You might try a sendstation pocketdock. Are you connecting to the stereo with a 1/8" headphone jack to "line in" or using a dock connector? If not a dock connector, try the SendStation idea. The quality of the output out the bottom is better because it bypasses the internal amp of the ipod.My Golf TDI has the std. stereo. The satellite, CD, even FM sound pretty good. My 4G iPod mini, even with Apple Lossless tracks sound a bit distorted in the car, but fine elsewhere. Anyone else have this issue?
Just had the same did you get it sorted? If what was the answer?My new JSW with RCD510 and dealer-installed iPod connector in the glovebox sounds very bad on the left channel. When playing songs on my iPod Touch Gen 2 that have vocals on both channels, the right channel sounds fine but no vocals and instrumental sounds only on the left except for some very faint and garbled vocal sounds. Oddly enough, if I play the iPod through the aux in 1/8" audio input, I get the same thing but the bad sound is on the right side.
I tried two iPods. Same deal. I also played the same songs from my iPod through the docking conector on a Cambridge Soundworks stereo (sounds fine). EQ is off on my iPod Touch Gen 2.
I have been using the medium input level but will try low as well. Using high gain on the iPod input did cause overdrive distortion. This doesn't sound like that but it may be.
Could this be an incorrectly connected or phased MDI channel?
I'd love to have some of you try this by setting the balance control all the way left and right and see what each channel sounds like alone.