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pre-out question

i have only one preout on my head unit and was wondering if there is some type of adapter to make 2 out of my one?
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there sure is

check radio shack or even wal mart...i'm too lazy to post a link...but check ebay!
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what kind of head unit is it? and what do you plan on doing with the preouts, if you don't mind me asking.
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its a jensen i just need another amp to power my speakers already have a 2 channel powering a bazuka tube
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hmm.. according to that link you put, it has 3 sets of preouts (front, rear, and sub), and one aux input.
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well i guess wat i meant was can i make double of the aux input that i have
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if you'd want to, i guess you could... but that won't do anything for a second amp for speakers. you should also check the size of the Aux. input preout that's on there.. it may be the smaller, 1/8" mini plug like you'd see on headphone plugs, and not a standard RCA-size plug.
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they'r normal RCA sized plugs, i just need another pair for the second amp
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an auxillary input is just that, an input. it will not send any sort of signal out, it will only recieve. you would use that for other sources, like an iPod for example.

for an amp for the speakers, you'll need a set of 4 channel RCA's, and you'll need to connect them to the Front and Rear PreOUTs that should be on the back of the head unit. you should already have used the Sub Preouts for the 2 channel amp you've already got in there.
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huh...wait your going the wrong way

tha aux stuff is for MP3 plays/cd changers/ ipods/xm.. and stuff like that to plug into the HU so you can listent o them
I have my creative zen microphoto for all my music i listen to on my system, works great

what you need for amps is the pre amp outputs which you have 3 sets of
front amp, rear amp, and sub amp

edit: strider. you beat me...
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god damn i'm confused. im not big on sound systems
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edit: strider. you beat me...
lol, what can i say, im good. i kinda figured he was gonna try to use the Aux. out on accident (a friend tried it months ago when he didnt feel like waiting for me to come around)
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god damn i'm confused. im not big on sound systems

i think we need a new hu, dom. because your telling me you have 1 SET of pre-outs.
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god damn i'm confused. im not big on sound systems
looking at the back of the headunit, there is 6 holes, grouped probably in rows of 2. one red, one white, in each row.

assumming it's hooked up correctly, there should already be one pair of RCA's connected to the Sub PreOUT's.

to amplify all 4 speakers, you'll need to get 4 RCA plugs (2 pairs of plugs, or one large 4 plug set), and connect them into the Front and Rear PreOUT's (holes) that are on the back of the headunit. (there should be 2 white and 2 red holes left in the back still, aside from the other Aux. input).
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i know it's asking alot, but would you happen to have a pic of the back of the headunit.. if not, we can try to find one online maybe. it may be a bit easier to see if we can point it out for ya on a picture
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i know it's asking alot, but would you happen to have a pic of the back of the headunit.. if not, we can try to find one online maybe. it may be a bit easier to see if we can point it out for ya on a picture

Features

CD / MP3 / WMA Playback
100 sec. MP3 / 200 sec. WMA Electronic Skip Protection (ESP)
16MB SDRAM Anti-Skip Buffer
Fully Detachable Faceplate
CD-R / CD-RW Compatible
Bright Dot Matrix LCD Display
Animatrix Graphics Modes
Spectrum Analyzer
Selectable Animations
Time-of-Day Text Messages
Adjustable Contrast & Dimmer
ID3 Tag Readout
PTM (Personal Text Message)
Selectable Blue / Red Button Illumination
CD Changer Control
Jensen Plus II Tuner
30 Station Presets (18 FM / 12 AM)
US / European Switchable Tuning
5 Selectable iEQ Curves
iX-Bass Bass Boost
8x Oversampling
1-Bit D/A Converter
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yeah that's all i came up with too Matt. i saw that pic on eBay, then found it while searching on Google.

EDIT: Matt, are you sure you've got the right Features list for the right headunit.. i just noticed you Bolded the 2 lines, saying there was a preamp output and an aux. output...

unless that list you just listed wasn't correctly detailed, that would mean it only has one preamp output. according to the model he named, then gave a link to, there's 3 sets of outputs, plus an. aux input

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ooo i got it i didnt think those grey ones were for that
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matts right i have RCA outputs to amp and Aux imput cables the (yellow ones in the pic)
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ooo i got it i didnt think those grey ones were for that
if you got it that's good! just make sure to know which is which (front and rear) if they aren't labeled on the head unit.
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yeah i found the manual so i'm sure i can do that right. thanks strider
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so i guess i gota rip out the hu and switch a few things around. woops haha
lol, what'd you do wrong with the first amp? where was it plugged into if it wasn't plugged into the Sub preouts?


im guessing you already know, but you'll either have to run new speaker wire to all 4 speakers from the amp... or, you'll have to run new speaker wire from the amp to somewhere in the dash, then splice them into the speaker wires back there... also make sure to disconnect the speaker wires from the headunit itself, as you're now using an amp to power them instead of the internal amp in the head unit.
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