AUX HOOKUP


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AUX HOOKUP

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:41 pm



I am thinking of getting a GPS with an audio jack but I have a problem. Currently the aux jack on my radio is being used by my XM radio. Is there any other way that I can hook up to hear spoken directions from the GPS? Or, should I bite the bullet and find a GPS that has the XM function included?



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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Postby jim mccarty » Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:33 pm

GPS Audio input device. Go to "Store" on this site for info.
Works well.

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:29 pm

Edsets has an adapter that should work also. Its a few dollars more than what was previously mentioned.

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Postby Mh434 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:01 pm

The iSimple IS31 is another option, although you still need a GPS with and "audio out" jack. I have one of these in my car, as well as on my 'Wing. Simple, foolproof, no interference, clear sound. Take a look on Amazon for 'em if you're interested - around $23

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Postby PastoT » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:48 am

When devices outnumber aux inputs another option it the Mix-It2 (http://www.mixitproducts.com/). Its a audio signal mixer you can power with 12V and accepts 2 Stereo and 2 Mono imputes (one will mute all others when active (I use if for my GPS or Radar detector depending on my mood). So I have GPS, Radar, Sat Radio and Cell Phone all fed to the Wing's Aux Input and my Scanner on the GPS Input device sold in our store (mentioned above) running into the intercom and of course the CB - all run at once. Of course unless you like the lousy FM reception this config works out well.
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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:48 pm

GRAPEAPE94 wrote:I am thinking of getting a GPS with an audio jack but I have a problem. Currently the aux jack on my radio is being used by my XM radio. Is there any other way that I can hook up to hear spoken directions from the GPS? Or, should I bite the bullet and find a GPS that has the XM function included?


Exactly what you're looking for here: http://goldwingdocs.com/Store/Goldwing- ... -Input.asp

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:18 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. I have one problem though; as I ride solo all the time I have no need for the intercom hook-up. Plus I have no speakers in my helmet as I rely on the speakers on the bike to listen to the radio. Even at speed with the volume set at 10-12 it is plenty loud enough for me to hear.

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Postby PastoT » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:21 pm

If you're using speakers only I'd restate the Mix-It2 works great to feed up to 4 inputs to the AUX input. It also has a volume control on it that can be used to amplify the units output, just level your input volumes and then tweak the Mix-It2 volume to boost as needed (my phone - MP3 has poor volume by comparison). I feed it 12v directly and use a ground loop isolator between it and the AUX input connection.
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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:32 pm

Thanks PastoT. That sounds like it just might be my best choice.




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