AudioControl LC2i (OPEN BOX, Complete)

2 Channel Line Out Converter with AccuBASS & 5-year warranty*!

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For over two decades, AudioControl has been designing and manufacturing award-winning autosound products at our factory located in the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. During this period, countless sound-off winning contestants have chosen AudioControl products to give them the competitive edge. "Can you really win without AudioControl", was part of an article written commenting on competition winning systems. Nothing sounds better than an awesome recording played back on a kickbutt system. Unfortunately, the acoustics of your vehicle can take away from your systems performance. While AudioControl products do not change the laws of physics (although they act like they do), autosound enthusiasts have long known that AudioControl products "make good stereo sound better".

LC2i - 2 Channel Line Out Converter with Accubass and Subwoofer Control

The AudioControl LC2i, is a compact, two-channel processor with active input circuitry, which allows it to accept speaker-level signals of up to 400 watts per channel from factory-installed source units or amplifiers. It converts them to high-quality pre-amp signals that can then be directed to after-market processors and/or amplifiers. Users can enjoy maximum sound quality while maintaining the use of factory volume and steering wheel controls.

The AudioControl LC2i is also a super low distortion (typically <.01%) 9.5-volt line driver as well as a line converter. You now have sound quality every bit as good as with an after market head unit while keeping the convenience and cosmetic features of the factory installed source unit. In short, the LC2i gives you the brilliant sound quality that AudioControl has been providing for over 33 years. Combine this with the AccuBASS equalization discussed below and you have mind-bending performance from a factory head unit.

Active, High Impedance Inputs

Active, High Impedance Inputs

With AudioControl's Active, High Impedance Inputs you're in a whole different world. AudioControl's input stage results in a ruler-flat frequency response so you get rock solid bass without the signal roll-off you get with those passive LOCs. Passive LOCs have been used for years yet they add distortion, reduce signal and roll off bass. In short... they sound bad!

AccuBASS Bass Compensation

AccuBASS™ Bass Compensation

Most factory speaker systems are not capable of loud, clean bass reproduction. This is why many car manufacturers restrict bass frequencies at higher volumes. AudioControl's AccuBASS Bass Compensation circuit corrects this with a set it and forget it remix circuit.

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Line Out Converter 2 Channel 6 Channel 6 Channel 8 Channel 6 Channel 6 Channel
High Level Inputs
Channel Summing
Remote Included
Auxiliary Input
Signal Delay
Input Level Control

General Features:

  • Will ship in Black color - Same functionality!
  • Two channels of active speaker level inputs - Accepts 400 watt signals per channel
  • AccuBASS processing for correction of bass roll-off
  • Fixed and variable outputs with discrete level controls
  • GTO - Signal sensing inputs
    • 12-volt trigger that will turn on LC2i
  • Dual amplifier
  • 9.5 volt pre-amp outs
  • Level matching controls
  • 12 Volt trigger output
  • Optional dash remote level control
  • Dimensions: 6-3/8"W x 3-1/8"D x 1-1/2"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty (*when installed by an authorized AudioControl dealer)

The LC2i Specifications

  • Maximum speaker level input: 400 watts per channel
  • Maximum Preamp output: 9.5Vrms / 13V peak
  • Optional Dash Level Control Remote: +0dB / -19dB
  • Frequency response: 10 Hz - 100,000 Hz; ±1dB
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.01%
  • Signal to Noise ratio: >110dB
  • Input Impedance: 20K ohms
  • Output Impedance: 150 ohms
  • Power draw: 150 mA
  • Recommended fuse rating: 1 Amp
  • Weight: 1 pound

Check out the AudioControl LC2i Owner's Manual

Line-Out Converter Specifications

Number of Channels
Each channel on an amplifier will power one speaker using a positive and negative cable. There are various types of amplifiers, each designed to power a certain number of speakers. Monoblock amplifiers, also known as single channel, are designed to power one or more subwoofers. These amplifiers often have very high power ratings. On the other hand, multi-channel amplifiers power multiple speakers, usually at lower power ratings. 2-Channel and 4-Channel amplifiers can power car speakers or low powered subwoofers. Occasionally you might see a 5 or 6-channel amplifier that can power speakers and subwoofers at the same time. The most common setup is a monoblock amp to run subwoofers and a 4-channel amp to run door speakers. Check out our Knowledge Base for more information.
Maximum Power Input
This is the maximum amount of power (measured in watts) that the unit is designed to handle. Exceeding this amount can void warranties and damage the unit.
400 watts

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
5 years
Labor Warranty Duration
5 years
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Purchased the nvx loc and the signal output is lower than I'd prefer max. Is .9v really don't want to replace factory touchscreen navigation head unit so I'm hoping to better luck the lc2.
Jacob B on Apr 11, 2017
After watching the Sonic Electronix video test on this, and speaking to a local shop about this unit...I was sold. Output power, acu-bass adjustability and cost.

