Car PC sound, not as good as expected!!
I finally got my car PC togeter and into the car.
I am taking the sound straight from the board into an amplifier.
My problem is that there seems to be a lot of noise/clicking over the speakers.
Has anybody else found this???
Is it likely to be that the auidio out lead is not good enough; ie picking up interference??
Or is it Via's onboard sound????
I'm using a 800Mhz Mini ITX, powered by a 90W Opus.
Use any board with 2V output
There are some rules:
1st: Try to use industrial quality cables, gold plated on connectos, triple shielded preferrable.
2nd: Try to have them pretty close to the amplifier (shorter cables=better sound)
and 3rd and more important:
Use a good quality sound card, such as sound blaster extigy2 Pro, it has a 2V output (2v is the minimum necessary to avoid noise and let the "gain" on the amplifier to an acceptable level).
If you use a card like this, in addition you're gonna have a "high-end" output, 108dB of S/N Ratio and excellent frequency response... depending on the rest of you equipment (i.e. speakers, amplifiers) you're gonna be able to hear sounds from your favorite songs that you never heard before my friend.
If you like sound, and wanna "match" the rest of the equipment, try B&W or Mcintsoh amplifiers and "focal" (france) 3-way speakers... you're gonna love it!