car audio optical amplifiers
i have been trying to figure out how to get a great sound and ease of use out of my future car pc setup.
from what i understand there are few ways to do this.
sound card>preamp>car amplifier
sound card with optical output>optical amplifier
and then i need software to set the crossover and adjust eq from the PC
for example alpine MRA-F350 5 channel digital amp with optical input.
is that same type of optical input or is the standart for car audio optical different from normal PC optical.
can i just hook up that amp to an audio card with optical out or a DAC?
or does it only work with alpine units with optical out?
since it has crosover and EQ buit in.
from what i understand the less processing you have in line the better sound.
so then the best sound quality would be an optical output going directly to the amplifier and then second shoice would be a USB DAC >preamp > car amplifier.
the cheapest way to get great sound would be?