DIY iPhonola: How To Make a Great iPod Dock Using A Record Player
Initially, Mlaargh hadn’t intended to make a dock. He only wanted to harvest the amp, but one thing led to another and the idea of a cool looking iPod dock came to mind. First of all, he tested the amp to make sure it still worked. He also saw that this record player was manufactured in 1959.
First, he cleaned out the scrap. The unmodified phono on this amp could handle the headphone and line outs of the iPod without distorsion.
For me, it kind of went against intuition, as I had jumpered the audio out of the ipod (via half of an 1/8″ audio cable) right into the cut lines coming from beneath the tonearm on the underside of the platter assembly.