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Thread: CarPC sound through car speakers without a headunit?, how?

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    The mini-phone jack (on the back of your computer) is stereo. The y-splitter will split it into 2 RCA connectors, one for the left channle, one for the right channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifiguy
    yep, i know what you are saying. i talked to a car audio friend and his only warning for hooking up the amps and pc to turn on together was the following: make sure the pc is on before the amps turn on. reason being that if the amps are on, and then they receive a signal telling them to turn on again, the sound will be distorted.

    any thoughts on this? wire a seperate on/off switch?
    Huh??? Chicken or Egg?? If you wire the remote turn-on lead (which is the same thing that your power antenna has) to the +12V (yellow) on the PC molex connector then it will ONLY turn ON when the PC is on! PC goes off, +12V goes off, Remote turn-on lead goes off! Simple! If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. That's the only way you'll learn!

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    I decided to use seperate switches for the PC and amps, that way I can power on the the PC first, allow the soundcard to pop, then turn on both amps simultaneously.

    Here's my first version of the electrical diagram w/o fuses:


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    Quote Originally Posted by raypsaliga
    you could wire the on/off line of the amp to the 12v rail of the computer psu, that way it shuts down with the computer.
    or run it to the accessory circuit that cuts on with the car. either way will work.

    EDIT: totally missed pages 2 and 3, this has already been mentioned.

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    delete this post please

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    Ok (resurrecting a dead thread here), i am using an external sound card and a few amps to power my system. The only problem i have is that i cant control anything. I can control things like volume, EQ, L-R balence, fader ect. from the software on my computer but i wanted a hardware solution. I dont like the idea of software controlling my audio system. I have seen various pre-amp/crossovers/EQ indash head units and only take up 1/2 din and they are exactly what i want in terms of control. However, they only provide 2 inputs, and i will require 4-6 inputs and outputs. Anyone have any options? Even DIY build it yourself kits would work for me.

    EDIT: an example of what i was thinking about would be the three.1 EQ thing http://www.mobileaudiocontrol.com/pr...50&l1=5250&l2=
    But like i said it only has 2 input (has 6 output though...)
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    just so I understand your set-up a bit more

    why do you need 6 inputs?

    how are you set up that it requires this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    just so I understand your set-up a bit more

    why do you need 6 inputs?

    how are you set up that it requires this?

    yeah... i assume you want to have 6 inputs to perserve dolby digital/dts?

    your best solution in this case would be the alpine pxa-h700 or 701 digital input with all the outputs you are asking for
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    just so I understand your set-up a bit more

    why do you need 6 inputs?

    how are you set up that it requires this?
    well as scott said i wanted to preserve all the channels im using. I will basically have a 4.1 system in my car. I am planning on installing a mac mini in my car and i was going to connect a Griffin firewave to it to get better surround sound (front LR, back LR, sub).

    So it goes:

    mac mini----->Firewave-----(front LR, back LR, sub)----->volume, bass, treble, LR balence, EQ controls------>Amps----->speakers and sub

    I probably do not need most of the stuff there. All i really need is volume and balance controls (the sub control i can hack off from the wired remote from a powered amp). The rest i can adjust of the computer. Like i said though some kind of diy kit or plan would work too.
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    so where do you get a usb soundcard?, this thread got explained allot to me

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