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    sound card to amps?

    im going to put in my Audigy 2 ZS card and i wanna know what the best way is to hook it up to my 4ch amp for my speakers and mono sub amp??

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    Did you read the FAQ for it? Do that first and that should answer any questions you have.
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    which FAQ??

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    thanks, i guess its a little too late for me
    would you guys suggest keeping my head unit of just replacing it with a computer??

    also how does the sub amp hook up, because they only have one RCA gong to the sub amp, my amp and every other one i have ever seen has 2 rca jacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markland556
    thanks, i guess its a little too late for me
    would you guys suggest keeping my head unit of just replacing it with a computer??

    also how does the sub amp hook up, because they only have one RCA gong to the sub amp, my amp and every other one i have ever seen has 2 rca jacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markland556
    would you guys suggest keeping my head unit of just replacing it with a computer??
    That depends on what you prefer. But I would suggest you leave it in for the moment being.

    One advantage of leaving the HU in, is that you don't have to alter anything about your audio install. Just hook up your pc to the HU.
    If you don't like the result you can always do a for hooking up you pc directly to your amp.
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    I f you don't have a special AUX input on your HU, change it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris
    I f you don't have a special AUX input on your HU, change it!
    i do, but im the kinda guy that goes all or nothing, and i want this to be alot different.

    this is what i found:

    Quote Originally Posted by sivart321
    I would first try a mono rca splitter. a single rca mono cable that splits into two mono rca cables. That would convert the mono sub signal into 2 channel mono. You would need to use the cable you have now (mini 1/8" stereo phone to male rca L+R, and then a different mono rca female to dual mono rca male y-cable)

    HOWEVER, if you are not getting any sound from the subs with the current configuration, you have some setting wrong in the audigy control panel (or the incorrect cable in the first place, which doesnt seem to be the case). The sub should at least have 1 of 2 channels if you have the mini phono to rca cable plugged into the sub (using both RCAs) and should make noise at the very least.

    Also, you can always simply split up the standard 2 channel output of any regula soundcar if you HAVE to. Some 4-channel amps also have a pre-amp output that essentially sends the rca signal it is recieving straight back out to another amp. SO, you would have the 1/8" mini phono to rca cable going into your 4 channel (which should have the ability to take a 2 channel input and send it to all 4 speakers) and then another rca to rca cable to go from your 4-channel to your sub amp. Hope this makes sens.

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