Ok heres the thing. I'm working on a carputer setup and plan to not have an HU as my dash wont fit one when I'm done. (I might end up putting one hidden in the armrest console....)
Anyways. The problem with carputer setups is the low voltage output from most soundcards. Now my initial plan was to use a Creative X-Fi music soundcard. I dont know it's voltage out but most soundcards do UNDER 1volt.
Now the common thing for people to do is use a external USB soundcard with a higher voltage. Or use some sort of processing to boost the voltage.
Any ideas Which Way I should go? I'm not sure which to really get.
Line Driver, Pre-Amp, Crossover, EQ. ? Or should I be looking more towards the more expensive full DSP solutions.
There are several EQ/Crossovers Which act as line drivers and boost voltages. The one I'm looking at is a Clarion EQS746. It's fairly cheap and nets me the benefit of having a EQ.
Another is a Soundstream Tube pre-amp.
Would be interesting to try
I'm trying to go for great SQ/SQL. Any ideas?