Looking for a way to listen to my mp3's w/o going thru the FM modulator. it sounds like crap.
my truck stereo deck does not have an ipod type input jack nor do i have an AUX channel. i have an amp connected to my deck via RCA pre-outs. the amp only has ONE RCA input.
my question is, does anyone know of a splitter that will work for this or do they even make such a cable.. what I am looking for is:
1st Cable End: (2) RCA MALE PLUGS (to go into the amp input)
2nd Cable End: (4) RCA FEMALE PLUGS (one set for my stereo deck pre-out cables, and one for my Garmin).
You need an audio A/B switch that will allow you to choose which device is feeding the amp.
i guess i will have to manually switch each time i want to change from mp3 to sat radio....? any brand you recommend?
That's an interesting little gizmo. I think it may be overkill for what he wants though. And though the unit supports multiple inputs, it doesn't have anyway to adjust the relative levels for those inputs. Plus it requires power (either 9V batt or DC in). So I'm not sure it is worth $150+.
I would suggest he go to some electronics store and just get a pair of 2 to 1 RCA splitters or whatever he needs to make the simplest possible connection of the 660 and the deck to the power amp.
That is cool that they used a v1 radar detector as the picture for the rd
Either the splitter or y-cord would allow for a signal to go in where it's primarily designed to only go out...which may not be a good thing for the hardware on a long-term, ongoing basis, and from a warranty standpoint would be enough to void the warranty for misuse of the equipment.
You're right about y-cords. I think a simple A/B switch, as you originally suggested, is what I would be inclined to do.
I just installed an AUX adapter in my 2005 GM truck. It was an easy install and the sound quality is excellent. I think that double feeding would not be a problem. I plane to use no switch for my Nuvi 660 and my Sansa MP3 player. I will just turn one or the other off as needed. I will post the results of my findings.
I bought my AUX adapter from Crutchfield.
Isn't there just a way of boosting the FM signal? Wish someone could figure out how to save the test mode setting for high power FM transmission.
I'm thinking that the FCC would have HUGE problems with that.
That's one reason that XM radios had to change their FM transmitters. The ones they had were too strong.
yeah so would surrounding cars who would hear it on bleedover.
Well, yeah and that's exactly what was happening. The FM transmitter in my XM radio transmits at least 50 feet maybe more. I can have the radio itself in the house and be listening via the FM transmitter to a boombox when I'm outside.
too bad the nuvi doesn't work that well.
I am having mixed success using the nuvi FM transmitter. Most times it works fine but in my wives car it is just the opposite where I have more trouble than not.
I don't know about the 660, but my 760 has an outlet on the side that can be used for headphones or as an auxiliary out. I plug it into my ipod auxiliary plug-in on my radio.
In order for me to do the line out, I have to go to the main menu, hold my finger over the battery indicator. It will then take me to a screen that shows me what all is in the Garmin. Hit next until about the 4th or 5th page. I then tap on " line out" and I can play it through my speakers. It will sound great.
What model adapter did you buy. i need the same hookup
I guess I am missing something here. I also have the Nuvi 760 with an audio output. When it is plugged into the aux input on my radio, and aux" is selected, it automatically initiates the sounds from the source( the nuvi). Why would you have to play with that secret menu on your nuvi?
The same with me. Sometimes it works fine, others it is horrible.
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