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Unread 03-06-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
WalkerRidge
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Sound Bar for my 1985 CJ7.

Has anyone had any luck finding a sound bar that is decent quality and can be used by either an iPhone or a radio? I've had no luck. They either are good quality and can't be used by an iPhone or are bad quality and can use iPhones.

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Unread 03-11-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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Just buy a cassette adapter, ten bucks-Walmart, and it doesn't matter what the sound bar compatibility is. Unless, you have no receiver unit then.....this is all moot.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 10:07 AM   #3
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In order to drive the speakers from a soundbar, you need significantly more power than any iPhone or iPod or phone can put out. This is where you will need to add in a head unit to drive the speakers- it's probably best to use an aftermarket unit with an amp to drive the speakers at clean volume levels so that you can easily hear them. But the amp is just a luxury, wiring speakers right to the head unit is typically plenty.

Usually factory head units don't put out the power required to drive speakers with enough power, so they won't get loud enough and you can actually blow the speakers.
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Unread 03-16-2013, 09:42 AM   #4
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You'd want to use a radio/head unit to connect to the speakers. You'd connect your iPhone to the head unit. If you want to use just the iPhone, you can use an amp instead of a headunit/radio. You use an RCA/headphone jack y cable to connect the iPhone to the amp, the amp powers the speakers. Do you have a 12v/cigarette lighter plug? There is a soundbar that connects to a 12v outlet and an iPhone. It's low powered though, you'd be better off with any soundbar and an amp.
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