Tell me what I need to get my audio back up to par
I have a mobile MP3 question that hopefully has an easy answer. I got the car all wired up and set up fine. I've got a P75 with a SoundBlaster 16 in it. I'm using the "Line Out" port (non amped) to a cassette adapter in the deck. I've got a Pontiac Grand Am with the stock GM system in it (Bose amp and what not) and when I tried a comparison of the same song across various players, here's what I get:
Tape Nutty Bass
Discman w/ cassette adapter Bass
PC w/ cassette adapter Pretty much flat
What's the dilly? Whenever I try to mess with the EQ in WinAMP, it just ends up distorting the bass coming out of the speakers. I know my stuff can handle what I want it to do; I just can't figure out what combo of volume in WinAMP, coupled with the stereo volume, coupled with the WinAMP EQ or PreAMP settings will give me what I get soundwise from cassette or even the CD with adapter is fine.
I originally had a SoundBlaster with a "Speaker Out" port, but that was 4 watts @ 4 ohms, which really distorted my ****. Is that what I need and just turn that volume low or do I need a crossover and amp that I plug the soundcard into? Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.