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Old 02-01-2007, 02:07 PM   #1
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i have a stock c.d. player in my intrepid and i don't want to put an aftermarket cd player in it, is there a way to wire my amp up to my stock cd player? Thanks
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You can buy what I bought. It is an audio control LC6i. It is a high powered line out converter. The guy that came in second place for sound quality competition at spring break nationals used one of their more expensive peices with a stock radio. My peice costed about 150 bucks.
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if you get an amp with high level inputs then you need nothing. Otherwise you will need a line level converter which can be gotten for under 50 bucks.
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Most people and installers will recommend using a line output converter, or LOC. If I was going to use one in a car of my own, the only one I'd even concider would be from David Navone.

http://www.davidnavone.com/adaptor_products.htm

You'd want the NE-7V for a two channel amp, and sells currently for 20 dollars.
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if you buy an amp with high level inputs, I am pretty sure that it won't be a very powerful amp. I am willing to bet any amount of money that there is not a better basic line out converter than the audio control peice. I have a 2000 watt system in my car and it works perfect for it. It also amplifies the input signal like a good head unit does with its 4 or 5 volt preouts. You can see a picture of it by clicking on my photobucket link in my signature
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I'm quite familiar with audiocontrol stuff, I've been working with it since the original epiceter. Your LC6i retails for 150 (ebaying for 115ish + *&h), and while its a very nice piece you'd have a hard time convincing me its worth the difference in cost. Maybe you could see the difference on an RTA, but I'd be surprised if there'd be a decernable difference. David Navone along with Richard Clark are two of the fathers of modern car audio as we know it. I was turned onto the products by a friend who was an iASCA judge. Again, the LC6i...very nice piece, no doubt. But most people don't need a 6 channel $100+ LOC.
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well i guess it all depends on what kind of system you are running. The people you speak of do have an impressive resume. The father of modern car audio may be a bit of an over statement but, as far as my set up, the lc6 is a perfect fit. I guess you are right in saying that people don't all need them. I just know I did, plus it has the subwoofer control and signal summing. I guess if you are just running a four channel amp it would be fine. I have just seen a bunch of the smaller line out converters melt on higher powerd systems like mine
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Whatever you do, do not, I repeat do not splice the converter too close to your rear speakers. The rear Speaker itself acts like a microphone and pics up vibration which thens transfers it to the sub, producing unwanted noise and vibration.
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and make sure that you give everything that you add as well as the stock radio a common ground point to cut down on engine noise because its a really annoying sound
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thanks for the help guys, i got a LOC..
i got another question though, how do i hook up the remote wire? what do i hook it up to? Thanks
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