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  • Newb SPDIF Question

    My VIA SP13000 board for my carpc has spdif so can I run one cable from my amp if it has spdif to the pc ? does it carry all 4 channels for all 4 speakers or just l/r stereo ?
    2006 Honda Odyssey
    Lilliput 7inch touchscreen
    Travla C158 case
    VIA SP13000, 512mb ddr, 110Gb Hard Drive
    slot loading DVDROM/CDRW
    802.11B, Bluetooth, Wintvusb
    IG 3,01 NA
    Roadrunner
    A mile of wires and a ton of solder and a prayer or two.

  • #2
    If you have a SPIDF-in on your amp than YES, all you have to run is that digital coaxial spidf cable from your pc to your amp. It will have all 5.1 channels and you will probably only be using 4 or 4.1.

    I am running a digital coaxial cable from my epia M10000 to a coaxial/optical converter to my Alpine Digital Sound Processor (has optical input) which has rca-outs that go to my amps.

    Digital is much better and you will have a noiseless set-up. If you have an amp with SPIDF-in, than you're in luck. Most amps with spidf inputs require a specific head unit to be able to select the source, but there are some out there that are stand alone amps.
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    • #3
      I'm also running the SP13000 via spdif into my DSP then into my amps.
      Digital can carry more than 2 channels.
      SP13000|M2-ATX|512MB DDR400|2.5" 7200RPM S-ATA|Trans-7"|Slim SL DVD-CDRW|KEH 5.1 DSP|SB L!ve Ext|Gyration PowerMate|BT|WiFi|GPS|WinXP|VoomPC
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      Relocating headunit and extending faceplate
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      • #4
        cool , thanks

        Thanks for the info. I love this site and forums !
        FYI: My install is....
        sp13000 mb / 512mb ram , 120gh wd hard drive
        Travla C158A-M1DC Black case
        Bluetooth / wifi / Hauppage wintv USB for fm radio.
        Extra Video card for second display for dedicated movie watching by kids.

        The Vehicle is a brand New 2006 Honda Odyssey LX
        (odyessey van sa a new under floor compartment behind first row of seats which is ideal for the pc. (I'll install a fan in it for ventillation)
        I'll be documenting it and photographing it and putting up a page in a few weeks I hope.
        My Wife is fabricating a new pannel for the 8inch in dash lilliput touch screen.
        2006 Honda Odyssey
        Lilliput 7inch touchscreen
        Travla C158 case
        VIA SP13000, 512mb ddr, 110Gb Hard Drive
        slot loading DVDROM/CDRW
        802.11B, Bluetooth, Wintvusb
        IG 3,01 NA
        Roadrunner
        A mile of wires and a ton of solder and a prayer or two.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kiwiruss
          Thanks for the info. I love this site and forums !
          FYI: My install is....
          sp13000 mb / 5112mb ram , 120gh wd hard drive
          Wow, thats alot of ram for a van.
          SP13000|M2-ATX|512MB DDR400|2.5" 7200RPM S-ATA|Trans-7"|Slim SL DVD-CDRW|KEH 5.1 DSP|SB L!ve Ext|Gyration PowerMate|BT|WiFi|GPS|WinXP|VoomPC
          GPSing - Digital Speedo
          Relocating headunit and extending faceplate
          Button app to Alt-Tab between two programs

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          • #6
            Yeah too much. A type im afraid :-(
            2006 Honda Odyssey
            Lilliput 7inch touchscreen
            Travla C158 case
            VIA SP13000, 512mb ddr, 110Gb Hard Drive
            slot loading DVDROM/CDRW
            802.11B, Bluetooth, Wintvusb
            IG 3,01 NA
            Roadrunner
            A mile of wires and a ton of solder and a prayer or two.

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            • #7
              What speed ram? 400DDR?
              SP13000|M2-ATX|512MB DDR400|2.5" 7200RPM S-ATA|Trans-7"|Slim SL DVD-CDRW|KEH 5.1 DSP|SB L!ve Ext|Gyration PowerMate|BT|WiFi|GPS|WinXP|VoomPC
              GPSing - Digital Speedo
              Relocating headunit and extending faceplate
              Button app to Alt-Tab between two programs

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 3onDubs
                If you have a SPIDF-in on your amp than YES, all you have to run is that digital coaxial spidf cable from your pc to your amp. It will have all 5.1 channels and you will probably only be using 4 or 4.1.

                I am running a digital coaxial cable from my epia M10000 to a coaxial/optical converter to my Alpine Digital Sound Processor (has optical input) which has rca-outs that go to my amps.

                Digital is much better and you will have a noiseless set-up. If you have an amp with SPIDF-in, than you're in luck. Most amps with spidf inputs require a specific head unit to be able to select the source, but there are some out there that are stand alone amps.
                Just to hijack a bit... could i use a digital amp instead (amp with digital inputs) like the Alpine MRA-D550 or MRA-F350... i've heard it may not work because of some AI-NET (i don't even know what the heck this is..) issue...

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                • #9
                  Check and make sure that the amp can decode multichannel audio. Just because it will accept a digital input doesn't necessarily mean that it will decode multichannel (e.g., surround) audio.
                  Nick
                  '99 Ford Escort ZX2 CarPC <-- RIP Feb '07

                  2006 Chevy Equinox LS (Current Project)

                  **VIA EPIA PD 1ghz Mobo, OPUS 150, 7" LinITX LCD touchscreen, 512 Ram, 60Gig HD, DLink Bluetooth, Belkin 802.11g wireless,

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                  • #10
                    I believe the issue is that Alpine amps need an Ai-Net connection to control them. I am not sure on this.

                    Ai-Net is the analog control cable bundle that alpines use. It allows the HU to control the amps or CD changer or signal processor if they are also alpine.
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                    • #11
                      so the short answer is that it wouldn't work... hmm bugger.

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                      • #12
                        Hey! Just stumbled on this... The Pioneer DEQ-P7650.

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