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  1. #41
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    Did run into one problem. One of the two supplied wires for the volume knobs is not long enough. I don't know why, but one is 6' and the other is 14'. Obviously to reach the helm they both need to be around 14'. It's weird wire too, a 6 pin type data cable. 6 pin phone cord doesn't work, and no one that I can find sells this stuff. I know literally nothing about network cable. I think it's some sort of Cat 5 or 6 cable, but with a telephone sized jack. Not a standard cat 5/e/6 sized jack. Friggin nightmare. I can't even find it online. Don't really want to get into buying a crimping tool and making my own either if I can avoid it. Of course Kicker is closed today too, so they can't help.
    2007 LSV

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    Toyed with the idea of moving the RLC to the helm and out of the observers storage area. That creates its own problems. I can easily tap power and ground from under the helm but then I'd have to run a remote wire back to the HU, and the input RCA lines across, then the output lines back. That's a lot of RCA line running, and a silly way to do things. I'm semi-upset that this thing came with one long line and one short. Seems counterintuitive to me. Least it's raining here and I'm not on the lake with a $89 component that I can't use...
    2007 LSV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beejwest View Post
    Toyed with the idea of moving the RLC to the helm and out of the observers storage area. That creates its own problems. I can easily tap power and ground from under the helm but then I'd have to run a remote wire back to the HU, and the input RCA lines across, then the output lines back. That's a lot of RCA line running, and a silly way to do things. I'm semi-upset that this thing came with one long line and one short. Seems counterintuitive to me. Least it's raining here and I'm not on the lake with a $89 component that I can't use...
    I noticed that within the Earmark Marine on-line store, they have the Kicker line driver and list under the "Things to know before you order", that the unit comes equipped with a 2 and 5-meter cable. They offer a second 5-meter cable as a drop down option.
    http://store.earmarkcaraudio.com/Xca...cat=269&page=1

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    Thats good. Hopefully Monday I can give them a shout and see if I can buy just the cable. I bought off of amazon, and researched on Kicker's website and a few others, but none of them mentioned the long and short cable.
    2007 LSV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beejwest View Post
    Thats good. Hopefully Monday I can give them a shout and see if I can buy just the cable. I bought off of amazon, and researched on Kicker's website and a few others, but none of them mentioned the long and short cable.
    Of course, that's why it's better to go with a specialist (like Earmark Marine or MLA) in the first place. Think of all the other areas of information you are missing out on that could make your system better.

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    For anyone that's curious, I spoke with MLA, and Phil from Kicker. They both told me a standard 6 pin phone line would work if you reversed the connections on one end. Apparently the factory reversed the order in some models of the RLC they produced without informing Kicker. Kind of a PITA, but it's fixed now. I just cut the 6 pin phone cable I bought, and crimped on a new RJ11 6C jack only 180 reverse of the other side. That fixed it. Thanks for the help, again!
    2007 LSV

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    Glad to hear you got it all worked out.

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