Connecting my Zune to my car amps via RCA with the ability to use a remote.
Currently I use my 3.5mm headphone jack to an Aux port on my CD player. If I need to charge the player I can connect the USB jack to my Zune cable and it will charge the player while I listen, but wont let me use the USB connection to play music. Changing music is a PITA with this scenario as you need to keep swiping your finger and manually controlling the Zune. Its just plain stupid and dangerous.
Currently there are all of two CD players on the market that allow you to connect your Zune via USB directly. Both CD players take on average 2 minutes to sync up your Zune and are still a PITA to navigate via the headunit.
There are however Zune HD docks for use with a TV that have video and audio out in the form of RCA's. These docks charge your Zune (via a plug) and also have a remote.
So my idea is to find a way to install one of these docks into my car. I figure I can use a cigarette to 2 plug adaptor for the power for the dock (if I don't try to tie it directly into the fuse box). The question is how to be able to switch back between the RCA's on the dock and the pre-outs on my car cd player. I figured I would need to install the dock between the RCA's running from my pre-outs in the cd player and the amps.
I currently am using 2 of the 3 pre-outs as I decided to just run my fronts and sub. I have my fronts bridged on my 4 channel amp and then the sub.
Also will using the RCA's on a dock pass the signal correctly to my amps? All crossover frequencies for my fronts and sub are in the amps and not set by my head unit so I wont lose anything there as far as signal.
Am I just plain nuts and/or will this work/make sense?
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