Xenarc with Sirius audio issue - headless amp
Hey guys, I have an issue drivng me nuts. And yes, I did some searching, but didn't find anything like this;
Xenarc MP-FL8 (has no aux audio input, just the mic)
2 channel amp driving 2 speakers
SIR-ALP1 with Mitch's USB controller
I am trying to solve my issue of controlling the sirius volume level. The mic jack is mono, so I skipped that route. There are no other on-pc audio inputs.
I purchased a Sound Blaster external sound card.
(USB Sound Blaster Live! - 24-bit External)
Problem: I have the PC audio out merged with the Sirius audio out. After the hardware merge the stereo signal goes into the SB unit and out to the amp. The PC audio works fine. The Sirius audio does not work at all. I did some troubleshooting of connections and have found that playing from the merged point directly to the amp works fine. It is only when I add the Sound Blaster to the chain that the signal disappears. Again, I only lose the Sirius audio. If I switch to an audio file on the hard drive it works fine.