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Need help with wiring for line driver- sound boost

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by thebottomline, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Jul 27, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    thebottomline

    thebottomline [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Not sure how many of you are familiar with line drivers but the voltage from the stock deck is less than 1 by the time it reaches my amp. It needs a major boost, so enter the line driver.

    I've bought a JL line driver like this:
    http://www.amazon.com/JL-Audio-CL-RLC/dp/B001UDQ1VI

    Anyway is it possible to run the power and remote wires from the amp as opposed to wiring in a new power wire and splicing the remote?


    Running power and remote wire off the amp would be much more convenient but I would like to hear if anyone had tried that or recommends against it.
    thanks
     
  2. Jul 27, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    You can, but you would probably be better off with a distribution block.
     
  3. Jul 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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  4. Jul 27, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    I actually debated getting that one or an Audiocontrol Overdrive model (the one that is discontinued).
    In the end I got a real good price on the JL line driver. They also aren't a terrible product with reasonable increase of RMS voltage and remote bass knob for gains, instead of on the unit itself. That helps with installation in poorly accessible areas.

    Is there that much current going to the line driver to necessitate a distribution block? I thought they were more useful for a multiple Amp setup.
    *edit : 90mA current draw, amp has 50A fuse. So very marginal increase in current drain on the system. If this is still too much then I guess the block to play it safe
     

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