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Thread: can a carputer compete with a head unit for sound quality?

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    PC is above HU

    THE FACT IS THATH A CARPC IS ABOVE HU BECOUSE YOU CAN PLAY A LOT OF MEDIA TYPES (im talking about better quality media) LIKE DVD HI DEFINITION MEDIA AND THINGS LIKE THAT AND IS UPGRADABL WITH A SIMPLY SOFTWARE UPDATE

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    HOLY ****!

    REALLY?

    WOW!

    I DID NOT KNOW THAT!

    HOLY HELL THIS THREAD IS OLD!

    hehehehe

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    Differnet media types?

    And all this time i've been listening to .wav files!
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    The biggest difference that your going to see between a Soundcard in a carpc and a HeadUnit is the DAC's, and the opamps. These are some of the easiest things to cheap out on yet can make huge differences in the resulting sound. Im suprised that while I havent personally ever been to a SQ competition that everybody isn't running a carpc with at least an Emu based card. Even more surprising is the lack of dedicated DAC's. You could get untouchable sound with a soundcard with optical out and dedicated 5.1 dac for less then the high end decks I see people using.

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    have you read the entire thread Ub312g0d?
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    most of it. whats wrong with the post. a high-quality DAC should be had.

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    it's just pretty rehtorical that's all...

    not to mention, I'm already running what you're saying should be run (check my sig) as are an *** load of people on here.

    Read around on some of the threads some, you'll see that there are quite a few people (including myself) who are on the hunt for new options....since currently the 701 is the only viable option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paco cj
    THE FACT IS THATH A CARPC IS ABOVE HU BECOUSE YOU CAN PLAY A LOT OF MEDIA TYPES (im talking about better quality media) LIKE DVD HI DEFINITION MEDIA
    I'm not even sure that "DVD HI DEFINITION MEDIA" is a higher quality source than the typical CD.

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    After looking at the 701 it does seem to be the only viable option for 5.1 digital. But what about something like the Bel Canto DAC-2. It was designed for home audio and only gives out 2ch audio but I hear lots of people are ony running 2 ch audio anyway. Would probably have to be run off an inverter which would need the power to be smoothed out a little bit first to get its full potential but would blow everything out of the water without going into the absolutely ridulous price range. If you want an eq as well a high quality eq could be paired with it.

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    hey ub312g0d...you should get involved with this thread... maybe you can bring something to the table-
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