Quiet Loud CB - Randy’s Electrical CornerPosted in How To: Electrical on May 22, 2014 Comment (0)
Now, you might have read the title and thought I’ve finally lost whatever little mind I had left. But you’d be wrong. I might not be the brightest candle in the box (isn’t burning candles in boxes dangerous?), but I haven’t lost it all yet. Sure, I might not be able to find my yearbook, and I have no idea where I put my other pair of underwear, but I did finally get the other sock back from the drier.
Oh right, the whole “loud quiet CB” thing. Well, I ran across this kit that was designed for JKs as a plug-and-play CB interrupt. Instead of installing one of those ugly and often crappy external speakers in the Jeep, this system plays the CB over your Jeep’s speakers. And when people aren’t yammering over the CB, the kit automatically cuts back over to your stereo. The name of it is Audio Interrupt System (makes sense, right?) and it’s from Rogus Innovations.
As I said before, the kit I originally found was a plug-and-play for JKs, but since none of the Jp guys have a CB in a JK, I couldn’t use that kit. I got lucky (not that kind of lucky), and the company has a universal kit that works with any two- or four-speaker stereo system. It works with any CB that has a 1/8-inch mono output, or what you and I would call an external speaker plug.
You guys know better than I do how loud Jeeps can be with tops-a-flapping and mud tires-a-slapping. But those little black box Charlie Angels speakers don’t sound that great when they are new, and they get worse over time. So, I really liked this idea, but like the time I put the peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the pop-up toaster, I like to find things out for myself. That’s why I ordered a kit and went ahead and stole Trasborg’s ’91 Comanche for the installation.