Volume control between computer and amp?
I'm not an audio expert, but I've been working with computers for a long time. One thing I know is that your audio output from any PC needs to be amplified, if for no other reason than so you can control the volume without using the operating systems controls.
As far as I know this isn't a standard thing for car audio since the HU generally controls the audio levels. Why not? There must be some applications (like a carputer) where you need an intermediate volume control. Something that is in between my carputer and my amp so that I can limit my output.
That way, if for some crazy reason the sound controls on the computer get totally jacked up, I have a knob, somewhere, that I can turn quickly to cut that sound off...or turn it down before playing anything just to be safe.
Does anything like this exist or what? I'm deathly afraid of letting Windows take care of my volume control needs STRAIGHT out to my amplifer and then speakers? ugh!