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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarz
    In europe, the PXA-H701 is identical to pxa-h700.

    that's because the 700 is the OLD model and the 701 is the NEW model...there are few differences...

    the 701 is a bit quicker (not enough to make a difference in what you purchase though IMO)

    few other little differences, but same in spec.

    It's not just in Europe that they are the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonWW
    I don't know, maybe I'm over estimating the sound quality of the Sirius toslink out and I should just go with the cheaper XM analog out looped back to the soundcards "line in" jack?
    the 'sound quality' on both satelite units sucks....at best

    so I wouldn't worry too much about it....

    we canceled it in both of our vehicles over a year ago because we were so fed up with the **** poor SQ from it, many of our friends with stock systems have done the same....

    so don't focus too much on trying to get good SQ out of satelite radio, it's a waste of time
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    I mainly like the Comedy channels. XM now has 4 of them! Plus the hardware is cheaper. I'll probably listen to music at some point and thought the Sirius digital out would sound better. It probably would be a pain to switch all the inputs on the Alpine.

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    Despite the poor SQ in comparison to CD, Satellite radio SQ is much much better than FM and Satellite has no commercials / give-aways / random jackasses talking. I like it when I want to listen to something I don't already have on CD. Can't wait to finish my CarPC though; my entire CD library on a HDD will be nice. I was wondering the same thing about the digital as I was planning on interfacing with my stock Sirius box which only has L-R outputs.
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    Ok, here's a question:

    I would like to have two inputs operating at the same time. A digital input from my Audigy NX (TOSLINK) and a RCA input from my headunit. I don't want to have to manually switch between them, in fact, I don't want to switch at all. What I want is for the sound to be mixed together and outputted as front/rear/sub (4.1)

    So, I am driving along listening to the radio (or CD, or whatever) from my head unit, and my voice navigation is on, and it tells me to turn left here, or something like that. And that navi voice is overlayed/mixed in with the music.

    In other words, it is taking two inputs (one a 5.1 TOSLINK from my sound card, the other, front/rear RCA combo) and outputing a front/rear/sub (4.1, basically). Is there any way to get the PXA-701/RUX-C701 combo to do this, or is there another solution someone can think of?

    If need be, I can go with analog outputs from my soundcard, as well.

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    The PXA-H701 has a navigation signal wire that mixes the discrete navigation input on the PXA with the front speaker. The level of mixing can be adjusted with the RUX-C701. Check out the PXA manual, there's lots of stuff on configuring it for voice navigation in there: http://www.alpine-usa.com/images/pro...XA-H701_om.pdf
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    hrmm - so I'm guessing it's possible then?

    did not know that....makes this piece even more of a bad ***!
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    it can also do this for a phone input I think..... unless I used that too through the navi input.... don't remember for sure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixxx
    The PXA-H701 has a navigation signal wire that mixes the discrete navigation input on the PXA with the front speaker. The level of mixing can be adjusted with the RUX-C701. Check out the PXA manual, there's lots of stuff on configuring it for voice navigation in there: http://www.alpine-usa.com/images/pro...XA-H701_om.pdf

    Not quite what I am looking for; my car PC (which has the Navi, and DVD movies, and some mp3's) has the digital output from the sound card; my head unit has regular RCA output. I want to be able to hear both at the same time and not have to manually switch. I've read the manual before, and I looked through it again, and it appears that you can only listen to one input at a time.

    Anyone able to confirm this, and if so, any ideas on some type of mixer/DSP that I can use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caelric
    Ok, here's a question:

    I would like to have two inputs operating at the same time. A digital input from my Audigy NX (TOSLINK) and a RCA input from my headunit. I don't want to have to manually switch between them, in fact, I don't want to switch at all. What I want is for the sound to be mixed together and outputted as front/rear/sub (4.1)

    So, I am driving along listening to the radio (or CD, or whatever) from my head unit, and my voice navigation is on, and it tells me to turn left here, or something like that. And that navi voice is overlayed/mixed in with the music.

    In other words, it is taking two inputs (one a 5.1 TOSLINK from my sound card, the other, front/rear RCA combo) and outputing a front/rear/sub (4.1, basically). Is there any way to get the PXA-701/RUX-C701 combo to do this, or is there another solution someone can think of?

    If need be, I can go with analog outputs from my soundcard, as well.

    Dave
    when the lights go on on the optical input the alpine automatically switches to that input... it can't mix both at the same time... one way to do what you want would be to feed the audio into the soundcard from the headunit... then play the headunit through the pc.... if the pc is off the 700 will default to the analog or ai-net input, so you'll always have audio, even when the pc is off....

    another possible way to do this would be to use a y adaptor at the front left input to your amp, after the 700..... problem there is the volume levels will be independant of each other, this can be cool, or anoying, depending on your install...

    the problem with using the navi input on the 700 is whenever you ground the control wire to monitor the navi input, it mutes the audio partially.... this gets real anoying quick.... to me anyway....

    the input needs to be grounded whenever it intercepts audio from what I remember.... it's made to work with the alpine navigation, which has this output.... I just don't remember for sure if it gounds continuously or just when outputting audio...., but I think just when outputting audio, which would be a problem using it with anything but the alpine nav...

    another decent solution, & what I'm considering to ultimatley do myself, is to just add a seperate dedicated speaker for just the nav (& phone in my case).... with it's own seperate volume control... total control that way....

    sometimes I want the navi audio up front & commanding, & then other times it's cool as just a background reminder, & then still other times I'd rather just display nav without audio, so a seperate knob may be the best solution... I'll have a tiny dial on the windsheild pillar to crank the phone or nav upo or down...

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