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    The setup in my car is more of a competition setup except I don't compete. Make sense? I'm into the high end sound so I try to do the best I can for the money I have. Right now I'm probably in the top 5% in the world in sound quality. So there's quite a few cars that sound as good or even better than me, but not too many.

    I've only got 5 speakers total. 2 tweets in the A-pillar, 2 mids in the stock door locations and a single 12" sub in the rear storage area. I probably have less than $4K in the components all together and I did my own install so it's not the prettiest, but it works. My new and only source is the PC. It has the sweet S/P DIF out going to the Alpine PXA-H700 and then it goes to 2 Rockford 225.2 amps. One amp feeds 300 watts to Focal 165K mids in the doors and (older German made) Diamond Audio tweets in the A-pillars with Diamond Audio x-overs. The sub is an older Image Dynamics IDQ 12 DVC in a sealed enclosure receiving 150 watts to each of it's 2 voice coils. That's about it really. The key is in the tuning.

    I'm not using any of the stock wiring either. I ran all new speaker and 0 ga power wire. The monsoon is still in the car, but it's not plugged in. The rear speakers are still there. The middle speakers by the rear seat are pulled out and left open. Although I do need to make some panels to cover the holes. It might help to decrease interior noise.

    I'm going to be redoing my setup shortly. A new amp rack and moving some parts around. Going to add a 3rd 225.2 amp and my another IDQ 12" sub.

    Here's some pics. This is the current setup. I built it with stealth in mind. I bought another rear seat at the salvage yard and gutted it and added an MDF panel inside it. I then used the cloth seat cover to fold over it. Very stealthy, but not so pretty. I recently replaced my Rockford EPX2 with the Alpine H700, so it's not in the picture. I'm going to make a more competition looking install with vinyl and plexi and it will have various lights and fans and such to show off the PC.









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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnezium
    I would like to put in the 10.4 inch screen, but we'll see how far my money goes. Sounds is more important then the screen since I'm not going to be watching the screen while I'm driving.
    Lilliput makes a 10.4" touchscreen just like their smaller ones. About the same price as well. $260 + $40 for shipping. So about $300. For me it's not so much a question of money, it's just a matter of "can I get it to fit?".

    Here's the link:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Lilli...7772QQtcZphoto

    http://stores.ebay.com/Extreme-Audio-Electronics-Ltd

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    My CarPC is coming along and for now Im using a tape adaptor for sound. I want to switch to something better and more permanent. Im not an audiophile so I dont need anything fancy. Can I plug into the monsoon amp? I know its near the spare tire but I havent looked at it yet. Could I run a lineout from my computer to the amp? Is the amp input RCA? Or should I do something different like aux-in?
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    Need: daylight viewable screen!

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    If you want to use the monsoon I would recommend going over to LS1tech.com and check the Stereo & Electronics section. There are sticky's about the monsoon. It is a very unique amp, not at all like an aftermarket unit. The tweeters on a monsoon system are powered from the headunit, some of the speakers are 2 ohm and there are no RCA in's.
    Check over there, I'm sure there are threads on adapting it.

    http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=19

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    Has anybody mounted a screen in a thrdgen camaro? I got my carputer installed, and the last step is mounting the screen. I want it to look good. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toehead
    Has anybody mounted a screen in a thrdgen camaro? I got my carputer installed, and the last step is mounting the screen. I want it to look good. Any ideas?
    What year is it and what kind of room in the dash do you have? I'll try and pull up some pictures and take a look. Do you have a common dash for your year or is it a unique model of car?
    Are you going to remove the radio or do you need to add a screen and still have room for a radio?

    I found some pics of a 86. How about using the location below the A/C vents and above the climate controls. I think you could fit a 7" in there and then just fill in the sides. Take a look at the pic below.
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    Hey guys, new car added to post #9. A 2002 camaro install from Z28CTYHNTR. Looks very professional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonWW
    What year is it and what kind of room in the dash do you have? I'll try and pull up some pictures and take a look. Do you have a common dash for your year or is it a unique model of car?
    Are you going to remove the radio or do you need to add a screen and still have room for a radio?

    I found some pics of a 86. How about using the location below the A/C vents and above the climate controls. I think you could fit a 7" in there and then just fill in the sides. Take a look at the pic below.
    Thanks jason. You called it, I have a unique model. It's a berlinetta. This is what I have to work with (not my car, but very similar) Thanks
    http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/at...7&d=1044557627

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toehead
    Thanks jason. You called it, I have a unique model. It's a berlinetta. This is what I have to work with (not my car, but very similar) Thanks
    http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/at...7&d=1044557627
    I think your really lucky. You have the perfect spot for a 10.4" LCD. Plus you have a sunshade with the dash. If you have room and no time, you may not even need to mold it in. Just mount the LCD with it's housing right there. If you want to get fancy you could make a new frame that better molds it in.

    If I had your model of car I would stick the biggest screen I could right there in that cubby hole. You have room to change the angle on it plus it's within easy reach. Lucky bastard!
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    thanks for the reply man. My car is so close to completion. I hollowwed out the rear seat to hold the carputer. I'll get some pictures soon. It is wired into the sound system (kenwood 600 watt amp powering pioneer 3 way speakers ) and also the ECM to monitor aldl data. FUN FUN.
    How's this screen? http://cgi.ebay.com/8-VGA-TFT-LCD-To...QQcmdZViewItem

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