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    PC and audio setting in an SUV

    My drive (Tata Safari, indian SUV) is set to be delivered in 2 weeks, so i have started planning and buying setup for it. I would appreciate if you can advice me on the same on what the best setup will be..

    PC hardware components:

    1) 7inch Generic touchscreen LCD
    2) Intel GCLF2 motherboard
    3) 2 gb Ram
    4) M4 atx
    5) 250 gb sata hdd
    6) Transcend external DVD writer
    usb and display extension cables upto 5 mtrs (m planning to keep the pc in the back)

    PC software :
    Planning to do a dual boot with
    1) Fedora 13 with nghost (dont ask why fedora)
    2) Winxp (nlited version) with centrafuse version 3

    Audio
    1) Stock Alpine headunit
    2) JBL component speakers GT5 S 265C
    3) JBL 6 inch speaker JBL 265 (forgot the complete model number)
    4) JBL amplifier 4 channel
    5) JBL bass tube 1100 watts

    So here are my queries (All i know in electronics is how to connect wires and i can use some common sense nothing more so please be easy on me):

    1) Is the audio setup fine wrt the sound clarity? I listen to all kind of music Hard Rock to soft bollywood songs.

    2) Do you think I need a mono amp for amplifier? I am planning to put the 4 speakers on front 2 channels (making them a pair per channel ) and the base tube on the rear 2 channels will that sound good?

    3) How should i setup the audio... PC to Head unit (audio in) and headunit controls the amp and all speakers or pc controlls everything and headunit is just an aux in for radio?

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    1: sound clarity is subjective-- a $500 speaker might sound great to you, but sound like garbage to me. it looks like you have a decent setup(i am not a big fan of jbl-- nothing wrong with them, just never cared for some of their stuff..)

    2:i would recommend using a second amp for the sub. and using all 4 channels on the other amp for the 4 inside speakers. it will give you a little more clarity.

    3: up to you. either should work..

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    Generic pictures would be nice. It all depends on how the car is built, its shape, etc. I drive an SUV and I fealt that I needed 7.1 setup. So I am setting up Alpine Type-R coaxials all around because its a big square box. I guess when the interior starts to become more ellaborate then you have to start doing more. I may have components for front staging in the front, but the fact I have a center speaker may not need front staging. I may just do front staging in case.

    I am not a fan of having a middle man inbetween the speakers and the PC, so I say delete the headunit.

    I agree with soundman98 use the amp for the speakers in the door, and have a second for the sub. Make the sub amp a mono amp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX1Cruizer View Post
    Generic pictures would be nice. It all depends on how the car is built, its shape, etc. I drive an SUV and I fealt that I needed 7.1 setup. So I am setting up Alpine Type-R coaxials all around because its a big square box. I guess when the interior starts to become more ellaborate then you have to start doing more. I may have components for front staging in the front, but the fact I have a center speaker may not need front staging. I may just do front staging in case.

    I am not a fan of having a middle man inbetween the speakers and the PC, so I say delete the headunit.

    I agree with soundman98 use the amp for the speakers in the door, and have a second for the sub. Make the sub amp a mono amp.
    thanks for your reply guys

    http://www.malaysiaminilover.com/wp-...x4-499x354.jpg is the car.

    i decided not to make the headunit a middle man.. but will keep it to use it as a radio unit alteast. i will put it in the line in of the pc.

    which amp is good?? JBL or alpine?

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    another question is that.. i have heard that a pen drive will not work over a 5m extension cable.. is that true? if yes how to fix it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandotratushar View Post
    thanks for your reply guys

    http://www.malaysiaminilover.com/wp-...x4-499x354.jpg is the car.

    i decided not to make the headunit a middle man.. but will keep it to use it as a radio unit alteast. i will put it in the line in of the pc.

    which amp is good?? JBL or alpine?
    Both brands are top brands, it all comes down to what you like. I prefer Alpine products.

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    another question is that.. i have heard that a pen drive will not work over a 5m extension cable.. is that true? if yes how to fix it ?
    Buy an active USB cable extension. You can also simply use a powered USB hub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX1Cruizer View Post
    Buy an active USB cable extension. You can also simply use a powered USB hub.
    do yo think this http://cgi.ebay.in/iball-Lappie-7-Po...item20b2087911 will suffice?
    it will be hard for me to find an active USB here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandotratushar View Post
    do yo think this http://cgi.ebay.in/iball-Lappie-7-Po...item20b2087911 will suffice?
    it will be hard for me to find an active USB here..
    That should work. Just remember, when you install it, it has to be powered off the 5V rail of your PSU.
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