There's a sticky explaining this int he Newbie forum.
I know their is already a thread similar to this, but rather than thread jacking, I figured I would start a new one.
Basically, here is what I need
-1 to 2 inputs
-front channel, rear channel, and sub RCA outs.
-volume control for front, rear, and sub (all independently adjustable, with master volume to control all together)
-an equalizer (same requirements as above)
-ability to play one source of audio (like MP3s) in the front, and another source (like a playstation) on the back channel, and selection for sub to be with either the front or rear
-a good am/fm card that could connect to stock antenna
Those are all the features that the reciever I have been looking at can do, but I really know nothing about simulating that on a computer. If it is possible to do all of the above, then I think I might go all car-pc for audio/video, and not even have a reciever.
What kind of stuff would I have to look at to get this? About how much would just the sound as mentioned cost? If I could not get it done for $300, then I really would prefer just to go with the reciever. Basically, the radio reception quality, and sound quality would have to be the same as a decent reciever (because the reciever I have been looking at is a Pioneer Premier, so its pretty decent).
Any ideas? Thanks
your post is what this ENTIRE forum is about!
eclipse or alpine really....but some of the newer eclipse head units haven't been up to their old standards....
which is a shame - because I swore at one time that I would never get anything but eclipse.....then their quality started to degrade....
For that cost it would be better to get a good head unit with aux input and use an ipod for mp3s or a zen or iriver
Carputer currently 'ghettoed' into car!!!
Ampie Case with rigged extra USB
Holux GPS mouse with iGuidance 2.0
Lilliput 7" touchscreen
Netgear WG121 USB WiFi
or get a nice eclipse and get digital input
Most of these kids don't like hu's anyway. I for one intend to keep mine basically because I REALLY really like it... though I DO realise there is indeed no need forit.
Amd 2200+ athXPmobile, MSI KT6V-LSR mobo, Opus 150w, 512 ram, exterasys WIFI card, Hitachi 160gb, 3.5"hdd, bluetooth, Xenarc 700ts
4/9/04: case roughed out and functional, hardware all together, finishing up bezel for screen, layingout wires, etc in car.
The 300 was just for sound card stuff, no computer included. I guess I am pretty dumb for not searching the forums about something as obvious as this, I guess mainly just because I assumed a head unit was the norm. Just such a wierd thought to not have a head unit!
As for what head unit to get, I pretty much made up my mind. The one I found looks pretty good (not too flashy, pretty simple), and I never really cared much for the looks of Alpine decks. And the only Eclipse deck I really wanted was their top of the line ones, and I dont want to spend that much on a deck.
don't like the look of the alpine decks? why is that, just curious....
what did you end up going with?
and you were looking at spending $300 on the sound card ALONE?!?!