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    3 way active pc sound card

    Will any of them do 3 way active crossovers and at least 4 channel time alignment? I dont have room for a deck and a monitor, so i want to get rid of deh-p880prs and i have a list off parts for my carpc i need except for a sound card. Am i just going to have to buy an active car audio crossover? I know 3 seperate stereo channels (or 2 stereo and 1 mono would be fine) isn't exactly what pc sound cards are made to do. Just let me know.

    I have currently in my car, 3 amplifiers. 1 monoblock powers a set of 12" idmax woofers in the rear. 1 stereo amplifier drives the PG 6.5" woofers in my door panels, and the smallest stereo amp drives my 1" tang band tweets in the kick panels. I need all this running perfectly through my car pc lol. If i have to just use one stereo output on the sound card and run it to a 6channel car crossover and use software time alignment that is fine, i just want to find a better way.

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    lol looks like i will just run an active crossover, much simpler.

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    Giving up so easy? Why did you psych yourself out? It's not like you have to do much research to make it work. Did you look at the wiki? Or is it a matter of overwhelmed with the options and you wanted someone to say just buy this?

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    yeah, it just looked a lil too time consuming. I can get a decent 3 way crossover for 80 bucks and i would rather spend 80 bucks than 8 hours of my time. Time is money to me.

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    I don't mind spending 8 hours to research. My 6 channel crossover died and damaged one of the channels on my 4 channel amp. So instead of spending $150-300 on a new crossover, this may be better.

    I have an old SB Live! 5.1 Platinum. Is it possible to just get the kx drivers and the crossover plugin to do 3way active? From what I've read, I can modify the jacks to make three of the four into outputs? I don't know if I wanna do any EQ duties. How is the winamp plugin in this regard? I have a hefty enough computer for processing it all, but I want to keep it simple.

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    Looks like the winamp plugin is ok. It does 31 bands but nothing cool like the ability to tune individual channels or at least modifying each output individually. I guess that's OK 'cause the channels won't really overlap, but it is nice to notch down any peaks which only exist in a certain set of drivers without cutting output of another set of speakers.

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