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    Me being a noob and all I'm trying to figure some stuff out. One of my questions is, how do you connect your PC to your HeadUnit? I dont really want to connect directly to a 4 channel amp and a 1 channel amp for my sub, I would miss having a stand alone headunit too much. I'm looking into getting an Alpine headunit, but how in the world do you go from a mini stereo jack (or something else that you guys know about) to the headunit?

    It wouldnt be a huge loss if I went away with a normal HU, but then another problem comes up. Would I just use my sound card and use the left/right stereo jack with a stereo jack to rca y cable to the 4 channel amp and then use the sub stereo jack with a stereo jack to rca cable to the sub amp? But the only way I can get my sub stereo jack to work is if the sound card is in either 4.1 or 6.1, would I just disregard then the other stereo jacks for the other speakers?

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    just look for a HU with auxilary input.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by AMcCann
      Me being a noob and all I'm trying to figure some stuff out. One of my questions is, how do you connect your PC to your HeadUnit? I dont really want to connect directly to a 4 channel amp and a 1 channel amp for my sub, I would miss having a stand alone headunit too much. I'm looking into getting an Alpine headunit, but how in the world do you go from a mini stereo jack (or something else that you guys know about) to the headunit?

      It wouldnt be a huge loss if I went away with a normal HU, but then another problem comes up. Would I just use my sound card and use the left/right stereo jack with a stereo jack to rca y cable to the 4 channel amp and then use the sub stereo jack with a stereo jack to rca cable to the sub amp? But the only way I can get my sub stereo jack to work is if the sound card is in either 4.1 or 6.1, would I just disregard then the other stereo jacks for the other speakers?

      OMFG.

      First, if you are such a Noob, and are asking a noob question, POST IN THE NOOB forum.

      Second, read ALL of the FAQS, including this one http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...ghlight=stereo

      Really, I have no problem with thenoobish question, or you being a noob, but post inthe appropriate place, though if you posted this in the noob section, I would have been nicer and just pointed you to the FAQ.

      Michael
      ...I love the French language...especially to curse with...Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'enculés de ta mère. You see, it's like wiping your *** with silk, I love it.

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      • #4
        Alright so that link showed how to set up one amp with all the speakers on that amp and a 5.1 set up with two amps. How would I go about setting up a 4.1, I dont want the center speaker. The output on most sound cards for the sub is combined with the center speaker. Is there a way to send out a stereo jack signal in stereo to two RCAs with only the sub frequencies? I know with my current sound card I can isolate it so it only sends out the sub frequencies but does so in mono, is there a wire trick I can do to make that stereo and then use the Y cable for stereo jack to RCAs?

        Originally posted by Wiredwrx
        OMFG.

        First, if you are such a Noob, and are asking a noob question, POST IN THE NOOB forum.

        Second, read ALL of the FAQS, including this one http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...ghlight=stereo

        Really, I have no problem with thenoobish question, or you being a noob, but post inthe appropriate place, though if you posted this in the noob section, I would have been nicer and just pointed you to the FAQ.

        Michael
        Apparently I'm not as much a noob as I though because I had pretty much answered my own question as that link showed.
        First off, sorry, but I though this pertained more so to Audio than to noobness so I posted in this section.
        Second off, take your own advice "Calm Down Or Get A 2 Week Vacation." It was only a question, it didnt hurt anyone, and if it was that big of a deal you really didnt have to waste your time and respond to it. But thank you for the link.

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        • #5
          Alright, I think I've figured it out myself once again. I went out and tested my sub amp, apparently you can use an amp with only one rca, I didnt want to test how loud it can go with only one rca because my truck was off, but it did work. Even so, I never really though about the crossover on the amp, so I could if I wanted to just use the center/sub stereo jack combined to the amp without worries with the crossover properly set.

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