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    wanted to mount it in the engine bay =p I'd...

    wanted to mount it in the engine bay =p

    I'd rather spend more for more reliability. I'm about to install my 3rd carputer, and while I haven't had an HD fail before, if they offer something like...
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    the harddrive is a lot more "rugged" than you'd...

    the harddrive is a lot more "rugged" than you'd think. yeah, sucks that its smaller, but its a really nice drive. I'm considering getting one, the specs look nice....
  3. Thread: Xgl

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    xgl would be sick in a carputer. i'm going to...

    xgl would be sick in a carputer. i'm going to start putting my new one together today. i'm torn between going with flux + rox or running gnome so i can have xgl...
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    no, i wasn't saying my setup would necessarily be...

    no, i wasn't saying my setup would necessarily be better, just that you're probably going to get just as good of SQ running RCA out of your sound card as running digital to the amp. Its over-hyped....
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    lol @ "all-digital" amp. all digital is not...

    lol @ "all-digital" amp.

    all digital is not intended for long signal runs, so much as to avoid excessive D > A > D > A etc conversions. A cd is digital. active crossovers are mostly digital. so if...
  6. Thread: DVD head units

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    if you're talking about using them with your...

    if you're talking about using them with your xenarc/lilliput, its not going to happen. if you want the ones with the built in screens, you're looking at alpine pioneer and kenwood for the main part.
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    frodoplayer on linux-winetools

    I've been playing around with winetools recently, and they have the JET extensions and VB working...which lead me to wonder...has anyone played around with frodoplayer on here? winetools can simulate...
  8. Thread: xm on linux?

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    xm on linux?

    Anyone get xm running on linux running the xmd1000? Mine works fine in windows, I just started playing around with wine, i was hoping someone on here had it before I waste time experimenting.
    thx
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    yeah, i just recognized the avatar. i thought you...

    yeah, i just recognized the avatar. i thought you said you already had the carputer?
    I'll get pics sometime soon, its not very fancy whatsoever. it does looks "alright" though, easy way to "mount"...
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    what, do you have the v8? i have an i6 and im...

    what, do you have the v8? i have an i6 and im getting upwards of 20. the milage is pretty sweet for how big and heavy the car is.

    Right now i have mine sandwiched in the dash. its the lilliput 7",...
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    have to use mic in for xm

    i have to use the mic input for xm, I'm using the xm1000 mod and my laptop only has spkr and mic connections. 2 questions:

    1. do i have to use the XM player app, or is there anyway to do this with...
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    antenna, reciever and mounting ?s

    i'm about to jump for this equipment

    "sandpiper" reciever is what i've heard it referred to as...
  13. bump for a kickass amp

    bump for a kickass amp
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    if you wanted to replace it, the prestige 996 is...

    if you wanted to replace it, the prestige 996 is at a really low price right now, you should be able to pick one up brand new for $200ish.
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    http://anandtech.com/mac/showdoc.aspx?i=2488 ...

    http://anandtech.com/mac/showdoc.aspx?i=2488

    looks less than impressive, but still not too bad. bunch of weird 'engineering' decisions, ie the 'touch sensor' and how you have to press both side...
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    loss on constant outputs momentary 12v+

    I'm using the only serial port I have, so I can't intergrate the UPS controller solution found here
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=383433&postcount=21
    But I still want to use the...
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    my god that is brilliant.

    my god that is brilliant.
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    yes, the magnet can be close to metal. against it...

    yes, the magnet can be close to metal. against it even.

    get a multimeter w/ a continuity check, ground one lead and than try every connection on your amp. the only one which should be continous is...
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    JL is a good company. The W7 is an amazing sub,...

    JL is a good company. The W7 is an amazing sub, theres a reason it costs so much. They have a handful of patents exclusively for that model. The XXX is a sweet sub, don't get me wrong, but the JL is...
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    FM mod works pretty good in our cars if you take...

    FM mod works pretty good in our cars if you take your time and play with grounding it. I have an 03 envoy.

    getting that center piece off is a total byatch. you have to remove the center consule,...
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    what model are we talking about? effeciency...

    what model are we talking about? effeciency varies on both company's models. and I'd say JL is higher quality after all the problems ID has been having with the IDmax. The IDQ and IDv3 will give you...
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    a large number of amps are rated to do...

    a large number of amps are rated to do double-power at half-impedence (ie 2x at 2ohm vs 4ohm). I know there are a lot of amps that DON'T, but it seems like a larger number do. At least what comes...
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    50x4, I'm assuming thats at 4ohm. You bridge a...

    50x4, I'm assuming thats at 4ohm. You bridge a pair of channels to 4ohm, power output doubles at 2 (generally), so 100x2 = 200.
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    i keep seeing (paraphrased) "my part failed not...

    i keep seeing (paraphrased)
    "my part failed not from the subs, but from vibrations"

    subs make vibrations, thats what sound is

    and boxes flexing is a proven thing, try putting a 1/4" piece of...
  25. I'm running a 4channel diamond, 2channels for my...

    I'm running a 4channel diamond, 2channels for my tweeters, 3rd channel for the center, the 4th will go unused
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