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AudioControl LC7i

6-channel line output converter with bass restoration — adds aftermarket subs and amps to a factory system (Black)

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AudioControl's LC7i 6-channel line output converter (LOC) with bass restoration allows you to add aftermarket amps,...

AudioControl's LC7i 6-channel line output converter (LOC) with bass restoration allows you to add aftermarket amps,...

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About the AudioControl LC7i

Want to add your own speakers, subs, and amps to a factory system?

AudioControl's LC7i 6-channel line output converter (LOC) with bass restoration allows you to add aftermarket amps, speakers, and subs to your car's factory radio, so you can enjoy better and more powerful sound without losing climate controls, voice-activated functions, or other built-in factory features. The LC7i accepts speaker-level signals, so you can use it with just about any setup, even high-powered amplified systems.

Want to add your own speakers, subs, and amps to a factory system?

AudioControl's LC7i 6-channel line output converter (LOC) with bass restoration allows you to add aftermarket amps, speakers, and subs to your car's factory radio, so you can enjoy better and more powerful sound without losing climate controls, voice-activated functions, or other built-in factory features. The LC7i accepts speaker-level signals, so you can use it with just about any setup, even high-powered amplified systems.

Summing

The LC7i sums its input signals together, even if they've been crossed over for tweeters, mids, and subs by the factory system. That way, you can count on a strong, smooth, full-range signal for your processors and amps. The LC7i features six RCA preamp outputs that'll handle a traditional front/rear/sub setup.

Why you have to restore the bass

Many factory radios actually turn the bass down as you increase the volume to protect the cheap factory speakers, subsequently removing much of your music's power and punch. AudioControl developed a patent pending AccuBASS™ circuit that restores the bass the factory radio erased, giving you much fuller and more enjoyable sound. The AccuBASS is applied to the subwoofer output channel, so your sub amp can have the entire, restored signal to work with.

Level-matching with an LED indicator

AudioControl makes it easy: set your factory stereo to about 3/4 maximum volume, turn the output level control of the LC7i until the "Maximized" light begins to flicker, then adjust the gain controls on your amps and you're done. You've level-matched the output of your receiver to the amplifier's input, so you can count on getting maximum performance and minimum noise from your system.

Convenience

The optional dash-mounted ACR-1 wired remote allows you to adjust the volume of the bass while you're on the go. The speaker-level inputs sense incoming signals and turn on the LC7i, while a built-in 12-volt trigger turns on your amps as well. If your factory system only has channels for front and rear speakers, AutoMode™ will create the output you can use for your subs.

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Product highlights:

  • 6-channel line output converter plus bass restoration
  • 6 speaker-level inputs (each can handle up to 400 watts RMS)
  • internal channel summing
  • AccuBASS™ bass restoration circuitry
  • 6 preamp outputs (up to 8.5 volts RMS)
  • level matching controls with Maximized Indicator LED
Other Features:
  • optional wired remote subwoofer level controller available (#161ACR1)
  • AutoMode™ turns 4-channel input to 6-channel output
  • GTO™ signal-sensing turn on
  • 12-volt turn-on lead output
  • recommended fuse rating: 2 amps
  • 8-11/16"W x 1-3/8"H x 6-9/16"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 841-072-8

What's in the box:

  • 6-Channel line output converter (black)
  • Owner's manual
  • QC checklist

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Crutchfield customer from Norfolk, VA on 8/11/2019

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Worked great with my Ford Explorer radio. Just remember that the factory starts to "Auto EQ" around 20-22 out of 30 on the volume and this becomes your new "MAX". It is what it is but it works great and this is running into a Kenwood Excelon X802-5 and the sound quality is great. Any high-end gear will accentuate your sound. If you have crap inputs you will get loud crap. My system is set up to sound its best with Spotify streaming at 320 kbps. To show the difference, Sirius/XM streams at 96 kbps, which is just garbage.

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Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, NC on 7/30/2019

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Much needed

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Kevin from Upper Marlboro, MD on 6/28/2019

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Does everything it says with optimal performance. Had the lc7i installed in my 2016 Lexus Es350 along with a Alpine R-A60F and a Alpine MRV-M500 amplifiers. Everything sounds clean and powerful. Still Fine Tuning daily but sound quality is fantastic.

Pros: Incredible Piece of Equipment

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 3/31/2019

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works great for my application. I wanted to keep my factory stereo, but utilize my 5 channel amp and speakers.

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Owen from Ocean Springs, MS on 12/3/2018

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Added this to a Ford Transit Connect and have it running to a Focal amp for speakers and a Infinity amp for a sub. Sound is much improved! Granted I did replace all the speakers as well. Not as difficult to setup as I thought it would be.

Pros: Great articles on their website to assist install.

Cons: Lots of soldering, but no other way to keep the factory look.

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Huge upgrade F150 head unit > LC7i > Alpine amps

Ken from Charlton, MA on 11/19/2018

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Huge upgrade to my 2017 F150 non-Sony head unit feeding 2 Alpine Amps (4 channel MRV-300 and mono MRV-500 for the sub) via speaker level outs. Sound quality is vastly improved all around! Very clean signal and very pleased with that. Previously, with the speaker level outs sent to the Alpine amps speaker-level ins with sensing power up, the amps would fire up when I opened a truck door resulting in a thumps which was annoying, even with 12V remote turn on installed. Apparently the F150 sends a speaker signal at that time, With the LC7i and GTO disabled (what AudioControl calls speaker level sensing remote turn on), and a regular 12V remote power up, the thumps are gone!

Pros: Great quality sound, very clean. Restored normal 12V remote power up. Better bass at all volumes. Easy to install.

Cons: none, but maybe having external switches for GTO (remote sensing turn-on), AusoSum, etc would be better than having to go under the hood to set jumpers, though it's a one and done thing...

