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    Thank you very much Durwood.

    I was reading that link a while ago.

    But I still didn't understand how I can connect my amps to the soundcard. Do I use a RCA Cable with a different connector on the soundcard?

    Do you think I will have a better SQ compared to the DRZ?

    Thank you!

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    Depends on if the soundcard has 3.5mm mini headphone jacks or RCA jacks. You can get whatever cables you need that fits the connectors on the soundcard.

    As far as SQ goes, that is all in the tuning/install. I went from a H701 to software tuning, analog out of my soundcard and it works great. There is a steep learning curve jumping from a DSP box/HU with built in processing to setting up a computer to implement software tuning. Good luck.

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    Durwood!

    Thank you very much!

    I am aware of all that goes into tuning/install. What I am asking is, would a CARPC Soundcard with a very nice tuning sound better than the DRZ?

    Also, which sound card do you recommend for my system? Should I get one with 8 RCA outs?

    Thank you so much!

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    A carPC can sound better than a head unit. The thing here though is that you won't simply be able to install it and be done with it. It's not like picking something off the shelf and being done. This route takes time and a willingness to do your own research and to learn about the different aspects of the computer in the car. I'd equate it to someone wanting to compete in Sound Quality but just taking their car to a shop, handing them the credit card and then asking to be called when it's done. You don't really know what it took to install it, you don't know how everything was done, and you don't know how to trouble shoot it. That's why I don't like just telling people what to do, because then you're not really learning anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianaconi View Post
    Do you think I will have a better SQ compared to the DRZ?

    Thank you!
    I think as long as you use higher end connectors you won't introduce interference and impact your SQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
    A carPC can sound better than a head unit. The thing here though is that you won't simply be able to install it and be done with it. It's not like picking something off the shelf and being done. This route takes time and a willingness to do your own research and to learn about the different aspects of the computer in the car. I'd equate it to someone wanting to compete in Sound Quality but just taking their car to a shop, handing them the credit card and then asking to be called when it's done. You don't really know what it took to install it, you don't know how everything was done, and you don't know how to trouble shoot it. That's why I don't like just telling people what to do, because then you're not really learning anything.

    Thank you very much for your response. I completely agree.

    I have been researching and trying different speakers for months now. I finally decided my entire system. I will install everything. It is gonna a very detailed installation regarding deadening/wiring and everything. I plan on compete in IASCA Brazil.

    I was gonna use the DRZ9255 but now I am really thinking about building a CARPC. I have been reading this forum quite a lot.

    Could one of you guys just suggest me a nice soundcard with RCA out? I have been looking at some but most have digital out. I would like to connect it straight to my amps.

    My budget is around U$1000. You guys think I could build something good enough to compete with the DRZ for that?

    This sound card seem pretty nice: http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_u...10LT-main.html . But maybe it is too expensive. Do you guys recommend any similar for a better price?

    Thanks so much!

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    did you look at the emu cards?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_fx View Post
    did you look at the emu cards?
    Yes, actually.

    But I didn't find a model that would have 8 RCA outputs (3-way frontstage + sub).

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    So far that is what I came up with:

    Case: VoomPC-2 Enclosure - u$90
    Power Supply: M2-ATX-HV 160w - U$90
    Motherboard/Processor: VIA C7 2.0GHz Processor Mini-ITX Express Motherboard J7F2WE2G - U$190
    Memory: 1GB DDR2-533 240-PIN ECC 0.72” RAM Very Low Profile - U$53
    HD: 250GB 2.5" SATA - U$150
    SoundCard: Still Looking
    Display: Still looking
    TOTAL: U$573 so far

    I did that config on a quick search. Still gonna research some more and decide. Any suggestions are VERY WELCOME.

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