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JL Audio XD-CLRAIC2-SW

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

Item # 136XDCLR2S

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Item # 136XDCLR2S

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$12.99

About the JL Audio XD-CLRAIC2-SW

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 16-gauge to allow for easy installation in tight areas.

Note: This is not a line output converter. It does not change a high voltage speaker level signal to a low voltage line level signal, and should not be used to connect a speaker level signal to an amp that only has line level inputs.

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Can I buy 2 sets of these cables for a 4 channel amp? I'm not sure how that works I want to power up door speakers.
[ Ashley  Apr 20, 2020 ]
1 answer
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It depends on your application. You may just need patch cables/rca Jack's for your 4 channel amp. Those JL audio Jack's are for line input to rca.Enter
[ KRIS  Apr 21, 2020 ]
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I just bought an JL audio RD1500/1 amp And I am using A Line Converter Can I use these on My amp In place of the line converter ?
[ Charles  May 05, 2019 ]
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You sure can use these converters with that JL amp instead of using a separate line output converter! My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
[ Paul  May 15, 2019 ]  Staff
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will these work for a subwoofer installation as well?
[ larry  Nov 12, 2018 ]
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Yes, that's what I used them for. I took the high-level signal from the B-Pillars and used these to convert them to RCA. My Amp can use that high-level signal at the RCA inputs - I believe it uses the higher level signal from the speaker input as a remote signal. It's been a while since I did the install. I've also used these in the house when I ran a second sub in the living room. Nice solid connections.
[ Jeremy  Nov 14, 2018 ]
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I don't se why not. As long as it has a negative and positive port it should.
[ TeaBags  Nov 14, 2018 ]
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Yes I used them to adapt my screw style outputs on my amp to RCA inputs on my loaded box.
[ jeffrey  Nov 13, 2018 ]
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Yes they will. I used them to go from the hardwire pulled through my walls to connect to my amp on one end and my sub on the other.
[ Joshua  Nov 13, 2018 ]
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Yes, They are heavy duty and worked for my application.I needed to split the signal from the stereo because I am running 2 separate 450 watt amps to power each sub-woofer independently.
[ HARRY  Nov 13, 2018 ]
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Yes
[ charlie  Nov 12, 2018 ]
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Can I use the Kicker KISL to connect my subwoofer to my amp?
[ Gabriela  Nov 10, 2018 ]
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Yes
[ charlie  Nov 12, 2018 ]
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I'm not sure why you would do that . Plus most amps use bare wire outputs to hook up your speakers
[ JONATHAN  Nov 11, 2018 ]
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Yes, I did something similar when I installed my system as my AMP had line level input options on the RCA input jacks. I tapped into the factory rear speaker supply wires so I could control the amp volume with the fader controls. It's is amassing what a little extra base can do for a factory system
[ Drjon  Nov 11, 2018 ]
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I'm tapping the stock signal before the stock amplifier.Was planning on using 20awg speaker wire and at the DSP using this JL connector to the input.Is it recommend to use RCA cable for the full length or will the speaker wire work fine? BTW,It is high quality Crutchfield speaker wire that has quite a thick soft insulation.
[ John  Feb 28, 2018 ]
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If your tapping in behind the radio or in the kick panel I would run a full length rca. Reason being you might replace your factory radio one day and you would want the rca to plug directly into the radio.
[ GREGORY  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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Speaker wire should be fine.
[ Chris  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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Can I get this item longer than 8 inches?
[ Gene  Jan 10, 2014 ]
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Hi. Gene. Is 9 inches long, with female barrel connector make it 10 inches long.
[ ALVIN  Jan 12, 2014 ]
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You can add extra wire to it & make it as long as you need.
[ Juan  Jan 11, 2014 ]
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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 ]
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I don't think so. Just get more speaker wire.
[ Bruce  Jan 11, 2014 ]
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Does this actually attenuate the signal or just make it easier to connect? One could wire on any RCA connector to a speaker lead. But do the barrel connectors actually change the signal?
[ nathan  Jan 01, 2014 ]
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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 ]
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No the barrel connectors are just a way to connect two male ends.
[ ROBERT  Jan 02, 2014 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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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