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JL Audio LoC-22

2-channel line output converter

Item # 13698413

Do you want to upgrade the sound of a system that includes a factory amplifier? JL Audio's LoC-22 line output...

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Do you want to upgrade the sound of a system that includes a factory amplifier? JL Audio's LoC-22 line output...

Item # 13698413

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$89.99

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About the JL Audio LoC-22

Connects your gear to a factory-amplified system

Do you want to upgrade the sound of a system that includes a factory amplifier? JL Audio's LoC-22 line output converter can take high-level amplified signals and step them down to the line level needed for your aftermarket amplifier and processor inputs. The onboard active electronic circuitry makes sure that even the most powerful signal's fidelity will remain intact with no loss of bass or added distortions — which happens with some passive line output converts.

Connects your gear to a factory-amplified system

Do you want to upgrade the sound of a system that includes a factory amplifier? JL Audio's LoC-22 line output converter can take high-level amplified signals and step them down to the line level needed for your aftermarket amplifier and processor inputs. The onboard active electronic circuitry makes sure that even the most powerful signal's fidelity will remain intact with no loss of bass or added distortions — which happens with some passive line output converts.

High power in and out

The LoC-22's inputs will cleanly accept signals as strong as 40 volts RMS (400 watts to a 4-ohm speaker), so it'll work in almost any system with or without an amplifier. Automatic turn-on means you won't have to run a turn-on lead to the fuse box. An output level control lets you dial the 8-volt maximum output down to lower levels when needed. A clip light tells you when that's necessary.

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Product highlights:

  • 2-channel active line output converter
  • designed to work with most factory systems
  • 2-channel differential balanced speaker-level inputs
    • up to 40-volt (400 watts RMS) power handling
  • 2-channel preamp RCA outputs (up to 8 volts)
    • variable output level control and clip indicator light
  • automatic turn on: signal-sensing or DC offset
  • 12-volt turn-on lead output
  • recommended fuse rating: 1 amp
  • dimensions: 4-3/4"W x 1-1/4"H x 4-1/4"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 98413

What's in the box:

  • Line output converter
  • 4-Pin Euroblock connector (pre-installed)
  • 3-Pin Euroblock connector (pre-installed)
  • Owner's manual

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Features

Overview: JL Audio's LoC-22 is an active 2-channel line output converter designed for applications where attenuation of a high-level factory signal is needed for adding aftermarket amplifiers and signal processors. It features a fully regulated, switching MOSFET power supply and an all-analog circuit design, able to deliver a flat frequency response at any signal level (3Hz - 32kHz, +0/-1dB), without altering the bass response at high levels, like many passive line output converters do.

Differential-Balanced Inputs: Engineered to fight induced cable noise, the LoC-22 features a balanced-differential input design, making it compatible with virtually any analog audio signal. Unlike a conventional unbalanced circuit, where the RCA shield is chassis-grounded, a Differential-Balanced Input circuit measures the center pin of the RCA connector relative to the RCA shield, even when the shield is not connected to ground and the voltages at both conductors are moving relative to ground. Because both the center conductor and the shield see high impedance to ground at the input, a ground loop cannot be formed, as there is no current flow to induce a voltage as noise. Unlike a fully balanced connection, no special cables are required.

High-Level Inputs: The LoC-22 is capable of accepting up to 40V RMS per channel (equivalent to 400W @ 4 ohms), allowing it to easily handle the most powerful factory amplifier outputs. Ideal for both full-range and low-frequency applications, the LoC-22 is capable of outputting up to 8V RMS on the RCA outputs.

Input Load Switch: An onboard dual-range Input Load switch, with choices of 20 kΩ (normal input), and 60 Ω (Low-Z), allows compatibility with most factory amplifiers that employ impedance sensing circuitry to mute channels when a high-impedance load is detected.

Clip Indicator: A specially calibrated, onboard LED Clip Indicator, along with the corresponding Output Level adjustment, makes setting the output levels simple and easy, with either music or test tones.

