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    Do I need a line driver?

    I'm going from a head unit that has 4 volt output to one with 2 volt outputs. Would it be a big difference and would you recommend a line driver. Ohh the old head unit was alpine 9887 and the new one is kenwood kvt 514



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    Re: Do I need a line driver?

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    Re: Do I need a line driver?

    probably not, might help eliminate noise, but you probably wouldnt notice the difference, you just have to reset your gains




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    Re: Do I need a line driver?

    The voltage doesn't matter, but you'll be cutting back from 3 pairs of pre-outs to 2 pairs. Is that going to matter? If you want 4 speakers and a subwoofer all amplified, then yes, it matters.




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    Re: Do I need a line driver?

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpet View Post
    The voltage doesn't matter, but you'll be cutting back from 3 pairs of pre-outs to 2 pairs. Is that going to matter? If you want 4 speakers and a subwoofer all amplified, then yes, it matters.
    A line driver doesn't help with that. You still get only 2 pairs. There's no problem splitting RCAs, even at 2V.



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    Re: Do I need a line driver?

    Quote Originally Posted by maylar View Post
    A line driver doesn't help with that. You still get only 2 pairs. There's no problem splitting RCAs, even at 2V.
    I'm not sure why you quoted me. I never recommend a line driver with an aftermarket head unit.




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