How safe is tuning with a carpc?
On my next install I'd like to implement a pc for all my processing functions but I have some concerns. I come from a pro-audio background and am very familiar with all the plug-ins, programs and etc. I also know from this background that you can have failures or crashes that if implemented the way I'm thinking could be catastrophic to a system.
For instance, in some situations I've seen/had blue screens come up on windows machines and induce audio errors such as... full blast square wave as the system froze midway through audio output and sort.. skips there. Now if I were running software based crossovers and they failed while this happened, that would mean that full level square wave at 400hz might get sent to my $300 set of tweeters and destroy them pretty much instantly. Now it's a rare occurence but if it happens just once it's gonna be costly.
So I'm wondering if people have considered solutions, dealt with such failures or anything in a carpc with such a setup. I can't imagine a carpc could be any more stable and probably a lot less stable than a home pc with regulated ac input. Say.. if the battery dies abruptly or falls below working voltage for the pc, now that usually causes an abrupt pop from the sound card and there again.. will destroy tweeters and other speakers instantly. So do people just pray for it not to happen? How is this addressed?