Hey guys i have a panasonic cq-c7103u in my wife's Car tthat I need some help with. I've had the thing ever since new, but haven't tried the aux input until about 4 yes ago. Currently it's going from the phones 3.5mm to hu's aux input rca's. Ever since I've had it hooked up this way the volume hasn't gotten near as loud on aux as it does with the radio/cd. The volume goes from 0-40. With the aux input volume on 40, it is almost as loud as radio/cd on 28. Yes the volume of the phone is maxed as well. I've tried iphone, ipod, cheap mp3, and windows phone with the same outcome. I've also tried another male 3.5mm to male 3.5mm, but not the rca y-adapter. Currently I'm using a Samsung s4. Is there any other way I can hook this up? How about testing the input rca's? Maybe a micro usb/mhl to hdmi, then a hdmi to composite rca converter? My hu doesn't have a usb port. I don't care about controlling the hu with my phone, only about getting the music to be louder/cleaner. Anyone have any ideas, or am I shafted with buying a new hu? I've had this thing since new in 2003, and it's been in 8 different rides. So I've gotten somewhat attached to it, and the wife can easily operate it. Thanks guys
I've looked thru everything and went thru the manual a few times. I've even tried holding buttons down, pressing buttons with the unit off (stays back lit and shows clock). There's a round plug in the back that is supposed to be for ipod/iphone, which I didn't even know they had back then. I'll look in the manual once more though
I'm with Kon I've never used a Panasonic head unit either. I know on most Kenwoods there is an option to turn the sensitivity up on the aux source. I just read through the manual for your head unit and I didn't see anything that even says it has an aux input.
Just for future reference, most cell phones have an output voltage of around 1v or less from the aux jack. So if your HU doesn't amplify the signal via an SLA option, it's gonna be bad. About the only way you'd get around it cheaply is to get a headphone amplifier, they go for $15 on ebay.
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