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    RC out of factory head

    I'm just trying to get rc out from the factory head unit in my '94 Taurus. any suggestions would be appreciated. they're for my new amp, just in case you were wondering.

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    If you dont know the answer to this I would seriously consider paying for the install.
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    if you do know, just tell me please

    The install is done, except for this. The head unit doesn't have rc out, but I want to use rc's. I'm not an idiot but I can't think of any simple way to do it. So it would be really helpfull if you would answer the question, thanks.

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    something like one of these should do the job

    http://www.davidnavone.com/cart.asp?24&cat=7

    this is a 4 channel one...bu there are 2 channel ones too

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    thanks, that'll do it.

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    Don't be surprised if it sounds like crap. Line level converter are known to cause massive amounts of distortion to the signal. If you invent in an after market head unit you'll surely be happy you did.
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    I'm sorry but when you say "rc" I think you really mean "RCA."
    I would suggest to pick up an adjustable line out converter to prevent the distortion described above.
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    Too poor for pre-fab

    thanks, but I'm cheap, and kinda lazy, so I just spliced a couple of females into the speaker wire, and ran rca from those leads to my amp. At first I crossed the polarity on one of them, but I got is sorted out, and it sounds great. Thanks for the tips, this seems like a pretty usefull site.

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    there is a reason why they make line -level output converters (LOC), because you should NOT wire a high level (speaker) wire directly into a low level (line-level) input. doing so will overload your amplifier, and it will soon be an expensive paperweight.

    many amplifiers have both line-level and speaker-level inputs. you can wire it directly to your speaker wires if you're using the speaker level input. if your amp doesn't have speaker level inputs, then you need to use a line-level output converter. these can be bought very cheap (as low as $10), so there is no excuse not to use one.


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    Your going to fry your amp.

    Go to any stereo place and pick up a line converter or you will also need to buy an amp next.
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