Posted: Sat, 09 Jul 2005 22:29:29 Post Subject: Needing Help!
I am needing help in connecting a portable mp3 player directly to a car amplifier. What I am wanting to do is eliminate my car stereo head unit from my vehicle and use a Sandisk-like portable mp3/FM tuner, connected directly to a car amplifier.
I would like to velcro the mp3 player to the dash and plug it into the amplifier.
Why not just use a car head unit?
Because, I have a Scout 4x4 and it rides like a box of rocks and destroys head units.
I am trying to understand if I can interface the line-level output of the mp3 player into the line-level input of the amplifier.
Is this possible? Will the voltages play nicely together? I do understand I have to compare the specs of the two components together.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I am a mechanical engineer, not an electrical engineer, so I am electronically disadvantaged. _________________ Jay W. George
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Posted: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 17:17:09 Post Subject:
As another mechanical engineer, I think this would work... I have connected the headphone jack of my MP3 player straight to a small stereo amp using a cable that goes from the 1/8" stereo jack to two RCA jacks to match the amp.
Worth a shot... Just start with the volume way down low on the MP3 player, since I am guessing that will now be your only source of control, and you don't want to blow anything...
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