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    onboard sound? audigy 2nx?

    I have a EPIA M9000 mobo. I have folowed all the instructions to get 5.1 sound. however i do not get anything but 2 channel sound when using mediacar. Now does this motherboard not up mix normal 2 channel sound to 6 channel sound?

    Also, if it does not up mix sound, can the audigy 2nx be run off an opus ps since it only requires 5 volts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJKhan85
    I have a EPIA M9000 mobo. I have folowed all the instructions to get 5.1 sound. however i do not get anything but 2 channel sound when using mediacar. Now does this motherboard not up mix normal 2 channel sound to 6 channel sound?

    Also, if it does not up mix sound, can the audigy 2nx be run off an opus ps since it only requires 5 volts?
    Yes, it runs great off a red 5v line from one of the power leads off the OPUS. That is how I have mine setup... I bought a new power plug from Radio Shack to go into the Audigy (so I didn't have to snip the original AC Adaptor plug off) and soldered it directly to a 5v lead of one of the Molex wires (along of course with the corresponding ground as well)...
    1999 Mercedes ML430 - Epia M10000, OPUS 90w, 512mb, 160gb, Deluo GPS, SB Audigy 2 NX, 7" Lilliput TS

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    Nice, thanks

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    Same here. I took someone's advice from before and powered my Audigy2 from the Opus. Was very easy and works like a charm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ML430
    Yes, it runs great off a red 5v line from one of the power leads off the OPUS. That is how I have mine setup... I bought a new power plug from Radio Shack to go into the Audigy (so I didn't have to snip the original AC Adaptor plug off) and soldered it directly to a 5v lead of one of the Molex wires (along of course with the corresponding ground as well)...
    Hey one more quick question. Since you have a Mercedes I assume you have a bose system in there. How did you go form the audigy to your bose amp? I'm interested in what wires you used to connect the audigy to the harness. Did you use a mini jack to rca and then some sort of rca to speaker level wire converter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJKhan85
    Hey one more quick question. Since you have a Mercedes I assume you have a bose system in there. How did you go form the audigy to your bose amp? I'm interested in what wires you used to connect the audigy to the harness. Did you use a mini jack to rca and then some sort of rca to speaker level wire converter?
    I took a normal mini stereo to mini stereo wire and cut it in half. Soldered one half to the front pair of speakers and the other half to the rear pair. I bought an aftermarket wiring harness for the ML to do all the wiring so I didn't have to snip off the factory harness...

    I simply plugged the mini stereo plugs directly into the Audigy 2 NX into the front and rear jacks... I didn't use any line level converters, everything worked great with direct wiring. I hardwired the Bose amp to a 12v lead off the OPUS to power it. It came out very clean, I have almost zero noise using this setup (just a very minor high pitched whine in between songs with the volume set real high - but very minimal, hardly noticable) Everything sounds great on the Bose speakers using the Audigy, I am pleased how everything turned out after I got it all installed...

    Everyone kept telling me the Mercedes Bose systems were all fiber optic and I wouldn't be able to make use of the Bose wiring/amp/speakers... None of that is true, they all work fine with normal copper wiring... I later found after some research that the item that is fiber optic is the 6 disc CD Changer, all the wiring from the head unit to the Changer is 100% fiber... With the new setup, the CD Changer is ancient history now...
    1999 Mercedes ML430 - Epia M10000, OPUS 90w, 512mb, 160gb, Deluo GPS, SB Audigy 2 NX, 7" Lilliput TS

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    woah just cutting mini plug to mini plug give a left positive and negative and a right positive and negative? Well that makes everything much easier.

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    one more question for you guys that hooked up the audigy to the opus........did you throw on a fuse inline or did you just leave it?

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