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    Question Panasonic Head Aux-In Problem

    Hello everyone,

    I'm new here, so this may not be the right place to post this, but here it goes...

    I have a Panasonic Head unit that's a little older (in a minute I'm going to go find the actual name, but internet at my work is SO slow...), and I recently got a 30gb vid iPod. Well, I bought a RCA-3.5mm cable so I can play my iPod through my stereo, but there's a problem. The music plays just fine, but I can only control the volume from the iPod, and I can't control the volume of my subs (and right now there's almost no output from them ).

    So, I was wondering if anyone knows why this would happen? I've asked a few people and they said that I should be able to control at least the volume of my subs from my head unit, and probably the volume of the music, but it just doesn't respond... is there some setting I need to change or what?

    Please help, I miss my subs haha.

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    This might be a stupid question, but it is hooked up to your radio and not just straight to amps, right?

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    What are you plugging the RCA's into. What're the connections labeled on the radio?

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    to Shadow:The cable is hooked into the head unit, not into the amp... My unit has a subwoofer input, a preamp output, and an auxillary in; the Woofers are hooked up in the right spot, because they have worked for almost 3 years and I can change the volume when I'm running a CD/the radio, nothing is in the preamp and the Aux in has the rca-3.5mm cable plugged into it...

    to Jahntassa: I'm sure it's the Aux-In, because as I said, there are only 3 sets of RCA inputs back there, and I know I'm plugging into the aux in because the sound is working (it didn't when I accidentally plugged into the preamp), and the sub inputs are taken up with the... sub inputs... heh.

    Anything else?

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    and I still can't find out what model my head unit is because it's so damn old.

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    Do you switch the headunits source to AUX, or do you do it another way. Or does sound come from the ipod weather you are in any other mode. The three preouts may be your Fronts, Rears, & Subs. If you're not getting any volume control through the deck that kind of scares me, because If you only get volume control through the ipod you might not be running the ipod into an aux but a preout. Which makes sense from what i've seen before, poor volume or control from the AUX device and lack of volume from other preouts, i.e. subs. Some aux inputs for decks require a different cable that plugs into say like a changer plug and converts it to an AUX. The sound that you are getting from the ipod may be back-fed from the preout which may ruin your preout.
    Just make sure that you are plugging it into the right RCAs, you probably dont even need the info on the deck just look at the lables on the back of the headunit.
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    wow you may be right, because I'm looking at the manual electrical section right now, and it says I have Sub outs, pre amp front, pre amp rear, and aux... so I may be plugged into the wrong thing... but then why would music play when I have aux in selected? it seems like it shouldn't work at all... I'll take a flashlight and try and read the stuff; I'm working in a tiny wee honda civic so it's hard to see the back of the unit! Thanks for your input...

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    It's due to the way the line outputs work, the fronts and rears are sort of bridged somewhere.

    What model Panasonic do you have, would be the next question, so we know what you're really dealing with.

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    Its creating feedback through to the speaker lines. Some decks that have the option for an AUX input dont use an RCA connector but it may use a 1/8" mini stereo (headphone jack), or it may use a special connector that plugs into the "changer" plug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmudgen
    wow you may be right, because I'm looking at the manual electrical section right now, and it says I have Sub outs, pre amp front, pre amp rear, and aux... so I may be plugged into the wrong thing... but then why would music play when I have aux in selected? it seems like it shouldn't work at all... I'll take a flashlight and try and read the stuff; I'm working in a tiny wee honda civic so it's hard to see the back of the unit! Thanks for your input...
    Hmmm...so if you have the manual, then you should have the model number. What is it?

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    Ok, this is an old thread...sorry for the bump. Did you resolve the problem?

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