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I had a bit of a search around, but just got more confused, hopefully someone can share a bit of knowledge with a newbie question, or point me to a thread, thanks in advance.

I am wanting to help my daughter upgrade the audio on her first car, its a little Mitsubishi. Anyway she has gone ahead and purchased one of those double din Head Units, the only important feature to her being bloody Apple Car Play. So the first problem I see is that it only has one set of RCA outputs, that I'm guessing are LF, and the standard ISO 16 pin plug.

Soooo this is what I'm thinking, please let me know if this will work, or if indeed there is a better way.

Firstly replacing the 4 x 6.5" speakers with much higher quality ones. I have an adaptor to plug the cars existing wiring harness into the 16 pin ISO, so I'm thinking that I will run the front speakers off of there, and run RCA's out of the one HU output to a 4 Chan Amp, and run the rear 6.5" speakers, and a small 10" sub off of that.

So can someone please tell me if this will work, running fronts of the ISO and rears and sub off the RCA outputs, or have i got this completely wrong?
 

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Maybe listen to what it I suppose putting out?

 

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Sorry mate, I don't fully understand your reply, but I appreciate the effort.

Are you saying wire it up and see what it sounds like? so do you think, at least in theory its feasible? TIA.
 

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... So the first problem I see is that it only has one set of RCA outputs, that I'm guessing are LF, ...
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Why wonder? just listen...

  • Do you have any ear buds?
  • Did you click on the link?
 

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I had a bit of a search around, but just got more confused, hopefully someone can share a bit of knowledge with a newbie question, or point me to a thread, thanks in advance.

I am wanting to help my daughter upgrade the audio on her first car, its a little Mitsubishi. Anyway she has gone ahead and purchased one of those double din Head Units, the only important feature to her being bloody Apple Car Play. So the first problem I see is that it only has one set of RCA outputs, that I'm guessing are LF, and the standard ISO 16 pin plug.

Soooo this is what I'm thinking, please let me know if this will work, or if indeed there is a better way.

Firstly replacing the 4 x 6.5" speakers with much higher quality ones. I have an adaptor to plug the cars existing wiring harness into the 16 pin ISO, so I'm thinking that I will run the front speakers off of there, and run RCA's out of the one HU output to a 4 Chan Amp, and run the rear 6.5" speakers, and a small 10" sub off of that.

So can someone please tell me if this will work, running fronts of the ISO and rears and sub off the RCA outputs, or have i got this completely wrong?

Its hard to guess that you will get front speaker output from your ISO 16-pin... but if you do, than your plan will work.

The RCA on the back of the head-unit are Full Frequency Left channel & Full Frequency Right channel. If you plugged those 2 RCA's into a 6-channel Amp, you could play your Front Left&Right, Rear Left&Right and Sub(s).
 

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Its hard to guess that you will get front speaker output from your ISO 16-pin... but if you do, than your plan will work.

The RCA on the back of the head-unit are Full Frequency Left channel & Full Frequency Right channel. If you plugged those 2 RCA's into a 6-channel Amp, you could play your Front Left&Right, Rear Left&Right and Sub(s).
Ok great, I understand your reply fully and I haven't purchased the amp yet, so if i get a 6 channel amp that will work fine, appreciate the reply.
 

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What unit is it? It could just be a sub-out

^^ This could be true. I had not considered that. The RCA's on the back of your HeadUnit could be ONLY Sub Output, and may not be Full Left&Right outputs.....
 

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What unit is it? It could just be a sub-out
That's what I was wondering, its a bit of a no name Chinese 7" screen. I'm thinking that I will wire it up as I said at the top, with the fronts running off the speaker ISO connection, and the RCA's to a 4 chan amp I have, then to the rears and a small sub, and see how that works?

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That's what I was wondering,
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You are not wondering hard enough... if you are not willing to read the posts of how to do it.
 

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Right now I'm wondering what fuckin planet you're on.
A planet with reading comprehension. ;)

You probably just missed the link, so I'll put in again.
All good Cuz.


 

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A planet with reading comprehension. ;)

You probably just missed the link, so I'll put in again.
All good Cuz.


Ahhh the penny just dropped. I thought at the start you were just some bot with Ads, but now that I have clicked the link, it all makes sense.

So you're suggesting that I split the outputs to give me 4 inputs into the amp, gotcha, and thanks.
 

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Ahhh the penny just dropped. I thought at the start you were just some bot with Ads, but now that I have clicked the link, it all makes sense.

So you're suggesting that I split the outputs to give me 4 inputs into the amp, gotcha, and thanks.
Why would you argue with a bot?...

I mentioned ear buds.... and the RCA to 3-mm jack, allows 1/8" ear bud cord to plug in.
Then you put the ar buds into the ears.
If it sounds muddy and bass like, then it is a subwoofer channel.
I think it will sound clear and good, and be the left and right channels.
 
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Why would you argue with a bot?...

I mentioned ear buds.... and the RCA to 3-mm jack, allows 1/8" ear bud cord to plug in.
Then you put the ar buds into the ears.
If it sounds muddy and bass like, then it is a subwoofer channel.
I think it will sound clear and good, and be the left and right channels.
Ok gotcha, and a great idea. I just wasn't getting you at all at first, but I appreciate the help.

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I thought the both sides of the Tasman spoke a similar language?

They sell the RCA to 1/8" and 1/8" to RCA at whatever the Dick Smith shoppes are called in NZ.
You will likely need the one that goes from the phones ear phone port with a male plug at some point... so you might as well get both when you are at the shoppes.
 

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I thought the both sides of the Tasman spoke a similar language?

They sell the RCA to 1/8" and 1/8" to RCA at whatever the Dick Smith shoppes are called in NZ.
You will likely need the one that goes from the phones ear phone port with a male plug at some point... so you might as well get both when you are at the shoppes.
Yeah I think we are speaking the same language now neighbour. I'll pick up both and give it a whirl, thanks again.
 

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Yeah I think we are speaking the same language now neighbour. I'll pick up both and give it a whirl, thanks again.
So I did as you suggested, the sound was clear, not loud, but clear, so I think we are on the right track. Can you give me advice on the best way to get that one pair of Audio outs on the HU to run 4 speakers and a small sub through an amp or amps?
 

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I thought the both sides of the Tasman spoke a similar language?

They sell the RCA to 1/8" and 1/8" to RCA at whatever the Dick Smith shoppes are called in NZ.
You will likely need the one that goes from the phones ear phone port with a male plug at some point... so you might as well get both when you are at the shoppes.
So I did as you suggested, the sound was clear, not loud, but clear, so I think we are on the right track. Can you give me advice on the best way to get that one pair of Audio outs on the HU to run 4 speakers and a small sub through an amp or amps?
 
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