Overview: The Scosche Car
Stereo Speaker Level Converter (LOC-80) is a non-active, "passive" device that allows
any car stereo to be connected to an amplifier or EQ booster. This is
accomplished by converting the speaker high-level outputs an the car stereo into
low-level RCA jacks by electronically converting the signal as it is passed
through the Scosche LOC-80.
Installation: You can use
the Scosche LOC-80 whenever you wish to add an amplifier or EQ booster to a
car stereo that is not equipped with RCA (low-level) outputs. By simply connecting
the speaker inputs of the LOC-80 to the speaker outputs of the car stereo, you
can now add an amplifier or EQ booster to your vehicle's audio system.
- Speaker Inputs: Connect the left (+) speaker wire of your car
stereo to the white wire of the LOC-80 and connect the left (-) speaker wire
to the white/black wire of the LOC-80. Then connect the right (+) speaker
wire to the gray wire of the LOC-80 and connect the right (-) speaker wire
to the gray/black wire of the LOC-80.
- RCA Outputs: Connect the RCA output jacks of the LOC-80 to the
RCA inputs of your amplifier or EQ booster (Red = Right, White = Left).
Note: Double check all connections and test the sound system. The
wiring colors of the LOC-80 may be different from the wiring colors found on
your car stereo.
Output Level Adjustment: The Scosche Car Stereo Speaker Level
Converter is equipped with output level controls that can be adjusted for proper
sound level matching. This done by inserting a small flat-blade or phillips-head
screwdriver into the gain adjustment holes, located on top of the LOC-80. by
turning clockwise, the gain for that individual channel, or the amount of sound
allowed to pass through the LOC-80 is increased. By turning counterclockwise,
the gain for that individual channels is decreased. If you feel that after
increasing the volume of your stereo, the sound is too quiet, then equally
increase both the left and right gains of the LOC-80until the sound level is
adequate. If the sound level is too loud with only a slight increase in stereo
volume, or distortion (poor sound quality) is noticeable, then equally decrease
the gains of the LOC-80.
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