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    Compatibility

    ive just bought a 6 grand sound system and hoping to hook it up to a carputer.

    a head unit costs me around 2500 so i thought why not get a carputer for the same price.

    my question though is how will sound quality compare to a properly manufactered headunit because i dont really wanna spend the money and have anything short of digital clarity.

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    If you have a good sound card, you can compete with any HU easily in terms of SQ.

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    Lets put it this way.

    Many Recording studios use computers now-a-days with high fidelity sound cards/breakout options. So yes a carputer can compete with a head unit.

    The challenge is tying it all in. A Carputer is not a simple drop in solution. It takes alot of time, money, and work to get everything working right.

    what system did you buy? Is it all from one vendor? Wth that kindof money i'd be looking at a Focal Utopia Be series *drool*
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    this should be proof in the pudding:
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    - we'll see how well a PC can compete after this year...now that I'm moving to the Advanced Pro class...

    This thread would also interest you:

    can a carputer compete with a head unit for sound quality?

    and this one:

    Car pc for competition use?

    and this one:

    Software options for Tuning

    and this one:

    Car audio quality in carputers

    and this one:

    Will I lose sound quality going to a Carpc with my Quality System?

    and this one:

    going to compete in sq, what equipment?

    I'll just stop there...

    btw - what equipment are you running?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
    I'll just stop there...
    you forgot the most important one:
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/search.php

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    I figured that would become evident...hehe
    Jan Bennett
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    I'd say sticky those all in one post and throw it in either the FAQ or Car audio or both.

    BTW, at some point we are going to sticky that software options for tuning right?

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    I figured we would do it once we have it working. Till then....we're getting too many stickeys in this forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
    I figured we would do it once we have it working. Till then....we're getting too many stickeys in this forum

    TRUE. I realized that when I was going to suggest a sound dampening sticky as well. Those are definitely FAQ but more car audio related but I am sure no one would ever search for them.

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