November 2018 Issue

Garmin GMA345:Slide-and-Fly Audio Panel

A drop-in replacement for Garmin's first-gen GMA340, the GMA345 has Bluetooth, USB power and a rich entertainment feature set.

This is a worth a few words, as we often get questions about stereo interfaces with monaural headsets. Using a monaural headset in a stereo jack shorts the right headset channel output to ground. It doesn't damage the audio panel or the headsets, but plug in with a monaural headset and you'll hear the left channel in both ears. If a monaural headset is used at one of the passenger positions, any other passenger using a stereo headset hears audio in the left ear only. Ask your installer about your setup.

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