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    What do u use for an amp/head unit ?

    Just wondering how u guys route your audio ?

    DO u use the factory head unit ? if so where do u move it.


    Ive been thinking of using the factory head unit with the AUX input.
    This will allow me to keep features like steering wheel controls.
    Just trying to figure out where I would move it to.



    I will need to move my A/C controls down a little to fit the screen.



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    I run 3 cables (that's 6 RCAs) to my two amplifiers. I ditched the head unit because the computer plays CDs, stores all my music, and has a nice interface anyway. I went ahead and sold the head unit for cash. Besides, the sound quality is better if you skip the head unit.
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    how do you route your carputer to the amp?

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    I don't have my carputer up and running yet but can say I will be doing the same as lgbr... I ditched my stocker headunit awhile back and will be running RCA's to the rear for my 6.1 surround sound... total of four amplifiers. No need for a headunit. Just my opinion of course.

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    Well I was thinking ditch the head unit and using a computer 5.1 speaker setup.

    Just worried it wont be loud enough.
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    Coachreed. I am very interested in doing the same type of setup. I was going to get a headunit, but now i may not since i will have little room. I am sure this has been answered somewhere else, but can you tell me how you rand the RCA cables from the amps to the Audigy? I am using a Audigy 2 NX external. I am assuming I need a y adapter to link the RCA cables (left and right) to the single inputs of the Audigy.

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    Audigy outputs connect to a Y-Cable that converts to female RCAs. Then use standard male-male RCA cables to hook up to amp. Put your Audigy as close to your amp as possible. This will minimize the cance of you picking up interference in your RCA cables. If you want 2,4,5,6,7 channels then you just need more Y-cables and amplifier channels.

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    not sure... but u might also want/need a pre-amp/equalizer... so u can easly control the volume and well... the equalizer if u so desire...

    correct me if/where im wrong

    but that would be the easiest way... right?
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    You don't need anything else. If you want external volume control or equalization, then yes, you could also install a preamp with a volume control. You could also buy a POT and a few parts at radio shack and make up your own external volume control, if you want.

    I just use (and trust) the software for volume control. I fully expect a software crash to completely blow out my speakers (and eardrums) one day soon.

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    i use a griffin power mate to control volume it works fine, plus i have a 3 way switch mounted on my dash, i can switch everything in my boot between connected to ignition, straight power, or off, this means i get out of the car at the servo and i can switch it to "on" therefore everything stays on for the time i go and fuel up, this doubles as protection of a major fault, i can switch it to off and my amps will switch off. My computer goes straight to my cadence amps 1x300wRMS for the sub 4x60wRMS for the fronts and rears. Having the extigy box in the boot means i can use short rca's straight to the amps

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