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Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter for MP3, iPod, Mini-Disc, Discman or CD Player

You Pay: $14.99

Play your digital music over your car cassette stereo system with the CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter by Sony. Featuring the ability to play almost any audio device with a headphone jack on any cassette stereo, you'll enjoy the benefit of your digital music collection over your car's sound system. You can use the cassette adapter to listen to CDs, mini-disks and more through your cassette stereo system.

Playback Any Music
This product allows any player with a headphone jack to be played over a cassette stereo. This includes MP3 players, laptops, CD Players, mini-disk players and more. Enjoy your digital music in the car or on your home stereo with this handy cassette adapter.
Self-Adjusting Spring Head
This feature gives you the best possible connection and sound via your stereo cassette player.

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SonyCPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter
 
4.5

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to setup (63)
  • Good quality (50)
  • Easy to set up (36)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Car (16)
    • Home (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Traveler (30), Audiophile (15), Gear head (12), Student (10), Technically challenged (8)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (41)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Definitely worth the $$$

    Replaced an ITrip IPod FM transmitter with the CPA-9C for use in a factory stereo and the difference in sound quality is huge. Aside from some very minor squeaking associated with the cassette...Read complete review

    Replaced an ITrip IPod FM transmitter with the CPA-9C for use in a factory stereo and the difference in sound quality is huge. Aside from some very minor squeaking associated with the cassette mechanism which I think is inherent to these types of devices, this unit is exactly what I expected it to be. You only hear the squeak between songs and during quieter passages. Great sound quality, decent build quality, and a long cord to connect to my IPod is all I needed...what more could you expect from a device like this? It does exactly what it was made for and is far better than an FM transmitter.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Better than xmitters, not without faults

    Just like every other audio player to cassette adapter the Sony CPA-9C is easy to use and convenient as they come. The sound quality is good, with the usual gear turning audible and...Read complete review

    Just like every other audio player to cassette adapter the Sony CPA-9C is easy to use and convenient as they come. The sound quality is good, with the usual gear turning audible and soft hiss present in the background. Turn up the input volume from your player and lower the volume of your car stereo to reduce the noise. The highs tend to become uncontrolled and lows become muffled, for the casual listener it's not too much to worry about. There are two quibbles, the cassette cannot be loaded in a deck where the bottom faces away from you. Also, after several hours of use (and use in another compatible deck) the device "errors" out of the deck in both vehicles. This happens spontaneously, from being very infrequent to sometimes in a problematic repeat fashion. The will cooperative for a short time, get spit out by the deck(s), and play once again only to get tossed back out once more. As this problem isn't a constant day to day thing, as of yet, it is still livable and serves its purpose. I would still take this adapter over an FM transmitter in regards to the slew of troubles the wireless counterpart offers.

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    5.0

    Is all about the sound

    By Chris

    from Suwanee, GA

    About Me Audiophile

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

        I am using this tape adapter in my Avalon 2006. It sounds great and is just the cord right size. I am glad Sony makes this so is compatible with older cassette tape players.

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        4.0

        Last Resort

        By N5EXY (radio callsign)

        from Central Texas

        About Me Frequent Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast Setup
        • Good Quality
        • Has A Right Angle Plug

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Old Cars Without Aux Jack

          Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

          I would give it 5 stars but I have not had it long enough to burn it in. I had two other brands that would not work in my car player. I thought I would have to replace or repair the car unit but bought this as a cheap last resort and so far it works where others fail. Audio is clear and it does not suddenly eject. I use it to add an aux input to a 2001 vehicle. So far I have not found anything bad. Time will tell if the car radio is really wearing out.

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          5.0

          Awesome Device For Use in Older Cars

          By jayafink

          from San Antonio

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

          I've tried several over the years and this is the best sounding. B&H had the best price on the web when I bought it.

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          5.0

          Great product

          By MK

          from Los Angeles, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

          I was first looking for a Philips one but since that is out of production now and could not get one in original packing, I went for this one. But after testing it I am really satisfied with it. very low background noise, even when the phone/ ipod volume is minimum and the car stereo volume is high! Enjoying it thoroughly!

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          5.0

          Simple and Effective

          By Miss Perez

          from Allentown, New Jersey

          About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast Setup
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

              The product made our long drives in the tri-state area more pleasurable. The sound is solid and it works, saving us time and effort.
              The sales clerk at B&H was professional, effective and very enjoyable to talk with.
              thanks you for providing good service.
              A very satisfied customer.

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              5.0

              Works Great

              By Just Dave

              from Fresno, CA

              About Me Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast Setup
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

                  It was very easy to use, just pop it in like a cassette tape plug it in to your mp3 player and rock.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect for Toyota Avalon 2001

                  By sudhar

                  from irvine, ca

                  About Me Frequent Traveler

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast Setup
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Car Cassette Player
                    • Home

                    Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

                    I got this to use in my toyota avalon. Exactly what I was looking for. Joined with sony walkman 4GB. Purpose served. Definitely recommended.

