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Thread: Truthfully, how good is the audio from a CARPC compared to a premium deck?

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    Cool Truthfully, how good is the audio from a CARPC compared to a premium deck?

    I just got this car:

    http://www.petmoose.com/forums/showthread.php?t=325

    and I want to do this thing right, because that my friends is one sweet *** ride.

    So, I work with computers daily, soooo it seems fitting I should have one in my car! lol.

    Before I dive into this expensive project. I REALLY need to be assured, from someone who actually has a carpc right now and uses it for music. That the sound will sound as good as if I just put my premium deck in there.

    It's just, I would hate to spend hundreds of dollars and many man hours doing this project and then find out the sound is not up to par.

    I have an amp for my sub, I'm planning on 2 10" in the wheel well, flush with it.

    I have a very nice high end 4 channel amp for the speakers.

    The car is an 03 stratus r/t coupe fully loaded w/ all options if this helps me with your future questions.

    Sound is a very big thing in my life. I work very hard and my only real relaxation is driving around listening to music.

    This is a wonderful site, thank you for making it, I will most likely purchase the LCD from this site, please do not use that to base your answer though.
    I work for Chipfast.com. If you need a Computer, PM me I can get you $100-$200 off retail!

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    My computer using on-board sound sounds just as good as my pioneer head unit did.

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    Thank you, can you tell me what motherboard you are using?

    I thought I'd have to get a soundblaster, heh.
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    I'm using the S/PDIF of my laptop to an external processor (Audiobahn ADD51T) to my amps, and it sounds a lot better compared to my old Blaupunkt. I'm also using the iZope plugin, which adds a lot to the overall system's sound quality.

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    Okay... whew, I have a lot to learn, well, maybe just a little to learn.

    Thanks guys.

    Any tips or anything? Tricks of the trade? Suggested parts?
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    I love the sound from system. I would suggest a soundblaster if you want to use the capabilities of the kXProject drivers. You should try hooking your computer up to your stereo at home and see how you like the sound.

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    I'm not sure how to do that yet... er.. I'm assuming you mean car stereo.

    I need time to throughly read this site and learn how to hook all this up. I'm a very busy guy atm heh.
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    I actually meant like a home receiver, but a car deck would work too.

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    Oh, yes I have a set set of logitech 5500's. They sound NEAR movie quality on an old sound blaster live card.

    I just wasn't sure if the enclosure would change the sound or something.

    I just went here:

    http://store.mp3car.com/category_s/61.htm

    All of those received poor reviews.

    http://store.mp3car.com/ProductDetai...1&Show=ExtInfo

    How is that one?
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    Oh, this is simple.

    After watching this:

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/faq-...-your-car.html

    (Thank you for making that!)

    You can just put the sound through the aux part of your deck, which I believe my Pioneer Premier deck has...

    and purchase a compatible power supply, via this shop and a touch screen monitor, wireless keyboard and bam you are set.

    Well if I have this right then hell ya I'm going to get on this ASAP.
    I work for Chipfast.com. If you need a Computer, PM me I can get you $100-$200 off retail!

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