so here is my dilema:
i have a laptop with the audigy 2 zs notebook pcmcia sound card. this card has a docking cable that plugs into the card, and has 1/8" mini-jack cables at the end (3ft long maybe). i'm in the process of buying all kinds of super-high quality car audio equip, and I'm worried that this docking cable may bottle-neck something (someone confirm?).
EDIT: Upon looking at this docking cable again, the female minijack connectors don't look as cheap as i first thought, and they at least LOOK gold plated... I may buy a few of those zu cables and try this out before buying a $700 pci adapter and a new $100 sound card
I got to thinking this after someone recommended this high quality high expense minijack-->rca cable (i'd need 3):
So then i got to thinking about if there is some adapter or box out there that would let me use a pci card on a laptop, probably via mini-pci or cardbus/pcmcia. This would mean I could have an audigy 4 card, and plug those zu cables right into it, without any silly couplers to a silly docking cable to a silly sound card.
I stumbled upon this: http://www.mobl.com/expansion/pci/1slot/index.html
Problem is, its a good $700: http://www.mobl.com/expansion/pci/pd...bus_prices.pdf
EDIT: $1000 for a 4-pci expansion box... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...325947700&rd=1
Does anyone happen to know of a way to get such a beast cheaper?
I was originally looking for a mini-pci to pci adapter (the inverse of this: http://www.mikrotik.com/Documentation/ia_mp1.pdf)
Found a mini-pci pinout chart: http://www.interfacebus.com/Design_M...rd_PinOut.html
Found a pci pinout chart:
And no, I'm not ditching the laptop Nor am I going to try that audigy2zx/extigy/m-audio sonica crap... Tried all three, nothing but problems (especially with standby)
lol wow never mind...i typed the search in differently this time and i think i found what im looking for!