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Richard from Murray, UT on 11/16/2018

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Works perfectly with a factory system

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Perfect output and easy install

Charles from Goodyear,AZ on 8/11/2018

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Oh man what isn't there to say about this product. Does everything it was intended to do and than some. I recommend this product to anyone who wants there factory radio set up. Install is simple and it provides more than enough output from each channel to get the most out of your amplifiers. This is a must buy for anyone who loves there factory radio set up and loves there music any way they want it.

Pros: Completely transforms your stock head unit and factory sound. Puta out the perfect output needed to get the most out of any amplifier you wanna hook up to your system

Cons: No complaints. Install can be minimally confusing but give crutchfield a call and confused no more you will be. I still think install is very simple though

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Crutchfield customer from Deltona, FL on 8/7/2018

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Great

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Best Device to Have in Any Factory/Aftermarket Setup

Ed from South Florida on 7/29/2018

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Very useful and needed device to run with my factory head unit in my truck. It intergrats very well with factory system and aftermarket parts.

Pros: *Plug and play. * Durable. *Great price for it's value. *Compact.

Cons: *Pricey. *Could be a bit more subcompact.

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Crutchfield customer from Marthaville, LA on 7/12/2018

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Works perfectly! Used it to upgrade all door speakers and add subwoofers in a 2015 silver add! Amazing product and the GTO function is very handy.

Pros: Everything!

Cons: None so far.

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Crutchfield customer from Easley, SC on 7/2/2018

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Works great

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Makes life easy

Frank from Yonkers, NY on 6/26/2018

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Excellent unit..bass cut out is virtually gone. 2018 Dodge Ram sport. Had to use resistors. Small price to pay for the benefits of this unit

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

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Life Saver

Khristapher from Riverton, UT on 6/5/2018

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Holy Cow this is a life saver! I LOVE this mechanism! I put this into my 2016 Honda Accord because I wanted to keep the stock radio but also add a sub and this thing is amazing. You just have to plug into the stock stereo and this device does everything for you! If you are planning on keeping the stock radio, this IS what you need!

Pros: Keep your stock radio Adds a sub to stock radio Plug and Play Auto turns on when the car turns on

Cons: None that I can find, SOOO glad I was told about it

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Pleasing Sound Upgrade

Steve from San Antonio, TX on 5/29/2018

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The AudioControl LC7i is amazing! I installed it in my 2016 Honda Accord Sport audio build. It was an addition to the Soundstream 5-channel amp. The sound coming through the Infinity components up front, Infinity 2-ways in the rear deck and 12" DVC Rockford sub in the trunk sounded pretty good prior to the install of the LC7i. It was certainly a leap from the factory 4 speaker setup. Adding the LC7i changed the sound dynamics...in a good way. I'm more than pleased with the unit and would recommend to others in a heartbeat. Not only that, but you can't beat the Crutchfield service. Thanks Crutchfield!

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Crutchfield customer from Fargo, ND on 3/22/2018

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It works great and easy to use

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Kelli from Carlsbad, NM on 3/6/2018

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Awesome!

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Crutchfield customer from Round Top, NY on 2/27/2018

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Great unit. Very happy with my purchase

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andy in ohio lc7i great product

andy from glouster ohio on 2/7/2018

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purchased for my 2013 ford fusion it was a little bit of a job to find and locate the speaker wires ended removing the door kick panels center trim by seat belts and found the wires and running new wires to the lc7i and used another set of wires to run back up to the speakers from my amplifier worked out well i purchased the sound ordnance components 51/4 anyway the lc7i is a good product seems to do a good job on my Rockford punch 100x2 running 2 rf 12" once every thing was adjusted it sounds great all tho sometimes the bass roll off doesn't seem to be rite there for some songs but that could be from the factory head unit not producing the music as the device may not be able to create something that"s not there from the source of the amplification meaning the factory head unit is no top notch head unit so the lc7i can only produce what it sees with that said lc7i job well done !!! Now if the factory would add your product with better head units us music lovers would all be happy!! and crutch field thanks for your advice always a great place to deal with since around 1995 i started thanks again now to get my jl 12w0v3 on there way thanks again crutch field!! lc7i is a great product

Pros: good product easy to adjust once installed

Cons: nothing here to say negative

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Phaneeswar from Houston, TX on 12/16/2017

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Great product and great customer service from crutchfield.

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AudioControl LC7i

David from Lake City, FL on 12/1/2017

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This thing works better than expected. Installation was easy and allows you to set up your audio system any way you want.

Pros: Ease of installation Versatility Performance

Cons: None

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Manuel from Fort Morgan, CO on 11/21/2017

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Eazy to install and you will love the sound.

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No Regets

Dennis from Jasper, IN on 9/27/2017

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I purchased the LC7i to overcome the issue of bass rolling off on my 2013 Ford F150 for my Sub, Amp and Speaker upgrade. Wanting to keep my factory head unit for the sync and steering wheel control, the LC7i was perfect. I was able to dial back it the bass at high volume and there is no distortion and a hard hit. Since I had no preamp voltage coming out of the factory head unit, it is a perfect line converter.

Pros: Price, ease of installation and adjustability.

Cons: None

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LC7i

Dee from Virginia on 9/26/2017

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Have yet to be installed but product came in great condition, it being new. Packaged very well and can't wait to get it installed. Crutchfield Customer Service was phenomenal, as expected.

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LC7i

Robert from Upland, California on 5/22/2017

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This is the second vehicle I have installed the LC7i in. My latest vehicle is a 2017 2500 Silverado Duramax, with the factory Bose system. Used the LC7i to integrate a 5 channel amp to drive (4) Alpine type R component speakers and a 10" sub. Works and sounds awesome.

