Need some advice using lenovo s10 laptop as carpc and getting good sount quality
I have lenovo s10 with ssd hdd that i can use for car pc, its atom based, and not good sound card in it. I have few questions, after reading alot forums and alot threads ... i still cant decide what to do. Not sure if the s10 sound card can output digital sound, so i am looking for some usb to optical or to spdif device ... for processing i think to use audison bit ten or bit ten d(the only difference is bit ten d have optical input) and some 2 or 4 channel amp? I will not use the system for videos, only audio. Whats best for sound, do i need Sound processor at all? What will the bit ten help for the sound quality and can it be changed with something better for the price? i dont think i am going to use Sub ... i just dont like the idea to have bass box in the trunk. The car is small, so all i want is 4 speakers in the factory places, maybe component systems?
The questions are, what is bettrer to have, 2 channel amp or 4 channel amp for good sq sound? If using 2 channel for example, how do i setup the 4 speakers, 2 front on 1 line, and 2 rear on second? If 4 channel is better, then there is no question how to wire the speakers to the channels ;)
Then another question, if going to have 2 channel amp, do i need sound processor, or its better to spent my money elsewhere?
Money are not an issue, i just want to spent less as possible, but this is not because i dont have them, i just want good quality sound, but i am not going to compete wit my sistem ... just want to like the sound inside. Please help ne not to throw my money on things i dont need, and not to buy wat i will really need ;)
I read alot about the Audison Bit Ten and i dont mind to buy it if it will help my sound quality, but if it only converts te signal from 2 channel to 5.1 ... i just dont need it ... also the output from my pc is an issue ... what is best to do? USB sound card, USB to SPDIF, USB DAC ... i know it should be something on usb ... because my sound card sould have digital output ... but i only see headphones out and mic in ..
Also about pre amp, do i need some pre amp or it depends on the amp i am going to buy? I am thinking about some audison amp if i buy the bit ten ...