time for a little testing and setup for this weekend. I received the usb cable from mitchjs to connect the SIR-SC-H1 to a pc. it works great! cant wait to set it up in the car and replace the defective alpine unit. nice setup with optical out.
screen cap of the interface from mitchjs
hardware test of the sirius unit
I also tested the Directed HD radio. I didn't have a usb > serial adapter so I didn't test the software from mitchjs. I will test ASAP. the unit worked great! i didnt have an antenna to test with so i just connected the supplied antenna cable adapter/extender across the table and it picked up all the local radio stations and also a couple of HD radio stations i didnt know existed. this may be the best solution for AM/FM/HD radio available.
I will need to tap off of the DSATX 5v to power the directed hd unit
I installed the second Polk/Momo sub now that I have the Alpine MRD-M1005.
mad scientist view with the MRD-M1005 below the MRV-F545
I'm thinking of mounting the amps on the back of the sub box here instead of a false floor
then building a equipment rack to house the pc and all electronics in the location of the mach 460 speaker mount. This would also seal the speaker openings which should quiet the trunk noise into the cabin area.
now i need to research making my own interconnect cables between the H701 and the amps. I also need to study on tuning with the Alpine-H701. I hope I can get a base tune with the h701 mic and then fine tune later. maybe an h701 guru lives within a 100 miles I can visit .. lol
as usual it never ends.. more to come.