Page 4 of 10 FirstFirst 12345678910 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 95

Thread: 2000 chevy truck Install

  1. #31
    Low Bitrate slinkytoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    97
    Yea no problem. Let me know if there is a meet I'll be there and bring some buddies that have cars and truck installs. I'm the first to do a carputer or sorry truckputer so everyone that i know don't really get it. but I'm a hugh computer guy so it dosen't shock everyone that I'm doing it my truck.

  2. #32
    Maximum Bitrate
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    487
    Quote Originally Posted by slinkytoy View Post
    Yea no problem. Let me know if there is a meet I'll be there and bring some buddies that have cars and truck installs. I'm the first to do a carputer or sorry truckputer so everyone that i know don't really get it. but I'm a hugh computer guy so it dosen't shock everyone that I'm doing it my truck.
    that's the best thing about the meet, just about everyone there has a system of some sort and they know the benefits and efforts!! I get so tired of having people tell me that their buddy has an alpine, kenwood, etc... it can do all this stuff... blah, blah... carputer trumps anything from Car Toys, etc...

    I'll shoot you a message when I see there is going to be a meet... there is a thread over in the "meets" section.
    EPIA SP13000, 512 DDR400, Seagate 300GB, Belkin PCI 802.11g w/external antenna, Holux GM-210 GPS, XM Direct w/ serial, Dlink FM, Opus 120 p\s, Rockford P4004 amp, Xenarc 7" VGA touchscreen custom mounted in double din spot -- see pics and write up here!!

  3. #33
    Newbie groundpounder's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Aurora, Colorado
    Posts
    19
    work on the beast begins again Today! Finally......
    Mile High Sound Designs
    "Fabricators of personality"
    www.mhsound.com
    Mile High Club
    Certified IASCA Judge
    IASCA Competitor
    Team Image Dynamics
    Team Arc Audio

    The Mile High Club Forums

  4. #34
    Newbie groundpounder's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Aurora, Colorado
    Posts
    19
    [QUOTE=mgithens;1110461]that's the best thing about the meet, just about everyone there has a system of some sort and they know the benefits and efforts!! I get so tired of having people tell me that their buddy has an alpine, kenwood, etc... it can do all this stuff... blah, blah... carputer trumps anything from Car Toys, etc...
    QUOTE]


    I appriciate the idea of the in car computer, My question still remains "Can it do what high end Car Decks are designed to do?" produce exceptionaly clean sound. For the "gadget side of the in car expirence I think the "carputer" is excellent. Navigation, video and muisic storage and playback, phone interfacing nothing beats the feature capabilities of the carputer. But for those of us who require pure clean sound with out all the "hype" I feel the in car computer can not hold a torch to better high end car headunits. They can not produce the higher voltage signal outputs with a cleanly filtered signal.

    This truck is my first attempt at building a system with an in car computer and even though we are using an excellent Alpine piece for processing I still have my doubts, but much like Slinkytoy has always trusted my knowledge about getting the sound right I trust him in getting the computer right. I guess from there only time will tell.

    I guess my point to this is do not know what your friends say about their "Store" bought head units as they may do somethings your computer can not.

    Bryan
    Mile High Sound Designs
    "Fabricators of personality"
    www.mhsound.com
    Mile High Club
    Certified IASCA Judge
    IASCA Competitor
    Team Image Dynamics
    Team Arc Audio

    The Mile High Club Forums

  5. #35
    Maximum Bitrate sporty_drew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    662
    Quote Originally Posted by groundpounder View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mgithens View Post
    that's the best thing about the meet, just about everyone there has a system of some sort and they know the benefits and efforts!! I get so tired of having people tell me that their buddy has an alpine, kenwood, etc... it can do all this stuff... blah, blah... carputer trumps anything from Car Toys, etc...

    I appriciate the idea of the in car computer, My question still remains "Can it do what high end Car Decks are designed to do?" produce exceptionaly clean sound. For the "gadget side of the in car expirence I think the "carputer" is excellent. Navigation, video and muisic storage and playback, phone interfacing nothing beats the feature capabilities of the carputer. But for those of us who require pure clean sound with out all the "hype" I feel the in car computer can not hold a torch to better high end car headunits. They can not produce the higher voltage signal outputs with a cleanly filtered signal.

    This truck is my first attempt at building a system with an in car computer and even though we are using an excellent Alpine piece for processing I still have my doubts, but much like Slinkytoy has always trusted my knowledge about getting the sound right I trust him in getting the computer right. I guess from there only time will tell.

    I guess my point to this is do not know what your friends say about their "Store" bought head units as they may do somethings your computer can not.

