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    #16
    Originally posted by nrubenstein View Post
    So, do you have noise with the amplifier inputs disconnected?

    FWIW, my preferred head unit bypass approach these days is Bluetooth into a Dayton DSP-408. Avoiding a bunch of extra DA/AD conversions and head unit variability seems to produce better results. Also, since bluetooth generally streams in AAC, you (probably) even avoid transcoding/downsampling this way when you’re playing standard iTunes files.
    Thanks for the suggestion, but Im trying to avoid bluetooth.

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      #17
      Originally posted by Luke Girard View Post
      A capacitor before the amplifier will help eliminate unwanted alternator noise. It doesn't have to be a large one. A 0.5 or 1.0 farad capacitor would work just fine.

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      I dont have any experience with capacitors in car auto. I was always under the impression that their intended use for high voltage draw. My alternator is 150amp and this is a pretty basic amp -- do you think this would help?

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        #18
        Originally posted by E Coded View Post
        I dont have any experience with capacitors in car auto. I was always under the impression that their intended use for high voltage draw. My alternator is 150amp and this is a pretty basic amp -- do you think this would help?
        I've used them in larger audio systems to help with dimming lights when a subwoofer is installed but it also eliminated my alternator whine. Capacitors store energy and are used to filter or buffer any sudden changes in a circuit's voltage, smoothing the ensuing signal. You can get a cheep one on ebay for less then $30. Most people install them in line on the power cable to your amp but I've heard people put it in line from the alternator to the battery. There's a ton of info on how to build your own capacitor to fix alternator noise or even a ground loop isolator.

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          #19
          Also try running your rca cables seperatly from your remote turn on cable. I ran mine down the center of the car under the center console and carpet to keep them separate from all the amp wiring.

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