Pros: Easily integrates an aftermarket amp to a factory system. In my case it was a 2017 Bose system in my 2500 Silverado

Cons: None

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Michael from Tampa, FL on 5/3/2017

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This unit seamlessly integrated all my speakers and power amps into a really outstanding system. Factory HU, 4 channel amp, 4 Infinity Kappas for front and rear doors and a 10" Punch powered sub. I now have a fantastic sound in my Ford Edge, whether it is Heavy Metal, Classic Rock or Smooth Contemporary Jazz. I highly recommend the LC7i to anyone with a factory head unit that really wants to take their system to the highest level of sound quality without taking a second mortgage on their home. Performance totally exceeded my expectations.

Pros: All good

Cons: none

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For the best sounds possible

Wesley from Crockett, TX on 4/11/2017

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Only way to go if u are keeping factory head unit. First time installing one and it was simple to install and the outcome couldnt have been better

Pros: Crispy, strong,clear, responsive sound possible

Cons: Non

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AudioControl LC7i Great for stock Toyota Radio

Lazaro from Ft Lauderdale, FL on 1/22/2017

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Can make your stock radio sound great, Was a little intimidated on how to install took my time stock radio sounds amazing.

Pros: Sound s great once installed.Take your time follow directions and do not rush .

Cons: None at this time.

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Perfect for tv stock radios !!

Crutchfield customer from Usa on 1/13/2017

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Got an 2012 Infiniti G37 with 2 12's and I "DID NOT " want to take that big radio screen out my car ...but this radio substitution converter worked perfectly for stock radio , saved me BIG TIME MONEY if you don't want to replace your factory radio ( specially for people with stock tv screens in there vehicle ) get this !!!

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Crutchfield customer from Lafayette, LA on 1/9/2017

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Great product, easy to install.

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Crutchfield customer from Gilbert, AZ on 12/23/2016

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Sounds great now that I've rearranged the inputs/outputs from stock amp to Lc7i. Crutchfield advisor told me to hook the front tweet to input 1, front mid to input 2 and rear to input 3. The front midrange/mid bass sounded terrible like that, front woofers distorting under 120htz. I switched the inputs for 2 and 3 and my mid bass came came loud and clear no distortion. I assume it has something to do with the internal processing of the factory amp. I don't like the delay in processing of the accurabass but it's not a deal breaker. The JL Audio cleansweep is a better product but for my basic needs of a front stage plus subwoofer setup the Lc7i is a better value

Pros: Value for the money.

Cons: Not as flexible as a higher priced processor. If your looking to have rear speakers and keep your fader look into the JL Audio cleansweep. It's essentially a 2 channel processor with a sub output although it has 6 output channels.

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Great Sound!!

Joe from Bowling Green, KY on 12/12/2016

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This product makes even the basic factory system sound great. Follow instructions on install and you will be amazed at the sound this unit produces.

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AudioControl LC7i

Crutchfield customer from Garretson, SD on 12/11/2016

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Works great! Easy to install! What more can you ask for?!

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Gordon from Grand Haven, MI on 10/30/2016

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Love the product! Great company!

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READ and succeed

Anthony from Lenoir, NC on 10/20/2016

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READ the directions and it's a breeze to set up. ALL of the directions. Get this set up correctly and you will love the sound you it pulls from your factory head unit.

Pros: Works great. Easy to set up once you READ the directions.

Cons: I don't like reading

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The Best Line Level Converter.

Paul K from San Ramon, CA on 10/5/2016

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If you want to keep the integrated factory head unit with all the voice command options, cell phone integration, etc., then this is the line level converter for you. Extremely easy to install and creates a clean signal to send to the amplifier of your choice. The auto sensor built in turns on the unit AND your Amp when it senses signal coming into the converter, so there is no need to have a remote turn on lead. This also allows for all the features of the stock unit to be retained, even when the stereo is turned off!

Pros: Ease of install, features, clean signal, adjustability, price

Cons: None

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AudioControl LC7i

Michael from Henrico, VA on 9/20/2016

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Great product to allow me to keep the factory head unit and upgrade the speakers and add an amplifier.

Pros: Allows you to keep the factory head unit Easy to wire Compact size allows it to tuck away in various locations

Cons: Not really a con but an error on my part. Order the wired remote also because not every listening experience requires the same amount of bass

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This thing is awesome!

Brandon from Paia, HI on 9/14/2016

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I am so happy with this thing it's awesome. I had fun installing it and it works perfectly with my mono amp and sub. I can't wait to hook up a four channel amp and get new door speakers now.

Pros: Fun to install. Works perfectly. Very customizable.

Cons: None

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Best Improvement for Factory Head Unit!

Juan A from Palmer, AK on 7/7/2016

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There is no aftermarket head unit available for my 2013 F150 that will fit into the DIN space exactly as the stock, so my only option was to upgrade all the other components. After swapping out the six stock speakers and replacing them with Polk Speakers, a JL Audio Sub Box with two 12" speakers, 2 Amps and a Cap, my sound was still missing a little bass on some of the older songs on my MP3s. The solution; The Audio Control LC7i. What a significant improvement. Wow! I can't believe how the bass hits on some of my older 70s and 80s tunes! Thank you Sonny for the recommendation.

Pros: Small, Convenient & Versatile!

Cons: Remote control attachment is an additional option that is sold separately, but is really not needed for most applications.

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Factory stereo upgrade

Karl from Dundas, MN on 7/5/2016

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I was looking for a way to upgrade the factory stereo in m y Crosstrek without getting rid of the factory head unit and all of its functionality. This line level controller is definitely the way to go. After a much anticipated install by professionals I was pleasantly surprised by how good this unit transformed my system. It actually sounds like I have an upgraded head unit in my car.

