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post #1 of 16 Old May 30th, 2008, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ipod to Amp

If im hooking up my ipod to my amp what about the remote wire? Doesn't the deck tell the amp to turn on? Or if there no remote wire plugged in does it always stay on?

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Re: Ipod to Amp

no it wont, i always just jump the remote to the +, then just either put the amp on a switch or on my rzr i just added three cig lighter oultlet and put a cig plug from my amp...then plug it in if you want it our unplug it if you dont...
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Re: Ipod to Amp

Could i run the remote wire to a switch and the to the positive?

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that would work.
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Re: Ipod to Amp

That would work. You might consider using a keyed + so that if you turn the RZR off you won't kill the battery with the amp. Either that or use a lighted switch.

What are you going to use for volume control? I was thinking of the same setup, don't really need a radio for anything but volume control...

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Re: Ipod to Amp

The ipod should control the volume I believe.

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Re: Ipod to Amp

The iPod controls the volume from the headphone jack only. There are cables out there that connect using the native iPod cable interface and those are picking up the line out which is not controlled by the volume. The advantage with those is that they can be set to also charge the iPod. Disadvantage is obvious, no volume control.

I might just use the accessory outlet for charging if it's battery is dying, I'll have to bring velcro for the cord so it's not flopping around.

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Re: Ipod to Amp

The cables im going to buy convert the headphone jack to RCA so with that said my ipod should still control the volume.

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Re: Ipod to Amp

there's also a switched wire in the harness attached to the center dash bar. If you look under the middle dash you'll see a connector that's attached to the dash support and doesn't plug into anything. Your switched accessory is there. We have a RZR iPod input kit that uses a volume knob. The input is marine grade and has a seal to keep the jack clean when the cables not in use.
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i have that exact set-up on my rzr. I have two marine grade 6 1/2's installed in two wake board type inclosures above. I have had no problems at all. I use a zapco amp because they are the best for power output. I run the remote wire on a switch so when i turn the rzr off i turn the swtich off. Its pretty easy and also the volume on the ipod works out great. If you want more power and loudness then adjust the gains on the amp and it will even make it louder. Mine is so loud that i actually have my gains half way and the ipod volume works great.
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Are you guys running an extra battery for this setup? I was told at the stereo shop that I would need more power for just the amp. I'm not looking to rattle the windows, just want to run 2 speakers.
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we just upgrade the stock battery to the Oddessy 925 in the stock location and don't let the h-fi rip when your idling or going through the slow stuff. Thats why the volume knob is nice, easy 'on the fly' adjustments.
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What kind of amp are you running?
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Re: Ipod to Amp

We use the EFX amps by Scosche. They are a awesome for the money. CEA rated real power, not swapmeet specs. Lots of output, clean sound and super reliable. Based on our voulme, they are by far the best for the money.

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Re: Ipod to Amp

I'm currently looking at a Pyle MArine amp on ebay.
NEW PYLE 400 WATT 4 CHANNEL MARINE/BOAT AMPLIFIER AMP - (eBay.ca item 320281508360 end time 07-Aug-08 23:08:56 EDT)

wouldl this amp work alright? Also I'm told that MP3 players have to have a certain amount of output power in order for amp to work correctly???
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