finally an end to all this mess! i just got my noise filter in from crutchfield, as suggested by skizot. and it finally knocked out my noise!!!!! i turns out it had something to do with the imic that i was using as well. when i tried hooking the noise filter up directly to the imic, i could hear noise but it wasn't turning my factory amp on. so i switched to the regular headphone jack on the mini and viola, everything works perfectly! i can pause the music and not hear any static. it is perfect! thanks skizot and everybody else who helped with the diagnosis, i owe you all one.
iMic sometimes produces strange sounds in the time after it has been powered up at boot time but before the OS takes control of the device. I simply use delayed power-on for it. Edirol UA-1EX USB does not seem to have this kind of problem at all.
thanks for the tip, however, i am already past my budget for this project and there is no way my wife is going to let me buy anymore toys. anyway the sound is just fine for now, and i can still use the imic to interface the actual mic for bluetooth handsfree.
I see that you fixed your problem!!! Gotta love those forums :D
I just tried my Mac Mini in my car and everything went well except after a couple minutes turned ON the "noise" appeared and I dont even use iMic or mouse .only a touch screen and sound. First I tried with some cheap RCA to Jack and then tried with HIGH quality gold plated wiring. The gold plated didnt do any noise for about 15 to 20 minutes and then the noise started again...........then I came on here as usual and FOUND YOUR THREAD :D thanks to every one on here ! I just ordered the noise filter I guess thats the only part missing :D
THANKS AGAIN LONG LIVE MP3CAR