Pros: amplified signal from head unit to amplifiers sounds great

Cons: takes time to install, better off having professionals install

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Lc7i

Crutchfield customer from Sabattus, ME on 7/7/2015

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To start off this is an excellent product. It does exactly wht it says it does and i see a great improvement in the bass response with my door speakers. If you like me and have never installed something like this, have fun with it. I was on the phone for two hours with tech support trying to figure out why I couldn't hear any music. Not to mention i shorted out the first one i got and was without music for a week waiting for a new one, so i really had no idea what i was doing. After the two hours on the phone with tech support, i finally got all the door speakers and my sub to finally work. Then comes the next part which is tuning the lc7i. Its not easy at all and it just took hours of playing around with the eqs on my amps and on the lc7i until i finally got it to sound good. Still one of the best investments I've made in my system even though it wasn't easy to install or tune, but i still recommend it :)

Pros: Does what it says it does

Cons: Hard to install and hard to tune. But just call Crutchfield tech support ;)

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Good unit overall but bass is a bit punchy

Matt S from San Francisco on 10/7/2014

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Added it along with two JL Audio Amps and four JL Audio Speakers and a sub to a 2014 Jeep Wrangler factory head unit. The mid range and treble are distinct and sound excellent given the Jeep notoriously bad dynamics for audio. The bass unit is JL stealth box and generally works very well. With some types of Music the bass is punchy and and isn't as clean as I would have expected. Hard to say if it is AudioControl unit or the JL Amp and Stealth box that is more to blame. It was professionally installed. That said, I am impressed with the unit overall.

Pros: Does a nice job sending the right signals to the right speakers.

Cons: Bass is a bit too punchy with this unit with some types of music.

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Works great

Dillon from San Antonio on 8/14/2014

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Used to integrate 4 new speakers into the factory head unit of a 2013 f150. Works great, and the factory sub seems to hit a bit harder now too.

Pros: Works great

Cons: I hear professional installation is recommended

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Not for heavy metal fans!

KH from Kankakee, IL on 8/9/2014

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Everything sounded fine until I added a subwoofer. The bass sounds terrible with one added, but fine with midrange speakers because the bass with midranges isn't powerful enough for you to notice how messed up the level is. The bass somehow manages to hit too hard during "thumps" (bass drums, etc.,) and not enough during smoother bass (bass guitars and other smooth-sounding but bassy instruments), resulting in a choppy sound that makes metal, country, and basically anything that isn't rap sound horrible. For reference, I'm using a JL Audio JX 360 to power 4 Focal AC 690 midranges, and a Soundstream T1000 amp for a Soundstream Tarantula 15" sub in a 2012 Camry.

Pros: The automatic turn-on signal sensor works well. It sounds ok with midrange speakers.

Cons: Bass is too "punchy" with subs. It hits too hard when it shouldn't be, and not enough when the bass should be louder. Someone else said that it only "hits" rather than giving a "smooth" sound, which is exactly right. Not so bad with rap where there aren't bass guitars playing alongside bass drums, but I am a heavy metal fan, so the sound with this is absolutely terrible. I didn't notice the problem until I hooked up subs, though, so with midrange speakers it might be fine.

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AudioControl LC7i

Brad from San Diego, CA on 6/11/2014

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Overall this thing does exactly as advertised in the end. Right off the bat, it will sound like a dying cat, at least if your are doing it yourself (unless you are an expert on car audio) There are no instructions for tuning this thing. Anybody can hook up wires, but tuning it was a PAIN. The instructions wont help, it's the most funny instructions but the least helpful. That said, it sounded better using my amps gain than the LC7i's. I could not level match it with their way. Lower is better with the LC7i, use your amp's gain to do the rest. I don't know if I needed the bass restoration, I probably could have got the LC6i because it sounded better with it all turned down bass-wise. My 2014 Ram head unit is just fine but needed at least an LOC to make it work with an amp. This thing will sum the channels though and make it sound way better than a plain LOC with your door/dash speakers with an amp. Again, though beware. The instructions suck about tuning this thing. It sounded good after I messed around with the gain and the gain on my amp, if you go with AudioControl's (the manufacture's) videos on their website your system will sound horrible. The instructions are wrote by a wanna-be comedian and will only tell you how to hook it up and set it up (grounding, high pass?, Summing, that's it) and you have to set the jumpers which is not hard. Its good a good buy if you need something like this, but make sure you can get by with the LC6i if you can.

Pros: Sums the channels ( a must have if you want to amp every speaker on a new truck ) Clearer sound ( makes my stock head unit sound like a top of the line Alpine ) Makes adding a sub to a stock system a breeze ( in theory, i've already ran the wires to it )

Cons: Bad and seemingly incomplete instructions ( AudioControl wants you to take it to a dealer, not do it yourself) Bad to get this if your think you just want to add some subs ( get this if you want to upgrade everything but and without a new deck those things are overrated anyway )

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Last peice of the puzzle

Crutchfield customer from Arlington, VA on 4/9/2014

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I wanted better sound from my factory stereo. First added new speakers which improved sound, next added a 5 channel amp, and sub which improved sound more. Yesterday I added the AudioControl LC7i, and am blown away by the sound improvement. If you want to keep you factory head unit, the Audio Control piece is a no brainer.

Pros: Blown away by sound improvement at all volume levels

Cons: Absolutely NONE.

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Idont know

Gerar from Puerto Rico on 4/8/2014

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Im install after this equipment a cheep equalizer and the sound its better

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AudioControl LC7i

Crutchfield customer from Kailua, Hawaii on 2/16/2014

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Nice product

Pros: Easy to use

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Audiocontrol LC7I

Doug from Maryville, TN on 1/18/2014

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If you want to keep an OEM head unit and add a couple of amps this will do the trick. This corrects the loss of bass at higher volumes that factory radios create and gives you 3 sets of RCA outs each with their own gain control. Highly reccomended.

Pros: Improved bass with OEM integration

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Critical if you want to retain the factory head unit, and want to upgr

Crutchfield customer from Poughkeepsie, NY on 12/17/2013

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Typical AudioControl quality and performance ... this unit amazes me with lots of functional options and features. I added the ACR-1 to give some added control of the subwoofer, which was the icing on this installation. The AccuBass function allowed me to fine-tune the bass performance, as I did not have a crossover adjustment on my system. GTO was essential as my factory head unit did not provide a remote turn-on function.

