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    Solution for your audio from "COMPUTER TO SPEAKERS"

    I was planning on getting an external USB Sound Card but i didn't want to take up another USB slot or have to provide the power for the external either. I was searching and i found this PCI Sound Card by M-Audio. I haven't used it but it seems like it's a good solution. Any input would be appreciated. It has 1x RCA inputs and an adapter for 8x analog outputs. I you could hook four (two front L/R and two rear L/R) to your amp to your speakers and then run two to your Sub Amp or however your amps and speakers are connected. it also has the 1x RCA input good for XM's DiretPCR which has RCA's I believe. Again I haven't used it so I'm not sure how good it is but again it seems like a solution. here's some specs, pics, and a link.
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    M-AUDIO PCI Sound Card w/ SPDIF, Model "Delta 410" -RETAIL

    Model# DELTA 410
    Item # N82E16829121105

    Specifications:
    Frequency Response: 22-22KHz, -0.2, -0.4dB@48KHz; 22-40KHz, -0.2, -0.7dB@96KHz
    Signal-Noise Ratio: D->A 101.5 dB; A->D 99.6 dB
    Max Sampling Rate: 24-bit/96KHz
    Input/Output: Break-out cable to gold-plated RCA jacks, 8x Analog Out, 2x Analog In, S/PDIF Digital I/O
    PC/Macintosh Interface: PCI
    Supported OS: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000; Mac OS 8.6 or higher

    Specifications

    Features

    - Convenient and powerful routing possibilities
    - Unsurpassed fidelity
    - Superior driver technology
    - The broadest compatibility of any card
    - Zero latency monitoring
    - Expandability
    - Bit-for-bit accurate digital transfers via S/PDIF
    - 24-bit 96 kHz recording
    - Powerful digital mixing and routing.
    - Control over SCMS (Serial Copy Management System).

    Specifications

    - 4x10 24-bit/96khz full-duplex recording interface.
    - PCI card with break-out cable to gold-plated RCA jacks.
    - 8 Analog Outs, -10dB unbalanced consumner signal levels.
    - 2 Analog Ins, configured for -10dB unbalanced signal levels.
    - S/PDIF digital I/O on gold-plated RCA connectors located on the PCI card. A variety of settings, including AC3 or DTS surround and copy protection schemes, may be configured via the Delta Control Panel software.
    - High dynamic range (A-weighted measured): D/A 101.5 dB, A/D 99.6 dB.
    - Low distortion (measured THD @ 0dBFS): A/D and D/A less than 0.002%.
    - Frequency Response:
    22-22kHz, -0.2,-0.4dB @48kHz
    22-40kHz, -0.2,-0.7dB @96kHz
    - All data paths support up to 24bit/96kHz performance, no upgrades necessary.
    - Comprehensive digital mixing, routing, and monitoring capabilities with included Delta Control Panel software.
    - Hardware sample-accurate sync will allow linking of multiple Delta units.

    System Requirements (PC)

    - Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000 or ME
    - Pentium III 500Mhz - (96kHz operation)
    - Pentium II 400 - (48kHz operation)
    - 128 MB of PC100 RAM - (96kHz operation)
    - 64 MB of SDRAM - (48kHz operation)
    - UDMA EIDE or ATA 33/66
    System Requirements (Mac) - MacOS 8.6 or higher
    - G4 or G3
    - 128 MB RAM - (96kHz operation)
    - 64 MB RAM - (48kHz operation)
    Physical Specs
    Dimensions 10.5" x 2.5" x 8.5"
    Weight 1.24 lb.





    I'm not sure if the pics'll work in this post but here's the site w/ the pics on it

    M-Audio at Newegg

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    If you only need a single stereo output (eg. to connect to aux in), this is what I use:
    http://www.xitel.com/product_hfl.htm

    It's still USB, but it doesn't use external power. Mine's connected to the aux in with a 3 inch 1/8"-RCA adapter, so there's not much room for noise to be introduced to the system.

    If you look around you can probably find it cheaper than that site. I think mine was like $30 at Fry's.
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    You can use practically any sound card with one of these:



    or this:



    I use a Santa Cruz Turtle beach. That's the best bang for your buck as far as quality sound (PCI) goes, IMO. I have true L/R + F/R with output for subwoofer and/or center channel. There is also a line-in for something like XM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppgt94
    You can use practically any sound card with one of these:



    or this:

    Exactly what I use, not a problem at all.


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    i know of all the other options like the adapters but this is for those that want only rca connections. If you only have a single audio out on a card and you want to have f/r and sub outputs you have to split that signal quite a few times and that's not something i want to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emayers04
    i know of all the other options like the adapters but this is for those that want only rca connections. If you only have a single audio out on a card and you want to have f/r and sub outputs you have to split that signal quite a few times and that's not something i want to do.
    Not true. This is from my thread in the newbie section:



    HOW TO: Get sound from PC to Car Stereo / Amp

    No splitting invovled. All channels are direct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emayers04
    If you only have a single audio out on a card and you want to have f/r and sub outputs you have to split that signal quite a few times and that's not something i want to do.
    I'm with you on not wanting to split the signal. I use a Zoltrix PCI sound card that has front and rear outputs. It's configured it for 4 speakers output so both front and rear outputs are active. In addition, this card has SPDIF input that I use with my XM-PCR digital output. Sounds very nice.

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    ppgt94, you beat me, man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppgt94
    You can use practically any sound card with one of these:



    or this:



    I use a Santa Cruz Turtle beach. That's the best bang for your buck as far as quality sound (PCI) goes, IMO. I have true L/R + F/R with output for subwoofer and/or center channel. There is also a line-in for something like XM.
    I use that combo and my sound is just as good as its ever been inside my car. I'm still able to use Eq funtions via winamp AND my head unit.

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