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# 207741 11-Jan-2017 21:36
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Hi all, I have an interesting question, in my man cave I have a pioneer car headunit running on mains power through an old computer power supply & am wanting to know the best way to get sound from the headunit to my tv (also in man cave). I have tried RCA cables from headunit to tv but had no control over the sound (volume stayed the same when turned up or down). Any tips or suggestions. Cheers

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  # 1701870 12-Jan-2017 10:08
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Wouldn't the rca method require the tvs volume to be used, since that's where the sound is coming.  I don't think there is any way your headunit could control the volume.





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  # 1701942 12-Jan-2017 11:15
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are you trying to get sound from the headunit to the tv?

 

or the tv to he headunit?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1701979 12-Jan-2017 11:59
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What model head unit...Some have fixed level output on RCA


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  # 1702091 12-Jan-2017 14:42
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You could get something like this 

 

https://www.jaycar.co.nz/speaker-high-level-to-line-level-converter/p/AA0482

 

It takes the speaker level output and turns it into RCA, set the TV to whatever volume, and use headunit. 

 

You'd have to play with the volumes to ensure no distortion etc. 

 

Cheap versions on Ali also

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-Adjustable-Level-Car-Vehicle-Speaker-High-to-Low-Impedance-Converter-Adapter-2-Channel-RCA-Line/32492513942.html


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  # 1702099 12-Jan-2017 15:03
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Jase2985:

 

are you trying to get sound from the headunit to the tv?

 

or the tv to he headunit?

 

 

 

 

This.  Are you trying to get the TV sound to come out of the Car Stereo Speakers?

 

 

 

Or are you trying to get the Car Stereo sound to play through the TV speakers?

 

 

 

RCA is likely the best way to connect these two devices, but you'll likely have to adjust the sound volume on the device that's playing the sound through it's speakers.


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  # 1702102 12-Jan-2017 15:06
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Why would you want to have the car stereo outputting to the TV speakers? TV's generally have awful, small, cheap speakers. The car stereo has an inbuilt amp and speaker outputs that would sounds a hell of a lot better connected to even a cheap set of external speakers. 





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