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Old December 17, 2012, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by 3.0charlie View Post
I know I can use car amps, but using figuring out the remote power On for the amp is going to be an issue without a car radio. I'm trying to find an amp with no volume control since I want the trailer-puter to handle that. I also know I can connect a 1/8" jack / LR RCA cable to an amplifier from the onboard sound card.

Just need to find that amp! No worries about the existing amplifier (18w per canal), and the existing 6.5" speakers will be replaced anyway.
As per the scythe unit that runs off of 12V (the NCIX model actually has a molex connector for power) any of the small 12V amps like this one ( Amazon.com: Lepai TRIPATH TA2020 Class T Mini Amp Hi-Fi Stereo Audio Amplifier: Electronics ) could be powered by a molex connector and thus would be powered on by the PC power supply whenever you turned on the htpc. If you had the room you could even mount one to the outside of your HTPC case to address possible internal heat issues, all you would need would be to run a power connector from an internal 12V molex to the power input of the mini amp.
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