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Old 04-17-2013, 06:41 PM   #1
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USB port splice

i currently have a sony cdx-GT350MP head unit, it was given to me a while ago as a present. i was wondering if it is possible to splice the wires of a female usb to the red/white cables to be able to plug it in the back of the head unit to be able to plug a usb in for music?

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What are the red and white cables to which you refer? Red is your hot cable (connects to the battery) and white is the positive terminal of your left front speaker. Are you referring to the RCA connections (stereo plugs)?

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What are the red and white cables to which you refer? Red is your hot cable (connects to the battery) and white is the positive terminal of your left front speaker. Are you referring to the RCA connections (stereo plugs)?
Yea the RCA connections
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I was thinking about the 3.55 mm option too and found this http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00B30...6294270&sr=8-2. So I think that'll work
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Yea the RCA connections
I believe those are outputs, not inputs.
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Yea the RCA connections
No, the RCA connections are pre-outs for connecting to an amp.

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I was thinking about the 3.55 mm option too and found this Gino Black USB A Type to 3.5mm Jack Plug Audio Data Cable for MP3 Mp4:Amazon:Computers & Accessories. So I think that'll work
I would be surprised if it does; looking at your HU documentation, I'm not convinced that it has any way of reading the files on a USB drive. Generally an adapter like that would be used to connect a device with a 3.5mm jack e.g. a set of headphones to a PC.
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Oooh. Ok we'll thanks was about to buy it. So is not possible to add a USB option somehow to the head unit? It's not crucial just would be nice to have
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Oooh. Ok we'll thanks was about to buy it. So is not possible to add a USB option somehow to the head unit? It's not crucial just would be nice to have
You'd need some kind of processor to access the USB drive and convert the data files to a sound output that could be delivered via the 3.5mm aux input. To be honest, you can buy a perfectly serviceable Kenwood, Pioneer, JVC or Sony head unit with built in USB capability for $60 from Amazon, so it's probably not worth trying to do with your existing model.
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You'd need some kind of processor to access the USB drive and convert the data files to a sound output that could be delivered via the 3.5mm aux input. To be honest, you can buy a perfectly serviceable Kenwood, Pioneer, JVC or Sony head unit with built in USB capability for $60 from Amazon, so it's probably not worth trying to do with your existing model.
Was starting to think it'd be more expensive to do. Ill just wait till this one goes to replace. Thanks for help

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