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    USB Sound Card

    Zalman USB

    If you don't already know, Zalman is a well respected company that is pretty much doing everything from cooling to, well, sound cards. I was wondering, it has inputs for Front, Rear, and Subwoofers. How does this work in the car?
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    I think those are output ports. Probably 1/8th headphone size jacks.

    My SB Audigy 2 NX also has these 1/8th jacks. I'm plugging in 1/8th to RCA adapters and running RCA cables to my 4 channel amp and 2 channel sub amp(uses left RCA only)

    If you plug in 1/8th to RCA in those, you should get 6 RCA connector heads out.

    The rear goes tot he rear 4 ch amp channel etc...that was you will have surround sound.
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    Oh ok...damn I'm a noob.
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    Welcome to MP3Car Providence

    When is that 2.66 going in your trunk?

    BTW, the SB MP3+ is a nice USB soundcard with optical in and out and more. It's only 40 buks at Bestbuy. The cool thing about the Zalman is it has 3 volume controls for each output.
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    Reviews on some other USB Sound cards, wish I read this before I got my aurillium.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/video/20040223/index.html

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    Zalman USB

    If you don't already know, Zalman is a well respected company that is pretty much doing everything from cooling to, well, sound cards. I was wondering, it has inputs for Front, Rear, and Subwoofers. How does this work in the car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by god_of_cpu
    Reviews on some other USB Sound cards, wish I read this before I got my aurillium.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/video/20040223/index.html
    So I dont get it, which one you sugest? :|
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    If your low on cash and don't wanna setup surround sound get the MP3+.

    If you want 4.1 5.1 or 6.1 or 7.1, then get the SB Audigy 2 NX like I have which can go straight into 2 or more amps.
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    The cheapest I found it was for 130 bucks plus shipping, http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/ts/...261785-2086466 I just spent 450 bucks on hardware / sofware, so 130 is a bit too rich right now .... I'll get the mp3+ and if I decide to go surround I'll use this one for my home.

    Thanks a lot man, I apreciate the help
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    I recommend the M-audio sonica theater. It is bus-powered and allows you to control each individual channel up to 7.1.

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    i really recommend Audigy 2 NX.. i tried a Terratec USB 5.1 soundcard and it was CRAP!! creative rulez!!
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