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Old 04-08-2010, 11:48 AM
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Factory Head unit with aftermarket Sub

I have sub and amp that I want to install in my new car. I don't want to get rid of the factory deck if I can avoid it. Can anyone recommmend an easy solution to split the sub signal without installing an aftermarket head unit.

I have tried a 25$ filter before and ended up having to purchase the aftermarket head unit to get the Low Range signal to the amp.

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Old 04-08-2010, 11:52 AM
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Add a proper interface adaptor like the Audio Control LC6i or MTX REQ5. In both cases it will also allow you to add new front and rear amplification and speakers.
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Thanks for the input MR2NR. I checked the .pdf for the Audio Control LC6i and have a further question. It gives examples of how to integrate this with the head unit. In the examples you have to split the Tweeter, Mid-Range and Sub.

What if there is no Sub output on the factory head unit? Do you use the Mid-Range instead??
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The LC6i has the ability to sum together all signals and create a new full range signal. You do not have to split signals at all for this device to work.
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Thanks for the information MR2NR
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If you need this item I have it in stock as well.
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Maxxsonics MX-4. Also half the price of the others for the same purpose.
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I too have done something similar and to be honest depending on how nice your factory cd player is it's not all that bad.
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Originally Posted by drgiggles View Post
I have sub and amp that I want to install in my new car. I don't want to get rid of the factory deck if I can avoid it. Can anyone recommmend an easy solution to split the sub signal without installing an aftermarket head unit.

I have tried a 25$ filter before and ended up having to purchase the aftermarket head unit to get the Low Range signal to the amp.

Thanks,

DrGiggles
If you install a $15 Stinger LOC or even the more expensive SALOC PROPERLY, there should be no issues.
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