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    lost half of the sound :mad:

    hello ,

    i finished installing my carpc
    intel 2.6
    512 ddr
    80 gb hdd
    creative live 24-bit 5.1
    8" lcd screen
    gps
    obd-II

    after all that and spending over 2k$$$$ i have lost half of sound
    i have creative 5.1 sound card 4 6X9 pionner speakers 350 Watt each 12" 1300 watt sub and 2 amp 250 watt one for 2 speakers and one for sub
    so what can i do now????

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    ...you only have one 2 channel amp... for 4 speakers?

    if this is the case, you can either get another 2 channel amp, or you can get a 4 channel amp, and sell your 2 channel...

    ...Not that I suggest it, but you could run the two left speakers in parallel, and the right two speakers in parallel, that would work for now... but it would change the ohm's and ****...

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    I'm pretty certain he can connect the left speakers to 1 channel and the right speakers to 1 channel..

    @colombiano
    What do you mean you lost half sound? Where is the sound coming from? Where is it not coming from? How do you have everything connected?

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    thanx for replies
    i have 2 amp for 4 speakers not 1 amp
    and about losting the sound am comparing with my old installation kenwood head unit
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    carpc installation done
    intel 2.6
    512 ddr
    80 gb hdd
    creative live 24-bit 5.1
    8" lcd screen
    gps
    obd-II
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    mitsubishi galant (8g 1999) 2000cc

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    oh ok, you're upset about the sound quality... or volume?

    If its the volume... did you retune your amps, for the kenwood headunit prob. had something like a 2-5V line for the rca's into your amp, where as the sound card is something like .5V, meaning you're going to have to retune your amps...

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    the quality and volume i didn't change any thing in the amp and speakers install do u think i have to change the sound card again its creative 5.1 live 24 bit
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    carpc installation done
    intel 2.6
    512 ddr
    80 gb hdd
    creative live 24-bit 5.1
    8" lcd screen
    gps
    obd-II
    --------------------------------------------------
    mitsubishi galant (8g 1999) 2000cc

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    btw - instead of puttin gyour specs in your sig, there's a better place for them now....so you can reserve your sig for other things: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...518#post987518

    regarding the quality and hte volume....have you properly tuned your amps? http://www.350z-tech.com/zwiki/Tutor...plifier_Tuning

    have you adjusted all of the volume controls on the PC?

    have you checked your voltage outs of the creative card? chances are it's not high enough.
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    More than likely the outputs of your soundcard are nowhere near as high as the outputs of your old headunit. If you haven't adjusted the gains on the amp, you may want to start there. You may also need to look into line-level amplifiers to 'boost' the voltage output of the soundcard.

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    how can i boost them???
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    carpc installation done
    intel 2.6
    512 ddr
    80 gb hdd
    creative live 24-bit 5.1
    8" lcd screen
    gps
    obd-II
    --------------------------------------------------
    mitsubishi galant (8g 1999) 2000cc

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    Are you running the carpc through the HU aux or straight to the amps?
    Is it possible the voltage is not adequate enough for it to get a proper signal from either HU or soundacard...?

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