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The Solisto Extra version provides two interfaces in one device: the flexible audio-interface of Solisto.Basic, plus an interface enabling the user to control an iPod/iPhone. This gives the user the opportunity to operate their iPod/iPhone like a CD changer, while allowing for full flexibility whenever necessary. With the help of the iPod/iPhone the Solisto emulates a CD changer with up to 6 resp. 10 virtual CD´s with up to 99 songs each at the CD changer-interface of the radio. Due to this exact emulation, CD changer-stlye handling is easy and consistent. All functions are supported: fast forward, rewind within track, random play and scan-mode. The Solisto supplies power to the iPod/iPhone (including iPhone 4[S], iPad 2) to charge the battery during use.

Direct Access Mode

Controlling an iPod through the head unit is convenient and especially advisable when driving; but as this limits the number of accessible songs we have introduced the “Direct Access Mode. Direct Access Mode lets you access any song, playlist, album etc. on the iPod, using the iPod controls. To use Direct Access Mode: do not create the playlist „CD6“. Selecting this virtual CD on the head unit will then hand over control of the iPod to the iPod itself. The iPod will still obtain its power from the Solisto, but is controlled in the normal way.
If you want to return to the playlists controlled by the head unit simply select the corresponding virtual CD on the head unit and the iPod will give back control to the Solisto.

Talk Over Functionality

The Talk Over functionality is especially aimed at connecting mobile satnavs to the Solisto. In normal operation the interfaces for iPod/iPhone and USB have a higher priority than the Aux In interface. E.g. if a USB drive is connected to the Solisto, music is played from that and not the Aux In. A new feature of the Solisto 5G is that the Aux In interrupts the music played over the iPod/iPhone or USB interface when there is an audio signal at the Aux In. After the signal is gone, the Solisto switches back to the iPod/iPhone or USB interface. Example: music is being played from the USB drive, the audio output of the satnav is connected to the Aux In of the Solisto. Whenever there is a message from the satnav, the music from the USB drive is interrupted and the message is put through to the head unit and the speakers of the car. After the end of the message, the Solisto will automatically switch back to the music on the USB drive.
Other audio devices can be connected to the Aux In the same way. The basic principle remains the same.

Scope of delivery
  • Solisto.Extra
  • audio cable mini-jack-socket 3.5mm (1/8") to mini-jack-socket 3.5mm (1/8") approx 1.2 meters long
  • iPod/iPhone/iPad adapter cable approx. 1.2 meters long
  • User guide in four languages (English, German, Spanish, Dutch)
Compatible iPod/iPhone
  • iPod (3rd+4th+5th+6th Generation)
  • iPod Classic
  • iPod-Mini (1st+2nd Generation)
  • iPod-Nano (1st to 6th Generation)
  • iPod Photo
  • iPod Touch 2G, 3G, 4G
  • iPhone, iPhone 3G, 3G[S], iPhone 4[S]
  • iPad, iPad2, iPad3
We have successfully tested iPhone 5, iPod Nano 7 and iPad 4. All devices work with the iPhone/iPod/iPad interface of Solisto.Extra and Solisto.Pro and the Solisto.iAux cables if connected via the Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter or the corresponding adapter cable.
Compatible Head Units
A comprehensive list of compatible head units can be found at our online shop.

Car brands that build in compatible head units:
Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Seat, Porsche.

Please send us an email if you are interested in a Solisto for a head unit of BMW, Ford, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Chrysler, or Hyundai.

Aftermarket brands that build compatible head units:
Becker, Technisat.

Please send us an email if you are interested in a Solisto for a head unit of Blaupunkt or JVC.
Data Sheet


Housing Material aluminium, anodised
Dimensions (WxHxD//mm) 72 x 24 x 104
Weight 200g
Car stereo connection 9-pole SUB-D-connector (male)

iPod/iPhone/iPad Connection

iPod connection special plug (mini-DIN 8-pin)
Functionality control iPod/iPhone/iPad, audio iPod/iPhone/iPad, charge current for iPod/iPhone/iPad battery
Max. number of songs up to 990 (10 times 99 Songs) depending on the model of the car stereo

AUX-In Connection

Audio input mini-jack-socket 3.5 mm
Audio format analogue -10 dB, stereo
Talk Over functionality for iPod/iPhone/iPad interface