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    Best Hardware for 'Audiophile' System

    I'm new to this so bare with me...

    I'm looking to build a car pc, but I'm worried about sound quality. I have some decently nice car audio equipment and I want to build my pc to output the best/cleanest source signal possible. What equipment would you guys recommend? I'm specifically looking for mobo and sound card recommendations.

    My options at this point are either:
    a) have the pc feed the signal into my headunit and then to the amps
    b) have the pc output directly to the amps

    Does one of these setups work better than the other?

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    no sound card, go digitally out from a via epia board into an alpine pxa h700 (or 701) this will get you a solid 4 volt output that no soundcard can touch
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    How do you control the x-overs and such on the h701? I thought you needed some kind of HU to do that? Are there knobs on the h701? I can't find a decent picture of one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by midknight
    I can't find a decent picture of one...
    First one from google:

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    Oh, see now I'm confused! lol I thought the H700 was just the box (brain) and that you needed a headunit (like the rux) in order to controll it. Well that just changes everything! Thanks

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    what did you end up doing here?

    the RUX is not a HU btw - it's just a controller, it's all of 1.5" thick.
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