opus it is
If you don't need a lot of power (70 watts), do a search for Jeff mucha powersupply. (about 150.oo US)
If you need a good amount of power get an opus, save for a just little longer, do whatever you have to do....the money you spend will be much more worth it than the problems you have building one or having someone explain to you how the one they built you is supposed to work.
My advise...save for an OPUS
I'd buy another one, it was the best carputer purchase I have ever made,...and I'm on my third carputer!
Bosstone, Im thinking about getting an opus also.
1)The thing I'm concerned with is if the auto turn on/shutdown thing will work with my car. Im not to technically inclined otherwise I would already know if it would work. I want to put a carputer into a '78 monte carlo. You don't need a modern car for the ignition startup/shutdown to work, right? You just need to wire it to the ignition wire??
2)Also I have my head unit hooked up straight to my battery. Is there anyway to hook up the head unit to the opus so it startsup/shutsdown with the carputer? or is that just a dumb idea and a waste of wire?
3)Can I hook up my opus/carputer through a power distribution block? So it would go opus/distribution block/capacitor/ then wire to battery.
Maroon Monte Carlo In process of Being Pimped Out.
YES TO IT ALL, but if you are not really sure about it...I'd be carefull! fuse everything close to the power source!!
Why would you need to hook the PSU into the stereo if the Opus auto shuts down the PC with the car? (
Or are you just looking to get the power from a source other then a cigaretter lighter port?