My buddy gave me his lcd he thought was broken and I managed to repair it. So now I get to put a PC in the car. I'm going with a VoomPC enclosure and a C7 motherboard and I'm only using the built in sound card.
I've currently got a Panasonic CD model cq-dp103u in the car (no aux) here are some basic specs:
CQDP103U Pre-Amp Outputs: 2.5V rear.
4-Channel High Power Amp: 45W x 4
S/N Ratio: 95dB.
So as you can see my requirements are quite minimal.
I would like to keep the radio since the PC won't have a tuner.
My question is for those who have tried various options to get audio throught the car speakers.
Should I use:
FM modulator, splice some wires or get a crappy amp?
What's easiest and least expensive to get the same quality audio that I currently have?
I've read about the static and interference of the modulator, I've read of the bad sound of low end amps and I don't really want to put in a CD to trick my radio to play computer sounds.
If you've listened to the quality of low end amp versus fm modulator..who wins?
Or are there other alternatives I haven't seen?
Here's some low end amps I've seen:
DUAL XAF-340 2 CHANNEL AMPLIFIER
- Bi-polar output transistors
- 2 ohm stable stereo operation
- Variable high and low pass crossovers
- Input level controls, pass through RCA outputs
- Thermal/short circuit and impedance/DC offset protection
- 340w peak bridged; 2 x 120w max, 2 x 60w RMS into 4 ohms
ROADMASTER 300W ONE CHANNEL CAR AMP
300-watt single channel subwoofer amplifier
True MOSFET quality amplifier
Bass boost switch increases bass blasting power
Equipped with multiple protection features: short circuit, over voltage, overload, and thermal protection
RCA input and line output jacks
4 ohm impedance
Gain control provides clearer sound
Frequency control provides optimum bass
Soft start mute turn-on circuit
As for FM modulator: Wireless or wired if my PC is in the glove box?
out of those options i'd say get the fm tuner. but i completely agree with will. for the cost of one of those crappy amps (or a bit more) you could maybe find a better head unit with aux inputs. check on ebay for a used h/u and go from there
or new better audio card, and connect it directly to the amp
embedded mini itx audio blows sorry
R. T. F. M