Sound cards from incarpcs , sacrificing sound quality?
Hi there all. Im prity new to all this carpc stuff, so would like to ask a simple question.
The sound cards that run in the pc in-car, are they generally all of high quality?
And how have people got the pc connected up to their sound systems?
The reason i ask if for 2 reasons,
1/ I allways feel that my sound card on my home pc had an inability to re-produce lower freqencys, ie. 50Hz > , allthough this may have simply been down to the quality of the copy on the PC, or the speakers i was using. This is quite important, as i need extremely nice sound for my system. The carpc will be going in my extensive street-bass/competition install, with a wall of subs behind the front seats, and around 5000wrms of bass amps,
Not only that, but i also have a very nice sounding front stage at the moment, which i dont want to lose the quality of, so its ability to re-produce all the freqency range well is very important!
2/ The voltage of the signal needs to be fairly nice for my amps. atm, i think its a 4 - 5 v RCA signal going into the amps. Can a carpc sound card supply me with this?
I think the main questions seem to revolve around what i can use for sound. I guess i could plug the Sound output on the car into the AUX input on my head unit? Then that would still allow me to play CDs with the same quality as now, and it will also mean the h/u can act like a linedriver for the sound from the pc.
but would a sound car be able to directly connect to the head unit? As i would like to stay away from using things like those little devices which convert a basic head phone socket into a pair of RCAs.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.