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Old 10-07-2014, 12:05 PM
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Ok, so wiring up the stereo in an Express type boat.
The CD deck(Headunit) is located down inside the cabin and all speakers are out side being powered by amplifiers using the RCA outputs of the deck.

Now when down inside the cabin its hard to hear whats playing outside, so if I were to run a SINGLE small speaker inside the cabin using the Regular WIRED output from the deck( not the RCA), is there a way I can simply put an ON/OFF switch in there so basically I only want that speaker playing when I want to hear it?

What switch can I use and how do I wire it in? I don't really want to use an L-PAD or is that the easiest ?

thank you in advance for any help!
Old 10-07-2014, 12:37 PM
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A simple on off switch on either wire to speaker will work fine. On the switch package it should say SPST.
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Was thinking so but I didn't want to damage anything on the Audio deck- thanks
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My boat is set up with the "front" speakers in the cabin and the "rear" speakers on the bridge and cockpit. Then just use the fade control to adjust.

Most head units have front and rear speaker outputs.
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LOL- yeah I know Buoy scout, problem is im already running all front , rear and sub out onto the Main Deck and using the fader to control volumes between different sized jl audio speakers to balance them out! So all im left with is the stock cd players wiring to power a small speaker INSIDE the cabin, all we really want the speaker inside for is so that we can hear whats playing whie we are adjusting, but when kids want to sleep and parents outside we want to take off all music in the cabin.
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Then I'd just split off one of the other outputs and install a switch or L-Pad as previously suggested.

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