Pros: Installation flexibility options. Many control features.

Cons: none

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Right item, wrong setup

Audio control LC7 from NYC, NY on 12/17/2013

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I was seeking a certain spect that this item did not perform

Pros: A great price, of course, but not the product i was seeking

Cons: none

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Excellent Product!

Mike K. from Plainfield, Illinois on 11/11/2013

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After doing extensive research about replacing my sound system in my 2010 Ford F-150 FX4 I started changing out 1 part at a time. I knew i wanted to keep my stock head unit because i did not want to mess with the look and SYNC system. The original speakers were the worst i have ever heard and i knew i had to change them pronto! I replaced the fronts with Alpine SPR 60 C Components and the back with Alpine SPR 60 Coax speakers. I powered these with a Alpine PDX F-4 Amp. I then added a Kicker Hideaway powered sub which i knew would be perfect as i had limited room in the back of my supercab. To get a cleaner sound and to add some bass to the front speakers i dicided on the AudioControl LC7i. I had everything professionally installed and let me tell you the system rocks so hard and sounds so good i cannot believe the sound! The audio guy that installed the set up said the AudioControl made a huge difference in the bass from what i was getting before. I almost do not even need a sub but that would be almost... I did not need the remote for the AudioControl because i already had one for the Kicker Sub but i would suggest getting it if you do not have a fast subwoofer control without digging through your head unit. Overall i am very satisfied with the AudioControl and recommend the product to anyone looking to add to your OEM head unit!

Pros: Does what it is supposed to do!

Cons: None so far!

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Very nice

Wrench S from Cleveland OH on 6/26/2013

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The LC7I is great. It really brought my stock head unit to life

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Great!

Gyakusetsu from Denver, CO on 6/12/2013

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Does exactly what they say it does: restores bass curves and converts to line out for use with a separate amp plus creates a line out for a subwoofer. setup is very easy and the factory settings are what most people would use, so there is almost no need to open the cover to change the dip switches. I definitely recommend this for anyone that wants to keep their factory head unit and make it sound like a premium system. the signal sensing turn on is fantastic and snappy, plus allows you to get a turn on line for all your components without tapping into something convoluted in the vehicle. overall very satisfied!

Pros: signal sensing, well constructed, easy setup, great quality.

Cons: price

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Great product

Jason from Columbus Ohio on 2/8/2013

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What can I say. It's doing what it is designed to do. Easy to install if you have the ability. Will purchase again for my next vehicle.

Pros: Provides noiseless signal. Easy to install. Durable structure.

Cons: Doesn't come in solid black.

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Features

Six Channel Line Output Converter: The AudioControl LC7i is a six channel active line converter which allows you to keep your factory installed source unit in your vehicle and still dramatically improve your car audio system performance. The LC7i accepts up to six channels of speaker-level signal from factory installed amplifiers or a source unit and converts it to a high quality, after market low-noise, pre-amp level signal that can be fed to amplifiers and speakers.

AccuBASS: The LC7i fixes one of the biggest letdowns of today's factory systems, weak bass. Designed for maximum sound quality and enhanced audio performance, the LC7i incorporates AccuBASS. This patent pending process automatically corrects for the bass roll-off that is common with many factory-installed audio systems and AudioControl's unique and exclusive AccuBASS patent pending circuitry maintains and restores the Bass as the volume is turned up, improving the audio performance.

Speaker Input: The speaker level inputs are compatible with nearly any factory stereo system, even most Bose systems. There are 3 pair of inputs that will accommodate up to 400 watts.

Channel Summing: The LC7i has the ability to sum together multiple input channels (4 or 6) from the factory source unit into 2 channels. This is handy when the factory system has multiple, actively crossed-over signals sent from the OEM source unit or amplifier(s). For example, in some vehicles there is an actively crossed-over tweeter, midrange, and woofer all in the front of the vehicle. The LC7i lets you take all of those signals and sum them together to get a high-quality, full-range, pre-amp signal without the use of any additional cables or hardware.

AutoMode Inputs: When there is no signal present at the channel 3 input, the channel 2 input automatically feeds the channel 2 and channel 3 outputs.

Output Level: The +/- 12 dB output level allows you to adjust the head unit's voltage to the top of your amp's input range; up to 8.5 volts RMS. Each of the three pair of  RCA outputs has its own level adjustment.

Auto Turn-on: The main speaker level input has a signal sensing circuit; the unit turns on when there's a speaker level input signal and turns off when the signal disappears.

Ground Isolation: The power supply ground is switchable, in case of ground loop noise. The factory position is fully isolated (typically the best choice), but can be changed to Ground or 200Ω.

Remote Output: The +12 volt DC remote output will trigger an amp to turn on whenever the LC7i is on. The remote's maximum current output is 1 amp.

Terminal Blocks: The power/ground/remote in/remote out terminal and the speaker level input terminals are removable; the wiring is attached to the block, then the block is plugged into the LC7. The terminal blocks will accommodate wire up to 12 gauge.

Optional Remote Control: Using the optional ACR-1 wired remote (161ACR1, sold separately) you can easily adjust the output level of channel 3 of the AudioControl LC7i, often used for a subwoofer. The remote is designed to be dash mounted, within reach of the driver; it can be mounted under the dash with the supplied bracket, or the bracket can be removed and the knob and LED can be custom mounted through the dash.

