Slightly, ok, very confused, car audio newb thinking of a car pc...help me out lol :P
Well, at the moment, I have the bog standard, factory stereo fitted to my Corsa ('02 model), and have been looking around at different audio products, namely new speakers, amps, a sub, etc, and have found a few things I like (I'll post the models at the end of the post but unimportant at the moment).
But, also toying with the idea of getting a car pc, really like the idea, and for argument sake, let's say I was to get the 'Beginner Car PC Packager - Stage 3'...
What I'm confused about is where I'd plug all that stuff I just mentioned ^. Personally, I don't know enough about car audio equipment to go messing around trying to install it all myself, will probably just take it to the local Halfords or some other garage to get the speakers etc fitted, which is straight forward enough... But the confusion, for me atleast, comes in when I purchase the car pc.
Let's say that I go out and buy the speakers, amps, etc tomorrow, get them fitted to the factory head unit (it'll have to do for a little while...), then a month down the line, buy the car pc. Is it just a case of swapping out the head unit for the Xenarc one (or whichever one I end up getting) and plugging the amps into that? I can imagine that working for things like, DVD, radio, etc.. But I'm finding it hard to understand how, in PC mode, with the amps/speakers connected to the head unit and not the sound card (can you even connect them directly to the sound card?) that the PC will output any sound...
I appreciate the help, that was a very long-winded way to ask a pretty simple question... But it's already typed out now...so it's staying :P
(Also, haven't decided on audio equipment yet, but this is more of a case of 'something along the lines of')
Hertz Energy ESK 165.3
(100W RMS / 200W Peak)
1x 2-Way Amp
(170W RMS / ?W Peak)
Going to pass on rear speakers for now. When money allows it (y) lol.
15" Vibe AC15 EVO
(1500W RMS / 4500W Peak)
^^ Only on recent reading have I realised how much space these take up, do you think that would fit in the boot and still leave a fair bit of room for other things? ^^
..and an amp for the sub, suggestions welcome.
I realise this is a car pc forum, but you know, while I'm here, is that setup any good? Kinda mixed the brands up a bit there, but I'm open to advice...