Crossposting: Need some help with the DIY tablet audio setup (indash)
Hey everyone, crossposting this as I'm not sure it was in the right place.
So I'm doing an indash tablet install on my 2005 Xterra. I have a worklog going HERE. I'm at the portion of the project where I need to do the audio hook ups.
Previously I was looking at doing this:
3.5mm Jack split to rca > each rca split into 2 groups. (channels 1,3 & 2,4 would be the same signal). > pipe all 4 into the low level inputs on the 4 channel amplifier I bought.
Today with the help of some good friends I learned that the 3.5mm jack is actually a high level output, so that setup would be high level with to many splits piping into low level.
Now I don't know what to do. How should I get the high level output from the Tablet to the amp? Splice the 3.5mm jack wire? Is there some sort of audio product other than an amplifier that will take the audio signal and send it out to the speakers?
Should I buy an amp that only has high level input hook up instead?
I've got an older 3.1 that I bought exactly for this purpose. Easy to hide, plenty of output, and it will drive an amp to terrifying levels. Kind of a preamp for any source. Looks like the current 4.1 gives 4 channels and the 3.1 gives 6 channels of output.
Nice part is that it will work with your current amp... no need to replace what you've already got.
You could also do this with a line driver... but they don't have volume control or eq.