Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 00:17:21 GMT
From: hohnospamlid.invalid (Goran Larsson)
Subject: Re: Does this work?


In article <whmxd.961$wZ2.417nospamsvr13.news.prodigy.com>, None <nospamnospamme> wrote: > Does the Saab head unit have preamp outputs? Yes, but the output is balanced, like in pro audio, for the AS2 and AS3 audio systems. > Hence, I could add a new amp and connect both my CD changer outputs > and my head unit's preamp outputs to the amp's inputs. Yes, I may also > need a switch box. Then you will need a converter to convert the single ended signal from the CD changer to the balanced signal expected by the amplifier. > My Saab already comes prewired for power in the trunk. I was > assuming since the Saab CD changer is using these wires for transmitting > audio (and control) I could use them for the exact same purpose. No. Absolutely not. The control signals for the CD changer travels over the communication bus (I-BUS, a CAN-bus) used by a lot of electronics in the vehicle. Do not connect anything to these wires unless you fancy a car that won't start. The audio cables from the CD changer to the head unit is not shielded, they are a twisted pair intended for balanced audio signals. In this case, a wire is not just a wire. For more information about the factory installed audio systems found in Saab 9-5 visit my site at < http://www.nospam.com/saab/faq_audio.shtml >. -- G–ran Larsson http://www.nospam.com/saab/

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