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So I've had my 1500 CC Laramie with the 3.0 diesel,for about two weeks. I traded out of a 2008 F250 with the 6.4 diesel and there is no comparison. My fuel savings are making half my payment, the truck certainly wasn't free, but cutting my fuel costs in half are huge, nearly $200 per month.

Onto the point of the post. I'm picking audio upgrade components and I am really leaning toward a JBL MS-8. Since I have the 8.4AN and no CD player, how do I run the setup CD for the MS-8?

Can I just load it to an iPod and run it from there? Anyone else run into this? I tried a USB DVD player and No Joy!

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You can certainly use an ipod, or an SD card. You will still need a summing device like an LC7i Audiocontrol to get the most from the factory head unit.
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I thought the MS-8 would handle the summing. It has 8 high level or RCA level inputs to grab signal. Or am I missing something?

I just want to be sure I can copy the MS-8 audio file to an iPod and the MS-8 will be able to calibrate.

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You need to transfer the CD to a storage device or I believe you can get the disc in a digital format directly from them. The problem with an ipod is the file needs to be in a full spectrum format like .wav and most ipods don't accept them.

And yes, the MS-8 will handle the summing.
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Ok, got it. SD card with a wav file. GTG.

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You are correct about the ms8 handling the summing. I was thinking wrong... It's the RCA inputs that is doesn't sum. Make sure all of your signals are processes through the ms8!! In other words, don't leave any speakers playing off the factory amp, they will be out of phase.
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^^ Correct.The MS-8 only wants a full signal from the RCAs, so just the FL and FR RCAs. The MS-8 has an 8ms processing so all signals must run through the MS-8
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I asked this in another thread, but I'll do it here too:

Do I need to run something more than the FR R, FR L, and Sub into the MS-8's high-level inputs? I was thinking that should be enough to create the summed signal?

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I asked this in another thread, but I'll do it here too:

Do I need to run something more than the FR R, FR L, and Sub into the MS-8's high-level inputs? I was thinking that should be enough to create the summed signal?

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I would use all the factory inputs you can. The ms8 has enough.
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So, I've got a very similiar truck to your and I'd love to hear what you think of the ms-8 once you get it installed. Post back, please.
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