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Is a DC-DC converter really nessecary?

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  • Is a DC-DC converter really nessecary?

    I have a nice power inverter that I'm not using and I thought why should I go to all this trouble and time to build a DC-DC converter when I'm already covered for power? Thanks.


  • #2
    DC-DC is the most effecient and will allow your computer to produce highest quality sound. However, also being a high school student I know about being strapped for money and time so I don't see why you wouldn't use and inverter that you already have. It's not like it will cost you anything to switch in the future.
    Got started with computers on this board early in high I run a web development company and am about to build my dream machine.


    • #3
      DC - DC is the best you can do for your project, b.cause eficiency and low noise. But if you´re already have an inverter go for it. just ground it well to the car and see if noise comes up to the sound.



      • #4
        I'll say this I had the inverter and it worked pretty well. I upgraded to the atx dc to dc power supply and I can honestly say I would never use an inverter again. Once you try it you can never go back. It might have cost $170 bucks but it was worth every penny.


        • #5
          Yeah.. Quality components are where it's at.. I upgraded my sound card to a model with rca outs and it's amazing the difference. my next planned upgrade is a DC-DC
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          • #6
            So now we have many ppl converting after months or should i say years (may 1) of shouting.....
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            • #7
              what sound card are you using with rca outs ?


              • #8
                I plan on upgrading also whenever I can find one that fits.

                my sound card is the m-audio audiophile 24/96 and it has rca jacks on it too.