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    Input Splitter?

    Okay, so I know there are other, more accepted ways of doing it, but humor me on my first post, okay?

    A Jeep Cherokee I just inherited has an older (probably 90s) Sony head unit without an aux input jack. Can I use an RCA splitter at the power amp input to provide access to the amp for my iPod?
    This is strictly a utility vehicle, and I'm not inclined to spend money upgrading the sound system. Previous attempts with the FM transmitter/iPod gadgets have been less than impressive. Thoughts? Thanks!







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    Re: Input Splitter?

    Yes.



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    Re: Input Splitter?

    Quote Originally Posted by maylar View Post
    Yes.
    Simple answer - I like that.
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    Re: Input Splitter?

    Quote Originally Posted by lowend1 View Post
    Okay, so I know there are other, more accepted ways of doing it, but humor me on my first post, okay?

    A Jeep Cherokee I just inherited has an older (probably 90s) Sony head unit without an aux input jack. Can I use an RCA splitter at the power amp input to provide access to the amp for my iPod?
    This is strictly a utility vehicle, and I'm not inclined to spend money upgrading the sound system. Previous attempts with the FM transmitter/iPod gadgets have been less than impressive. Thoughts? Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by maylar View Post
    Yes.

    actually, the answer is no. you cannot connect two sources to the same amp input. i think Mylar misunderstood your question.

    with your idea using a splitter to connect two sources to the same input there is no way to switch between them and if you run both at the same time the weaker one (ipod) will fail permanently (besides both playing at the same time).

    i assume all speakers are powered from this amp and nothing is powered from the head unit? because that would be the only way your idea would work.

    assuming all speakers are powered from the head unit, you could just unplug from the head unit and plug into the ipod. that is the free solution. anything else (that would be the correct way to do this) will require you spend money.

    if speakers are powered by the head unit then you can only use a head unit interface. did you use a wired FM modulator before or wireless?

    some Sony head units had a CD changer input that can be adapted to an AUX input.



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    Re: Input Splitter?

    Quote Originally Posted by lowend1 View Post
    Simple answer - I like that.
    Thanks!
    I spoke too soon. Sorry about that.

    Quote Originally Posted by keep_hope_alive View Post
    actually, the answer is no. you cannot connect two sources to the same amp input. i think Mylar misunderstood your question.
    Yup. You'd have to switch them somehow. My bad.



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    Head Unit: JVC KWHDR720
    EQ: Audiocontrol EQL
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    Sub Stage: Boston G3 10", 0.5 cu ft sealed
    Amp: PPI Phantom 900.4
    Rear Fill: Boston SE953 6X9's

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