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  1. Thread: Inverter Problem

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    Yup, ground loop isolator worked wonders for me...

    Yup, ground loop isolator worked wonders for me when I was installing the system. I still wasn't satisfied with the sound quality (there was a slight distortion that hurt my ears). I ended up...
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    I've been using CDs for months w/o any problems

    I've been using CDs for months w/o any problems
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    I have a regular Compaq SCSI CDROM in my glove...

    I have a regular Compaq SCSI CDROM in my glove compartment for my player and I've been running it since August w/ no problems.

    Have a look

    <a href="http://3play.mp3car.com">3play!</a>
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    Have a look at these hits:

    Have a look at these hits:

    <a href="http://www.freshmeat.net/search.php3?query=x10">Freshmeat X10 Search</a>
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    Do you mean like a relay that auto shuts off when...

    Do you mean like a relay that auto shuts off when you turn the engine off, or a manual switch?
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    300 should be fine

    300 should be fine
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    Not to burst your bubble, but USB networking has...

    Not to burst your bubble, but USB networking has FAR higher CPU usage than Ethernet networking. That may be something to consider depending on how you plan on using it. If it's just to transfer...
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    DC DC would be better, but there are ways to...

    DC DC would be better, but there are ways to greatly reduce the noise

    1) Buy a ground loop inductor for radio shack. This has RCA plugs and filters the sound

    2) Add a cheap surge protector...
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    Hmm that's odd. I don't know much about...

    Hmm that's odd. I don't know much about electronics at all, but maybe it was a grounding issue that only manifested itself when both connectors were plugged?
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    My MediaGX uses a CMI8330 chipset which is...

    My MediaGX uses a CMI8330 chipset which is compatible with the SoundPro drivers so I imagine it's the same. It sounds pretty good as long as you feed it through an amp. It's not very loud...
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    Well look into getting one with an ES1370 or...

    Well look into getting one with an ES1370 or ES1371 chip. That's the same chip in the Ensoniq Audio PCI which is a very good baseline card (you don't need 3D audio or any features like that).
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    All AIWA CD receivers have front input aux jacks....

    All AIWA CD receivers have front input aux jacks. I have the X175M hooked up to my mp3 player and it sounds great.

    <a href="http://www.aiwa.com/catalog99/cat/indashcd.html">AIWA models list</a>
    ...
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    Stupid question but is your key turned in the...

    Stupid question but is your key turned in the ignition? It doesn't get power unless the key is at least at ACC
  14. Thread: aux. input

    by alecl
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    Well there are higher quality FM transmitters...

    Well there are higher quality FM transmitters that plug directly into your antenna and the quality is supposedly decent.

    Rather than spending money on that, buy a CDR and burn your own mix CDs. ...
  15. Thread: Media GX 166

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    Oh come now, you haven't looked hard enough ;) ...

    Oh come now, you haven't looked hard enough ;)

    <a href="http://www.amptron.com/html/pm9100c.html">Amptron PM-9100C</a>

    <a href="http://www.amptron.com/html/pm9100lmr.html">Amptron PM-9100LMR</a>
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    That's the problem... Start the car. The squeal...

    That's the problem... Start the car. The squeal means low power. The alternator kicking in should fix that. Alternatively, maybe get a stronger battery and you can probably get away with leaving...
  17. Thread: Media GX 166

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    Don't confuse a Cyrix M2 with an Cyrix MediaGX. ...

    Don't confuse a Cyrix M2 with an Cyrix MediaGX. The MediGX chip has a much weaker FPU in addition to handling the sound and video output since it's a very integrated system.
  18. Thread: Media GX 166

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    Yes, it will do all of those things in Linux. In...

    Yes, it will do all of those things in Linux. In Windows.... you'd have to try it. It's gonna be a close call.
  19. Thread: Media GX 166

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    My player is based on the MediaGX200. Using an...

    My player is based on the MediaGX200. Using an optimized mp3 decoder in Linux I get > 60% CPU usage for the decoding and like 1-5% for my i/o and control routines. In Windows95 I had to knock the...
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    Just a note on Ethernet cards and cables... You...

    Just a note on Ethernet cards and cables... You could easily get a 25 foot or 50 foot ethernet cable for $30 here in the US or mail order. In addition, 100BT cards are cheap as hell now. If you...
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    bab, Are you saying it has 2 IDE ports? 44...

    bab,

    Are you saying it has 2 IDE ports? 44 pin is simply the 40 standard IDE plus 4 pins for power. I have adapters for putting laptop hard drives in a standard computer, but I've never seen...
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    Hmmm.. I'm real picky about buzzing too, but it...

    Hmmm.. I'm real picky about buzzing too, but it went away on my system with the strip. If you really want to reduce noise, use a DC->DC converter and you'll eliminate the 60khz (Hz?) whine. I'm in...
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    Plug a $2 surge protector (power strip) into your...

    Plug a $2 surge protector (power strip) into your inverter and the power supply into that. It acts as a filter. I had the exact same problem and I used the ground loop isolator too. Ground loop...
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    Linux Kernel 2.0.36 Custom software Cyrix...

    Linux Kernel 2.0.36
    Custom software
    Cyrix MediaGX200 - performs like a 486-100, seriously! ;(
    16MB RAM
    1.4Gig 2.5" HD
    Compaq 4X SCSI CDROM

    Unoptimized boot time: about 1:15
    When I get around...
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    What battery did you hook them up to? They...

    What battery did you hook them up to? They should be standard 12V fans. If you hooked them up to a 9V they may not spin
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