Dockside Chat - who here knows car audio? part 2

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nate.
03-25-2012, 03:50 PM
i have a blue tooth factory head unit in my 2012 tundra. is there any way to connect it to my amp? ill need a "front" and "rear" rca connection. i dont mind getting an after market head unit but would rather keep the factory one so my steering wheel radio and phone functions will still work.


Duffy's
03-25-2012, 04:07 PM
Some amps have a high level input "speaker wires" to use instead of RCA. Not sure if yours does but maybe switching to an amp with that option is easier than switching head units.

ZWD
03-25-2012, 04:16 PM
There are kits available for using your wheel remote with aftermarket head unit. Check with Crutchfield.


Cakilack
03-25-2012, 04:41 PM
You Actually have a few options for your stereo. 1) most newer model car\truck factory stereos have RCA outputs to them. 2.) if it does not, there are adapters you can by that can be spliced into the speaker inputs for the head unit which will provide the RCA hookupsmformthe amp. 3.) many of the new model after market units support features like Bluetooth, hands free calling, etc.

Have you taken the unit out of the dash to see behind it yet?

FlyingCircus
03-25-2012, 05:17 PM
if i remember right it's a line level adapter that you need.....
here's a few from crutchfield.....
http://www.crutchfield.com/shopsearch/line_level_adapter.html

Ntrain2k
03-25-2012, 06:31 PM
if i remember right it's a line level adapter that you need.....
here's a few from crutchfield.....
http://www.crutchfield.com/shopsearch/line_level_adapter.html

Correct. On that page the audio control is the best one, but unfortunately it is only a 2 channel.

Depending on what the OP wants to do, he might need 2 of them.



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