    Bryan
    Uh oh. . .

    lol You can get all the sound quality you need out of a carputer. There are a few people that compete on here with just software base equalizers.
    1998 Camaro Worklog Starting over, New setup for 2010

  6. #36
    Maximum Bitrate
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    487
    groundpounder, I suggest you show up at a meet and take a listen for yourself. I would venture to say that you could get 100% of the audio fidelity from a computer that you get from a head unit. There are REALLY high end audio systems for computers - remember that what you are listening to was mixed on a computer. The producers would expect more quality than you could possibly ever want/need/afford in the car environment. As a great starting point, look into the highest offerings from Sound Blaster, Turtle Beach, etc - so figure at least a couple hundred and you get a high end SoundBlaster. You'll need to focus on voltage quality, just as you would for a car stereo. Cable quality... and without question you will need to remove the "headphone" jacks and replace them with RCAs - road vibration and headphone jacks really don't cut it - I can only imagine how bad 140db+ of bass and headphone jacks can be.

    Which leads me to one of my points that I have always had issue with... in the car environment you need about 1/2 the quality you need on a home system. This is why MP3 is such a viable format for the car. Sure in a parked car with the engine off you will hear the weakness of the MP3 codec, so obviously any compression would be the first thing to go before spending megabucks on a sound card. I just upgraded to a much higher quality sound card and at 70mph I cannot tell the difference. XM radio is fine for 99.9% of the users and the compression is TERRIBLE.
    EPIA SP13000, 512 DDR400, Seagate 300GB, Belkin PCI 802.11g w/external antenna, Holux GM-210 GPS, XM Direct w/ serial, Dlink FM, Opus 120 p\s, Rockford P4004 amp, Xenarc 7" VGA touchscreen custom mounted in double din spot -- see pics and write up here!!

  7. #37
    Low Bitrate slinkytoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    97
    mgithens. Your right on the sound quailty half as much that you need for the home. But this is were it's a pain in the butt for me becasue of the fact that i do nothing but high end home and commercial Audio and video. My problem is that there are times that i get car and home mixed up there are things in car audio that i wish i could do in home and there are things in home audio i wish i could do in car. I have a very weird what i call "sound ear" i pick up on sounds that some people can't hear or i have to back up the track and point out the sound that i want them to listen for. Groundpounder is all over car audio and i can't tell you how many times that i have been told to SHUTUP from him becasue i try to pull off some home audio things that i do and i want it in the truck. It's too funny at times. Example--I'm a HUGH mid bass guy I mean HUGH and he is telling me that the mid bass drivers that we are using will be enough and I'm thinking NO i want more. It's the home thing taken over bigger room more drivers, more drivers more control thats my thinking. Well this isen't a house so get over it. LOL thats what i get and i move on. I have been wanting to do this in the truck for a while now becasue there is NO deck on the market that does what i want to do and i want to do a lot. LOL I've been building and working on computers for over 20 years now and i think that the new micro and mini boards that are out are great and the power supply's that are being made are just amazing for the 12 volt world. So it's only natural that the computer world meets the 12 volt world. You need to have a good sound processor between your computer and your amps that is no question about that. Going right from your computer to an amp is not going to give you the good sound. Done right and some time and thought put into a good computer system will give you the great sound that you are looking for and you will be happy just my thought on it. So we got the security in the truck today it's a clifford-
    http://clifford.com/Products/Product.aspx?ProductID=719
    works good and has a lot of stuff on it. Things are moving forward and here in the next few weeks we will have music. Full system specs and pix are to come.

  8. #38
    Low Bitrate slinkytoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    97

    Amp rack molding started

    Started the amp rack today. This is a picture of the rack covered with cloth so we can put resin on it and do some bondo work on it. If you look to the right you will see a hole in the carpet thats were the sub is located. Pictures on that bigboy are to follow. The amps that I'm using are ARC Audio amps.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  9. #39
    Low Bitrate slinkytoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    97
    Got my front door panels in today. Slow but sure things are starting to come together. I need tunes or I'm going to DIE!!!!!!!

  10. #40
    Maximum Bitrate sporty_drew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    662
    any progress on the amp rack? nice amp choice btw
    1998 Camaro Worklog Starting over, New setup for 2010

Similar Threads

  1. 2000 Denali Install - Lots of pics!
    By rulouder22 in forum Show off your project
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: 03-13-2007, 11:28 AM
  2. 2000 Monte Carlo SS install
    By snmnetwork in forum Show off your project
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 04-06-2006, 01:05 AM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-12-2006, 07:47 PM
  4. Dash Fabrication for Chevy Truck!
    By voidunknown in forum Fabrication
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 04-06-2005, 08:31 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •