How did you wire in the line driver? Does it have a separate power source/relay or a built in input for an IGN wire?
I got rid of my distortion issue, but I'm now picking up lots of line noise through my Soundgate AVM4. It's definitely line noise because I get none when I run it through an old ATX power supply in my garage. I have a torroidal filter from www.davidnavone.com but it doesn't change the noise at all. He recommends a separate power supply, but I'm so far over budget I'm looking for a cheaper solution
My Suggestion To You Is Check Your Grounds... Make Sure They Are Ground To The Chasis Of The Car And Make Sure It Has Good Contact. Also, Try To Use As Little Length Needed And Ground It As Close To Each Other As Possible. I Heard Good Things About The Soundgate Avm4 So I Really Don't Think Its The Cause. It Might Be Causing It But Only Due To A Bad Ground From Your Setup.
My line drivers have a remote line input so they turn on with ignition.
Reran my grounds back to the battery and got significant improvement, but still too much noise. It seems to be a loop from the computer/USB lines. Noise stops when I power the amp separately or when I pull the sound card USB line. It's worse when I power the USB from the computer vs. self powered.
I'm currently using two separate 4 foot 10AWG lines to battery for ground. One grounds the Carnetix P1900 and the other grounds Relay, USB hub and pre-amp. I think I will upgrade to a single 4 or 8 AWG to a distribution block then very short run to components.
I got some free money from the government last week cause it feels guilty about being being a dick or something so I decided to stimulate the economy by getting myself some carbon fiber interior trim. I ordered the kit from EAS and it arrived today. The quality is absolutely perfect. I have only installed a couple pieces since I'm at work and technically supposed to be working. Some iPhone pics. I'll post more when I get the whole thing installed tonight.
my wife in her infinete mind use the stimulus money to buy a beater car.
Now we have 4 vehicles.
07 ford van
and a 97 beater cavalier...
Dont as me why...
Women are strange
Wow..... I think that you have don an amazing job! I just wish that I had mad skills like you to be able to do something like that.
I do have a couple of questions that I would like to ask you though. I love the idea of the SpaceNavigator, but do you know if it works with Centrafuse?
I am also interested in the iBus adaptor that you have got, what can it do? what do you use it for?
maybe this is a good substitute for your gauges : 5" LCD with VGA
p.s. I'm going to try to fit an E46 midconsole into a E30 , spacenavigator does not fit my stock one (too narrow)
Thanks a lot.
Originally Posted by GKRAMER
If centrafuse works with keystrokes then you can configure the spacenav to send whatever keystrokes you want.
I use the ibus to receive messages from my steering wheel controls to control FreeIce but you can also use it to send messages to the car to turn on lights, roll up windows etc.
So my laptop got fried somehow. I hope the hard drive is ok but it just won't turn on anymore. I ordered a replacement motherboard off ebay so hopefully I can it back up and running without too much problem.
So how is the speed-o coming along? any more pics or updates?