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                    4.0

                    Good quality

                    By Andjelka

                    from Lansing, IL

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

                        Good quality for an awesome price!

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        works great

                        By Josh

                        from St Louis, MO

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

                        Works as advertised with my phone or mp3 player

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                        2.0

                        Chinese tape adapter from 1997

                        By Al

                        from Texas

                        About Me Installation Technician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up

                        Cons

                        • Technology 16 Years Old

                        Best Uses

                        • Car

                        Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

                        Originally made for the sony discman. Old technology and old packaging. Still digital quality over fm adapters.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Works just about the same

                        By Giovanni the blackie

                        from Long Island, New York

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast Setup
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

                            Works just about the same as all the other cassette adapters. No difference. Hopefully this one will last a year just like the last one I had, which was not a Sony.

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                            5.0

                            Sony adapter

                            By Don in Saint Charles

                            from Saint Charles ,Missouri

                            Verified Buyer

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                                  Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

                                  The adapter works well with my ipod and my new Motorola cell phone.The music sounds great and I have an extensive music library that hooks up to my 2005 Pontiac Bonneville am/fm cd and cassette player.I have complete trust in the Sony product lineup and the price was in line with the market.

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                                  4.0

                                  As good as expected from Sony

                                  By Fichai

                                  from Toronto, ont, Canada

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Fast Setup
                                  • Good Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

                                      Great product from Sony, good sound. A must have for all vehicles still have cassette tape player. Save me lots of CDs and recording time to copy from my cd to tape.
                                      Only thing I dislike is the extreme thin wire end connecting the tape, very flimsy, should have some plastic casing/ cap there to protect it. If that is broken, the whole tape will be useless.

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                                      4.0

                                      Good clear sound

                                      By Field Hand

                                      from Renton, WA

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Fast Setup
                                      • Good Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

                                          Having an older car without any access for external devices, I bought the Sony CPA-9 cassette adapter. I use it with an ipod and also my iphone, to play Pandora radio. I find it has a good clear sound, good signal level, and the fidelity is great; no distortion or other problems. There is a low level of mechanical noise that is not noticable when the music is playing, but can be heard between songs. This is because the cassette mechanism is running in the car radio while the device is operating, but I don't consider it to be any problem at all. I rate this as a good buy at the low price I paid for it.

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                                          5.0

                                          Works Really Well

                                          By Dying with the steering wheel in my hand

                                          from Blue Ridge Mountains

                                          About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Fast Setup
                                          • Good Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

                                              For my 2002 Subaru Forester. When the old cassette adapter died, I wondered if such things were still made. Found a great one at B & H. The package arrived quickly, but when unwrapped said it was for Walkmen. Not to worry, works fine with my iPod.It is a bit noisy, but so is my old car. I love to listen to audio books. Read reviews on B & H website that warned me about need for side orientation of casette.

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                                              4.0

                                              Good Sound for what it is

                                              By kmn

                                              from VA

                                              About Me Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Fast Setup
                                              • Good Quality

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

                                                  Sounds good but i get a lot of line noise sometimes. Could be due to using Android phone and cellular signal creating interference. Haven't tried with an audio only source like iPod.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Excelent Product

                                                  By Unscriptedsam

                                                  from Charleston, SC

                                                  About Me Audiophile, Gear Head, Student

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                                  • Fast Setup
                                                  • Good Quality
                                                  • Great audio

                                                  Cons

                                                  • none that i can think of

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

                                                    Cheap and useful, what more could you ask for? The MP3 to car cassette does its job. Good audio from what ever device you decide. If you are looking for a way to play your favorite music in the car, this is definately the product for you.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Retro Magic

                                                    By Notaguido

                                                    from New Jersey

                                                    About Me Frequent Traveler

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                                    • Fast Setup
                                                    • Good Quality

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Car

                                                      Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

                                                      OK, so I drive a car that still has a tape deck in it. Yet, of course I have iPods in every shape and size. The answer? THis gadget that feels like a throwback to the 90's. Best of all is it works. Yes, I could simply use the headphones with my iPhone or iPod but then I miss out on those killer speakers that came with my 2005 Prius. Seriously, sometimes it's just nice to use the stereo instead of the ear buds. At the affordable price this thing is available for, it is worth indulging that whim. Did I mention it works? It does and I'm a fan.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      SIDE LOAD ONLY

                                                      By Altair

                                                      from near Philly

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Gets great reviews

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Incompatible
                                                      • Side load player ONLY

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

                                                        I gave this 5 stars because according to the reviews, it's a great adapter. Bought this to use in my 1995 Camaro with factory cassette deck. My bad for not researching it more as this deck, which gets great reviews, only works on a side loading player, not a front loader like mine. I ending up returning this & getting a Philips which you can change placement of the headphone jack wire. As always, B & H refunded my money and all turned out well.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Great Cassette Adapter

                                                        By Matt

                                                        from Fort Worth, Texas

                                                        About Me Audiophile, Gear Head, Student

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                                        • Fast Setup
                                                        • Good Quality

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter:

                                                            Its Sony, exactly what I expected. Great Product!

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