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    Remote Turn-On signal

    A remote Turn-on signal made by ME would be very nice. Something like when ME starts, It sends a signal to the LPT port. Some Electronic does the magic by switching on a relay or something, powering the amplifiers with Remote Turn-On power.

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    yeah that would be cool - that should eliminate the "pop" sound you hear when the sound card initialized after the amps have already been powered.
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    You could use this.

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    Time Delay Relay

    I'm using this: http://www.altronix.com/p_html/6062.htm . It's connected to the remote side of the power amp.

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    The util Seth mensioned does not exsist anymore. But I think this was a very good Idea. Perhaps ME should contain it. This would make ME the perfect system (even more)

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    More on Time Delay Relay

    I forgot to mention: on my configuration the remote connection on my amp. is not at all controlled by the computer.

    The Altronix time delay module is put in between the car ignition connection and the power amp. Basically, it tells the power amp to power on after a settable amount of time. This is to avoid the popping sound produced by the motherboard during the initial boot.

    I know it's not very fancy but it works.

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    The Carnetix CNX-P1260 already does this.
    It has a remote wire OUT that turns on amps and powered antennas etc AFTER the computer has been given the go-ahead.
    The little feature alone made it worth its money to me.

    But back to the main topic, I've actually seen devices like this before for regular PCs, it plugs in between the serial device and the serial controller of the PC and has dipswitches for timing settings.
    I'm sure that is the serial product is available there must be products for other ports.

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    Making the hardware is not a problem. The problem for me is that ME does not have this feature.

    I hope this feature does get included into ME in the near future. Basicly is just giving the DTR state (high) when ME starts up, and probably some config for chosing Com Port.

    Making a litte PCB with a transistor, some resistors and a relay is np.

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    do a search for parallel port relay controller

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    What is the use for the controller when ME does not support it?

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