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    I seriously doubt you are having real "amp pop"....

    I seriously doubt you are having real "amp pop". Most likely you have "Soundcard Pop" where you get a pop when your computer turns on. The pop is coming from your soundcard. Onboard sound and cheap...
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    2003 BMW M3 SMG Coupe - For Sale

    It's been a lot of fun but it's time for me to move to a four-door car and so I'm putting my 2003 BMW M3 SMG Coupe up for sale with some very nice bonuses for any carpc enthusiast who might be...
  3. Sticky: If you keep the stock head unit and want to run...

    If you keep the stock head unit and want to run the PC's audio into it, just get the auxillary input kit from BMW. Your '04 will have no problems with this and you won't have to tap into anything at...
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    Disclaimer: I am a VMware expert. ...

    Disclaimer: I am a VMware expert.



    Depending on your hardware, this may or may not be true. If you're running a Via CPU you probably will not enjoy the experience. If you're running a Pentium M...
  5. Sticky: I'm not sure I understand what you mean by...

    I'm not sure I understand what you mean by 'download the procedure'. 100% of the writeup and images on how to do this is in the first post of this thread, which I assume you have already seen.
  6. Sticky: Yeah if you cover it with bondo you can't cut...

    Yeah if you cover it with bondo you can't cut away the foam ... from the front ... but you can scoop it out the back! It leaves sort of a bondo shell that you can reinforce by applying layers or...
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    Well in all line level audio there is always a...

    Well in all line level audio there is always a common ground: unbalanced has a signal and GND, unbalanced has 2 balanced signal wires (+ and -) and GND; however common ground in speaker wiring means...
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    Sorry; I do not have these; My VEN4 has only 9...

    Sorry; I do not have these; My VEN4 has only 9 wires. I honestly have no idea what they are for; perhaps impedence matching? In any case they should not be needed for this application. I'd put a...
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    1) There is no amp pop in BMW. The audio all goes...

    1) There is no amp pop in BMW. The audio all goes through a DSP before the amp so you don't actually interface with the AMP directly anyway.

    2) Opus 150W. I don't know if this model is available...
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    Yes it is behind the touchscreen. I took out the...

    Yes it is behind the touchscreen. I took out the factory radio bracket so there is plenty of room. I velcroed it to the panel back there.

    I did split the channels, yes. It works OK over the line...
  11. Sticky: Well trying to match it 100% with texturing and...

    Well trying to match it 100% with texturing and paint will be hit and miss... You could probably get the SEM texture paint technique to get you close -- you'd have to really practice with it though....
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    My drive is a slot load. I would recommend...

    My drive is a slot load. I would recommend nothing but a slot load drive for this installation. Upside down or right side up, a tray loading drive would be a complete pain in the *** to use here in...
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    If you can do that, it will be quite a trick....

    If you can do that, it will be quite a trick. There is only about 3" of clearance behind the AC controls there. Take your headunit out, pop the AC controls out and you'll see what I mean.
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    You will have to fabricate your own. There is no...

    You will have to fabricate your own. There is no BMW part to fit there. May I ask why you are relocating your AC controls then? You didn't happen to find a head unit with a flip-DOWN screen did you?...
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    Diblaz: It has been stated numerous times here...

    Diblaz:

    It has been stated numerous times here and on other threads. Go to a dealer to get this part. It's not very expensive -- I think about $30. Give them your VIN and tell them you want the...
  16. Sticky: Yes, I have no problem with this. Feel free to...

    Yes, I have no problem with this. Feel free to translate away; however I would request that you include a link to my website: http://www.blurbco.com/~gork/ and a note that I can only answer questions...
  17. It's bad form to not post any kind of update as...

    It's bad form to not post any kind of update as to what is actually going on with this power cord business. This 'guaging demand' thing is a total red herring. 100% of the people installing mac minis...
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    As to the ground issue -- The audio ground is...

    As to the ground issue -- The audio ground is sometimes seperate from the chassis GND. They can be different. I'm not sure if they are or not in the BMW. There's only one GND wire in the main harness...
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    While it seems you hooked up two wires per...

    While it seems you hooked up two wires per channel, you actuallly did not. There are 3 wires per channel - GND is shared between the 4 channels. In an unbalanced stereo line level setup, GND is...
  20. I would hope that they have fairly decent color...

    I would hope that they have fairly decent color reproduction since they are used on a great deal of consumer to very high end professional cameras (Video and Digital) where color reproduction matters...
  21. Well since it's fairly established that the...

    Well since it's fairly established that the Lilliput panels are recycled and refurbished from pachinko and pachislo machines it stands to reason that even if the tubes were the same brightness when...
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    I have had no problems with audio volume in my...

    I have had no problems with audio volume in my setup, but I understand it's a common problem. I am beginning to think that there is some diference between the SVEN4 and VEN4 (discontinued now) that...
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    I loop the power antenna/amp turn on wire in the...

    I loop the power antenna/amp turn on wire in the harness back to the 12V ignition wire in the same harness so that when the car turns on the amp turns on. I have not ever tried to feed that wire 12V...
  24. That is a good looking screen! RS232 control is...

    That is a good looking screen! RS232 control is totally where it's at. I wish this thing had been easily available a couple of years ago when I did my install :)
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    This is absolutely true. Your income and job...

    This is absolutely true. Your income and job stability is the first thing a lender looks at. The needing money part is also true though; you really really really should absolutely not buy a home...
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