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    stereo sound with 4 speakers question

    Ok, I used the search feature and came up with nothing so...

    I'm in the planning stages of a car setup that will be using a laptop, liliput touchscreen and an aftermarket amp... so there will be no head unit.

    I would like to have stereo sound and I'm not too concerned about surround sound as I don't plan on watching DVDs in the car too often. But, what I do want is to be able to control the balance & fade of the sound because the back speakers are better than the front and also I think it just sounds better when the back speakers are more dominant.

    So my question is, HOW? If I were to use the extigy and have surround sound I'm sure I would have some sort of control over balance/fade but the rear would be some sort of "simulated surround" when actually listening to stereo sound, am I right? But if I don't, all I have is one output on the laptop which I would hook up to the amp, which would power the speakers, but I would have no control over how much power goes where.

    Am I missing something? Do they make such an amp that I could relocate balance/fade maybe even volume to the front of the car? Should I maybe get two amps, one for the front one for the back and rig up something between the two for fading purposes?

    Please someone help me so my brain stops hurting!

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    Hmmm... either no one has any ideas on this subject or I didn't do a good job searching and this is a commonly discussed topic or something.

    So, I'll ask this of you all. How do you have your speakers hooked up to your PC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashwg
    So, I'll ask this of you all. How do you have your speakers hooked up to your PC?
    Mini-ITX -> Stereo out.

    Split stereo to 6 x RCA - keeping left and right channels seperate!

    4 channel amp for speakers, 2 channel bridged for sub.

    Right channel from PC goes to right on front, back and sub.
    Left channel from PC goes to left on front, back and sub.

    Works perfectly

    I was wondering if I'd lose some input voltage (causing lower volumes) by splitting it 6 ways, but this doesn't seem to be the case.

    Audio cable from the PC -> amp's is made from CAT5 cable. No whistles, pops, fuzz or any other type of noise If you use CAT5, use them in the pairs they are twisted in. ie Green/Green pair. use the pair cable (usually the white one of the two) as the ground on *ALL* connections. Use the coloured cable as the left/right/whatever signal.

    This means that you have a ground cable twisted around the signal cable for the entire length of the run.

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    CRC, how do you control the front/rear balance?

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