Specifications:

  • Maximum Speaker Level Input: 400 watts (at 4Ω)
  • Maximum Output Voltage: 8.5 volts RMS
  • Frequency response: 10Hz-22kHz
  • THD: 0.01%
  • Input Impedance: 20 kΩ
  • Output Impedance: 150 Ohms

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Have yet to find a low leve , high sound quality LOC with summing! [ Ryan  Mar 30, 2019 ]
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was recommended by crutchfield [ aaron  Mar 04, 2019 ]
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I choose the Audio Control LC7i because it quiets noise when running an amp for component speakers. Audio Control is the best!!! [ SAM  Mar 02, 2019 ]
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many people recommended it for its good performance and less expensive price. [ Dennis  Feb 26, 2019 ]
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I am wiring three amps into my factory Jeep radio [ Joseph  Feb 06, 2019 ]
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Add a sub to my mustang base 17' [ Daniel  Dec 16, 2018 ]
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it will help restore bass that is rolled off by the horrible factory honda amp as well as to flatten the signal. [ Fernando  Dec 04, 2018 ]
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Crutchfield had it at the most competitive price. The thing that sealed my decision is the unparalleled support I received from my Crutchfield advisor! [ David  Nov 22, 2018 ]
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2017 Ford F150 non-Sony head unit speaker level outs to 2xAlpine amps (4 channel, and mono for sub), remote turn on through speaker sensing causes occasional thumping noise through the system when opening doors after car has sat for a period of time, Should be able to eliminate this by supplying signal to amp speakers via RCA's, with remote turn on through regular 12V input. [ Ken  Nov 14, 2018 ]
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I chose this because it is the best audio solution for my 2018 Ford Fusion. I was given an excellent product recommendation by a Crutchfield representative. [ J  Jun 03, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Dino [ STEPHEN R  Apr 21, 2018 ]
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Advised by Francis ! Audio advisor [ ROBERT E  Feb 16, 2018 ]
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I had a previous system with high quality aftermarket amps and speakers running off a stock head unit. It sounded good, but not great. After reading several reviews I took a chance and added the LC7i to my system. It improved the sound, but still wasn't what I expected. After contacting AudioControl customer support, which was amazing by the way, they were able to help me make some tweaks and adjustments. The final results were fantastic. It was like upgrading every component at once. [ Paul  Jan 07, 2018 ]
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It was recommended by Peyton (the advisor who helped me) to get this product to make my system work with my stock stereo. I've never used one before so this I'm curious to see how it works. [ KHRISTAPHER  Dec 30, 2017 ]
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I've used AudioControl products before. They are the most versatile for aftermarket and factory systems! [ David  Nov 04, 2017 ]
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Wanted it [ WILLIAM  Oct 02, 2017 ]
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To keep factory radio and add 2 amps system to my car. [ Juan C.  Jan 16, 2017 ]
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I have used this on two installations for Sprinter Vans, very good price and really cleaned up audio from stock stereo system that was very poor quality. Wired it into a decent 5 channel amp and ended up with very good sound. [ Korey  Jan 09, 2017 ]
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After speaking with Norm this was the best thing to add to Oem radio to add subwoofer. [ L  Dec 23, 2016 ]
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I wanted to keep my existing stock radio in my 2015 accord but and a little bit more power to the radio with my JL amps. [ THOMAS A  Dec 23, 2016 ]
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Wanted to have the option to upgrade my car speakers in the future. I purchase the LC2i before but returned that to buy this [ Victor  Dec 21, 2016 ]
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Better factory sound. Eliminate hum from cheap converter [ Troy  Dec 10, 2016 ]
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Heard great reveiws about this product. Upgrading a factory unit. [ Richard  Nov 30, 2016 ]
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Great add on... [ ron  Nov 20, 2016 ]
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This allows me to add aftermarket amps and keep my OEM touchscreen in place. OEM look, aftermarket performance! [ M  Sep 30, 2016 ]
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Saw a youtube review. [ Rosa  Sep 29, 2016 ]
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to get a better sound simply because im using my factory stereo [ trinidad  Sep 11, 2016 ]
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I wanted to get a better bass sound from my subs and after market speakers with the two Amps and Capacitor that I have installed with the factory head unit. [ Juan Alberto  May 12, 2016 ]
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Allows me to not have to splice my entire harness in my new truck in order to enjoy products from Crutchfield. [ Kenneth  Dec 17, 2015 ]
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23 questions already asked

