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Old 07-08-2012, 03:41 PM   #1
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Speaker Leve input vs RCA input

Ok, I got my amp and the FARK and everything needed to hook it up. I ordered the Alpine MRX-V70 http://www.alpine-usa.com/product/view/mrx-v70/.

My question is this...
Since this amp supports speaker level inputs would I be better off cutting the RCA connectors off of my FARK and wireing the speaker level inputs or should I just use the RCA connection. I think the Speaker Level option will look cleaner since I wont have RCA Cables connected to the FARK then connected to the AMP. The AMP came with a harness that I could just wire to the FARK wires.

Another added feature of using the speaker level inputs is that it does not require a turn on lead as the AMP will only turn on when it senses power from the speaker level inputs.

Thanks in advance for you help.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:52 PM   #2
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Use the RCA's and the remote turn on from the FARK. It will save you a lot of potential headaches.
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I am going through all these same questions and from what I understand and see on the wiring diagram, the wires off the FARK (X3) are all low level input to the amp and not high level. So it would not be correct to use those wire to go to the high level input (speaker level) on the amp. There are some high level inputs on the X1 from what I can see on the wiring diagram. I would do it correctly and use the RCA for the FARK since it is low level inputs.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:58 PM   #4
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Ok, I got my amp and the FARK and everything needed to hook it up. I ordered the Alpine MRX-V70 http://www.alpine-usa.com/product/view/mrx-v70/.

My question is this...
Since this amp supports speaker level inputs would I be better off cutting the RCA connectors off of my FARK and wireing the speaker level inputs or should I just use the RCA connection. I think the Speaker Level option will look cleaner since I wont have RCA Cables connected to the FARK then connected to the AMP. The AMP came with a harness that I could just wire to the FARK wires.

Another added feature of using the speaker level inputs is that it does not require a turn on lead as the AMP will only turn on when it senses power from the speaker level inputs.

Thanks in advance for you help.
What I would do is cut the smaller connector off the x3 harness and hardwire there. This way you preserve the rca's in case you change to a different amp down the road with only rca inputs.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:12 PM   #5
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Ok, I got my amp and the FARK and everything needed to hook it up. I ordered the Alpine MRX-V70 http://www.alpine-usa.com/product/view/mrx-v70/.

My question is this...
Since this amp supports speaker level inputs would I be better off cutting the RCA connectors off of my FARK and wireing the speaker level inputs or should I just use the RCA connection. I think the Speaker Level option will look cleaner since I wont have RCA Cables connected to the FARK then connected to the AMP. The AMP came with a harness that I could just wire to the FARK wires.

Another added feature of using the speaker level inputs is that it does not require a turn on lead as the AMP will only turn on when it senses power from the speaker level inputs.

Thanks in advance for you help.
If you cut the RCAs off of the fark and try using the wires as speaker level inputs, it probably won't work. The fark is for the BA system, which outputs low level signals. The OEM harness just uses regular wire instead of RCA cables, but it's an "RCA signal" none the less.

The fark harness essentially (mechanically) converts the wiring back into RCA so the signal can be routed to the appropriate ports on an aftermarket amp.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:31 PM   #6
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If you cut the RCAs off of the fark and try using the wires as speaker level inputs, it probably won't work. The fark is for the BA system, which outputs low level signals. The OEM harness just uses regular wire instead of RCA cables, but it's an "RCA signal" none the less.

The fark harness essentially (mechanically) converts the wiring back into RCA so the signal can be routed to the appropriate ports on an aftermarket amp.
Thanks for reaffirming my thought process on this and detailing it out well
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:22 AM   #7
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Ok so I think I will try the RCA cables. If I do decide to cut the FARK I will do as Steve suggests and cut the factory connector off instead of the RCA's. I may actually try both ways to see which nets me better audio quality.
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