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    I am looking for a way to get the best possible sound quality to get the sound from the pc to the aux. input on my deck. I was origionally just gonna hook the 1/8 stereo headphone cable from the pc to the input. Would it be better to do a 1/8 Y to some premium Monster Cable RCA's then back to a 1/8th Y cable into the deck.

    Also, is it worth it to get premium cables for my 5" lcd???
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    I Hate to tell you this but, If you are using a poor sound card the wire will not make a difference. Unless you have a $400 and up soundcard then don't worry too much about the wire

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    Yea I'll jump on that bandwagon.

    In fact in testing my laptop I found the background noise to be horrible.

    However, I now use the guts from the Labtec USB speakers (1040 I think). It plugs into the USB port and has great quality sound (tested better than the $200 soundcard in my home computer)

    Now once you do that, you will need a heavier Shielded cable, just to keep the other noise down (ignition, CB transmission, Computer RFI)

    I don't think the money spent on Monster Cables will help much more than a good set from a car stereo or Radio shack place.

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    You know, I always had the idea of using an outboard DAC from the usb port? Which unit was that you gutted again, and some more info on price or a link to the unit would be great! Thanks.

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    Sony also makes a DAC that connects to the USB port. I don't know if it is sold individually, but I know it is bundled with certain portable MiniDisc player/recorders. It looks pretty cool. Don't know if it would work.

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    Labtec LCS-1040 USB

    It is a discontinued unit, you can usually buy on ebay (or egghead). I got mine for $25. Pulled the USB guts, and still have a great set of powered speakers.

    Here is a How To Link. http://users.technocraft.com/~dune/usbaudio.html

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