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Hudzon    0

Hi guys,

So, i installed a wetsounds rocker remote control inorder to have a physical button instead of being committed to the touch screen. What i was really hoping to be able to do is control the master volume. My main question - does the supreme 2021/2022 headunit have an auxiliary that can be plugged into?

Right now i have my device installed and setup on bluetooth. The bluetooth connects to my phone and allows me to control pause/play and change songs forward or back. I cannot control the volume with this type of set up. I was hoping to connect directly through the aux and hopefully be a able to control the master volume.

Worst case scenario, the current set up allows me to easily hit pause if a rider falls down and we want to back off the radio or skip a track in a playlist. 

 

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Wylie_Tunes    149

Is that the BT-RS? If so, it it between the head unit and amps, or is it your BT receiver into the head unit? Is your BT phone source an IPhone?

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Hudzon    0

Right now the device is connected BT to an IPhone 13. There is an option to run the device on an aux line straight into the main source. I just did not see or find an aux option behind the head unit. 
 

 

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Wylie_Tunes    149

Does "device" = the BT-RS? 

When you connect the iphone to the BT-RS, doea music play? If so, what mode is the main head unit in? Tuner, AUX, USB, SAT?

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Hudzon    0

Yes - devise is the BT-RS. The headunit is the supreme factory all in one unit. It controls everything. There is not a "stand alone" radio headunit on the boat. 

The Iphone connects to the supreme headunit and basically all music is played from the phone. On the phone itself, i can control song selection, play/pause, and skip. I can NOT control volume on the phone. The BT-RS is connected to the phone and basically allows me to do the same. Play/Pause and skip track - but no volume control.

The touch screen headunit allows me to do everything. Zone control, volume control, and pause play skip tracks.

I can NOT connect the BT RS straight to the headunit via bluetooth and i cannot find an aux port to physically connect to the headunit. The latter is what i was hoping for in order to control the master volume.

I actually called supreme to ask and was told that these new all in one units did not have an aux option. So for now going to leave it how we have it unless there is a creative way to override it and control volume from the BT RS. Im just not much of a touch screen person, especially when under way. Its not an issue, just personal preference.  

 

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Wylie_Tunes    149
1 hour ago, Hudzon said:

The Iphone connects to the supreme headunit and basically all music is played from the phone. On the phone itself, i can control song selection, play/pause, and skip. I can NOT control volume on the phone.

The volume issue is an Apple issue. Its common with iphones and MANY other media units. 

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I can NOT connect the BT RS straight to the headunit via bluetooth 

As expected. The BT-RS is a bluetooth receiver, not a transmitter. It is to connect your phone to via bluetooth, then send the audio to the media unit or amp(s) directly, depending on the setup. 

1 hour ago, Hudzon said:

When you connect the iphone to the BT-RS, doea music play? If so, what mode is the main head unit in? Tuner, AUX, USB, SAT?

Maybe 3rd time will be the charm. If you answer these questions, I might be able to help further answer your questions regarding an AUX-IN on the Supreme media unit. 

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Hudzon    0

Thank you for the help Wylie!

- yes music plays whe iPhone is connected to BT-RS

- main head unit is in BT mode

 

 

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Hudzon    0

and here comes the lightbulb moment - ive been looking for a physical aux connection and never troubleshooted to do something so basic as to look at the settings to see if there was even an AUX-IN "mode" on the head unit. I cant recall off the top of my head. We definitely have a tuner and bt mode. Will check tonight when i get home.

Interesting regarding the Apple phones not being able to control volume

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Wylie_Tunes    149
16 hours ago, Hudzon said:

yes music plays whe iPhone is connected to BT-RS

- main head unit is in BT mode

This is a little contradictive. if the main Supreme media is in BT mode, then any music sent over from the BT-RS, would not play. here is why.

The proper way to have the BT-RS connected to the system, would be to have it plugged into the main unit's AUX-In, which is what you have been looking for. You may not have found it, because its already occupied by the BT-RS. So, check to make sure you phone is actually connected to the BT-RS and not whatever the Supreme's media unit is called. If the BT-RS IS connected correctly, then the only way for it to play music, would be for the Supreme's unit to be in AUX mode. 

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Hudzon    0

Maybe i answered that poorly.

But this is definitely the current set up and it definitely works.

Supreme Headunit is in BT. Supreme head unit is connected to Iphone via BT. 

BT-RS is powered on and connected to Iphone via BT.

The phone is providing all the media and streaming everything. The BT-RS just simply allows me to bypass the phone inorder to play/pause skip. 

Neither the phone nor the BT-RS will allow me to control master volume. If the phone would allow me to do it - then I'm assuming the BT-RS would allow me to do it. Volume can only be controlled on the supreme headunit - which is fine, just wanted the option to control it from the phone or the BT-RS.

Apologies for any obvious beginner explanations regarding audio equipment. 

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Wylie_Tunes    149
2 hours ago, Hudzon said:

Supreme Headunit is in BT. Supreme head unit is connected to Iphone via BT. 

BT-RS is powered on and connected to Iphone via BT

I do not believe your phone can stream to 2 sources simultaneously. Also, if the Supreme's media unit is in BT mode, it will ignore all other modes and inputs, and only play what it is receiving through its integrated BT. 

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Hudzon    0

Well, long story short. there is no aux input on the Supreme head unit. Confirmed by supreme. Going to keep the setup just to control play/pause and skip tracks on a playlist. Thnx for the responses and help on this! 

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Wylie_Tunes    149

This REALLY begs the question, if the supreme media has no inputs, then to what "input" is the BT-RS supplying a signal into? The BT-RS HAS to connect to an input. if its not an input to the main media unit, then it has to be the inputs to the amp(s). It would not be feasible, or advisable, to splice into the amps' pre-amp signal cables. It would bad enough with just one amp. Multiple amps would be a scary mess of cables with all the RCA Y cabled and gender-bender adapters needed. 

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Hudzon    0

The BT-RS is just connected to power. Then Bluetooth connected to my phone acting as a remote control for whatever music app is being played on the phone. No splicing, no input or main connections being used by the BTRS.

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Hudzon    0

Im sure I could have bypassed supreme headunit and have the BT-RS go straight to the amps to act as the main, but i did not want to replace the stock supreme unit. I only wanted a remote control function for the supreme headunit. (maybe this is what i did wrong)

And honestly, as you can probably tell - im not an audio guy and anything beyond that is past my diy.

It looks good and clean - does everything i need except control volume.....Im sure that my current setup volume issue is more of a result of the IPHONE not being able to control main volume than anything else (based off what you mentioned earlier). If i was streaming from a device that was capable of controlling main volume i have zero doubt that the current BTRS setup would follow suite.  

Either way - thnx again for your incite

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