Crutchfield have a few to choose from. I had fun working with the lc7i. Strong signal super clean no distortion or interruptions. Since the lc7i is active needs 12v power supply , you get a cleaner, more powerful signal than with a cheaper line out converter. Great product without breaking the bank. I wanted to keep the stock head unit.
I have a '15 Tacoma double cab. Really I think any line converter would do. I am so glad I found Audio Control. The bass boost actually works and subwoofer sounds bigger than it used to, without overloading. It looks like a phone cord. I like the imaging of speakers off the windshield. Every time I was in my truck I had this dark cloud of crappy music looming over my head.
Bass knob will be mounted lower left corner Driver side. But back at normal levels 15-25% it isn't at all there, unlike before. This installation is done in my 2017 honda civic hatchback. Got sick of it really quick so I unplugged the amp and went back to the mildly improved speakers only. Bass knob left of center console side nearest my right knee while driving. Pair coaxials Infinity Kappa 60. Now I have a 6-speaker system that's far superior to the Bose system.
That thing really did the trick. Very disappointed in this product! I felt I wanted to integrate into this head unit, instead of my typical remove and replace scenario. So now I have to pull it, rewrite it and buy new connectors! List up any other good ideas or aftermarket items that would be helpful. As stupid as that sounds, it was quite irritating. You can follow this guide if you are installing the line output converter to the rear speakers or to the cars wiring harness. Mids and Highs powered by Infonity Kappa Five 5channel amp. So I decided to change all three speakers on the Dash.
I have to write a review. I have read mini-truckin' magazine in the past, as well as other car audio mags, and I recall all the accolades given to this company and their products. I can tell you this, after I put the new head unit in and removed my audio control, my sub did not hit near as hard. What this unit is great for is integrating a factory dash unit and all it's capabilities, and boosting pre-amp signals to an amp for louder, cleaner music both interiors as well as a sub, so from 2 channel factory outputs to 3 channels output to amps. I have found that i need a line output converter to do this. Here is my detailed breakdown on how to install a line output converter into a car with a factory radio. I recommend this highly for anyone seeking a mid-powered not ground shaking bass or window shattering highs system that will play clean and fairly loud.
. If we can't fix it, we will send you a reimbursement for your product purchase price. It's nice being able to adjust my subwoofer volume as easily as the main volume on my head unit. I did customize the Audio Source Bass knob into the dash and tweeters were mounted in the top corner of both doors, it sounded nice bc the tweeters are multi-directional for imaging!!!! I ended up having to turn the gain to minimum on my amps because of the great signal this puts out. You may or may not know, but if u use a simple line converter, the higher you turn your stereo up, the more the head unit cuts the bass back in an attempt not to destroy your stock speakers. I am 100% happy with it and it beyond exceeded my expectations. Has anyone gone this route? Not sure which one to get? I used to have cheap line out converters running to my amps front door speakers, dash tweeters, and subwoofer.
This is it if you want it. No clipping or noise in my case. Use to having a better radio, needless to say the stock one blew. There is some adjust-ability, so far I am just running 4 speakers off it but after I make an enclosure there will be a sub as well. So this little jewel corrects that. There is a clearer, more vibrant sound stage than I had before. I had the lc7i hooked up to all the speakers and couldn't get rid of low end white noise from the head units dirty signal, but since you are only using it for subs you wouldn't have that problem.
Since these are the only speakers driven by the Deck, I will install them first and see how they sound, otherwise I will need to add a small 3-4 channel Amp to drive them. Already have the amp and sub and will be building a simple box for the sub. I will keep u guys posted Above are pics of my install. . After returning I decided to spend just a few more bucks for this.
Unit is pretty small too. I've installed the last 4 audio upgrades to my car by myself. When I put my factory head unit in and took the cord out I pulled it thru the floor panels and it ripped the end off the cord so I chunked it. My 12-year old Infiniti came equipped with the Bose 14-speaker system, and it started showing its age. Signal processor Recurve Ezq Tacotunes. Hooked up my 4 channel amp. If you get one, let me know and I'll send you a bass control knob that's modded in one of the factory blanks.