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I have a lovely old sony minidisc stereo (from around 2000) and would like to play my mp3's from my iphone through it. Seems like the input at the back of my stereo I should use is the one labelled optical in - but struggling to find a the right cable I should be buying. 

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Unfortunately, being an Apple product there's no simple cable adapter method. You require an Apple approved docking device, the cheapest with digital optical out is probably the Pure i20 at ~$99. Can also be used for iPods & iPads (needs care when mounting and possibly something to support it, though). See demo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynlFD8h2F88

Note this is for the older 30 pin socket iPhone, so not for the iPhone 5 with the 8 pin lightning socket.
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I have a lovely old sony minidisc stereo (from around 2000) and would like to play my mp3's from my iphone through it. Seems like the input at the back of my stereo I should use is the one labelled optical in - but struggling to find a the right cable I should be buying.
Any advice please?
Don't use a digital connection. Use an analog one. You'll need an eighth-inch stereo plug at one end of the cable and whatever your "Aux" or similar input requires on the other end.

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