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Old 09-24-2006, 02:50 PM
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Exclamation Car Audio hooked up to a PC??

Well here's the deal, i want to add some really powerfull speakers to my computer so i decided that Car Subwoofers and speakers would be a good choice ( because they are cheap and powerfull , where home speakers are overpriced and no as powerfull).
Since i have no idea on how to do this setup im hopeing that you guys could help .
Im looking to spend somewhere around $500 for everything.
thanks for the help
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Old 09-24-2006, 03:28 PM
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Your going to need to find some old tanker amplifiers / receivers from a pawn shop. I mean old as well. Then you can get yourself a good set of components and subs, build some boxes and away you go.
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Old 09-24-2006, 03:34 PM
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Make sure the reciever you use is stable @ low impedance or you could blow the amp... A quick solution to this is to wire the subs in series to present higher impedance to the amp...
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Old 09-24-2006, 04:35 PM
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you should be able to find a cheap 12v 2 or 3way electronic crossover on fleabay... then power it from a wall wart ('value village' for $1 )


that with a pair of recievers, inexpensive subs, and a coax (or component) set.... and you should be set...

the hardest part will be building the boxes....
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Old 09-24-2006, 06:38 PM
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have you looked into the logitech computer speaker systems ....such as the z5500's they pound. Just a suggestion .... you could probably find two sets used for 500 or so and they would total over 1000 watts rms.
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by silva95teg
have you looked into the logitech computer speaker systems ....such as the z5500's they pound. Just a suggestion .... you could probably find two sets used for 500 or so and they would total over 1000 watts rms.
no i haven't looked at thoes, but i prefer Car Audio. is their anywhere that i can find more info on this ....or has anyone done this b4
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Old 09-27-2006, 09:00 PM
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Car audo at home is not that great...
here are some reasons why:

1:main speaker.. You will have to build a box... and not just buy those tiny carpet covered 6x9 boxes. Then you have not much of a clue on T/S parameters so you are on your own. .

2: Suboofer... Most car subs in small boxes will not go down very low in a home. They are designed to use the small interior volume of a car.. to bost the low frequencies below say 50-70hz.. its called cabin gain.
3: Power... you still need a good amp to drive them a cross over for the sub etc..

for example...with this.. you dont need a sub..
http://cgi.ebay.ca/JBL-E100-Northridge-Floorstanding-Speakers-Pair-Cherry_W0QQitemZ150037922951QQihZ005QQcategoryZ613 81QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

or these are very nice ... and cheap... and will blow most car speaker away..

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Yamaha-NS-L225-Speakers-VERY-NICE_W0QQitemZ290033740946QQihZ019QQcategoryZ14993 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Look around on ebay and other discount stores you can get good brand name mains and subs, and a good amp.

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Old 09-27-2006, 09:12 PM
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i swear man look into those logitechs ...... i have the older 4.1 setup i think it is like 460 watts rms or so and it pounds.

here is some infor and reviews on the 5500's

http://reviews.cnet.com/Logitech_Z_5500_Digital/4505-3179_7-31115626.html
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:03 PM
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JL makes awesome *** home audiop stuff check it out JLaudio.com
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by snipes12
JL makes awesome *** home audiop stuff check it out JLaudio.com
lol **** the jl stuff

www.ncix.com usually has the z5500 logi speaks for about 300 bucks... hell get 2, i personally have the 400W max 200W rms set with the 8 inch sub... ****ing pounds as hard as some of the diesel boy gangsters systems in edmonton! i really reccomend them over anyhting else, cheapest alternative to building a set. i will get a link.
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