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    Hey Mike, Before I begin to reply, maybe you...

    Hey Mike,
    Before I begin to reply, maybe you could contact my son, Trent Sutherland. He lives in Philly, writes his own songs/music, and is making a great start. Maybe you could friend him....
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    Hi Mike, I feel kinda bad that I originally...

    Hi Mike,

    I feel kinda bad that I originally joined mp3car to learn about and build my own carPC/music system setup, then did not come back to mp3.. for a long time. I have learned, designed,...
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    by brucedog
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    For my part, I am not interested in competing;...

    For my part, I am not interested in competing; just like nice sounds for self and pasengers.
    I have a PCI sound card made by Creative; the Sound Blaster hi-fi model. It has eq, thx, and something...
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    I have good grounds, but one of my amps gets a...

    I have good grounds, but one of my amps gets a hum...

    Bought Radio Shack $16.95 GLI about two years ago and the rest is history: there is no diminishing of sound quality and the hum is all gone...
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    Way back when my PowerMate would stop functioning...

    Way back when my PowerMate would stop functioning and I would have to click on the icon to get it going. Nowdays it runs all the time, but every so often the WMP application will just disappear and...
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    Hi Gang I have been using this little touchpad...

    Hi Gang

    I have been using this little touchpad for...well, at least a year and a half, and I love it. Works really well in conjunction with Griffin PowerMate and my Gene mini-wireless kbd (mp3car...
  7. Trader, Nice job on the new carPC setup. ...

    Trader,

    Nice job on the new carPC setup. Would enjoy seeing some pics of it in the car.

    I just did not have the time or energy to work with a dc-dc psu, so I installed a desktop PC in my...
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    Poll: I remembered when I was 16 or so and had this...

    I remembered when I was 16 or so and had this krazy setup of home stereo (Kenwood) mounted under dash, plus lots of box speakers in my 66 Chevelle. You bet it looked odd; you bet it sounded great.
    ...
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    Nice lookin'. How about some specs: drivers...

    Nice lookin'.

    How about some specs: drivers make, model, type, box construction....you know.

    How's it sound?

    Being older, can't really see what amp...
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    Although this is really a carPC forum... The...

    Although this is really a carPC forum...

    The output voltage of your mp3 player must be lower than the internal cd player preamp.

    You have turned the mp3 volume up as high as it will go w/o...
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    Greetings! One thing that can be really nice...

    Greetings!

    One thing that can be really nice abt carPC is that you can have a much larger lcd screen size and quality, plus ripping ones' own cd's losslessly to HD brings the whole muzik library...
  12. Thread: New Guy

    by brucedog
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    Greetings! When I first began in carPC'ing, my...

    Greetings!

    When I first began in carPC'ing, my stroy was somewhat like yours:

    I was also using three amps, with an interesting array of speakers, some homwe designed and built (see my...
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    Well, here's how I do it: As you see, I am...

    Well, here's how I do it:

    As you see, I am using a desktop PC in my ride, but all mother boards have...

    ...a couple of pins with a connector and cable running to the push on / push off switch...
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    Hey MFrankel I'm a Somerton carpc maniac...

    Hey MFrankel

    I'm a Somerton carpc maniac myself...righ near Bustleton and Byberry.

    I can't offer much in the way of specifics on your particular car installation, but I do have a succesful...
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    Welcome Kim Yep, this is a nice little...

    Welcome Kim

    Yep, this is a nice little hobby/obsession!

    Read others' questions and offerings and learn a lot for free. What plans do you have for a carpc install?
  16. Thread: New here!

    by brucedog
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    Hey Jason WELCOME! Not sure just what you mean...

    Hey Jason WELCOME!

    Not sure just what you mean about insight into the auto business.

    This is a carpc forum for enthusiasts and maniacs who are installing carpcs in...cars and other interesting...
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    If a person is "decent" with PC's and is good...

    If a person is "decent" with PC's and is good with wiring, and most important is not afraid to be creative with wiring, mounting...

    Putting in a carpc isn't that different from any other PC. Ya...
  18. Thread: car audio

    by brucedog
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    Yep, about the only way to connect carpc output...

    Yep, about the only way to connect carpc output to HU is if HU has aux input jacks...

    I have anothe solution, though. You can connect directly, but will need some electronic experience, and maybe...
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    Something else to consider; tweeters can be...

    Something else to consider; tweeters can be quite directional - I have seen people mount their component tweets in the door somewhere high on the door, possibly replacing stock component tweets. ...
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    Hey Hot Rod, Thanks for your "long" intro...

    Hey Hot Rod,

    Thanks for your "long" intro post. Actually, yours was one of the best newbie posts that I've seen in awhile; you outlined your carpc hdwe, some hopes and plans, and intro'd your...
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    PS: Hey Sharkey, howzabout posting some...

    PS:

    Hey Sharkey, howzabout posting some pictures and your carpc specs?
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    Without knowing any more specifics than you...

    Without knowing any more specifics than you provided, I would tend to use the 1000 watt, single-output amp to power the subs. As long as the amp can tolerate 4 ohms, simply wire the 8 ohm sub...
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    Yeah, I'm with you guys. If I could offer anyone...

    Yeah, I'm with you guys. If I could offer anyone an improvement to their carpc environment (beside better speakers), I would say "forget mobo sound and get a sound card..."

    I, too have the...
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    Lilli 629 Dies, then Resurrects...

    I have a 629 possibly manufactured 2006 or 2007. 'Cept for the krappy-looking filmy touchscreen, it works fine.

    But here's a weirdie: when I park my car at airport long-term parking, I take the...
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    Not too sure exactly what your question is, but I...

    Not too sure exactly what your question is, but I tend to go through time-honored, but sometimes tedious troubleshooting:

    >Take a monitor from your house and connect it to your carpc with a short...
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