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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
    2005.5 VW Jetta 2.5L, 1957 VW Beetle Custom
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  • #2
    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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    • #3
      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?

      2005.5 VW Jetta 2.5L, 1957 VW Beetle Custom
      Previously Owned: 2000 VW Beetle TDI, 1982 VW Vanagon Westfalia, 1971 VW Super Beetle

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      • #4
        Have a read of this - http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=32430

        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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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              Ha thanks for the input guys... I appreciate it
              2005.5 VW Jetta 2.5L, 1957 VW Beetle Custom
              Previously Owned: 2000 VW Beetle TDI, 1982 VW Vanagon Westfalia, 1971 VW Super Beetle

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              • #8
                crsseyednsmilin do ya understand all of this
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                • #9
                  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)
                  2005.5 VW Jetta 2.5L, 1957 VW Beetle Custom
                  Previously Owned: 2000 VW Beetle TDI, 1982 VW Vanagon Westfalia, 1971 VW Super Beetle

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                  • #10
                    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.
                    William Surritte, Technician
                    No Limit Technologies
                    1931 U.S. HWY. 160, Caulfield, MO 65626
                    http://home.centurytel.net/nolimititech/
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                    • #11
                      Awesome... thats the route Im going to go then. Ill try and get this done soon and let you know of my results. Thanks a million!
                      2005.5 VW Jetta 2.5L, 1957 VW Beetle Custom
                      Previously Owned: 2000 VW Beetle TDI, 1982 VW Vanagon Westfalia, 1971 VW Super Beetle

                      My VW Jetta mk5 Carputer
                      frodoplayer.com
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by wsurritte
                        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

                        I might be missing something but should tie Front & Rear Right + to Computer Right+ and Front & Rear Left + to Computer Left+?

                        From the way I read your diagram it looks like you are connecting Front Left & Right+ to Computer Right+ and Rear Left & Right+ to Computer Left+, which would have the left & right chanels assigned to front & rear.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by roadhog
                          I might be missing something but should tie Front & Rear Right + to Computer Right+ and Front & Rear Left + to Computer Left+?

                          From the way I read your diagram it looks like you are connecting Front Left & Right+ to Computer Right+ and Rear Left & Right+ to Computer Left+, which would have the left & right chanels assigned to front & rear.

                          Yeah, your right i got that confused!! thanks for noticing
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                          No Limit Technologies
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                          • #14
                            No problem It took me ages to try to work out how to explain it... almost as long as it took me to do it on my Probe...
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                            • #15
                              yeah, its easy to do but hard to explain
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