Started putting together my first carpc and been reading up on what people have done regards to audio and just wanted to see if I understood it all, and what I have planned will work ok!
Will be running the onboard audio from a D945GCLF2 motherboard... Which if I understand the specs can run 5.1 through the back I/O audio jacks?
Will wire these into a TDA7850 4x50w amplifier, and then into the car speakers...
Im not after mind blowing or eardrum bleeding levels... just a simple/minimal fuss way to get headunit type audio.
May even be over complicating it trying to get/use the 5.1 out of the onboard from the mobo?
Last edited by PeteA; 12-01-2013 at 10:07 AM.
Yep, my next idea was the external usb soundcard if the onboard doesn't work so well!
Worklog will be up as soon as I start putting the parts together for testing etc... In the middle of working out the best gps device to use... seems the most popular device is a usb globalsat bu-3** just trying to figure out the best place to get one.
I would suggest you just run 2.0 out. You likely don't have any music that was recorded in 5.1 and you apparently aren't going to use a separate sub woofer so you want all of the left & right channel audio available to the amp's respective L & R channels. Just y-cable the front left to rear left on the amp and the same for other side.
from the PC with this:
Then to the amps with these:
Then a regular RCA-RCA for the rear channel inputs.
My 2007 Ford F350 Work Log located HERE
I would also get TDA7850 with denoiser. Much better than the standard TDA7850. You can find them on ebay for around $30
My Project: All-in-one Double Din Unit
Been sorting out the wiring...
3.5mm Stereo Jack Headphone Earphone Y Splitter Adaptor x 1 (Link)
3.5mm Male Jack to Dual RCA Two Phono Plug Audio Cable x 2 (Link)
Think this is the easiest way to do it... If I can get the splitter in the Line_out with the other plug in the Line_in!
If not... I'll have to use one of these!
3.5mm HEADPHONE SPLITTER Y CABLE LEAD ADAPTOR Dual Female (Link)
Last edited by PeteA; 12-01-2013 at 09:00 PM. Reason: Spelling and links...