RCA connections

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Slowpoke2008
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RCA connections

Post by Slowpoke2008 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:20 am

What are the available RCA connections? It appears my infinity amp is blown (and was discontinued in 2017) and I’m going to have to bypass the stock wiring harness and RCA the whole thing to a new amp (urgently shopping IP66 amps, any preferences?). Is it a 2 channel or 4 channel out of the IA unit?

I can’t find a wiring diagram in here or on the IA site.

2008 JKU w/ Infinity Sound System, JK2001 w/ tv tuner

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Re: RCA connections

Post by InSaNeAuDiOSupport5 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:08 pm

Hi Slowpoke2008,

To connect an aftermarket amp, you will want to use Insane Audio’s provided RCA pre-outs to the external amplifier. We provide 4 RCA pre-out outputs for your mains (front left, front right, rear left, rear right) and also a dedicated sub out.

We have a dedicated sub volume control that is all contained within our own equalizer: the Insane EQ app. When you open the Insane EQ app, you'll find the slider on the far right which is your SUB control. This built-in sub control is actually a pretty awesome feature unique to our product!

For your external amp to power on, you will need to connect it to a wire in the main wiring harness. There is a blue wire right next to an orange wire in the main wiring harness (pin 12, AMP control) that you’ll need to connect to your amp. Cut the wire on the grey OEM plug side, run it straight from the black plug to your amp control wire, and you’ll be set! The head unit will send a signal to the amp through that wire, telling it when to turn on.

Please note, you have to physically cut the blue wire in the harness and connect it directly to your amp control wire. If you tap into it instead, you will not get the right signal, and it could cause a number of other issues.

If you are also upgrading your speakers, you should adjust the factory pre-amp settings: To get to the pre-amp settings, go to settings -> factory settings (password is “126”) -> then click on the AUDIO tab on the top. Here you will find input gains for various different sources. In general you want these to all be set at the same level. You will probably have to play with these to get them just right for your setup.

Hope this helps!

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Re: RCA connections

Post by Slowpoke2008 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:28 pm

Thank you for the info. I’m researching 4 channel amps that will fit in the stock space and found the only one that matches your IP66 rating (size, and cost considerations as well) is NavAtlas. JL Audio makes a IPX6 which may do the trick as well.

Unfortunately, finding a 5 channel amp to support the sub connection is not an option without completely relocating and rewiring the whole audio system. Kinda bummed as the IA sub info you posted was intriguing.

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Re: RCA connections

Post by InSaNeAuDiOSupport5 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:15 am

Hi Slowpoke2008,

There are lots of marine amplifiers available on the market, but Insane Audio doesn’t recommend any specific brand or model.

A 5 channel amp will certainly work, but you can also have a separate amplifier for your sub and a separate one for your mains.

Hope this helps!

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