Stereo question (not sure if this is the right place)

Time to update.

Is there a stereo/amp setup I can run off my smart phone without the need of a head unit?

I have my navigation, FM chip, Pandora, downloaded music... all in my little smart phone, do I really need a head unit any more.

I am in a TJ, I have an old school stereo. Big amp taking up valuable space. I would love to find an amp that would fit in the dash were my head unit is and then run everything off my smart phone.

Is anybody doing this?

Could it be as simple as using 1/8 plug with a couple of RCA jacks?
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Absolutely, if your amp has rca inputs you can buy the 1/8" plug to rca cable and use your phone as the head unit, I have my camp trailer setup like that and my fosgate amp works perfectly that way!


Rendezvous Conspirator
Alternatively to the 1/8" plug - get a good quality bluetooth adapter with RCA outs. My cars all still have full head-units, but with BT, the only time I use anything other than my phone is local radio (for traffic or local news), and the rare occasion when we get an audiobook on CD from the library.

With wireless charging, I never plug my phone into anything, so bluetooth is awesome.