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#575279 - July 22nd 2012 8:48 am 8 track amplification????
XQJ_37 Offline
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Registered: February 15th 2011 7:45 am
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How do u get from a 8 track player into an amp????
I have a Orion amplifier with the "smart" connection that will power the amp/kill it when there is not a signal from the head unit. Most other head units have the "head" (I think) line out and that is what is supposed to be routed to the amp. Well...there is no "head" line out of the player, so what can I do????
Trying to keep it 70s in the van, but if not anyone want to buy a 8 track player?

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#575291 - July 22nd 2012 10:50 am Re: 8 track amplification???? [Re: XQJ_37]
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Some older amps use the deck speaker lines as the input. You might looks for one or two (or four) of those.
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#575294 - July 22nd 2012 11:27 am Re: 8 track amplification???? [Re: XQJ_37]
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Need any tapes? We have some we may be willing to part with!
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#575299 - July 22nd 2012 11:37 am Re: 8 track amplification???? [Re: Suzie-BGfNY-IN]
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I have already purchased a 4 way amp. It has the 8 pin "smart" connection, so the amp will power up when the radio is on. Not sure what to do; isnt there a way I could splice something up to make it work? Are there adaptors of some sort to be able to route it through?

@Suzie-BGfNY-IN: I do need tapes!!!! Assuming I can actually use the player. Sending PM

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#575307 - July 22nd 2012 12:26 pm Re: 8 track amplification???? [Re: XQJ_37]
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How about some pics of what we are working with. Maybe the connector on 8 track and amp. Should be able to help.
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#575311 - July 22nd 2012 12:41 pm Re: 8 track amplification???? [Re: XQJ_37]
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Get me a model number for the amp and I can get you the info you need, model and manufacturer is all I need.
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#575314 - July 22nd 2012 12:55 pm Re: 8 track amplification???? [Re: Uncle_Fester]
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http://www.crutchfield.com/S-aofUhpsDsFx...nfo#details-tab


Here is a link to the amp that I have, let me know if there is other info that need



Edited by XQJ_37 (July 22nd 2012 12:56 pm)

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#575320 - July 22nd 2012 1:51 pm Re: 8 track amplification???? [Re: XQJ_37]
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If there are no pre-outs(red and white a/v style cables on the back of the deck, you can purchase a converter at any stereo store or walmart that converts a speaker level input to a pre-out signal. Its the same thing as putting an amp to a factory head unit.
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#575338 - July 22nd 2012 3:26 pm Re: 8 track amplification???? [Re: SaabGuy]
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Loc: Colorado Rocky Mtn High



My 8 track

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#575359 - July 22nd 2012 4:57 pm Re: 8 track amplification???? [Re: draggnastro]
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Registered: June 12th 2009 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted By: draggnastro
If there are no pre-outs(red and white a/v style cables on the back of the deck, you can purchase a converter at any stereo store or walmart that converts a speaker level input to a pre-out signal. Its the same thing as putting an amp to a factory head unit.


No converter is needed, the amp accepts speaker level inputs. Just hook the deck to the amp using those, they will be the only speaker connections on deck. It probably also has a common ground for all (2 or 4, but I'm betting 2) speakers, connect that to both grounds on the speaker input harness for the amp.

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