Turn-On Mode: The LoC-22 offers two automatic turn-on methods via a 2-way selector switch, DC-Offset Sensing and Signal Sensing:

  • DC-Offset: This will trigger the unit on or off by detecting a small amount of DC signal (4.5V or higher) on the incoming speaker wires.
  • Signal-Sensing mode: An audio signal of 5mV or higher will activate the unit. When the signal drops to 3.5mV or below, the unit will turn off.

Remote Out: A Remote Output terminal is provided for activating outboard amps and processors when the LoC-22 is powered on, with a maximum 100 mA output capability.

Connectors: Input wiring for the LoC-22 is done through two removable Euroblock connectors, with each set-screw receptacle accepting wire up to 16 ga. Outputs consists of a pair of female RCA jacks.

  • 3-Pin Euroblock:
    • +12VDC Constant power
    • Ground
    • Remote Out (maximum 100mA limit)
  • 4-Pin Euroblock: Input terminals for L+, L-, R+, R-. If connecting to a factory mono subwoofer, the single set of factory speaker wire gets connected to both sets of input terminals.

Specifications:

  • Power Supply Type: Switching, MOSFET PWM, Regulated
  • Operating Voltage: 9-16 VDC
  • Operating Current Draw: 0.13A @ 13.8V
  • Standby Current Draw: < 1.6mA
  • Frequency Response: 3Hz - 32kHz (+0dB, -1dB)
  • S/N Ratio @ 2V RMS: 118dB (gain at minimum), 103dB (gain at maximum)
  • THD+N: 0.01% at 2V RMS (1kHz)
  • Remote Output Capacity: 100mA (maximum)
  • Input Channels: 2
  • Input Type: Differential-Balanced
  • Maximum Signal Input Voltage: 40V RMS
  • Input Impedance (Switchable):
    • 20kΩ (Normal)
    • 60Ω (Low Z)
  • Turn-On Method: Signal Sensing and DC-Offset
  • Output Channels: 2
  • Analog Output: Unbalanced stereo RCA jacks
  • Maximum Output (Unclipped): 8V RMS
  • Output Impedance: 450Ω
  • Gain Range: -27.3dB - 3.2dB
  • Dimensions: Width - 4.750", Height - 1.250", Depth - 4.250"

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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recommended for use with factory head unit [ Eric  Jun 24, 2020 ]
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quality. [ Bruce  Feb 17, 2020 ]
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I own several JL products, and absolutely love the quality! [ Fabian  Nov 07, 2019 ]
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customer requested [ Ralph Oreilly  Apr 19, 2019 ]
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It's New [ W  Feb 18, 2019 ]
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I am interfacing a JL Audio powered subwoofer into a stock Bose Stereo system and need to convert line level outputs to low level inputs for the Subwoofer. [ Hunter  Feb 08, 2019 ]
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12 questions already asked

