deleted - answered my question in original post - thanks again
see now that just sounds tasty.. i'll have to make a buy here soon.
How Many Rca outputs Does This Have?
One stereo pair. They can be split into several to feed multiple amps..
I use the Bloat on my setup. The sound quality is outstanding, I have not heard better from a carPC. The thing literally is the size of a deck of cards, so it's nice and small. I've got all the upgrades that are listed here and on the Hippo Hi-Fi website.
I tried two different internal cards (Audigy II, and X-Fi), and three different external units (Audigy Extigy, M-Audio Firewire, Silverstone DAC) before I finally found this, and let me tell you, none of those even come close to how good the Bloat is. The M-Audio firewire was the best, but even that paled in comparison to the sound quality of the bloat.
As for external inputs, it is true that there are none, but most motherboards have onboard sound, which includes a line and mic input. I use the line input on my motherboard for the sound from mu XM adapter (via StreetDeck), which then reroutes the sound back out through the USB to the Bloat, and it works perfectly fine. Certainly, it is not quite as good as having an input directly on the Bloat, but it is close, and definitely worth the tradeoff for the sound quality of the Bloat.
Finally, as was mentioned, Brent is an active carPC user and will quickly answer any questions posed on his website, or via email to him.
Did I mention the great sound quality?
2005 Infiniti G35 6MT Coupe Black/Black
Core Duo CarPC
Thanks Caelric! I was beggining to feel too much like a salesman and wasn't sure if people believed me! lol
EDIT: *beginning* lol