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Old 22nd July 2010, 07:24 AM   #1
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Hi!

A friend of mine had given me a Kole Audio amp about 3 years ago and that reads: 980watt Mosfet Bridgeable, Crossover, HPF/LPF, Bass Boost, 2ohm Stable

I wan't to power it in my house so i can use it for a bass guitar amp.


I know i can make a lab power supply from a computer power supply by jumping wires, iv done it before but i don't this my little dell power supply will cut it.

When i buy another power supply for this project what specs would you have in mind?

I also have no idea how to properly fuse it.
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Old 22nd July 2010, 08:50 AM   #2
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that wouldn't be the best thing but ur gonna need one with at least 14.4v and 50 amps
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Old 22nd July 2010, 09:22 AM   #3
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that wouldn't be the best thing but ur gonna need one with at least 14.4v and 50 amps
They don't make em like that, i don't think.

Is it possible to under power it?

So would you say it would sound like garbage?

I know car amps aren't very clean but this would due until i get something better .
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Old 22nd July 2010, 01:26 PM   #4
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My suggestion, go out to your favorite auction site and look for a bass amp chassis. I bought both a guitar and bass amp chassis for less than you will have in a supply. They both happen to be fender amps, you build the box to house your speakers and mount the chassis.
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Old 22nd July 2010, 02:07 PM   #5
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Most PA type speakers are very efficient and you may not need more than a fraction of the power that the amp can produce. The Dell supply may be enough.

If you're going to purchase a new computer power supply, one with a single, high current rail (verses one with 2 or 3 12v rails) may be easier to use, especially if you're going to modify it to operate at more than 12v.
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Old 25th July 2010, 10:41 PM   #6
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I would find one of the sound board/wall power supplies that puts out 50+ amps at 12v. I sold several on ebay that I bought from our store when we were liquidating. I think that computer supply will burn up and like Perry said the amp will have more than enough power for a guitar woofer, you may even want to run two or four. Something like this http://cgi.ebay.com/STINGER-SPS60-HI...item483b2a33d4 for example but that is pretty expensive. I actually have one but have to keep it for testing, etc. The ones we used at Circuit city were heavy duty and I sold several for cheap on ebay, too bad I couldn't have kept them.
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Old 25th July 2010, 11:44 PM   #7
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Here's another, I'd offer him 100 for it and that would be plenty of current for that amp.
AUDIO AUTHORITY 2/77 HYBIRD 12-VOLT POWER SYSTEM 300+ - eBay (item 300448138681 end time Aug-19-10 07:37:25 PDT)
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Old 26th July 2010, 09:36 AM   #8
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That's allot! Any idea what price i could sell this amp?
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