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How to connect lc7i to factory system 2007 Honda pilot with nav ?
[ Norman  Apr 28, 2019 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  May 05, 2019 ]  Staff
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The LC7i is a processor that takes your POWERED output of your factory system and then sums and balances that output down to line level inputs to tie in full range amplifiers. So all you need to do is take the SPEAKER wires coming FROM your factory NAV unit and connect them to the matching "Speaker Level Inputs" (bottom left) of the LC7i. Front output to "Main Input", rear output to "Channel 2", and, if your Passport has a factory installed sub, then that output goes to "Channel 3". The LC7i will then connect to separate amp(s), which in turn will tie back to the speakers.
[ Craig Teel  Apr 28, 2019 ]
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I installed mine on a 2017 Ford Mustang. I tied into the output wires from the factory amp. If you do the same it should not effect the radio or navigation
[ A  Apr 28, 2019 ]
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How to connect lc7i to factory system 2006 Honda pilot with nav ?
[ Norman  Apr 28, 2019 ]
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You can tap into the factory speaker wires for a signal. The tech support at crutchfield can help, they were great to deal with.
[ JAMES  Apr 28, 2019 ]
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Will the Lc7i work well with the JL Twk 88?
[ Donald  Apr 20, 2019 ]
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If I'm not mistakin it would totally negate the use for it if you already have the jl twk 88 it is computer intergrayed is it not?
[ Jesse  Apr 22, 2019 ]
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I don't know about well, but it will work
[ Scott  Apr 20, 2019 ]
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If I purchase this to connect a sub to an oem setup, do I still need an amp?
[ boostsensei  Apr 01, 2019 ]
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Yes, you will need an amplifier in order to provide the necessary power for the subwoofer you install
[ Kenneth  Apr 09, 2019 ]
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I have a 2017 fors focus st3 with factory sony amp. Was told i cant remove it so im unsure of what exact device i should use to get rid of the factory subwoofer, and bypass the factory amp. I would like to install a 4 channel amp for speakers and a subwoofer amp for a new more powerful subwoofer (maybe jlaudio 8w7). Will this thing be the best option?
[ kenny  Mar 28, 2019 ]
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We have a few options on adapters that can connect to the stock system in your 2017 Focus and get it ready for aftermarket amps. I recommend contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to discuss your goals and control options and get a personal recommendation on the best for you My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
[ Paul  Apr 14, 2019 ]  Staff
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wiring daigram to hook up to a 2016 dodge charger?
[ Chris  Mar 27, 2019 ]
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That is something our technical support department helps our customers with as part of our lifetime technical support we give with purchase. We send their direct dial number on the invoice for the order My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
[ Paul  Apr 10, 2019 ]  Staff
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I have a 2005 cadillac sts with 8 speaker bose system, would this unit help my system as is without adding anyother replacement speakers.i would like to keep it stock as much as possible?
[ Steve  Mar 24, 2019 ]
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This AudioControl unit will not work by itself. It's meant to be used with new amps and speakers while keeping the stock radio in place. I recommend contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to discuss gear that can be added to the stock audio system to give some enhancement to the audio My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
[ Paul  Apr 08, 2019 ]  Staff
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Is there any such device that can be installed into a factory radio to increase the bass of the 4 aftermarket speakers I have? I have two in the door and to in the rear deck of my 2014 Dodge Challenger rt. I also have 2 factory tweeters installed in the front left and right deck of my car.
[ Matt  Feb 18, 2019 ]
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Sorry, no. You can install a processor to provide more audio adjustments and a better EQ but you would also need to add an amplifier to accept the processed signal and power the new speakers. Another option would be to add a dedicated subwoofer to the system. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
[ Ryan  Feb 23, 2019 ]  Staff
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Do I need this If I already have a Pac Amp Pro4 already installed from my factory headunit? I was told this would not change my sound much. The LC2I I had worked great for a previous install at keeping my (subs) bass from dropping thats all. What does this do different, other than just control more channels? 2014 Toyota Tundra Crewmax Platinum JBL sytem Pac Amp Pro ap4-ty12 Pioneer D9601,8604 Alpine SPR-60C front & rear Pioneer TS-SW3002S4 subs (2)
[ DeJuan  Jan 05, 2019 ]
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DeJuan, I am not really a person who has the answer to your question. I had a Crutchfield professional help me with my order and selection. I dealt with Francis, who was very knowledgeable :-) I must say, I love my system choice !
[ ROBERT E  Jan 15, 2019 ]
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I bought this in Feb. for my 2015 Ford mustang base model so it had no factory amps installed. I am not familiar with your knowledge on audio installs so i will just share everything i know so sorry if you already know it. The LC7I line output converter or any line output converter (LOC) for that matter basically ties into your factory head unit and gives you your leads to send the rca signal to your amp. Its basically the same as the LC2I Except it can control more channels. In your case with a truck that came with an amp factory installed (if i understood correctly) and using the Pac Amp Pro ap4-ty12 used for upgrading from a factory amp to something beefier you shouldnt need the LC7I. The only reason you would need this is if you were doing a full install as in replacing all speakers in your Tundra. If you were doing this you would need more RCA outputs than the Pac Amp Pro provides. My knowledge is limited but i hope this helps.
[ Garrett  Jan 13, 2019 ]
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Can I use this unit for my after market amps and after market hu or does it only work with oem?
[ Quintyn  Sep 15, 2018 ]
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Yes, it will work with aftermarket amps, and both aftermarket AND OEM head units... It's also excellent at converting OEM digital systems to aftermarket analog where the use of multiple amps may be needed... I used the LC7i to convert the digital signal in my 2016 BMW X6 (F16) Harman Kardon system to analog to 3 separate multichannel and 1 mono amp, while maintaining the factory 5.1 surround sound... Sounds excellent , no problems at all...
[ Daryl  Sep 19, 2018 ]
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Yes you can use it with your after market equipment
[ Antonio  Sep 17, 2018 ]
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Not sure what kind of vehicle you have. Mine is in my 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500. The factory Bose system turns the bass level down as you increase volume. This remedies that. If you're not going through a factory amp, I don't see the need to use it.
[ 432bartman  Sep 15, 2018 ]
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Tho most installs with a after market hu generally do not need a line out converter you can use this 8 channel active line out converter to amplify the signal and sound to your needs. If you are going to purchase this unit I would recommend setting each channel weather it is low, miss, or highs separate so you do not clip your aftermarket amplifiers or speakers. This is a very good product and I am very very happy with the results. Hope this helps you out.
[ JAMES  Sep 15, 2018 ]
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you can but any eq from the aftermarket hu will be cancelled out. the lc7i's job is to make a flat response from the oem hu eq that usually wreaks havoc on setups when the oem hu isnt replaced.
[ Zach  Sep 15, 2018 ]
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This will work perfectly with aftermarket amplifiers
