Full carputer stereo replacement? Opinions Welcome.
Who here has totally replaced their stereo with a carputer?
I built my first carputer 3 years ago... for the purpose of GPS navigation only. Now, in my new car I am thinking of "going crazy" with it.!
I have been contemplating totally removing my Alpine 9815 w/ Aux in, and connecting my carputer directly to my amps. My biggest concern is keeping sound quality and ease of use.
Some of the things I haven't found anyone address on this forum yet are:
I need to have knobs somehow connected to the carputer.. Probably 2 of the griffin powermates (when they release the new drivers). One for Volume, one for advancing CD/MP3 tracks. I was thinking of mimicking aftermarket radios such as you press the volume knob to adjust sub level, again for bass, again for treble, and such...
How well do slot-load CD/DVD drives work while driving.. any skipping? I am not talking rough off-roading, just typical city/highway driving.
How well do the Hauppauge FM tuner cards receive signal while driving? (Coupled with the OEM antenna). I played with the D Link USB one... which was terrible as most of you know, even with an external antenna connected.
What are the downsides you guys have experienced by removing your headunit?
Looking forward to hearing feedback