Let's talk audio playback real quick. EQ vs Pre-Amp vs 4-Channel
Really seriously looking in to picking up a HTC Evo View, and installing in my Altima. I want to make it somewhat portable in that I can also use it in my Saturn Outlook when i use that for road trips (but i'll just use a window or visor mount in that)
One thing I really need more info on is the best method for the actual audio playback.
Thus far, i've seen people use:
* separate pre-amp's (The other altima that has done this, forget user's name)
* standard 4-channel amp's.
I have a standard 4-channel amp, along with a sub amp. I only have factory speakers installed right now.
So my question(s) are.. what is the best solution for my scenario?
* I like the idea of the 4-channel amp, since i wouldn't have to buy anything else.. but Is there a way I can still install subs, and listen to them off of the tablet as well as the 4-channel? Would an EQ be best here, so I can use both amp's?
* I'm assuming I could use an EQ to support both amp's.. but If using an EQ, does any ole' EQ work or do I need a pre-amp EQ?
* Since I still have factory speakers installed, what is best way to listen to the speakers from the 4-channel if I go this route? Re-run all new audio cables to the amp in the trunk? This is what i would do if i installed aftermarket..
* And lastly, how is the audio quality going all these different routes and which might give the best playback? How can I eliminate any noise (I am a sound quality guy through and through)..? How can I avoid charging/engine noise with the device consistently being plugged in to a power source while using? For example, i use my phone and ipod now with an aftermarket Eclipse deck. But when I am charging either device while listening, i get that ****ty engine whine. UGH, hate it. It is a must that i avoid this.
Sorry for all the questions,.. perhaps we can use this as a way to build a sticky as these seem like basics to overcome..