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Headphone out to aux in on head unit?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by rjfguitar, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I got an MP3 hand held player. I have a Panasonic QC-DF903U head unit that has an auxilary input. All my MP3 player has for an "out" is headphone out. Can I plug that into my head unit aux in? both are 1/8" jacks.
     
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    They should both be stereo headphone jacks (1/8", dual connectors) so it should work. Try it, see if it does. If it doesn't work, it wont hurt anything.
     
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    Yes
     
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    Are you sure that it is 1/8" stereo on the head unit? My head unit has an aux input on the front as well and although it looks like an 1/8" headphone jack it isn't, its one of those mini's so I had to get a converter, mini stereo to 1/8" headphone.

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    Aren't those the same thing?

    Either way, it should work fine, just get the cable. Set the volume on teh mp3 player to 2/3-3/4 volume (best for ipods), and it should be fine. If it distorts, play with the volume on the mp3 player.
     
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    no, I may not have described it correctly...but there is a mini that is smaller than 1/8" headphone jacks...looks similar but it isn't.
    I went to radio shack and they had a converter.
    Its common on tape recorders that people use to record speeches and such, like reporters used to use....I don't know how to describe it, and it happens to also be on my head unit. But it is about 4 years old.

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    Oh alright, i know what you mean. THe one often used for cell phone hands free devices and stuff. As far as a know, the current head units should all use standard headphone sized jacks....
     
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    Yeah thats the one...and yeah they didn't always. They probably do now but like I said my head unit is an Aiwa CDC-MP3 which is about 4 years old or so (from the time it came out) and it has that mini thingy.

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