Works flawlessly, awesome product
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This PAC unit is perfect for hooking up an amp to a factory stereo that don't have RCA line outputs and no remote turn on switch wire. Have 2000 mustang w/factory stereo & CD deck and speakers. Mounted the PAC in my trunk & hooked my factory speaker wires into wired harness on PAC's input side & the PAC's +&- into my amps +&- and the PAC's remote wire into amps remote. PAC's wire harness wires aren't but about 8" long so you'll need some light gauge wire to run to your speakers & +&- & remote to amp. On the PAC's output I used the RCA harness to run into my amp. I didn't want to cut into my factory stereo wire harness so that's why I mounted the PAC in my trunk. Because of my amp being back there my +&- was already ran which is all you need for this to work other than remote wire which goes from PAC to amp. It was very simple to hook up. If you have aftermarket stereo I'd recommend installing PAC under dash or beside deck. The case is hard to get back together if you have to take it apart & knobs will fall out. I used a tiny drop of super glue on bottom of knobs and slid back in, but only do that if u take PAC apart so u don't get glue on gain adjustments so they don't get stuck in wrong position. I left gains on mine turned all the way up. Put the PAC's cover back on carefully paying attention to the right places to squeeze so it'll go back together. It will take a few min. to snap together right. But I really had no trouble. PAC works flawlessly. Very easy installation.
Pros: Absolutely no whining noises, works flawlessly, it turns PAC & amp on when audio signal is detected and your amp & PAC off when your radio is turned off. Comes with wired output harness also for non-RCA applications. Uses almost no power so u can hook it directly into your amps + & - if you want to without having to go up on fuse amperage. Excellent instant customer service if you have any installation questions. Best customer support of any customer supports out there. These guys are on point.
Cons: If you have to take it apart which I would suggest. To glue the knobs in so they don't fall out. But if u turn the gains all way up & never want to adjust em U don't have to bother. But if u turn the PAC upside down the knobs will most likely fall out. The case pops right off but is hard to get back together but if u don't handle it like a gorilla, take your time & do it right, it will go back together. It just might take of little effort & patience & squeezing the case in the right places.