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    bmw planning questions

    im planning a computer for my 1990 535i and i dont know what to do about the audio. It has a stock 8-speaker amplified setup. I think the stock head unit only pushes 5 watts. Is there a way i can wire it straight from the computer to the amp. The amp does not have rca inputs it has positive negative front/rear, right/left. Anybody have any ideas?

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    I have a Ford Probe with a similar setup.
    If you can identify the wires, and get a matching connector then just wire the computer straight to the amp. If you can't lay your hands on a connector you could always cut the wires, but then there's no going back
    It shouldn't matter that the inputs have common ground, just split the PC ground to each negative input.
    I used the motherboard's onboard 4 channel sound, then found that most PC apps use only the front two channels for music... but it's good for films etc

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    that sounds like what i want to do. Do you think there will be an easy way to get it to put the same sound out to the back other than wiring them to the same source? Because i still want it to play music on the back speakers. I think a lot of this is going to be trial and error

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadhog
    If you can identify the wires, and get a matching connector then just wire the computer straight to the amp. If you can't lay your hands on a connector you could always cut the wires, but then there's no going back
    You could always soder the connector back

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