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    (self powered) USB DTS/5.1 AUDIO Sound card.

    For those using 5.1/DTS encoder units such as the Panasonic CY-AC300EX, you should check this out. http://www.platinum-records.com/detail.aspx?ID=6944. Let me know if know of anything compatible. It appears to be the best one I have came across so far. Powered by the 5v on the USB/stereo mic/ toslink out/analog out. Pretty good

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    Not as small, but another soundcard that is of comparable utility (self powered, 5.1, yadda... and comes in a nice case with functional controls, i might add), the phillips aurillium

    http://www.dealtime.com/xPO-Philips_...rnal_USB_Sound
    car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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    Why not just use the onboard soundcard such as the VIA onboard audio. It has COAX out so all you need is a COAX to OPTICAL convertor. They run like 15 bucks off ebay
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    i can't speak for the digital quality, but with my grado RS headphones, i can hear quite a bit of difference between the onboard audio and the aurillium or audigy 2 nx on the analogue lines.
    car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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    I am talking about the digital. 1's and 0's baby
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    Quote Originally Posted by antimatter
    I am talking about the digital. 1's and 0's baby
    that's what they all say.
    car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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    Quote Originally Posted by antimatter
    Why not just use the onboard soundcard such as the VIA onboard audio. It has COAX out so all you need is a COAX to OPTICAL convertor. They run like 15 bucks off ebay

    The units that you see on Ebay are the powered by USB or do the need a external power supply?

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    Phillips psc805

    Quote Originally Posted by robiewp
    Not as small, but another soundcard that is of comparable utility (self powered, 5.1, yadda... and comes in a nice case with functional controls, i might add), the phillips aurillium

    http://www.dealtime.com/xPO-Philips_...rnal_USB_Sound
    Robiewp I am sure that the Phililips sounds nice, but its HUGE man.. It just seems to inconvenient. Where would you put this device? If its in the cabin its taking up space, if its in the boot external controls are useless.

    The reason I am going with the Transit is becuase of the size, has a stereo mic input (for a Andrea stereo mic), USB powered, line/optical in/outputs, size, self powered, and passed DTS. Most converters seems to only pass 5.1. Yeah I know most people don't care about DTS in the car, but there is a lot of extra information in a DTS broadcast. I have a Panasonic CY-AC300ex on EBAY for $160 that has an optical input and Decodes the DTS signal from the Transit. Works nice. I haven't installed my carpc yet, still bench testing everything, but everything sounds nice.... so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mp31023
    The units that you see on Ebay are the powered by USB or do the need a external power supply?
    There is no USB interface. (spdif)Optical on one end and (spdif)coax on the other with a six volt ac adapter. I just went and bought one of those 12v to 6v adapters at radioshack
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    Quote Originally Posted by antimatter
    There is no USB interface. (spdif)Optical on one end and (spdif)coax on the other with a six volt ac adapter. I just went and bought one of those 12v to 6v adapters at radioshack
    So if you did have the converter you have now, and you had the choice between the one you have now and the transit, you would still stay with the one you have?

    Does the converter you bought on EBAY pass DTS to your AC300ex?

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