power to the radio and some electronics when you fire up the starter motor to protect them from feedback?? Why didn't you connect the M2 directly to the ACC wire at the ignition switch?
That was totally it! It now works perfectly after I spliced it into the orange accessory wire in the ignition harness!
From my readings on this card I've learn that it requires a separate power supply using a 4-pin molex normally used for HDDs and CDROMs.
Perhaps the M2-ATX simply doesn't cut it power-wise for this soundcard?
I know that its a rather heavy consumer on electricity when compared to other products... Especially the new Essence STX with its crazy on-board AMPs...
The Xonar D2 doesn't have a power connector for it it pulls power from the pci connector.
My car has is wired like this
Batt------4ga wire------Distrib block--------Amp power line and M2 12+
Amp Gnd line and M2 Gnd------------Distrib block----------Car chassis
Car IGN wire--------diode->|--------M2 IGN
I believe that it is the White IGN line i am hooked into. And the Orange wire is my dimmer line.
I have a new Opus 360V on order hoping that will make my Xonar work and fix this problem.
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Ya i just got an OPUS DCX6.360 from UPS today hooked it up and all of my electrical problems went away.... but created a new problem
the opus is about 2ce the width and about an inch longer in length. how does everyone else have this mounted in a case. or do you have an external case for it?
Good to hear...
I just have mine mounted on the side of my MDF 'case'...can't really see it here, but it's below the top-right fan...