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  • (self powered) USB DTS/5.1 AUDIO Sound card.

    For those using 5.1/DTS encoder units such as the Panasonic CY-AC300EX, you should check this out. http://www.platinum-records.com/detail.aspx?ID=6944. Let me know if know of anything compatible. It appears to be the best one I have came across so far. Powered by the 5v on the USB/stereo mic/ toslink out/analog out. Pretty good

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    Not as small, but another soundcard that is of comparable utility (self powered, 5.1, yadda... and comes in a nice case with functional controls, i might add), the phillips aurillium

    http://www.dealtime.com/xPO-Philips_...rnal_USB_Sound
    car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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    • #3
      Why not just use the onboard soundcard such as the VIA onboard audio. It has COAX out so all you need is a COAX to OPTICAL convertor. They run like 15 bucks off ebay
      -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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        i can't speak for the digital quality, but with my grado RS headphones, i can hear quite a bit of difference between the onboard audio and the aurillium or audigy 2 nx on the analogue lines.
        car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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        • #5
          I am talking about the digital. 1's and 0's baby
          -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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          • #6
            Originally posted by antimatter
            I am talking about the digital. 1's and 0's baby
            that's what they all say.
            car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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            • #7
              Originally posted by antimatter
              Why not just use the onboard soundcard such as the VIA onboard audio. It has COAX out so all you need is a COAX to OPTICAL convertor. They run like 15 bucks off ebay

              The units that you see on Ebay are the powered by USB or do the need a external power supply?

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              • #8
                Phillips psc805

                Originally posted by robiewp
                Not as small, but another soundcard that is of comparable utility (self powered, 5.1, yadda... and comes in a nice case with functional controls, i might add), the phillips aurillium

                http://www.dealtime.com/xPO-Philips_...rnal_USB_Sound
                Robiewp I am sure that the Phililips sounds nice, but its HUGE man.. It just seems to inconvenient. Where would you put this device? If its in the cabin its taking up space, if its in the boot external controls are useless.

                The reason I am going with the Transit is becuase of the size, has a stereo mic input (for a Andrea stereo mic), USB powered, line/optical in/outputs, size, self powered, and passed DTS. Most converters seems to only pass 5.1. Yeah I know most people don't care about DTS in the car, but there is a lot of extra information in a DTS broadcast. I have a Panasonic CY-AC300ex on EBAY for $160 that has an optical input and Decodes the DTS signal from the Transit. Works nice. I haven't installed my carpc yet, still bench testing everything, but everything sounds nice.... so far.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mp31023
                  The units that you see on Ebay are the powered by USB or do the need a external power supply?
                  There is no USB interface. (spdif)Optical on one end and (spdif)coax on the other with a six volt ac adapter. I just went and bought one of those 12v to 6v adapters at radioshack
                  -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by antimatter
                    There is no USB interface. (spdif)Optical on one end and (spdif)coax on the other with a six volt ac adapter. I just went and bought one of those 12v to 6v adapters at radioshack
                    So if you did have the converter you have now, and you had the choice between the one you have now and the transit, you would still stay with the one you have?

                    Does the converter you bought on EBAY pass DTS to your AC300ex?

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                    • #11
                      So if you did have the converter you have now, and you had the choice between the one you have now and the transit, you would still stay with the one you have?
                      Yea. It gets the job done cheap. Also no need for additional sound cards and drivers. I would get a seperate card if the mic and line in would get passed through to the spdif. That is the problem that i am having now. This one guy with the same hardware as me says he can do it but he hasn't gotten back with any driver information so as of now i have to use analog for listining to the radio or anyother line in source

                      Does the converter you bought on EBAY pass DTS to your AC300ex?
                      All it does is convert the 1's and 0s into an optical signal. So whatever you feed into it it will creat an optical signal. the only thing you can feed into it is a COAX digital Signal though. So Yes
                      -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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                      • #12
                        Hey antimatter,

                        Quick question, does the transit come out of hibernate alright?

                        - Kyle

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