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    Audio questions

    Hello,

    I am preparing the specs for my first carputer, and I have some doubts with the audio.

    - Do I need an amplifier for the line out of the computer (the classical green jack)? What would happen if i connected that directly to the car speakers?? Would not sound? May I damage something? In case an amplifier is need how much power should it have?

    - Car radios I have seen can control 4 speakers in a car separately, so you can take the sound to the front, to the back, and the classical balance left right. If I use only the stereo output of the I will only have the left-right balance, not the rear-front one, I think.... Does any of you use some 4.1 ... 6.1 configuration in the car?? Even more, does it make sense to use it, since it is designed for Home Theatre?

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    Re: Audio questions

    Originally posted by contri
    Hello,

    I am preparing the specs for my first carputer, and I have some doubts with the audio.

    - Do I need an amplifier for the line out of the computer (the classical green jack)? What would happen if i connected that directly to the car speakers?? Would not sound? May I damage something? In case an amplifier is need how much power should it have?

    - Car radios I have seen can control 4 speakers in a car separately, so you can take the sound to the front, to the back, and the classical balance left right. If I use only the stereo output of the I will only have the left-right balance, not the rear-front one, I think.... Does any of you use some 4.1 ... 6.1 configuration in the car?? Even more, does it make sense to use it, since it is designed for Home Theatre?

    Thanks,

    Contri

    yes you need an amplifier, the line out is not nearly powerful enogh to run speakers


    second question, search, LOTS of people use variations on that
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    Does your sound card have front and rear jack?

    If so you can use 4 speaker or 4.1, if you add a sub. Now as for if mp3s or movies will output to all 4 or just the front two speaker depends on the software setup.
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    I think I'm the first and so far only person here to attempt a 5.1 system. I'm not completely done yet but it's comming along. Right now it's trying to find the proper amp to drive my center channel. I'm running straight optical output from the PC to an optical input on an Alpine DD Decoder.

    Right now I've got it running in Pro Logic mode just fine. All I'm waiting on to go true 5.1 is my center channel.
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    dolby suround has always been my plan from the start. i just started building my car last summer but have been here for a few years. i have a sherwood surround processor now but i would like to get that apline real soon.

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    Alby! I was beginning to think you AWOL.
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    no i'm here. i just have everything all done so i don't really need to ask questions anymore. but sometimes i like to add a comment or so... i am taking next week off work so i can finish the car install--hopefully!

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