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    RR and 2 sound cards for line-in's

    I have on-board audio which sucks so I am using a PCI sound card which sounds good.

    My problem is I need 2 inputs. One for Sirius and one for HD Radio. I tried to use the microphone port but is really distorted even with the level way down.

    Is there a way to pick one audio line-in on the on-board sound for Sirius and then line-in on the PCI card for HD Radio?
    I don't see an option in the RRConfig to select what sound card will do what.

    I am trying to hold off on buying the Mitch JS USB Audio Selector is possible as funds are real tight right now.

    Thanks

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    I use a diamond usb 7.1 and it has stereo mic inputs and in the software for that unit I can pick as a line device. Your problem will be having the onboard sound output to your pci sound cards speakers. Not sure what OS your running. SNO

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    Windows 7 64bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNOtwistR View Post
    Your problem will be having the onboard sound output to your pci sound cards speakers. Not sure what OS your running. SNO
    With Windows 7 64 bit I checked and I can play audio from my phone to the line-in with the on-board audio and have it play to the speaker out on the PCI card so that shouldn't be a problem.

    Now I just need to know if there is a way to tell RR what sound card will do what with the line-in's.
    Last edited by Philip21; 08-27-2013 at 02:59 PM.

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    Sounds excellent I have it hooked up to a logitech x-540 sub unit and the 4 truck speakers and added the x-540 centre speaker. very happy with the results and with the x540 unit I have a wired remote volume/bass control right at my side. I used the dc-dc-usb power supply and set it at 14.6 volts to replace the 120v transformer. I did a post with details on the power conversion. You might be able to map the onboard sound output to your pci sound card speakers in win7. Next I am not sure if RR supports multiple sound devices. I will let someone more experienced in RR to answer that one.. good luck SNO

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    Check for a microphone boost setting. This setting is set to on in some cases and will distort your input if the boost is not needed.

    Worst case you can always get a USB sound card as another input as well. As long as your software can handle two different inputs or being able to switch between them.

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    Thanks for all the help everyone. I might end up getting a USB sound card later.

    As of right now I think I may have found a solution. Sounds good in the house but need to see if it sounds good in the car too tomorrow.

    I forgot that most if not all the PCI sound cards I have has a AUX input mounted on the side of the card itself accessible only from inside the case so I made me a little special cable. In RRConfig it is called "Auxiliary Volume"

    Hope it works good in the car!
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    Good solution! I have done that in the past as well but only on a older mainboard that still had CD audio input on board.. Glad you found a fix. SNO

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    2 sound cards isn't as simple as you think
    as audio would have to be captured

    so... try this

    http://store.mp3car.com/USB_Audio_Se..._p/aud-003.htm
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    Not to hijack, but does that audio switch have a default or powered off output? In other words, if you have car PC and stock radio connected to your amp, can it be set to default to a connection when no USB is on so the stock radio can feed audio to your amp while the carpc is off?


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