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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340
    What do you mean by head unitless? Also, how long you talking and how much to sell your Pioneer?

    Thanks!
    meaning i won't have a head unit. the computer supplies the preamped signal, then the amp amplifies it and sends it on to the speaker... there's no reason to have a head unit.

    now that I think about it some mroe tho, I don't think my idea for using the stock amp will work. i may just have to buy a 4 channel amp.

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    Ok.. With that being said.. What's a good / cheap little amp that has a high level input?

    So that would be.. Soundcard to Amp but how do I get amp to speakers? I would have to rip apart my doors and what not to pull all the speaker wire out to tie into the amp correct??

    But what if the situation arises and you want to listen to the radio.. Or a friend wants you do listen to a song he has on CD right then and there.. Are you screwed??

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    use the wires that were plugged into your headunit... also i recommend rampage for the amp very cheat but pretty good... if you need to listen to the radio ( why would you) get an FM tuner for your PC... as for the CD.. put it in the CD rom drive ... CARPC duh... j/k

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    correct me if i am wrong, but i believe computer speakers use the headphone sized jacks and amps use the RCA size jacks. Is there sound quality loss if i get a converter to connect headphone jacks to RCA jacks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by broshiggie
    correct me if i am wrong, but i believe computer speakers use the headphone sized jacks and amps use the RCA size jacks. Is there sound quality loss if i get a converter to connect headphone jacks to RCA jacks?
    Not from that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broshiggie
    correct me if i am wrong, but i believe computer speakers use the headphone sized jacks and amps use the RCA size jacks. Is there sound quality loss if i get a converter to connect headphone jacks to RCA jacks?
    I don't have any lab data to say yes or no but i would have to agree that it seems to me like there's some loss of quality. it's probably not noticable but there's got to be some loss. the 1/8" jack just isn't that great of a connection.

    I'd really like to run digital back to the amps but alas I think I'd need an expensive sound processor (haven't found anything cheap)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryogen-x
    use the wires that were plugged into your headunit... also i recommend rampage for the amp very cheat but pretty good... if you need to listen to the radio ( why would you) get an FM tuner for your PC... as for the CD.. put it in the CD rom drive ... CARPC duh... j/k

    Yea, I know I could put a cd in the cdrom but I planned on putting my carPC under my seat (hopefully) so that wouldn't be very conveinent (sp).

    And do you have a link to a rampage amp that you recommend?

    Thanks!

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    my idea.. i am going to mount my CDrom drive in my dash... extrenal cdrom drive

    for the amp... try audiovox.com they make it ...

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    Your going to have to have one LONG honkin IDE cable, no?

    Checked audiovox's site and figures:

    "Error
    Our online store is currently experiencing difficulties. Please try again later. Thank you for your patience."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340
    Your going to have to have one LONG honkin IDE cable, no?

    Checked audiovox's site and figures:

    "Error
    Our online store is currently experiencing difficulties. Please try again later. Thank you for your patience."
    No long IDE cable ... you can get external USB or Firewire drives ... a few people on here have bought the firewire IDE chasis for $40 and then just ripped the adapter piece out of it.

    check the M3 over in the show off your project section.

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