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    Newbie Question

    First of all... hello, this is my first post! I want to start gathering supplies for my first carputer project. However I have a question. I was just looking through the forums and want to install a lcd touchscreen and have it control my pc. My question is... do I need a headunit to play music through the speakers or can I run the speakers straight from the computer? Any input would be helpful.

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    you have 2 options
    1. use a head unit with aux-in input
    2. use an amplifier wired in between your computer and your speakers.

    your computer soundcard would not have the power to drive the speakers.

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    oh ok... so I would just have to get the necessary adapters to go from sound card to the amplifier, correct?

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    Yeah. probably an 1/8" to RCA Male Stereo adapter.

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    I'd recommend reading through this and any other FAQs to help answer your questions:

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/advf...iew&advfaqid=7

    Jan Bennett
    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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