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    JVC HU question

    Let me start by saying, "I have performed a search for this topic for three days so please no flaming..LOL

    Ok go ahead I will forge on anyway, I have been working on getting my plans together for my new install in my 350z and am currently running a JVC KD-S51 head unit and have read from much older posts that JVC HU's won't suffice.
    I am having a problem understanding why. My initial plan was to run audio through this deck by using the cd/changer/ext. in port in the back.
    There are 2 available adapters listed. One is an RCA and the other is a stereo mini plug.

    Basically I would like someone to tell me I can make this JVC head unit work. I have read old posts that state the JVC's just are not compatable with carpc setup. These posts were old, has anything changed?
    Accorindg to JVC's documentation the cd/ext. in is "Plug and play"

    Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

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    I'm currently running my PC through an older JVC mp3 player deck with no issues.

    All I did was buy one of these...


    (eBay is the best spot for this....picked mine up for 20 bucks)

    ...then plugged it into my sound card's "line out" jack using one of these:



    (NOTE: If you can't find one of those puppies that is long enough, you can easily use one of these adapters, along with a standard Male/Male RCA stereo cable:

    )

    To make the sound go through, all you have to do is select "CD-CHG" on your JVC deck and it'll use the CD-Changer input as the source. That's the way mine has been working, and I haven't had any issues so far. Much cheaper to use an old deck that was lying around the house than buy a new amp or something.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bash1979
    I'm currently running my PC through an older JVC mp3 player deck with no issues.

    All I did was buy one of these...


    (eBay is the best spot for this....picked mine up for 20 bucks)

    ...then plugged it into my sound card's "line out" jack using one of these:



    (NOTE: If you can't find one of those puppies that is long enough, you can easily use one of these adapters, along with a standard Male/Male RCA stereo cable:

    )

    To make the sound go through, all you have to do is select "CD-CHG" on your JVC deck and it'll use the CD-Changer input as the source. That's the way mine has been working, and I haven't had any issues so far. Much cheaper to use an old deck that was lying around the house than buy a new amp or something.

    Hope this helps.
    Yes thanks a lot for the help, I was getting a little worried reading about the JVC issues early on. Those are the same adapters I thought about going with.
    I was not wanting to mess with the amps, and current audio setup I have running now.

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    Yeah, it's also a good backup in case the CarPC is "under repair"....at least you can listen to a CD or radio or something!

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    Where did you find this at?
    I can't seem to find it. I have plenty of Rca's at the house and have since talking with you ordered the JVC J link for the head unit.

    If I can find this adapter, I should be in good shape.

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    I actually bought mine from a local Radio Shack, which is probably your best bet too.

    To find the image, I just searched Google Images for "stereo to RCA adapter".

    Found a couple online stores that sell them, if you're interested:
    http://www.audiogear.com/Audio-Adapters-RCA-Plugs.html
    http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=3011

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    Talking

    Radio Shack it is
    Have one right down the road.


    Thanks again

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