|This question stems from the line driver thread Grant (pimp daddy) started a month or so ago. I have a Clarion XMD3, Phoenix gold Tantrum line driver, Rockforfosgate 1000.1 and a 4004. The head unit is on the passenger side and I want to put my I-Pod on the drivers side. Thus I will have to run a RCA around the bow to plug into the head unit input. Here is my question. Should I run the I-Pod into the line driver and then into the head unit? Or should I just run the I-Pod straight to the head unit. It seems the long run around the bow will cause a voltage drop. Will this matter? One last thing, I am using a SIK line level audio output to conect to the RCA's. I look forward to your feed back.|
|I also have the XMD3 with an ipod and I have mine connected to the head unit so that I can easily switch between the CD player/tuner/auxilary input. For the sake of simplicity, you will probably want to do the same unless your line driver has an independent input that you can switch to easily. |
As far as running your ipod into the line driver and then to the head unit, I think that could possibly damage the head unit. I have seen a lot of information regarding amplifiers not being able to handle more than a certain amount of voltage from the inputs. I image that a head unit would be even more fragile concerning input voltage. But I'm no stereo wizard so I could be completely wrong. I'm sure someone will elaborate more.
How do you have yours wired Grant?
(Message edited by gherk on November 22, 2004)
|You should email Grant. He'll know.|
|Grant please help. Also, my line drivers put out 8 volts. Do you think that is too much for my rockfordfosgate amps?|