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

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Our take on 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.

Yup it does what its made for.

Jeremiah, Las Vegas, NV

What's in the Box:

  • 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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Why did you buy this?

Great product and price. [ Allan  Jun 22, 2017 ]
Hooking up JL/RD500 TO 2015 F150 FACTORY HEAD UNIT. [ Jerald  May 31, 2017 ]
Needed them [ Shaun  Apr 26, 2017 ]
I have other jl audio matching equipment which works great why do anything different now. quality speaks for itself [ Rodney  Apr 22, 2017 ]
JL Audio has been producing quality products for a long time [ KEVIN  Apr 12, 2017 ]
This item was added by my Crutchfield advisor [ Paul  Feb 26, 2017 ]
I needed these to hookup speaker-level inputs to a JL HD900/5 amplifier. [ Casey  Feb 02, 2017 ]
Ease of install [ Robert  Jan 29, 2017 ]
What I need to hook up to factory radio and price point was attractive [ Barry  Jan 07, 2017 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
Easy way to connect an amp via speaker level. [ Mitchell  Oct 13, 2016 ]
Need it for my amp [ Jaime  Sep 17, 2016 ]
Attach amp/speakers to factory HK 2013 Harley Road Glide Custom radio. [ Steven  Jul 16, 2016 ]
Best stuff [ Armon  Jul 01, 2016 ]
The appear to be as good as any in the market, and is backed by JL Audio. [ Steven  May 29, 2016 ]
JL-Audio is the BEST there is. [ Steven  May 20, 2016 ]
used this to send High level input to my JL audio Slash 500/1 amplifier [ ROBERT  Apr 18, 2016 ]
needed for audio connection from TV out to secondary wireless speaker transmit/receiver unit. [ THOMAS  Apr 06, 2016 ]
To hook up my sub,to my head unit [ Richard  Dec 17, 2015 ]

4 questions already asked

Hi. Gene. Is 9 inches long, with female barrel connector make it 10 inches long. [ ALVIN  Jan 12, 2014 ]
You can add extra wire to it & make it as long as you need. [ Juan  Jan 11, 2014 ]
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 ]
I don't think so. Just get more speaker wire. [ Bruce  Jan 11, 2014 ]
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 ]
No the barrel connectors are just a way to connect two male ends. [ ROBERT  Jan 02, 2014 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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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