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Anyone have some recommendations for 1/8" to line-level DAC's for converting a computer's output for use in a car stereo system?

I'm currently using a Alpine KTP-445 as a mini-amp to power 2 pairs of Alpine Type-R speakers in my car.  In my latest build log, I need to figure out how to completely remove my current alpine deck and have my computer power the speakers.

For the sub-woofer's amp, I'm assuming just a regular 1/8" > RCA cable will do since the amp can accept that.  The speaker's amp on the other hand requires a speaker line-level signal.  Essentially 2 sets of stereo audio.

You'll need to use speaker amplifiers as well (a 4ch would likely suffice). And in this case, take your L/R outputs of the computer, and go 3.5mm to RCA into the 4ch amp (will likely need a splitter so you get all 4 channels, unless you plan to use surround...which won't be doable with 4 speakers anyway).
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Excuse my ignorance, but why is a 4 channel amp recommended?
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Excuse my ignorance, but why is a 4 channel amp recommended?

Because 4 is better than 3. blushsmiley.gif

lol jk, idk.
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A 4 channel amp is just what I person like me would need for their living room quadrosystem. My living room consists of a custom made TV cabinet wall that has 4 massive speakers installed at the top. I would have preferred something not as big and possibly placed better but for something built in the 1970s, they do their job just fine. I'll be having a Denon receiver powering them that I plan on getting refurbished off of ebay. If I was just looking for an amp and not a reciever, I'd look into building a 4 channel 100W amp.

EDIT: If anybody wants m0ar I would be happy to drive up to the new house and take some pics.
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Anyone have some recommendations for 1/8" to line-level DAC's for converting a computer's output for use in a car stereo system?

I'm currently using a Alpine KTP-445 as a mini-amp to power 2 pairs of Alpine Type-R speakers in my car.  In my latest build log, I need to figure out how to completely remove my current alpine deck and have my computer power the speakers.

For the sub-woofer's amp, I'm assuming just a regular 1/8" > RCA cable will do since the amp can accept that.  The speaker's amp on the other hand requires a speaker line-level signal.  Essentially 2 sets of stereo audio.

You'll need to use speaker amplifiers as well (a 4ch would likely suffice). And in this case, take your L/R outputs of the computer, and go 3.5mm to RCA into the 4ch amp (will likely need a splitter so you get all 4 channels, unless you plan to use surround...which won't be doable with 4 speakers anyway).

 

Well I don't want to go buy another amp for the speakers when the KTP-445 in-line amp I already have does a decent job of driving the speakers.  My problem is just getting the signal converted from RCA to speaker line-level.  I'm hoping to find a box that can do that then just use the in-line amp for the speakers rather then make for another full-size amp and run power and ground to it as well.

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The wire low power ultra high performance amp biggrin.gif



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Nice! Stupid question but I presume it sounds awesome?
    
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Nice! Stupid question but I presume it sounds awesome?

very much so smile.gif
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It's on my to try list smile.gif
    
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Does it sound as yummy as that beer? smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
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