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    Can i use the amplifier cables for car pc?

    i will not have my amplifier in my car when i get my car pc. can i connect the powersupply using the amplifier contacts in my car? i will be using the C134 Travla case. and a DWW-700M TFT.

    Sholud i go for a M1-ATX instead of the Built-in 60W DC power board. or have both the M1-ATX and CarNetix CNX-P1260 12V DC-DC regulator?

    And can i wire it using the car amplifier contacts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRONiC
    i will not have my amplifier in my car when i get my car pc. can i connect the powersupply using the amplifier contacts in my car? i will be using the C134 Travla case. and a DWW-700M TFT.

    Sholud i go for a M1-ATX instead of the Built-in 60W DC power board. or have both the M1-ATX and CarNetix CNX-P1260 12V DC-DC regulator?

    And can i wire it using the car amplifier contacts?
    The contacts are the? the power wires for the amp? yea you can use that.

    I would go with just the M1-ATX why would you need a carnetix with that? the M1 regulates and starts-up-shuts-down.
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    why are you removing the amp? you will need it to power the speakers!

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    This:

    if i could connect the car computer to this and get the power from the car.

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    I will use an external audidy 2 or something. For audio.

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    If im wrong then someone please correct me, but the output from any sound card on a pc will be too low for passive speakers. You will still need an amp to increase the output.

    As i said, someone please correct me if im wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickster
    If im wrong then someone please correct me, but the output from any sound card on a pc will be too low for passive speakers. You will still need an amp to increase the output.

    As i said, someone please correct me if im wrong!
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    cheers stevie, I thought I was on the right lines

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    Tronic, you need something to amplify the output from the sound card, external or not. The output on a sound card is made to match headphones or very small computer speakers....ones that take a lot less power than the ones in your car. So, basically, you have two options:
    a) use an amplifier
    b) run it through your head unit (if it supports auxiliary in)
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    Oh....and you can run the computer's power supply off of the amplifier cable. You can even run it off that cable after you install an amplifier...assuming that the cable can handle the amount of amps you want to pull through it. BIGGER is BETTER.
    Da_Kooz

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