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    I was curious about how one would go about connecting two head units to one amplifier without causing damage.. I have an Eclipse 54400 cd headunit that I would like to keep using, but ive seen cheap tape decks that have AUX-IN for like $30 and this would be a great way to get the quality sound of a direct aux-in connection.

    Is this feasable, and if so what would be needed?

    Thanks

    -Lee

  • #2
    Yes you can do it, get a "Y" adapter.

    The problem would be volume control, you wont have a crossfade.

    Code:
              AMPLIFIER
                     |
                     |
                    /\      <----Y adapter
                   /  \
                  /    \
                 /      \
                /        \
               /          \
              /            \
           CD      Tape deck
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    • #3
      Originally posted by osirisdon
      Yes you can do it, get a "Y" adapter.

      The problem would be volume control, you wont have a crossfade.

      Code:
                AMPLIFIER
                       |
                       |
                      /\      <----Y adapter
                     /  \
                    /    \
                   /      \
                  /        \
                 /          \
                /            \
             CD      Tape deck
      You'll probably fry both decks' preouts by doing that. Ive seen it happen before. First deck should goto second deck's AUX in. Second deck then go to the amp. If you got decks with no AUX in, then you need to build a RCA switcher. I can build you one for a fee if you're interested. PM me
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      • #4
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        • #5
          Originally posted by osirisdon
          Yes you can do it, get a "Y" adapter.

          The problem would be volume control, you wont have a crossfade.

          Code:
                    AMPLIFIER
                           |
                           |
                          /\      <----Y adapter
                         /  \
                        /    \
                       /      \
                      /        \
                     /          \
                    /            \
                 CD      Tape deck
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          • #6
            I have done this in the past with absolute ZERO problems, that why I said YES you can.
            What im curently listening to.
            My complete carpc setup

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            • #7
              Originally posted by osirisdon
              Yes you can do it, get a "Y" adapter.

              The problem would be volume control, you wont have a crossfade.

              Code:
                        AMPLIFIER
                               |
                               |
                              /\      <----Y adapter
                             /  \
                            /    \
                           /      \
                          /        \
                         /          \
                        /            \
                     CD      Tape deck
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              • #8
                y adapters are your enemy they work like antenna towers at zeroing in on noise

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                • #9
                  Yea I wouldn't do the direct connect either.

                  You could run the output of one to the input of the other(if it has inputs)

                  Or you can buy a mixer (small portable) or build a mixer. If neither head units have input, then get the mixer.
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                  • #10
                    Try this:

                    Code:
                    (0)  to AMP
                     |
                     |--------
                     |         |
                    /          /         
                    \          \  100 Ohms
                    /          /
                    \          \
                     |         |
                     |         |
                          
                    CD      Tape deck
                    
                    Use 1/4 watt resistors and you'll be ok.

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                    • #11
                      upon thinking more about your dilemma here... what you really need to do is like i said earlier... wire up the tape deck to the aux in on your cd player head unit... also wire up a relay to the remote wire of the head unit to the 12v of the tape deck so that it comes on when you turn on the main unit.... that is as integrated as I can see it happening without playing with the head units myself... In reality, all youd have to do by wiring it up like i said is put a tape in and press the aux button.. sure beats turning on two head units and switching aux - PM me if you have any questions or anything

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                      • #12
                        2hu, 1 amp

                        my problem is that my real goal is to connect the computer to the Aux-in of the tape deck. I would also like to keep the cd functionality, so the mixer would probably be the best option, what do you guys think? I thank you all for your input on this either way.


                        -Lee

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