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    Alpine PXA-H701 Volume Control

    Hi. I was wondering about the main volume control when using the alpine H701. I have a computer with a soundblaster PCI card, using the Optical output to go to the H701 (i am just about ready to buy the H701). I won't be using a HU and I don't want the alpine controller. Will the volume on the PC work correctly throught the Optical output? I don't quite understand how the volume would change on a digital signal.

    So, my main question is can I use the H701 with no controller, and rely on the volume in the PC even when using optical output.

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    no, you need the controller.
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    you have to have either the controller, or a compatable head unit for control.. by itself the brain will do nothing...

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    what the others have said...

    I think we need a 701 FAQ....

    scott and turbo, what do y'all think?

    especially since this question gets asked so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    what the others have said...

    I think we need a 701 FAQ....

    scott and turbo, what do y'all think?

    especially since this question gets asked so much.

    a faq would be cool. NOT IT!


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    heh - since I'm not real sure what all FAQ there are about it, other than do I have to use the controller....
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