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[Regarding] Currently I'm using the Audigy 2 ZS PCMCIA card with the optical output into my Alpine processor. Ultimately, I'd like to use a sound card, with high voltage RCA outputs direct into my STEG amplifiers. This would only leave me with the need to find a computer program that includes 1/3 octave 31 band eqs, as well as time alignment and cross over points.
[AZT] We are actually planning on development for RCA outputs (however, it might not be the perfect product as per your description above). In order for us to provide you with precise base management in the PC system, we will need to request C-Media (our chipset developer) for further R&D, thus, we cannot confirm at this time whether this is possible as it depends on C-Media’s willingness for further improvement on their chipset.
[Regarding] There are a few of us on the mp3car.com forums that are constantly searching for an option like I have mentioned. For some, the solution is to use a cheap USB DAC, like the Silverstone unit. However, there is research that proves that USB DACs can be prone to much jitter. All of the USB DACs I've found, however, only have one set of RCA outputs.
[AZT] If the USB DAC is using 5V 500A USB bus power, it will not be possible to be free from the jitter. Even if you use the 12V from your car, the system will not be secure depending on the Car battery, cigar jack, and the related circuit board, therefore, you will need to secure these by checking testing, and making some changes in the car. This is however, a great potential product that you have brought up to us. With the current USB chipset that C-Media has, we would not be able to develop such product. However, we can consider it once C-Media release their USB 2.0 chipset.
[Regarding] Would your company possibly be interested in developing a sound card along these lines? Possibly a PCMCIA card, with a tail of RCA outputs with high voltage outs? Or possibly a USB card with these features? Else, a PCI card for use in either small or no computer case?
[AZT] For PCMCIA card, VIA and CL have solutions, but for notebook PC, the PCMCIA is outdated, therefore, we are not considering any development based on this.
We have already road map for USB sound adaptor or DAC planned for next year.
We do not have plan for LP type PCI card at this time.
Your feedback helped us understand the Car audio market better and we will definitely look into this market further.
We appreciate your support for our company and product.
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