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    Ok here is my dilemma,
    I am tiring to finish up my audio install, it all seems to sound good but I think that I can make it sound better. That said here is where I am at so far……. See base.zip


    At this point I need to install some type of level control before the amps, as my fader and balance control are unable to account for the different efficiencies of speakers. I am running each channel from the head unit to a Y-splitter into a four channel amp. I am using two four channel amps, one for the left and one for the right. I am not sure if I need to use four adjustable line drivers or some sort of a unit for level control, like a mixer box for audio recording.

    This I will need to figure out before continuing with the next step of my install, a Dolby DTS processor with an optical input. As far as running the head unit into the DTS unit, I think I will need to run the analog from the HU into the 2 channel input of the DTS unit. I am unsure if I will need to combine the front left and rear left into on cable, and the right front and right rear into the other. Or just use the front L&R and leave the fader all the way forward. Then as for the sub out, do I just leave it disconnected as I don’t have any way to turn it off in the head unit?


    So this is what I have come up with for the integration of the DTS processor with my current system…. See DTS.zip


    I don’t know if someone may have a fresh idea as to what I may need to complete this. If anyone has seen a better way to control the amp levels then line drivers or a better way to interface my DTS unit with my HU. I would be so grateful. Below is a diagram of my components connections for a reference. ….. see connections.zip
    I have also included a basic layout of speaker locations in my van …. See van.zip

  • #2
    bump -- any ideas , will the line drivers work?

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    • #3
      buy a sound card with 5.1 and optical out in it

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      • #4
        already have a optical output on my pc and a dts pross.

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        • #5
          is there some reason you want to keep the HU?
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          • #6
            pc does not seem to get fm very well hu work better.
            it is easy to control volume, fader,balance,ect.

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            • #7
              Yeah that makes sense. I would just hook the 2 fronts from the HU and leave it faded forward least for the FM, does the DTS proc let you controll balance and such?
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              • #8
                any thoughts on using line drivers to control speaker gain ?

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                • #9
                  I have to look around but i seem to remember seeing something that you could use to adjust them all in one unit, that seems kinda silly to have to install 4 diffrent line drivers.
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                  • #10
                    thanks

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                    • #11
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                      • #12
                        must read from the start of this post--- kinda like Dr.Suess
                        I already have a DTS Processor, it is a Panasonic AC300
                        I already have a PC with optical output , it is a Shuttle
                        I do need advice with my curent system.
                        I dont need advice on how to buy duplacate hardware.

                        i am not tring to flame anyone. I am just looking for advice
                        on line drivers or level controls. and i do like green eggs and ham.

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                        • #13
                          PM me if you need help. I have the panasonic CYAC300-EX running with the VIA M10k
                          -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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