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JL Audio XD-CLRAIC2-SW

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

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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 18AWG 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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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Quinn's advice and most versatile product for what I need. [ Paul  Oct 17, 2019 ]
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I will use these to connect a metra wiring harness to a sound processor [ Ben  Apr 18, 2019 ]
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Going to use these instead of LC2i. The LC2i sent a dirty signal to my amp.(my personal experience). As long as your amp accepts high level signal, you can go my route. I'm already using one of these for my L7s. Now I'm going to use for all door speakers. [ Rian  Apr 10, 2019 ]
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because im sad my girlfriend is not being cool [ Jay  Apr 09, 2019 ]
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to go from my stock sub output (speaker wire) to my new JL Audio JX500/1D amp which requires RCA inputs [ Mike  Feb 19, 2019 ]
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for my bose home audio systen to convert my rca's to wire [ CHRIS  Feb 16, 2019 ]
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Came with female adapters. [ Nicholas  Feb 04, 2019 ]
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5 star reviews and JL is a good brand [ Kurk  Jan 28, 2019 ]
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I have a slingshot and need to get a control wire [ mark  Oct 04, 2018 ]
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I chose this as it was a recommended accessory for the amp i purchased that does not require a line out converter [ Eric  Sep 03, 2018 ]
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I need this hardware for another installation. [ Juan  Jul 28, 2018 ]
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Factory radio integration with JL Audio VX700/5i amplifier. [ KUUHIAPO  Jul 23, 2018 ]
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recommended by my installer [ Rob Phillips  Jul 22, 2018 ]
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Hooking up to headunit that does not currently have line-level out. Will switch them out later when the deck is upgraded. [ Douglas John  Jul 18, 2018 ]
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I bought these to repair an amp that I had to cut the RCAs off of to use with a stock head unit. Now I'm upgrading head units and want to go back to RCAs. [ Jonathan  Jul 05, 2018 ]
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To connect speaker line wire to jl audio power ampfpifire [ Joseph  Jun 19, 2018 ]
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My car has 8 speakers but my Kenwood x599 only has 4 line level speaker outputs. Will use these to run the other 4 speakers out of my 6 pre-amp outputs. 4 for reg speakers and 2 for the amp and subs i already have hooked up in the trunk. [ Joseph  Jun 09, 2018 ]
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Brand reputation. [ WILLIAM S  Apr 01, 2018 ]
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I have used JL Audio for the last few years. It is the best bang for the buck. Awesome sounds and quality products. [ Dan  Mar 18, 2018 ]
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Price and brand [ Abass  Mar 09, 2018 ]
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My 2013 Mustang Shaker 500 system has a single mono low level output. However they are direct wire, not RCA. I chose the JL speaker wire to line out adapters to cleanly splice into my factory Mustang subwoofer output. These are bare wire to RCA converters, NOT high level speaker wire to low voltage RCA converters. [ Dereck  Dec 13, 2017 ]
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What else would you use to stream AWESOME music to your ears? [ TeaBags  Sep 26, 2017 ]
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Best item to meet requirement of converting speaker out from head unit to JL Audio amplifier. [ U  Aug 31, 2017 ]
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Ease of use [ shannon  Aug 20, 2017 ]
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I needed something to connect bare speaker wires to a new amp in my Jeep. These were recommended by Crutchfield, and they look like exactly what I need to connect to the RCA inputs on my new amp. [ Bill  Jul 05, 2017 ]
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Great product and price. [ Allan  Jun 22, 2017 ]
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Hooking up JL/RD500 TO 2015 F150 FACTORY HEAD UNIT. [ Jerald  May 31, 2017 ]
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Needed them [ Shaun  Apr 26, 2017 ]
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I have other jl audio matching equipment which works great why do anything different now. quality speaks for itself [ Rodney  Apr 22, 2017 ]
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JL Audio has been producing quality products for a long time [ KEVIN  Apr 12, 2017 ]
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This item was added by my Crutchfield advisor [ Paul  Feb 26, 2017 ]
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I needed these to hookup speaker-level inputs to a JL HD900/5 amplifier. [ Casey  Feb 02, 2017 ]
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CONVERT SPEAKER OUTPUT TO AMP INPUT [ C  Jan 30, 2017 ]
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Ease of install [ Robert  Jan 29, 2017 ]
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What I need to hook up to factory radio and price point was attractive [ Barry  Jan 07, 2017 ]
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The kicker cable wasn't available at the time of purchase and this cable works just as well or even better. Best of all, it was relatively cheaper!! Much thanks goes to Brook from Crutchfield for the recommendation!!! [ Dale  Dec 01, 2016 ]
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For line level to RCA pre amp inputs. The amp I selected can Handel line level inputs but only through the RCA inputs. It did not have a special line level input connection. [ Jonathan  Nov 25, 2016 ]
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I had almost enough rewards points to pay for this. Can't beat Crutchfield warranty and customer service. This will be the third vehicle I have put my JL slash 250/1v2 in but the first I'm using it with the factory radio. [ phillip  Oct 22, 2016 ]
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Easy way to connect an amp via speaker level. [ Mitchell  Oct 13, 2016 ]
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Need it for my amp [ Jaime  Sep 17, 2016 ]
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Attach amp/speakers to factory HK 2013 Harley Road Glide Custom radio. [ Steven  Jul 16, 2016 ]
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Best stuff [ Armon  Jul 01, 2016 ]
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The appear to be as good as any in the market, and is backed by JL Audio. [ Steven  May 29, 2016 ]
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JL-Audio is the BEST there is. [ Steven  May 20, 2016 ]
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used this to send High level input to my JL audio Slash 500/1 amplifier [ ROBERT  Apr 18, 2016 ]
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needed for audio connection from TV out to secondary wireless speaker transmit/receiver unit. [ THOMAS  Apr 06, 2016 ]
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To hook up my sub,to my head unit [ Richard  Dec 17, 2015 ]
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8 questions already asked

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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
[ Jonathan  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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