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Forum Discription: Car Stereos, Amplifiers, Crossovers, Processors, Speakers, Subwoofers, etc.
Printed Date: June 20, 2021 at 12:07 PM

Topic: how to boost the volume

Posted By: shtank
Subject: how to boost the volume
Date Posted: January 17, 2011 at 5:22 AM

Hi guys, I have a wired fm modulator that I wired into my 05 chevy malibu. It's a nice piece that was relatively inexpensive but I needed to boost the input volume since I could barely hear the audio coming from my mp3 player. I installed a 30 dollar line driver which helped a bit but added lots of noise and i was looking for perhaps a better product. anyone know of a decent 2 channel solution?


Posted By: oldspark
Date Posted: January 17, 2011 at 3:18 PM
An HU with an aux input.

Posted By: shtank
Date Posted: January 17, 2011 at 3:29 PM
My double DIN factory unit receives data from the car as well like oil change info and mileage. I don't believe there is a cheap unit to replace that adequately.

Posted By: i am an idiot
Date Posted: January 17, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Metra sells a kit for that vehicle.  The kit retains the data center and retained accessory power, and onstar.  The kit is costly, we sell it for 250 dollars. It does include the wiring harness.  An antenna adaptor sells for about 6 dollars.  We have decks that have 1/8 inch audio input and Ipod charge and control starting at 140 dollars. 

Posted By: shtank
Date Posted: January 17, 2011 at 9:12 PM
Ya! way too expensive. I am just looking for an amplifier (line driver) guys. do you know of a good one that's cheap?

Posted By: stevdart
Date Posted: January 17, 2011 at 11:48 PM
Just get a knob that goes to eleven.

Build the box so that it performs well in the worst case scenario and, in return, it will reward you at all times.

Posted By: KarTuneMan
Date Posted: January 25, 2011 at 10:45 AM

stevdart wrote:

Just get a knob that goes to eleven.

perfect !!


Posted By: haemphyst
Date Posted: January 25, 2011 at 2:57 PM
You *DO* know that they've come up with a "12" knob, right?

Ain't technology great?

Posted By: oldspark
Date Posted: January 25, 2011 at 4:07 PM
I think that was my mate Dodeca Rivers that invented the "12".
Dodeca was sick of the quiet metric system and wanted a return to older "perfect" systems like 12, 36.

Personally I think it was pure ego - he wanted to justify his name. (As to "Rivers", lets just say he loves Isuzu!)

Avoid 13 - that causes tinnitus. But 14 & above bypasses that. (As a friend said - "you then get used to the noise!".)

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