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    Hello everyone,
    I am getting ready to put my box into my car but I really don't have a way to get it into it. My head unit doesn't have a AUX input so I've been forced to go a different route (I really don't want to buy a new one). I don't want to use a FM transmitter because sevral people said that they don't sound good with subs. My head unit doesn't have a cassest deck, so I can't do that either. I've been thinking and I came up with this, can you please tell me if this would work or if it won't? Thanks.

    If I put a eq/amp between my head unit and speakers could I plug the computer into the eq? I've searched this board and most people that use an amp or an eq to hook thier computer to their car, they normaly get rid of their head unit so I'm not sure if this set up would work for me or not.

    I'm a newbie and I won't pretend not to be so any help would be awesome. Thanks again.

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    If it has analog audio going from the head unit to the eq, you could splice into that, sure. The head unit wouldn't be able to control the volume of the computer, though, but if the eq can control volume, that will.

    However, you could get a good new head unit with an aux and cd player for about $50, and make things much easier on yourself

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    Thanks for your reply, where could I get one for that price?

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    I have an Acura Integra with factory stereo. It doesnt have any Aux or Rca input/outputs.
    I recently bought a V12 Alpine amp and was faced with the same dilemma. I bought a In Line Converter (aka. Hi/Low Impedance Adaptor) to hook up the factory deck with my new amp. You just hook your factory speaker wires to it on one side and other side has rca input or output (dont remember), and thats where i hook the amp up to......i guess u could hook up anything there, like a discman. But with the amp if i wanna install a mp3 player i can hook it up to the amp. But the best solution would be to get a new head unit. But im very happy with my factory unit still

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    I love ebay...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1206315333

    This one has a 1/8 stereo jack in (like a computer's) and is currently $1 with less than 12 hours left.

    Go get it, and hurry!

    [This message has been edited by Arby (edited 01-13-2001).]

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    Zonma,
    Depending on (a) the manufacturer of your head unit and (b) if your have CD Changer control, you can purchase a cable that acts as an auxiliary RCA jack for any extra devices you would like to input to your head unit. For example, Crutchfield.com sells about 10 "Auxiliary Input Adapters" for several different brands of CD head units. This adapter plugs into the CD changer control on the back of your head unit and then to your PC/LAPTOP/WHATEVER. So now you have a switch to go from FM to CD to PC, plus volume control, plus it actually says AUXILIARY on the display of your head unit. Just a thought.

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    Thanks for the idea. Only one problem though. I have a really low end Pioneer (DEH-305), so it doesn't have CD changer control. I think that I'm going to buy a new head unit though. I just have to convince my dad to let me get a job so I can get some money.

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    I got a new head unit, it's best way to go. The fm transmitter was a pain.
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