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    Help go over my build idea and tell me if I am missing anything.

    1. acer kav60 netbook with Element 7" Touchscreen Display

    Intel Atom 1.6Ghz - 1G ram - 3 USB - 1 VGA - 1 lousy 3.5mm headphone output

    2.sound processing// two channel USB DAC

    2a. Clarion MCD360 2/3 Way Crossover

    3. stereo amp Rockford Fosgate Punch P400-4

    4. Front door components Polk Audio DXi 5250

    5. rear speakers staying stock for now

    6. Rockford Fosgate Punch P400-2 - 2-channel car amplifier bridged for 400watt sub output

    7. Pioneer TS-SW2501S4 - Shallow-mount 10" 4-ohm subwoofer
    Last edited by kdl; 03-26-2012, 02:52 PM.

  • #2
    kdl, your build idea is right on point. The use of the USB is a good option, but personally I'd use a dedicated DAC using the optical output of the MB. This will reduce noise trememdously (not talking ground loops, but noises inside the PC like HDD wind up, etc.). I use this setup in my system. Other than that, you appear to have a well balanced design with enough power for all speakers. Seems like a good build to me.



    • #3
      missing the car?
      2004 Holden WL Caprice Auto GENIII
      Base System = Raspberry Pi
      Everything else is pending for now as switched from a Mini-ITX setup


      • #4
        The car is a mini cooper.
        The PC Does not have any audio optical out. only analog from the 3.5mm jack. so the USB dac is the only real option for me.


        • #5
          Understood. Look out for ground loops. You may have to do some testing to ground the PC and/or DAC properly but it is well worth the headache. I started out using the 5.1 audio out but switched to outboard DAC due to the PC noise. I could never get rid of it. Optionally you can install a ground loop isolator but you may notice a decrease in freq response using one. Anyway good luck to you.

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          • #6
            THanks man. Yea The netbook is holding me back a little bit. The more research I do The less the netbook is working out for me. But when i started this project my inspiration was using the netbook for low power consumption, easy install and quick resume from sleep/hibernate.
            Last edited by kdl; 03-26-2012, 03:29 PM.


            • #7
              startup/shutdown for the netbook will likely be your biggest hurdle. Oh, and mounting it in a usable way.
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