First post here! OK, that's out of the way.
I'm collecting parts for my system now, and I've got the PC side (pretty much) planned out. The big question is the audio outputs.
I've seen the SB Live KX drivers, and I may give those a shot. Anyone have experience with these? What I'd like to do is have L/R highpass and SUB lowpass outputs straight to my amps, and a second L/R fullrange output for use with headphones (for 2nd monitor DVD viewing). Is this possible with this setup? I'd actually like to take it a step further, and have a center output used just for nav software audio alerts...
Tell me now if its impossible, or if I'll need multiple soundcards, or if you're doing something similar right now
I'm doing something similar at the moment. I have a SB Live DE 5.1 running KX drivers in my car.
You can use the surrounder module to do bass redirection to a subwoofer channel, and bypass the surrounder for your headphone connection. For your center channel you could use one of the seperate 2 channel input devices and redirect that to the center output.
Thanks for the responses.
Got my Xenarc 7" in today, and an Opus on the way... time to start tweaking!
From my experience, kx drivers have caused me problems. They are good and customisable, but have crashed and boot slowly for me.
I'm running them at the moment in my car. They're fine if you just use winamp as an audio source. If you play games.. they don't always work so great.
Well, games are the least of my worries... I'd rather have the sound tweaking capabilities, and my video wouldn't be up to snuff for gaming anyway.
I plan on assembling the whole system before installing it in my car, with the goal of having all the driver tweaks and software bugs worked out beforehand. I'll update here w/my successes/failures with the Kx drivers.
Another question about the crossover abilities of these drivers... I've heard about the oddball way they describe Xover slopes... has anyone figured out a reasonable estimate for converting to dB/oct?