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    What Soundcard with this setup?

    If i'm going to be running 4 speakers (2 front 2 rear) and then 4 subs (8" subs)...what sound card would be able to output enough to run that? And it needs to be a USB sound card...would this sound card be sufficient? i just don't think it has enough outputs.

    http://www.creative.com/products/pro...&product=10702

    or even this one

    http://www.creative.com/products/pro...duct=585&nav=0

    i want to stay away from the NX because i've heard hibernation complaints...but if those two work...which one has better sound quality and higher voltage output?

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    in terms of amps...i'm running a 4-channel alpine amp currently for my 4 speakers...and i'm not too sure about my amp or amps for my subs...but most likely 2 amps for my subs, or 1 amp with those outputs (i'm not as familiar with subs/amps as i am with speakers/amps) i hope that information helps...

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    I have the first one straight to my 4-ch amp for my speakers. I don't have subs, yet, but it works great with my four component speakers.....no hibernation issues either
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    are there any more outputs on the card to support subs?

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    yes.....the card has three "headphone" jack outputs on the back.... front speakers, rear speakers, and subwoofer
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    Quote Originally Posted by senseless228 View Post
    If i'm going to be running 4 speakers (2 front 2 rear) and then 4 subs (8" subs)...what sound card would be able to output enough to run that? And it needs to be a USB sound card...would this sound card be sufficient? i just don't think it has enough outputs.

    http://www.creative.com/products/pro...&product=10702

    or even this one

    http://www.creative.com/products/pro...duct=585&nav=0

    i want to stay away from the NX because i've heard hibernation complaints...but if those two work...which one has better sound quality and higher voltage output?

    Hi,
    I want to know what will be the difference in the output while using the sound cards mentioned by you, to the onboard sound card.

    I am Using Intel DG45ID, it has on-board 7.1 channel Audio with SPDIF out as well.

    Presently i am using it with the aux-in in my head Unit. But when i tried it connecting the 3.5mm jack to the amp via rca the output was less, when compared to the aux in. so i decided to go with aux-in itself.

    SO what is the solution, or is there any problem anywhere.

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    you have run into the problem that most of us run into-- computer sound cards rarely have enough voltage to actually drive a car amp(there are a couple here and there, but i haven't seen too many usb solutions).

    so you would need a preamp, or a headunit to boost the signal before the amp.

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