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Old 05-13-2006, 08:33 AM
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Talking Woot! Free Equipment!

Just to get this one cleared up, no, I did not steal anything. Lol and it is only a fan but I still got it for free so I am saving about $30. I found it in the trash can at school so I snatched it up and when I got home I cut the plug off and touched the wires to my battery and the bitch still works.

Picture 1 - This is the fan (stupid camera is bright).
Picture 2 - Lol, this is how far I am on my new box. I forgot to grab some liquid nails when I bought the wood so I am gonna do that today. (the small squares still need to be cut into triangles for bracing)


And I have a couple of misc questions...

1. Where is a place to purchase a good battery isolater?

2. When I get my speaker amp can I run the speaker wires up front along with the rca's or would you guys suggest doing those down the middle?

3. Is it better to have a head unit with a higher voltage than one with a lower voltage as long as your amp can match it? (example, a head unit that has 5 volt pre amp outs compared to a head unit with only 2 volt pre amp outs)

4. How do I use a volt meter to measure how many volts the gain is set to on the amp so that I can match it to the head unit which is 2 volts?
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Old 05-13-2006, 10:41 AM
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when you run your power wires, and your RCA's, keep them seprate. run power down one side of the car, and RCA's down the other.

as for pre amp volts, high is better, you'll get a stronger signal to your amp. You'll notice a big difference.
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Old 05-13-2006, 11:00 AM
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nice score, you should check old power supplies from computers for more fans!
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Old 05-13-2006, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by scroudt111
when you run your power wires, and your RCA's, keep them seprate. run power down one side of the car, and RCA's down the other.

as for pre amp volts, high is better, you'll get a stronger signal to your amp. You'll notice a big difference.
Why is it you should run them on separate sides?? I have mine run on the same side....
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Old 05-13-2006, 01:50 PM
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Noise issues. You don't want to run all that wire and then put everythign back together to find out you have noise introduced into the signal.
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Old 05-13-2006, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Kerry77
Why is it you should run them on separate sides?? I have mine run on the same side....
Running the RCA's and the power wire this day in age really doesnt matter anymore. Wire's are insulated so well now, that there should be no problems at all. Flame me if you'd like, but i've never had any problems, and i have talked to many others "reliable" sources on the topic.
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Old 05-13-2006, 04:29 PM
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I know that I am supposed to run the rca's away from the power wires but I was wondering if the speaker wires from the amp can run along with the rca's or if it would create noise.
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