2-channel speaker output converter (bare speaker wires to male RCAs)

Item #: 136XDCLR2S

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This JL Audio adapter allows you to convert speaker wires into RCA plug connectors. You'll be able to connect your car stereo's speaker outputs directly into aftermarket amplifiers equipped with RCA inputs that accept high-level signals, like JL Audio's XD, Slash v2, and A-Series amps.

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  • Two 8.0" RCA-to-Speaker wire adapters (male RCA-type connector on one end and bare-wire on other end)
  • 2 Barrel connectors (installed)

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Overview: The JL Audio RCA-to-Speaker Wire Adapters (XD-CLRAIC2-SW) allow high level speaker outputs to be connected via RCA plugs. Ideal for use with amplifiers that have high-level input capability, but no speaker wire input connections. The molded RCA plugs are short and the speaker wire is 18AWG to allow for easy installation in tight areas.

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Great Product

Written By Elle. R, California on Monday, December 29, 2014

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I have been looking for a product like this that matches other JL Audio products that I already have. I am glad I found it here. The product itself works perfectly and in great quality. Thanks!

Pros: great quality. great size

Old Receiver new life

Written By JavM, Chicago, Il on Monday, July 21, 2014

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Great quality to them, easy to cut, and work with.

Pros: Color coded

Cons: Maybe anther two inches of wire

Simple product with great results

Written By Michael, Fresh Meadows on Sunday, March 09, 2014

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Great product, it doesn't show in Crutchfield's description but, the terminals are labeled for the positive wire with little "+" symbols on the wire jacket. The wire is well insulated at the plug connectors. The plugs have red and white rings to help in associating the left and right channels.

Pros: Low profile plugs are great for plugging in right spaces like the back of the radio/receiver and mating them to RCA audio interconnects.

Cons: None so far.


Written By M, Bastrop,La on Saturday, March 08, 2014

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Another quality product from JL. Very easy to connect. Small and compact. Very easy to hide on installs. So far, no complaints on sound quality.

Pros: Easy to connect. Great quality.

Cons: None so far.

Umm....nothing special.

Written By spin, NOLA on Saturday, February 22, 2014

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Sends a signal....that's about it.

Pros: Makes converting speaker to rca easy.

Cons: Not a very long cable, and mine only came with one female adapter instead of two. Too much of hassle to send it back.

Another fantastic JL product

Written By JJ, Crowley, TX on Saturday, January 18, 2014

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This is a fantastic product, as I'm accustomed to from JL Audio. For my specific application I could have easily used a longer wire to splice into my factory speaker wiring, but regardless I'm very satisfied with buying these adapters.

Pros: Quality product

Cons: Wiring could be longer to minimize wire splicing.


Written By dwhidden, Boston, MA on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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Perfect for those of us running factory head units. Made installation quick and simple.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None.


Written By Eugene, Ohio on Monday, September 02, 2013

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Got the job done. Good, durable


Written By Anonymous, Beltsville md on Friday, August 30, 2013

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It was Exactly what I needed. Thanks you Crutchfield

Another solid JL product

Written By miguelito, Hawaii on Friday, June 21, 2013

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All in all this is a great product for those of us that need to get an older JL amp into a factory equipped audio system. I had to convert my factory speaker wires into a preamp level RCA for my older JL 250/1v2. The cables prove to be of durable materials and everything fit properly. I even like the added touch of the barrel adapters if your setup required them.

Pros: Long enough wires for my install and not too long where they get in the way.

Cons: The RCA connection wasn't as secure and tight as i would like but still holds onto the amp okay.

Jl audio fan for life

Written By Reginald, Texas on Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Easy to install

Pros: Better than I thought

Cons: Non

Good product

Written By Rob, Kona, HI on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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I got this to be able to use the High level inputs on my JL Slash 500/1v1 and they work flawless I used with some posi connectors and it allowed me to simplify my install and remove my line out converter.

Pros: Came with female to female adapter too

Cons: none

Real Good Product

Written By Ryan, Niles, MI on Thursday, May 12, 2011

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I have an Alpine mrp-m1000 amp and 2 10" 4ohm type R's. I wanted to keep it stock with my 6 disk cd changer. I tapped into my rear speakers with the JL output converter and let me say the bass is more than loud!!! Real easy just solder some speaker wire or the JL's if you have some rca cables to the rear speakers and that's it.

Crutchfield said wouldn't be glass shattering but its pretty close.

I would def recommend this easy cheap fix to anyone!!! just wish the wires were longer

2009 Toyota Corolla S 6 disk Cd changer with 6 speakers

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2 questions already asked

Hi. Gene. Is 9 inches long, with female barrel connector make it 10 inches long. [ ALVIN  Jan 12, 2014 ]
You can add extra wire to it & make it as long as you need. [ Juan  Jan 11, 2014 ]
Specifically, I would think that only Crutchfield can answer that. My question to you would be "why would you want them longer?" I have "Audioquest FLX-DB14/2" wire for all my long runs. This is supposed to be the best there is and is approved for in-wall wiring. I would think that having shorter runs (wire) would decrease the chances of distortion. I needed these to temporarily hookup my speakers to my Oppo BDP-95 Blu-Ray player while I send my AV receiver in for repair. The Oppo's outputs use the RCA plugs and the receiver utilizes bare wire or speaker cable connector "pins" which I elected to not use. The only thing that I could see that might be better would to use a "soldered" connection but I couldn't find any. I know I won't be using these as a permanent connection. [ MARVIN J  Jan 11, 2014 ]
I don't think so. Just get more speaker wire. [ Bruce  Jan 11, 2014 ]
Ensures an easier connection. I prefer running rca cables down the car rather than speaker wire, also the rca cables are more shielded from any interference than speaker wire would be [ DOYLE  Jan 02, 2014 ]
No the barrel connectors are just a way to connect two male ends. [ ROBERT  Jan 02, 2014 ]
Just makes it easier to connect. I used this to tap in to my factory speaker wires to send signal to my JL Slash 500/1 [ ROBERT  Jan 01, 2014 ]
It didn't increase or decrease the signal but it surely take the alternator sound off my system.. It might be different if you directly going to the an amp with speaker input ... My system got an eq so when I tried to connect gave me a muffled sound and didn't sound good when I connect directly to the speaker output. Might be good product do a factory radio maybe.. Hope this helps [ STEPHEN  Jan 01, 2014 ]
No, it just makes it easier to connect. But if you think you can just wire any rca connection on to speaker wire, you are mistaken. Most will be near impossible so these are worth grabbing imo. [ SILAS G  Jan 01, 2014 ]

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