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    line driver or a processor like the RF 3sixty. That solved my problem
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    I like the idea Sonic, but at a $400 price tag, I'll leave that as a last resort.

    I just went in and messed with some sound options again, this time in centrafuse, and windows. The only ones that make a difference are Master, Wave, Front, Left, and Right.

    Adjusting the left and right channel under speaker settings just seem to adjust the master volume directly.

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    its actually 200 for the 3sixty.1. Probably cheaper if you can buy one on ebay.
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    Hah, sorry. Just googled it real quick, and looked at the RF website.

    Just to clarify, 3.5mm Jack = Line level, and RCA = Speaker level?
    That's what I have in my head for some reason, just from previous research. Is it correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scar1030 View Post
    Hah, sorry. Just googled it real quick, and looked at the RF website.

    Just to clarify, 3.5mm Jack = Line level, and RCA = Speaker level?
    That's what I have in my head for some reason, just from previous research. Is it correct?
    line level.. the better option .. is RCA
    speaker level is 3.5mm
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    your bose amp might not even be turning on? did you make sure that it is powering? i know in my saab, the head unit sends a remote amp turn on to the stock amp when the head unit turns on (i think the bose system available in the saab does the same thing) and if you've replaced the head unit, it may not be powering it up... just a thought might need a relay or to splice into your existing wiring harness to send the signal...


    EDIT: WOOPS! sorry, missed this... The power is run to the amp through the factory setup, I have not altered the power in any way. I have however tapped into the remote power wire for the amp to run a remote power wire to the CPU in the trunk, so it turns on when I turn my key.

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    Ahh, so I had it backwards. Ok.

    So just to clarify then, I am running speaker level inputs to my amp. Once I have my new part, I will be switching to line level inputs.

    My PC that I bough has the standard 3.5mm audio jack in the back off the sound card, that I am using now. It also has a pair of RCA's that are tapped directly into the motherboard. (Noticed that when I put my hard drive in.)

    Will a higher quality line level input result in a higher volume for the system? Or just a better overall sound quality?

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    no, rca and 3.5mm jack are both line level, most of these designs are shielded, speaker wires are not usually shielded(you can see that there how many conductors without cutting the wire) this is extremly simplified, and there are exceptions, but it is the general idea.


    for a cheap, basic line driver- look at sonic electronics-- they have a couple taht might be cheaper than the rf option

    edit: sorry, late to the party-- the above was for one of your earlier responses.


    the outputs of the motherboard are low voltage, and can be considered line level outputs. anything you can do to get a higher voltage line level will help ( until about 10 volts, than you start cooking things).

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    Just pick yourself up a plain-Jane 2 channel line driver. That is all that you need and can had for about $30.00 Something like a Phoenix Gold PLD1 or similar will do the trick, check out e-bay and what not. This will increase the signal all the way up to 9volts if you want it to.
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    I know it's taking a step backwards,

    but did you check the gain setting on your amp?
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