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    Question Will 2 amps solve the problem?

    In an effort to build my first MP3 in car player I came up with the same problem that most ppl seem to meet. How to get the sound into the car speakets? My Question with regards to this is can I use 2 amps to power the speakers in my car? 1 with my normal headunit input and 1 with the new MP3 car player inputs. Maybe have the second amp power up with the MP3 player and automatically switch off the first amp at the same time. I dont know if this'll work or not, so I need some advice and help.

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    I have the same problem and thought about using a fm stereo transmitter to send my signal from my mp3 player to my head unit.

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    Was considering that option but do not want to lose any sound quality at all. Also thought this might be a cool new way to fix the problem. Let me know what you try and how it goes.....

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    I have given this some thought as well.
    The best I can come up with is to run your RCA's out of the back of your receiver (If you don't have those then you just need a new receiver, period).
    Run those to a switch.
    Run your output from your MP3 box to the same switch(you'll need a 1/8 -> RCA converter $2), have the output of that switch go to your amp.
    You must have an amp to do this though, The amp then receives the signal designated by the switch, and pumps it to the speaker.

    You should be able to find these switches at any electronics store Radio Shack, Best Buy, etc... They might be Audio and Video, you'll just be using the those should work, you would just be using the audio.

    This way you should get no loss in quality, as long as you use the RCA out on your head unit and don't try to splice your speaker wires. And you only have to purchase one Amp.

    Hope that helps

    [This message has been edited by SexyCompGeek (edited 06-25-2000).]

    [This message has been edited by SexyCompGeek (edited 06-25-2000).]

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    The question is ... why do we need a car deck when we have our mp3/cd players in our cars.
    Not long ago i decided to get rid of my tape player, cos the mp3/cd/fm tuner i got in the car at the moment does it all for me. And bcos i have a EQ in the car which not only is an EQ but also a CrossOver for the subs, i now will feed the Audio from the MP3 box to EQ from there i can control the Bass/mids/Trable and the EQ will send the signal to my Amp for the Subs and also to the Amp for the Mids and Highs. Volume control will be done using the mp3 player.
    So insted of getting a mad decks get a Quality EQs.

    So the question remains ...Why do we need a Radio Decks!.

    Al the lad i hope this will help you someway...


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    For over a year now, I've used a pretty cheesy method - but its worked fine ever since. On my amp's RCA inputs, I use 2 Y-splitters, giving me 2 Rights and 2 Lefts. This way, I have my deck and my MP3 player plugged into the amp at the same time. As long as my deck isn't playing anything, there's no interference. Only prob is that I can't control the MP3 player's volume w/ the deck.

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