creative x-fi sound card rules
I just built a carputer this past weekend. Mini-ATX form factor with this Aria case by Antec. anyway I got one of those creative x-fi pci cards and it is great. the cmss-3d improves music significantly-it really gives your music some depth in your car. I had an eclipse mp3 cd deck before but with the creative card CDs sound so much better. This past weekend I got second place in a sound quality at a car audio competition with the creative card and I think this was really a big factor.
my audio setup:
lightning audio strike series 4x6 in front
crossfire 6x9 in back
mtx 4 channel 75 watt per channel rms amp
single lightning audio strike series 12 in subwoofer
profile 1000 watt 2 channel amp (bridged for sub)
2 farad capacitor
all i can say is it is just amazing how much better the audio sounds in my car with the creative sound card.
btw i get no noise from the speakers too which really makes me happy, especially since I haven't cleaned up my wiring job (audio cables are running right through where 12v dc and 120v ac lines are sitting in my trunk currently w/ $4 walmart audio cables)