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    Question best sound possible

    how can i produce the cleanest, loudest sound possible with a carputer? will i need to go through a head-unit? what sound card should i use? i have already chosen amps and speakers, i just need to know how to get the best signal to the amps as possible. thanx for any input

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    I believe you can do it two diffrent ways:
    1. Use a head unit with an auxillary input. Connect this input to the output of of a high quality sound card plugged into the motherboard's PCI slot. For AM/FM, just use the HU, for MP#'s use the AUX input.

    2. Don't use a head unit, Use a High-quality sound card, and a TV/FM tuner PCI cards. Connect the output of the soundcards via a stereo mini-plug to RCA adaptor to your amps.

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    or to a pre amp and then to the amps
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitar333
    or to a pre amp and then to the amps
    Ya mean like an EQ or somethin? Hmm another benefit to get the audiocontrol

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWYZ721
    Ya mean like an EQ or somethin? Hmm another benefit to get the audiocontrol
    I am using the digital out to an Alpine PXA-H700. Works awsome. Does EQ/Crossover/Dolby Digital/DTS.
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    This is the best sound card, Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum .
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...iption=SB0240P

    The best sound cards have 24-bit & 192kHz and spdif outputs which this card has
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    Can someone explain the digital setup. How do you use the digital out on a Audigy 2 or M-Audio Revo in a car? What equipment do you need? Advantages/drawbacks? Is it better than analog, why/why not?

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    Unless your amp or head unit has a digital input, how do you plan on using the digital output of the sound card? Unless you put it through a d/a converter, but then what would be the point?
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    I found some of the info I was looking for here:
    Digital Audio Updates?

    al:
    At some point, most audio is converted to analog if not all. My ears don't understand the 1s and 0s on cds or in mp3s yet. But there may be an advantage of delaying the conversion.

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    my idea of a good setup is:

    -a good signal out from a good soundcard (audigy, mp3+ etc)

    -a shielded RCA to 1/8" stero plug converter cord

    -a nice headunit with RCA aux input, front, rear, and subwoofer RCA output.

    -a good 4 channel amp for the speakers

    - and a nice mono amp for the sub(s)

    or you can do it w/o the headunit using a preamp
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