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    1/8" Audio Out to Speaker Wire?

    I tried searching but this seems to be a hard one to pull any relevant threads up on due to wording...

    My 2005.5 Jetta already has a nice 8-channel amp integrated into it and I would like to see if it can work with my pc...

    but Im not sure how to go from an 1/8" Audio Out to the Speaker Wire or if it is even possible.

    I need to go from the Audio Out jack to:
    Left Front +-
    Left Rear +-
    Right Front +-
    Right Rear +-

    Thanks in advance... yours truly... nOOb
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    is the computer's sound card stereo or quadraphonic? if it's stereo youll probably need y adapters. as far as the 1/8" out you just need cable with an 1/8" stereophone connector.

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    Its just a plain-jane audio out jack. So stereo.
    If you could elaborate a bit that would be greatly appreciated. Especially concerning the connection of the + -. Im trying to go from the sound out stereophone jack to 8 wires.

    I have a cable with a 1/8" Sterephone jack on one end and RCA red/white on the other. could I splice that and use it somehow?

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    Have a read of this - HOW TO: Get sound from PC to Car Stereo / Amp

    The computer out has 3 wires - Left+, Right+, and Common-
    Your amp apparently has 8 input wires - Front Left+, Front Left-, Front Right+, Front Right-, Rear Left+, Rear Left-, Rear Right+, and Rear Right-

    Connect the Computer Left+ to the Amp Front Left+ and Rear Left+
    Connect the Computer Right+ to the Amp Front Right+ and Rear Right+
    Connect the Computer Common- to the Amp Front Left-, Front Right-, Rear Left-, and Rear Right-

    All you are doing is splitting the output to each input.

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    WOW ok. you can do this but youll get the same sound on two speakers.

    ok youll need a 1/8" Stereophone connector. this is how i would do it.
    If you get the connector here at Radio shack the package will elaborate on the 3 pins
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    In addition, you have may have to find connectors to suit. The cable you show is fine for the computer end, using the 1/8" Sterephone jack.

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    Ha thanks for the input guys... I appreciate it
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    crsseyednsmilin do ya understand all of this

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    Well I went searching on RadioShack.com for the connector youre talking about... and got like 500 results. So Im not sure about that.

    Also... could I just cut open the RCA ends of my 1/8-RCA cable and splice the wires in that way? (PS which is the (-) on the RCA? In or out)
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    yeah you can splice it. and the outside of the RCA is the GND.
    but beware, if the wire is fiber than you could be in trouble.

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