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    I'm going right from the PC to an amp. What can i use for a volume control? Ghetto style is preffered, I can fab and solder. I know I can control the volume in Windows, but a knob or slider would be much easier.
    Chris Krug
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    You can use SB's External USB sound card... That has a volume control on it.
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    • #3
      http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...t%5Fid=42-2559

      its what I use. go from PC->inline volume control->amps
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      • #4
        The soundblaster is nice but I'm on a budget, the radioshack control looks good, thanks!
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        • #5
          I would like something like this
          http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/powermate/

          Has anyone used it??? Wouldn't be cool to have aknob like this to control
          volume???
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          • #6
            Originally posted by thomasd
            I would like something like this
            http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/powermate/

            Has anyone used it??? Wouldn't be cool to have aknob like this to control
            volume???
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            • #7
              Originally posted by wkolodny
              Thanks....looks very usefull, i think i'm going to buy one for my car also...
              100% done
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              • #8
                yup, i want one. Im in australia, so i wonder how much it will cost me *sigh*
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                • #9
                  that's too expensive and too big and ugly for me. I'm thinking more along the lines of ripping a potentiometer out of an old radio and making something myself.
                  Chris Krug
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by turbochris
                    that's too expensive and too big and ugly for me. I'm thinking more along the lines of ripping a potentiometer out of an old radio and making something myself.
                    It is a little big but it has a lot of features you wont get with a plain Pot.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by wizardPC
                      http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...t%5Fid=42-2559

                      its what I use. go from PC->inline volume control->amps
                      I have a feeling MOST people here have their computer in the trunk and like 2' RCA cables to their amps (also in the trunk).

                      This solution poses a problem because you now need to run RCA up to the front to the dash, and then back again. This adds like 20' of RCA to the situation, only increasing the possibility of noise and aggravation of running so much wires. This compounds when you have 4.1 channel output, too.

                      I think for this reason, the powermate works for most people; however, "there has gotta be a better way!"

                      I just don't know that is.... yet.

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                      • #12
                        This looks like it would work...

                        http://www.modasylum.com/guides.php?guide=21

                        and should work with Girder too.

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                        • #13
                          My Audigy 2 NX goes right to my amps.
                          I use the Griffen Powermate.

                          You can hack a mouse up, a USB mouse if you want. And make the mouse scroll volume control. Small.
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                          • #14
                            thats a cool idea LESLIEx317537, cheap too. The button mod is also nice. I used to live on long island, Farmingdale. It was getting to hecktic for me,and expensive. Had to get out.
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                            • #15
                              Farmingdale is so close to me.

                              Some guy had a really nice hacked up controller on his Audi. Do a search, he posted only 3 or so times. He used Girder with it.
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