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Old 26th December 2006, 21:40   #1
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Cool ICE setup minus the HU !

1) PDA / or some contraption with headphone out
One with big touch screen can play videos

2) 4 channel amp

3) RCA

4) wiring kit

5) DIY the stand for the player/pda






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Old 26th December 2006, 21:45   #2
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why video ?
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Old 26th December 2006, 21:46   #3
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I see a HU. What's your point JKD?

Anyways thats how you achieve a 4 channel pre out for your 4 channel amplfier. With fader and the general pish pash of pre amplfier control.

So what's "minus" the HU? How will you feed the 4 channel amplifier with a stereo EP? With a Y connector? Thats 2 channels. Then why bother with a 4 channel amplifier? hmm?
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hypothetically, one can get a 4 ch. amp and use an external fader. Still the PDA is very limited as a music device. I would suggest a proper hard disk based MP3 machine such as an Ipod or Creative. you'd still need some controls.
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Old 26th December 2006, 22:45   #5
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And the most painful part is that you will need a switch to turn on the amp :(
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I see a HU. What's your point JKD?

Anyways thats how you achieve a 4 channel pre out for your 4 channel amplfier. With fader and the general pish pash of pre amplfier control.

So what's "minus" the HU? How will you feed the 4 channel amplifier with a stereo EP? With a Y connector? Thats 2 channels. Then why bother with a 4 channel amplifier? hmm?
the HU is not 'on'

the pda was connected directly to the amp via a Y connector and then split to 4 channel.

Posted this to show how a simple ICE can be setup by a novice who has a pda/ipod and dont want to buy a HU.

You get good softwares to work in pda etc that play music and that had various controls.
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That's a 4GB Palm Lifedrive if I'm not mistaken.

That stand is DIY? Good job!

I've seen a similar setup here with a Blau GTA475 amp (It accepts direct line-in from any device that gives output to a stereo jack). It is cumbersome once the novelty wears off.
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yah its teh Palm. Maybe you can check this setup sometime this week when he visits Cochin to buy good RCA
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I still dont get the point. How much music can a PDA carry?
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Navin, its got a 4GB hard disk and supports SD card
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Navin, its got a 4GB hard disk and supports SD card
That doesnt impress Navin at all JK. He is waiting for the 200GB iPod.
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Navin your P990 supports Duo pro. So why dont you try. P910 supported till 2GB and hence P990 should support more than that.

and he has an Atom right?
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That doesnt impress Navin at all JK. He is waiting for the 200GB iPod.
The 2.5" portable HDD is what Navin is after.
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The 2.5" portable HDD is what Navin is after.


Nah... Its the 1.8" ones Navinji is lusting for... while the 100GB ones are coming in Jan, it will be a while before the 200GB ones are out.
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Gunbir, is seems, keeps a track of my fetishes! Yes 200GB on 1.8" is what will satisfy me as it will allow me to store a mathematically lossless (yet with ID3 tags) version of all my CDs in my car!

As far as my P990 goes, it is still to behave well as a phone leave alone as a browser, media player, etc... I like the form factor thought and was even considering a Rover PC S5 to replace it but that phone is only available in Russia.
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