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    Sound Product Question

    hey,
    I am about to decide what to do for sound. I dont know much about the sound cards but have heard good things about this product.
    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...N+MODEL+-.html

    Will it do the same as a sound card? It is blue tooth capable so I will be able to make adjustments on my mac.
    Any input is greatly appreciated.

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    It is a good product, but it is not a sound card. This unit produces no audio signal whatsoever.
    The 3Sixty units are audio processors. You can tune the audio from a bluetooth-enabled PDA (or possibly a PC), but that's all. It will not allow you to adjust your Mac from the 3Sixty.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    rockford are excellent amplifiers, i use the older rockford fosage in my 07 tundra with the factory speakers and nothing sounds like it.
    however if you dont have a sound card already installed on your PC either onboard, PCI or USB then this and any other amplifier would serve as a heavy brick of metal.
    i use my rockford with an onboard realtek ac 97 and the soundis crisp and clean. so if you already have an onboard or other sound card, go ahead and get this AMP, otherwise you are looking up the wrong product.
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    As previously said, that is not a sound card. It is a sound processor. It essentially takes an RCA output, & changes it to +/- outputs for OEM integration. Then, it allows you to process the music how you want it.

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    rockford are excellent amplifiers, i use the older rockford fosage in my 07 tundra with the factory speakers and nothing sounds like it.
    however if you dont have a sound card already installed on your PC either onboard, PCI or USB then this and any other amplifier would serve as a heavy brick of metal.
    i use my rockford with an onboard realtek ac 97 and the soundis crisp and clean. so if you already have an onboard or other sound card, go ahead and get this AMP, otherwise you are looking up the wrong product.

    I might be misunderstanding you but the product I linked to above is not an amplifier.

    As previously said, that is not a sound card. It is a sound processor. It essentially takes an RCA output, & changes it to +/- outputs for OEM integration. Then, it allows you to process the music how you want it.

    This product is not just for OEM integration, it is for aftermarket as well. But yes, it is just a eq

    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    It is a good product, but it is not a sound card. This unit produces no audio signal whatsoever.
    The 3Sixty units are audio processors. You can tune the audio from a bluetooth-enabled PDA (or possibly a PC), but that's all. It will not allow you to adjust your Mac from the 3Sixty.
    Correct, I understand it creates no audio signal but I have an after market amplifier that it will be hooked up (Sorry, should have mentioned that). With that said, with the 3sixty.2 + external amp will a sound card be needed or serve any purpose?
    Thanks

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    Well, you need some device to generate an audio signal.
    A PC's sound hardware (either external sound card or onboard audio chipset).
    An iPod.
    A portable CD Player
    Hell, an old 8-track tape player could be your audio source.


    Yes, you have to have an audio source.
    Now, does that mean you need an external sound card in your PC? No.
    Could an external sound card improve your audio quality? Possibly.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Thanks for the response.
    Now you are saying I have an " audio source" - that would be my mac right?
    And you are saying I need and audio signal. Isn't my my mac producing an audio signal too?
    Sorry if I am a little slow, thanks for the patience.

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    darque is giving you different examples of different audio sources..

    it is a little confusing, but i think that you understand that the three sixty is just a eq, and that you would still need a source(pc) and a amp(you said you had already).

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    right, ok now that I read it again I understand a little better. BUT back to my original question will the sound card (whether on board or external) matter if I have the 3sixty and amp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nastra622 View Post
    Thanks for the response.
    Now you are saying I have an " audio source" - that would be my mac right?
    Yes.

    And you are saying I need and audio signal. Isn't my my mac producing an audio signal too?
    Yes, your Mac produces an audio signal. That audio signal typically is output through a 3.5mm audio jack (a.k.a. headphone jack).

    Sorry if I am a little slow, thanks for the patience.
    Maybe this will help: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/advf...iew&advfaqid=7

    Quote Originally Posted by nastra622 View Post
    right, ok now that I read it again I understand a little better. BUT back to my original question will the sound card (whether on board or external) matter if I have the 3sixty and amp?
    Different audio hardware processes audio differently. IF you're a hardcore audiophile, the onboard audio capabilities of your Mac may be painful to your ears. In that case, then you may want higher-end audio hardware for the Mac.

    Really, though, for most people, onboard sound is sufficient.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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