 player?

Thanks to anyone helping me listening to my player on speakers because I'd like to hear something else than what the seller said to me: "Well, there's no way. Just get an ipod instead"....
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:48 AM
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1. Yes powered or non-powered speakers that can connect to your headphone out 3.5mm jack like this.
2. No.
3. None that I know of.
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:57 AM
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Thank you WalkGood.

The product you mentionned looks interesting, how/where could I find more like these (battery/no battery jack speaker)?
It appears that whenever I search I only find Ipod stuff (and your website has not that many products)

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Old 09-30-2010, 06:12 AM
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I wouldn't know in France other than saying try a Google search, but we do have a French mod that you might want to ask, lebellium.
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:17 AM
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Question 2 and 3:

If you're into DIY, I guess it might be possible to make a Sony/Apple cable. You could buy something like a Fiio Sony LOD and an iPod dock extender cable, then cut off the female plug, rewire it according to this and join it up with the three wires leading from the Sony dock.

Ofcourse, you'd get a sound only dock, so all control would have to go through the Walkman, but I guess if you had a long enough cable it could be something like a remote.

And I haven't tried this before, so you're on your own.
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