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    You're going to be very hard pressed to find a sound card with 8 RCA outs.

    Reason i know this? most all of us have already looked.

    The thing is, with most sound cards, you're going to have to use a 1/8" to RCA Y-cable.

    I seriosuly haven't EVER seen a high end cable in that configuration.

    Has anyone else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
    You're going to be very hard pressed to find a sound card with 8 RCA outs.

    Reason i know this? most all of us have already looked.

    The thing is, with most sound cards, you're going to have to use a 1/8" to RCA Y-cable.

    I seriosuly haven't EVER seen a high end cable in that configuration.

    Has anyone else?
    So what is your suggestion? I need to be able to actively control my 3-way frontstage and my sub.

    Thx a lot!

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    That's what I'm saying....there really isn't anything out there available...

    Unless you go spend the $$ on a semi-pro sound card, which is external from the computer.

    You'll find that I don't ever tell people "buy X". I like people to do their research and know exactly why they bought what they did. I guess it's just partially because I spent so long doing the research myself.

    Only you know how much money you want to spend and what your standards are for a project like this.

    If you want someone to just tell you what to buy, sorry, I just can't bring myself to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
    That's what I'm saying....there really isn't anything out there available...

    Unless you go spend the $$ on a semi-pro sound card, which is external from the computer.

    You'll find that I don't ever tell people "buy X". I like people to do their research and know exactly why they bought what they did. I guess it's just partially because I spent so long doing the research myself.

    Only you know how much money you want to spend and what your standards are for a project like this.

    If you want someone to just tell you what to buy, sorry, I just can't bring myself to do it.

    Ok mate! I definately understand what you mean. I have been doing a lot of research myself. Your car looks great btw. Been looking at your photos. My CARPC will be build in a Volkswagen Polo 2007.

    The M-Audio Delta 1010LT seem to have everything I need. Am I not right?

    After I saw a post of a user that built his entire PC on the 2-DIN space, I am thinking on doing that myself. So I don't need a case anymore. I am gonna build my own.

    I am open to any suggestion guys! Thank you very much!

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    Would that soundcard from ASUS work?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ASUS-XONAR-D2-PM...QQcmdZViewItem

    I could use P2-RCA cables. Would that make me lose sound quality?

    What do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
    I seriosuly haven't EVER seen a high end cable in that configuration.

    Has anyone else?
    Parts Express has them. Radio Shack does as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
    Parts Express has them. Radio Shack does as well.
    The cable is just a small problem. I can make my own with high-end connectors/cables.

    I just need to know if I could use a soundcard with no RCA Outs, and still have a good/same quality compared to one with RCA Outs.

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    The quality of the soundcard is much more important than the connectors. The M-Audio unit I use has 1/8" outs and I convert those to RCA for my amps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
    The quality of the soundcard is much more important than the connectors. The M-Audio unit I use has 1/8" outs and I convert those to RCA for my amps.
    I definately understand that. Could you give me some more details please?

    Which soundcard do you use? Do you think you lose quality with this conversion comparing to a soundcard with RCA outs?

    Do you use your PC to do the tuning/processing of your audio system?

    Thank you!

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    I'm running the M-Audio Firewire 410. I haven't done any apples to apple comparisons to know if I'm losing SQ by converting to RCA. I would think that it would be minimal if any.

    I am not currently doing software tuning at the moment, but I'm planning on it. I'm still trying to shake out bugs to get everything else working 100% of the time.

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