Speaker Popping Noise (delay circuit options?), Line Drivers to boost volume which 1?
:( Yikes. I seem to have gotten all the different popping sounds I could. I hooked up the computer in the car just to see how it sounds, and the speakers pop when I turn on the pc, they make a smaller pop in that millisecond between songs, and they pop a bit louder on shutdown too. I guess I'm lucky at least they don't pop while the song plays.
I know the M2-ATX supposedly controls the amp via the J6 connection, but could someone explain to me how this works? If the M2 can't delay the amps turn on, will I need something like this: http://www.smarthome.com/7279.HTML ? Or is this a good cheap solution : http://cgi.ebay.ca/VIPER-CLIFFORD-CA...QQcmdZViewItem ? From all the threads I've read, no one delay circuit seems to be the most popular??
From what I've read it seems I need the amp to turn on after the sound card turns on, so thats like a 30 second delay for XP to start up. And then for the turn-off pop to go away, I need the amp to turn off after the pc shuts down.
Anyways, even worse than the popping is that the sound is barely audible even with system volume and winamp volume all the way up. It seems a line driver is all I need to up the voltage before the signal gets to the amp, but which one is everyone using? Also found this one: http://www.logjamelectronics.com/pield1.html ...http://www.autosound2000.com/linedrivers.htm Is that DavidNavone 34 dollar one any good? I'm sure a 2v rms bump should be enough? I tried searching local retailers websites tonight for line drivers but no one seems to carry any? Anyone know if stores like Best Buy/Circuit City carry line drivers, because I'd rather buy locally than wait a week to get it. Anyone know a local audio shop in Chicago that carries these things?
Shuttle XPC with Sempron 2800+, 512 ram, 250gb hdd, 16x dvd burner
Chaintech AV-710 sound card