Adding a 10" sub to my 2014 Ram 1500 and this along with a nice sub amp should be a winning combo!
Gregory S B on Feb 2, 2017
my last hi lo kept giving me feedback when bass was on
kflirt85 on Feb 22, 2017
Needed LOC for my 2015 Ford Platinum with Sony Factory Premium sound. This system lowers the bass volume's the louder the volume is turned up. A traditional LOC would not allow for proper tuning, making the subwoofer "muddy". The LC2i corrects this with their "AccuBass", giving me better tuning and up to 9 volts out on RCA for my amp. The bass knob mimics a subwoofer adjustment of an aftermarket stereo allowing me to fine tune my Sundown 10" sub.
David D on Apr 9, 2016
Does this have summing like the others ?
A shopper on Dec 17, 2014
Best Answer: No it does not.
Reply · Report · Russell L on Dec 18, 2014
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can i use this item with a 4 channel kenwood amp ,can i hook up the main output to the 2 front channel of the amp and the bass channel to the rear channels of my amp?
A shopper on Apr 27, 2015
Best Answer: yes with out a problem. the only thing you will not be able to do is fade between your front and sub channels.
Reply · Report · shane n on May 1, 2015
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What size speaker wire should I use to connect this?
Ron B on Mar 20, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Ron,

No less than 16 Gauge OFC.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Mar 21, 2015
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How would I wire the 12 V power to this, as well how would I connect the remote in?
Wayne C on Jul 29, 2016
Best Answer: Find a wire on your stock stereo that will only pass 12v when turned on but goes off when stereo is off. Multi meter with stereo pulled out will find this. I also used stock stereo speaker wires ran to it for input. If your looking to and serious bass to an amplified subwoofer this is your product. My ford would not distort when turned up and took bass away. After install with LC2i I had to turn sub gain and boost down!
Reply · Report · Chris G on Jul 29, 2016
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I purchased this from you as well as 4- 6x9 Alpine-R 4ohm speakers. Will I be able to hook up the LC2I to my 4 channel amp and power all 4 speakers?
Andrew T on Feb 14, 2017
Best Answer: Hi Andrew,

First, when using the Q&A threads, we suggest not addressing your inquiry as if you are speaking to us, SonicElectronix. This is a community supported system, so answers will come in from other users more often than from us. As such, please submit such inquiries to [email protected] or call our Service Team at 1-877-289-7664.

To your questions: As Ryan has explained, the LC2i is a Two-Channel LOC. Thus, it is not designed to send Full Range signal to four channels worth of inputs. You would need a 4-Channel LOC for that. To reiterate, a 4-Channel LOC for a 4-Channel amplifier. However, some higher end 4-channel amplifiers have the ability to accept just two channels of input and provide four outputs, so we suggest consulting your manual for the possibility of that being the case here. Alternatively, you could use a splitter, but that also splits the quality of the signal, and that may have adverse affects.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Feb 14, 2017
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Can I use this to take the speaker outputs from a home cinema amp and feed a wireless speaker transmitter rca input? If so do I need to power it with a 12v power supply? Thanks.
Mark V on Oct 8, 2016
Best Answer: The unit does require 12V power, and you would have to wire a remote wire as well for the way you intend to use it. (To keep it on full time) If you omit the remote wire and switch to sense, the unit shuts off during periods of low volume and takes a second to power back on when the music gets loud enough again. Other than that it should work for you.
Reply · Report · Joe Harrison III on Oct 10, 2016
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I only have two speaker wires (Bose sub wiring) running a mono amp and I'm curious if this will work for me. Can I just use the bass outputs and skip the main?
MrSlaybury on Jun 19, 2016
Best Answer: Considering the fact that the LC2i can take up to 400 watts rms speaker level input, you should be able to use the sub wiring from a factory amp since they normally dont run any more than 200 watts. the other thing is that the pre amp output voltage can be up to 13 volts, not only will it work but it will deliver a clean signal to your aftermarket amp. just remember that most aftermarket amps can only take up to around a 9 volt pre amp input, so you will want to set the gain accordingly.
Reply · Report · Stephen C on Jan 7, 2017
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Can I use the lc2i to run a mono amp from bass output and 2 channel with main output?
A shopper on Jan 7, 2017
Best Answer: Yes
Reply · Report · derick l on Jan 7, 2017
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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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