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Old 12-21-2011, 01:19 PM   #1
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Recommend me a line out converter

Looking to add an aftermarket amp and subs to my e46. I was wondering which line out converter you guys would recommend. Ive seen some ranging from 10-100 dollars.

These are ones I was looking at http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001TK...6&pf_rd_t=7201 &
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00009...4494719&sr=8-1

Which woud you guys recommend? Anyone have any experience from these?

Just looking for a clean sound from the subs. Would like to keep the budget within $100. Thanks!
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:26 PM   #2
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:35 PM   #3
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http://www.crutchfield.com/S-evkQzgE...AC-SOEM-4.html

I have this one brand new in the packaging. My friend used the same one for his e46 said it was a simple install and worked great. pm if your interested
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:36 PM   #4
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How did it sound? Was there any distortion?
I dont want to buy a cheap one then end up buying another one.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:44 PM   #5
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Scosche LOC. It's cheap, under 20 bucks and works well. Should be available at most electronics or audio store.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:46 PM   #6
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How did it sound? Was there any distortion?
I dont want to buy a cheap one then end up buying another one.
You will never get audiophile quality sound out of an LOC. I would say that they're all the same, just get a cheap one.
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:09 PM   #7
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If you're just using it for subs get whatever is most convenient.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:16 AM   #9
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Sounded great, I went to a high end audio shop it's what they were going to put in but wanted $70 for it so I bought it myself then my plans changed
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:02 AM   #10
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Mine was Scosche, I think. Cheap and worked great for years. I highly recommend Crutchfield.com for a great place to pick up audio stuff. They will have good bullet points on all different LOCs too.

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Old 12-22-2011, 08:27 AM   #11
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Mine was Scosche, I think. Cheap and worked great for years. I highly recommend Crutchfield.com for a great place to pick up audio stuff. They will have good bullet points on all different LOCs too.
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+1, but you can get the Schosche at Walmart cheap. Crutchfield is great though for all things car and home audio!
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:47 AM   #12
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I have this one just laying around the house that I could sell.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-HWiZsyz...MTX-re-Q5.html

Worked great as long as you connect it right. It also has an aux input.

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Old 12-24-2011, 08:01 PM   #13
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Merry X-mas fanatics!

Appreciate all the feedback. I ended up with a Navone LOC since I was able to pick it up locally for a good price. Heres the link to it: http://davidnavone.com/zencart/index...&products_id=1

My question for you guys is where can I hook up the 12v power wire from the LOC? The Navone site says that the LOC can auto sense a signal so it would turn on automatically. I was thinking of connecting the 12v power wire to the cars factory amp remote on lead. Any input?
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So would something like this be a good product to use?

http://www.amazon.com/Scosche-2-Chan...tput+converter

Thanks!
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