[ Kenneth  Sep 15, 2018 ]
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I have BMW's famous Basic stereo system without an amp. It consists of 4 front speakers connected to the same front left and right channels (2 front door 4 inch speakers and 2 under seat 6.5 inch woofers, that i think are full range, And 2 rear deck high pass filtered speakers) What i need to know is what's going to give me a better output, using the same front channel for Main and Channel 2 of the device and sum them up using the summing feature, OR use Both front and rear channels and also use the summing feature? The 2 rear speakers almost seam useless because i can turn them completely off and not notice a difference from the driver's seat. Or is there a better product out there that solves this problem. (by the way, I'm trying to use a 4 channel amp to power 2 speakers using 2 channels and 1 sub using the other 2 bridged) Thanks!
[ Jeries  May 15, 2018 ]
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I have a 2014 Hyundai Sonata. I kept the factory stereo and the two dash speakers. The two dash speakers run from the factory stereo. I used dynamat on all four doors; replaced the four door speakers with focal 6.5" speakers. I have them powered by a soundstream amp. I have a JL Audio powered subwoofer with two 8" subs. I use the audiocontrol line output converter to control the sounds to the four 6.5 in the doors and use the subwoofer output to control the amp on the JL box. The audiocontrol does an outstanding job of cleaning up the sound coming from the factory stereo. The dynamat keeps the sound extremely clear. It actually is the best quality sound that I have ever heard in a car stereo system. It is not eardeafining nor does it shake the mirrors in the car, but the sound is like listening to high quality stereo headphones inside the car.
[ david m.  Jun 08, 2018 ]
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For more personalized assistance pertaining to your specific vehicle, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. They can go over the options for installing the LC7i in more detail to ensure everything will work as you hope in your BMW. Thanks!
[ Larry  Jun 05, 2018 ]  Staff
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Is there a harness that I can plug into my factory amp harness that will bypass the factory amp so I can use the LC7i?
[ T-Mills  Mar 30, 2018 ]
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I didn't install the unit myself, someone else did...
[ ron  Apr 12, 2018 ]
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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 10, 2018 ]  Staff
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No, you need to utilize the factory amp outputs to feed into the LC7i. That way you can sum all the channels and the LC7i will provide you F,R, and Sub pre out. Most Factory inputs into the factory amps are extremely low level and the LC7i will not detect them sometimes. Also if your system is Can-bus or data , the volume/ steering wheel controls only work at the factory amp.
[ WAYNE  Apr 09, 2018 ]
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I suppose it would depend on your vehicle but probably not. I ended up having to cut the speaker harness off from the back of the factory radio. My radio had two harnesses - one for power, ground, dimmer, etc. and one for the speakers so be careful which wires you cut if your radio only has one harness - you don't want to cut the power or ground wires. I spliced into the speaker harness and used 9-wire to run to the LC7i (2 wires for each speaker - front/rear). I also replaced my factory speakers so I just ran new speaker wire from the aftermarket amp to the speakers rather than trying to tie back into the factory wiring - that way I ended up bypassing the factory amp. If you decide to go this route, be sure you don't cut the wires too close to the harness so you can reconnect the factory speaker wiring in case you want to sell the vehicle and keep your audio equipment.
[ Jason  Apr 08, 2018 ]
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wouldn't it better just to get an equalizer ?
[ Master  Mar 04, 2018 ]
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Yes, or so I thought. The LOC was an easier install because of how my 09 Acura TSX is setup. I added an equalizer afterwards, but it had to be modified to work with the system. It was done by a professional.
[ Kerrick  Mar 05, 2018 ]
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It would depend on the setup your using. If your running an aftermarket head unit then this will work out for you sense some pioneer decks have nice built in EQ's. If your using a stock radio but will use some of the better higher quality amps like JL audio, Rockford, Memphis that have nice but in X overs in them then I would use this just to provide a clean signal to the amps.
[ THOMAS A  Mar 04, 2018 ]
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I had a pretty high powered EQ built into my Kenwwod touch screen so I didn't need it. I put amps on my Sub and one on my interior speakers. It sounds fantastic.
[ WILLIE  Mar 04, 2018 ]
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In some cases maybe but in others, no. Factory audio systems often are doing processing based upon speed, ambient noise levels, and more. This helps clean that up and makes the sound more consistent. Also, it has a number of preamp outputs to make it that much easier to install amplifiers as well as adjust the output level for it.
[ STEVEN S  Mar 04, 2018 ]
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What is the difference between this item and a sound processor such as the FiX86?
[ JOEL  Sep 18, 2016 ]
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I am very happy with the Lc7i installed in my vehicle my sound system sounds great
[ FRANK  Sep 19, 2016 ]
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I have a 2013 Ford F150 with the factory head unit and speakers. I would like to add an amp and sub. How would I accomplish this with this unit?
[ jaywill100  Aug 31, 2015 ]
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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Sep 01, 2015 ]  Staff
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I have a six channel highs amp running separately my two front tweeters on two channels, front Mids another two channels, rear Mids on the last set of two channels...and a mono bass amp running two subs....will this product be able to run all these separately as my highs and mono bass amps do ?
[ paul  Jun 04, 2015 ]
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Yes. It modulates every input from the receiver. So unless you have 2 head units then you're good.
[ MICHAEL  Jun 04, 2015 ]
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No .... this product is for create an extra channel in factory radio and create RCA output.
[ GERARDO  Jun 04, 2015 ]
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What size wire should I use for the power and ground?
[ Nic  Apr 11, 2014 ]
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The terminal blocks will accommodate wire up to 12 gauge, but this device uses very little power, and you could also use just speaker wire as well. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Apr 13, 2014 ]  Staff
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I'm going to run my front speakers to Channel 1 and rears to Channel 2. I understand that Channel 2 will send a sub out signal to channel 3 line out. However, will channel 2 also output line level at the same time so I can run it full range to my amp to power rear speakers? Thanks.
[ Bill  Apr 29, 2015 ]
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Yes, that is exactly how this unit functions. You can also just run a single stereo signal and it will pass that to all 3 outputs.
[ Samuel  May 02, 2015 ]
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Yes. That's exactly what I did and it works great. I'm running all Alpine amps, front and rear speakers and a sub. Channel 3 signal to a mono amp and the front and rear signals to a 4 ch amp. The LC7i allows you to dial it in the amps perfectly. Great product.
[ Bruce  May 01, 2015 ]
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Yes, channels 1 and 2 have their own low level output. In addition to these, you will have an extra low level channel that you can use for your subwoofer amplifier. You can run 5 channels out of the lc7i by only inputing 4 high levels.
[ A N  May 01, 2015 ]
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Do you connect the lc7i before or after the factory amplifier?
[ Kelly  Jun 15, 2014 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the install. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Krissy  Jun 15, 2014 ]  Staff
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