Adding car CD player to Home stereo

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Old 09-19-15, 05:27 PM
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Adding car CD player to Home stereo

OK you may remember this stereo

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How hard would it be to add a car CD player to it. I would have to cut a hole into the wood on the side to slide it in. I supposed the hard part would be finding out which wires are power and which are the left and right speakers. Since they operate on 12 volts I would need a universal power adapter which a voltage selector.
 
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That sound gear has RCA aux in jacks for connecting outboard equipment. I don't know how many things you can switch between. You may have to unplug the cassette and connect the CD player. No big deal.

A car CD player usually has speaker lines out and would have to be converted to RCA. Do you have a particular make and model picked out ?

Any 12v at 2A or so power supply will work.
 
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I could always solder rca plugs onto it. I don't have any model in mind though I assume they have a connector that i could cut off to splice the plugs and power supply too.
 
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If it's an indash unit...... most of them have RCA output jacks.
 
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Both of those choices would work well together.

That Pioneer unit has a pair of RCA jacks for audio output that you can connect directly to your music system.
 
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Maybe an easier solution to adding a CD player would be to use a home DVD player, which play CD's just fine too. You can pick up used DVD players at thrift stores like Goodwill for $5 or so. That would plug right into your stereo's RCA input jacks and avoid the need to rig up a power supply.
 
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I currently have a 5 disk CD changer hooked up to it but I want a CD player bult into it. I got the player but got a wiring question. I got a yellow wire that says battery + and has a 15 amp inline fuse and I also have a red wire with a 0.5 amp inline fuse that reads acc +. Which one goes to the positive on the power supply or do they both go on it? What does acc stand for?
 
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Yellow is the main power and holds the memory.
Red is accessory wire and would be live when the key was turned on.

You'll need to connect them both together.
 
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So far so good. Not installed yet but did hook it up to the power supply and tested the RCA outputs and so far it works.
 
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It is complete and working OK so far. I used piggyback cables so I wouldnt have to remove anything. It is mounted using the metal jacket sleeve they come with and a aftermarket adapter for car dashes.The cassette player has since been replaced with a Pyle pro duel cassette rack mount system.

 
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Looks good in there. Nice job.
 
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Well Now the amp is acting up. The right channel seams to be lower in volume at times then the left.It's not the CD player as I can switch channels and the right speaker will work out of the left etc. If I unplug the right Input plug and reconnect it it will work correctly for awhile. When the amp was first turned on the right didn't want to work even in tuner mode Now it only acts up in AUX mode. The Amp is a Pioneer SA-6500II 25 watt per channel when connected to 8ohm speakers. No clue with the ohm is on the ones currently installed. Since the Cd stereo is rated at 50 watts per channel and the pioneer is 30 watts per channel is it possible the cd player is to powerful for the amp? The cd player will be up at full volume but the amp will be at half way.
 
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The volume control on the CD player should not affect the line out audio jacks.
Even if it does..... you are sending low level signal to the amp. The power amp in the CD player is not being used and does not count in system wattage.
 
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