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    In-dash amp only

    I'm starting on a project to hook up a Nexus 7, to, among other things, play music in my car. I want to hook up a small amp (in the stereo slot). I would prefer to have it as small as possible. I saw this thread: http://www.mp3car.com/car-audio/1402...n-in-dash.html where this was recommended: http://www.bybyte.com/amp.htm

    I thought that might be what I was looking for, but I have barely any experience in audio, especially car audio, and don't know what exactly I'm looking for. All I want is something that will allow me to plug in the 3.5mm headphone jack into the car, using my existing speakers. I have a 1998 Chevy K1500 pickup, with the standard stereo that looks like this (I'm pulling out the stereo for this):

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    Is this what I'm looking for? Any similar items that I'm looking for? How am I going to hook this up (i.e. are there any other cables I'm going to need)?

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    Here is the one I use in my 96 S10 Blazer, very similar to the bybyte, but cheaper, unfortunately also from china so it takes 10 days to get it.

    I have a male to female 3.5 mm Y cable coming out of my DAC headphone plug and 2 regular male to male 3.5 cables to the 2 input plugs.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TDA7850-4-Ch...item5657d942c7
    TruckPC - gutted, being used for test setup
    BoatPC - All in 1 in cuddy, N7 using VNC on dash, RR
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveDog View Post
    Here is the one I use in my 96 S10 Blazer, very similar to the bybyte, but cheaper, unfortunately also from china so it takes 10 days to get it.

    I have a male to female 3.5 mm Y cable coming out of my DAC headphone plug and 2 regular male to male 3.5 cables to the 2 input plugs.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TDA7850-4-Ch...item5657d942c7
    Thanks, so how do I hook it up? I couldn't find instructions on anything. Are the 4 screw-down ports on the sides where speaker cables go? They look like speaker connections. And the one on the front is power?

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    In that ebay link if you scroll down enough there is a detailed diagram of the connectors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveDog View Post
    In that ebay link if you scroll down enough there is a detailed diagram of the connectors.
    Could you repost the link? It just takes me to the ebay home page.

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    Butt-splice this bad boy (verifyplz)

    http://www.amazon.com/Scosche-GM02B-...stereo+harness

    to this

    http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-PLMRMP3B-...+car+amp+3.5mm

    You could probably stuff this back there with out a problem. 6x3x1.5 inches. Granted it's no where near 200 watts per channel, but probably close to 20 per, putting you at the same level of the factory radio. As a plus the wires come directly out of it, which you can just crimp a plug or butt-splice it to the factory wiring. (as opposed to messing with a bunch of screw downs or solders) Looks like it has a 3.5mm input jack (or a set of stereo rcas) so you don't even need a y cable or adapter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigg007 View Post
    Butt-splice this bad boy (verifyplz)

    http://www.amazon.com/Scosche-GM02B-...stereo+harness

    to this

    http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-PLMRMP3B-...+car+amp+3.5mm

    You could probably stuff this back there with out a problem. 6x3x1.5 inches. Granted it's no where near 200 watts per channel, but probably close to 20 per, putting you at the same level of the factory radio. As a plus the wires come directly out of it, which you can just crimp a plug or butt-splice it to the factory wiring. (as opposed to messing with a bunch of screw downs or solders) Looks like it has a 3.5mm input jack (or a set of stereo rcas) so you don't even need a y cable or adapter.
    That amp is 11" long. There's no way that would fit back there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamthesgt View Post
    That amp is 11" long. There's no way that would fit back there.
    I just checked the model number on three different websites and see nothing about a 11" dimension (just dumped the model number into a google search). Its all close to that 6x3x1.5. Maybe 11" is one of the dimensions of the shipping container?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigg007 View Post
    I just checked the model number on three different websites and see nothing about a 11" dimension (just dumped the model number into a google search). Its all close to that 6x3x1.5. Maybe 11" is one of the dimensions of the shipping container?
    Huh. Yeah I see that. Not sure where the 11" is from either. Thanks for the link! I hope that works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigg007 View Post
    I just checked the model number on three different websites and see nothing about a 11" dimension (just dumped the model number into a google search). Its all close to that 6x3x1.5. Maybe 11" is one of the dimensions of the shipping container?
    Okay well I ordered those two items, and I'll let you know how it works.

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