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sswails 06-26-2013 09:44 PM

Pac c2a-chy23
Any issues with this? Noise? Hiss? From what I've read on it, pretty straight forward device....I see they have an updated revision out as well.

I've heard great things about Navone stuff in the deal with noise issues related to ground loops, spikes and alternator whine....if the PAC does introduce noise/hiss.

Navone Engineering Inc. N-555 2 Channel Noise De-Coupler

RageOfFury 06-28-2013 08:32 PM

Re: Pac c2a-chy23
What will you be using the PAC C2A-CHY23 for?

1stJeepGC 06-28-2013 10:45 PM

Re: Pac c2a-chy23

It should do the housekeeping as designed for.

Best for now.:)

sswails 07-19-2013 05:51 PM

Re: Pac c2a-chy23
For those wanting to noise issues. Very happy I didn't have to use the hi-level outputs at the amp. Something to keep in mind for a noise free system. Ground the PAC to the headunit the instructions it says optional. When I did a resistance check from the outer shield ( ground ) to a known ground. Anyway, after grounding the PAC, problem solved. Also, use the remote wire from the PAC to power your processor or amps...first. If you have a processor, run the remote from the PAC to that and then let the processor turn on the amps.

Like I said, works perfect with zero audible noise...even with my ear up to the tweeter.

StaticFX 07-19-2013 08:02 PM

Re: Pac c2a-chy23
what is it!?? (in english please) :lol:

sswails 07-19-2013 08:06 PM

Re: Pac c2a-chy23
Basically, an interface adapter that converts the CANbus audio signals to low level analog at the headunit. Works like a charm. Didn't even need to de-equalize the signal.

kkreit01 07-22-2013 11:12 AM

Re: Pac c2a-chy23
Humm....I've read some mixed reviews. I need something for my Ram -- as there is not a fullrange signal in the OE Alpine system. I was thinking of an AudioControl LC6i or LC7i, but I've read of some noise issues with them. Both the PAC and LC6i devices seem to have pluses and minuses. Thanks for the review, but it makes my decision even more difficult.

EDIT: Forgot about this regarding the PAC device:
Does not retain factory radio's bass, mid-range & treble adjustments

Back to AudioControl for me.

blackxj 07-23-2013 09:54 PM

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been using the pac for almost a year to run a sub amp and it has been working great for my purpose. only the volume is controllable on its outputs from the deck so I assume it would be less useful for a full range speaker set up with out being able to control bass and treble at arms reach.

sswails 07-24-2013 08:39 PM

Re: Pac c2a-chy23
Yep, you're going to need some sort of processing.

Mosconi 6to8
Alpine H800
Audison BitOne
Rockford 3sixty.3
Arc Audio PS8
Helix DSP

OverlandAzul 08-10-2013 07:04 PM

Re: Pac c2a-chy23

Originally Posted by sswails (Post 861407)
Basically, an interface adapter that converts the CANbus audio signals to low level analog at the headunit. Works like a charm. Didn't even need to de-equalize the signal.

So, I just ordered this and I am planning to install it on my 2014 Overland with the 8.4N. I will have the four rca full range signals from the PAC into the 3Sixty.3, from there into the JL XD 700/5 and RF P400-4. The JL will power the JL Stealthbox and run the Hertz HSK 165 components active for my front stage. The RF will run the Hertz ESK 165 coaxials in the back doors. However, I am not sure what to do with the center channel in the dash. I ordered a pair of Hertz ESK 87 3.5 coaxials. But, I'm thinking that I'll probably need to leave it connected to the factory amp so I can have the phone and navigation work, right?

Is this what you did?

voyagerx 08-11-2013 12:29 AM

Has anyone who has used the PAC adapter used it with a headunit that has nav? I used the last revision and it broke the independent nav volume control on the head unit (was always on full). It also had a permanent wine on volume 22. Has the new revision fixed these two things?

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VANT4GE 08-11-2013 06:53 AM

Re: Pac c2a-chy23
Is this compatible with the 2014's? Pac's website only has the 2013 model listed as the latest.

I have a 2014 Laredo E, I pulled out the 8.4 to take a look behind the unit. It seems even the Laredo's use a separate amp to power everything.

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