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Thread: How would I go about replacing a reciever with carpc?

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    How would I go about replacing a reciever with carpc?

    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

    Matt

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    There's a sticky explaining this int he Newbie forum.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    search!

    your post is what this ENTIRE forum is about!

    use it!
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    Doubt you could do it for $300. Go with the head unit.
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    go with an eclipse h/u. less bells and whistles, better sq
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    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....

    oh well...lol
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    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
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    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.
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    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.

    Matt

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    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?!?!
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