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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonsjwou View Post

    Do you know if anyone makes a car amp with balanced input?

    all zapco's use symblink inputs which is basically a balanced input using a din 6 cable. I have the pin out information if you need to make custom cables. also the phaze audio tube amps are all balanced as well (standard xlr's)
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    Quote Originally Posted by xgc View Post
    I would like to add, dont think anyone is using a emu 0404 pci card. I do studio work been playing music all of my life and upgraded my studio computer from the emu to m-audio and put my emu in the truck.. very impressed with the sound in there now.. wasnt that bad before was using 5.1 usb... but now its unbelievable.. everyone that listens to it is blown away.. but as the post earlier in this thread says.. it is cpu hungry needs a least a 1.3 and says it can run on a 1 ghz but I wouldnt recommend it.. hope this helps someone...
    I think there aren't people running it because it just has two sets of RCA outs.

    That's essentially just a 4 channel amps worth there.

    I know I need at least 6, others need more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonsjwou View Post
    Meanwhile, a viable solution today (where there are lots of people actually doing this) is to use a SB Audigy 2 (SB0350) with Audiocontrol LC8 8 channel Line Driver.

    SB0350 is a 7.1 channel card, which means we have 8 channels to play with.
    Sonic quality is not as good as the best of the best external soundcard (they call these Audiocards).... but I think it is quite usable.

    So, configure it as 3 way fronts (tweet, mid, woofer) and a 2 subs in rear so that's 8 channels. That should be good enough.
    http://www.auzentech.com/products_xmeridian.html

    Why the Sound Blaster when you could have that?

    5v out and can upgrade the opamps on the car (to the burbrown as explained on their page)??????



    And even still, a line driver? Not in my car, perhaps for some others though....


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    Do you know if anyone makes a car amp with balanced input?
    The Audison VRx series have the option as well as the ones that Scott listed.
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    Like I said before, The best scenario is to use something like the Auzentech Xmeridian with a KX driver or something similar to that. No question about it. That'll be a clean cut solution for many problems related to PC Soundcards.

    But on the other side, the KX driver for SB0350 is robust and almost bug free. There are tons of knowledge base because people's been using it for many many years. It requires even less computing power than the Soundblaster drivers. Fits in nicely with CarPC motto doesn't it. SQ of SB0350 is not the best, but it's one of the better sounding cards. I bet it sounds better than average HU.

    So, With a good installation and nice LineDriver like AudioControl LC8, it might be an alternative solution to our Fully Digital Singal Processed Equalized Crossovered delayed Automobile Audio Nirvana..

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    also a Denon DCA 660BL has balanced inputs. i know of someone selling one if you're interested. it's a rare amp. 240 wrmsx2 or 800x1
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    Behringer UCA202 acts as a USB audio device. No additional drivers needed for PC/Mac and works fine with hibernation.

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    When you say
    acts as a USB audio device
    do you mean it actually uses the USB interface and is external ?
    or uses the USB interface, but is a PCI card. Many people don't have space for any more PCI cards, or any to begin with
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    It plugs into a USB port...it is not a PCI device. I added links to the first post so take a look.

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    Here's another new one Creative Lab's just released recently, http://www.x-fi.com/, $79.99.
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    i like the knob, but other than that :thumbsdown:
    (i was hoping it was more like the other external audigy)
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