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What do I need to attach a subwoofer amp an a multi channel amp to factory deck?
[ Donald  Jun 30, 2020 ]
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You can use this to connect 1 set of line-level inputs to 1 2 channel amp, I used this to interface the rear speakers in my car to a Sub-amp.
[ Hunter  Jun 30, 2020 ]
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I have a 2018 dodge journey. I want to add subwoofers and an amp but keep factory head unit in it. Is this the product I need to do that?
[ Nathan  Apr 15, 2020 ]
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Yes, this will work. I have a 2017 Charger and it works great! You wire it in to your rear speakers to get the input for the subwoofers; it will need a 12v power line as well. Took me about 15 minutes to install.
[ chad  Apr 21, 2020 ]
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It will work great as long as you don't use it with any Bose system. Horrible bass roll off and it sounds like crapn
[ Jeremy  Apr 21, 2020 ]
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Absolutely! I used it in a 2016 4runner. Just tap into your front or rear speaker wires (for the input signal) and run it to the JL loc. Then you can run an rca cable to the amp.
[ GREG  Apr 21, 2020 ]
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So I have a '16 Tundra that has a small factory amp. I am adding a subwoofer only for the time being and I purchased the JL Fix86, but being as I am not going to change the factory speakers for a little while, which at that point the Fix86 would be needed, could I return the Fix86 and use this for just an aftermarket amp and subwoofer? If so, will it still sound as good and clear as it would with a dialed in Fix86?
[ Lawrence  Apr 07, 2020 ]
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Also, I still have the factory sub working that I split the signals off of for the loc.
[ Jason  Apr 21, 2020 ]
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Not exact same vehicle, but I only added an amp and subs for now in My 2011 4dr rubicon. It's sounds amazing with this wired properly with the factory head unit. I did change out my factory speakers later but didn't need any other part. Haven't looked into that fix86.
[ Jason  Apr 21, 2020 ]
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Can I use line level input from the factory headunit that is preamp to run my new after market amp? I know they are typically used convert speaker level out to line level. But can I use line level input? I like the accubase for fixing factory frequency roll off.
[ Thomas  Feb 08, 2020 ]
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It depends on the stock radio and how its treating that preamp level audio which it's outputting to a stock amp. I recommend contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to discuss your vehicle and see if it can work
[ Paul  Mar 10, 2020 ]  Staff
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I have a 2011 Subaru WRX. Is this what I need if I want to use my factory amp with an aftermarket head unit?
[ Zeke H  Jan 24, 2020 ]
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That is for connecting an aftermarket amp to a factory head unit. We don't currently carry any wiring interfaces that will go directly from an aftermarket head unit to the factory amp in that Subaru.
[ Cosmo  Feb 20, 2020 ]  Staff
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Yes but you will need one for each zone. For example I have 1 for my front 2 and 1 that runs my rears and subwoofer.
[ Brandon  Feb 18, 2020 ]
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No if you are installing an aftermarket head unit you should be able to plug rca cables to the back of the unit
[ Manuel  Feb 18, 2020 ]
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I wouldn't recommend this one. I have it with my Bose system and you can't adjust for the roll Off. I would go with the audio control over this
[ Jeremy  Feb 18, 2020 ]
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I have a 2011 toyota rav4 with factory jbl system, is this what I need to add amp?
[ g  Aug 26, 2019 ]
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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Krissy  Sep 16, 2019 ]  Staff
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Is this what I need to add a JL 500/1 and JL12w7 to my 2017 Honda Accord sport factory headunit? I do not have a factory amp.
[ Daniel  Aug 02, 2019 ]
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You don't need this. The amp has the circuit built in. It is explained in the manual. I have tried to give you a more lengthy explanation but the Crutchfield input window keeps crashing before I can finish and everything is wiped. Good luck. Accessing the right wires in the factory system is the big challenge. I am quitting before I wiped again.
[ Mark  Aug 14, 2019 ]
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Not sure about your situation, but i used this to install a non factory amp and subs to a factory system, without a direct connection to the factory head unit. Easy install & works great!
[ C.L.  Aug 14, 2019 ]
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yes. this will allow you to run rca cables to you amp. it converts the signal from your factory head unit so you get a signal to you amp
[ tommy  Aug 14, 2019 ]
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Would this work if adding a four channel amplifier with it being a 2 channel output?
[ Ryan  Jul 16, 2019 ]
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It will only support 2 Chanel's. Typically Left and Right.
[ Gregory Dwayne  Jul 17, 2019 ]
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I have a 2006 Porsche Boxster with Bose. Is this what I need to install a head unit and keep my factory amp ?
[ Marc  Mar 29, 2019 ]
1 answer
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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Krissy  Apr 08, 2019 ]  Staff
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I have a 2010 Chevy Equinox and I want to keep factory stereo but change out the speakers and sub..what would I need to buy to do so and would I still need an amp to power them?
[ Alfonso  Feb 12, 2019 ]
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There are a lot of options on new speakers and subwoofers that can fit and some don't need a new amp to power them. Because of all these options which will lead to different sounding systems, I recommend contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to discuss your goals and get a personal recommendation on a system with all the gear needed to install it My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
[ Paul  Feb 17, 2019 ]  Staff
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