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jake 24th September 2003 04:10 AM

Car stereo cheap alternative to big hifi systems
 
Has any body else ever thought about using a car stereo in their homes as a replcement to big ugly stereos? Any way, just a thought. If anybody else had done this before please post your results.

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Jake
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dickerbeen 30th September 2003 03:56 PM

Yeah... I was gonna do that.

I was thinking of using an old desktop PC case to put the rig in...

Pros:
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(1) PSU for PC supplies 12v with earthing possibilities

(2) Drive bays to hold the car audio equipment

(3) Put amp(s) inside of case

(4) Expansion slots for audio out leads
OR
(5) Speakers built in to the case (2 6x9" would fit, right?)

Cons:
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Heat?

cowanrg 30th September 2003 05:10 PM

cons:

sound quality
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you should have had me sit down first... "those big ugly speakers". i nearly fell!

Matttcattt 30th September 2003 08:53 PM

why not build a gainclone. low voltage, cheap, high sound quality (i think so :P).

hungl3 1st October 2003 02:50 AM

how do you run an amp 12' volt in side your house? i have no idea now to do that,!!! does any one know, if yes please show me how!

Matttcattt 1st October 2003 07:00 AM

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Originally posted by hungl3
how do you run an amp 12' volt in side your house? i have no idea now to do that,!!! does any one know, if yes please show me how!
build a big 12v power supply. like this one by rod elliot: http://www.sound.westhost.com/project77.htm

li_gangyi 1st October 2003 07:01 AM

Yeah..he is planning to iuse that PC PSU to power his amp up...puts out a nice 10A at least...but not sure about interference though...it's an SMPSU...

dickerbeen 1st October 2003 03:49 PM

Yeah, I know noise will be an issue, but not massively. It will be bearable.

li_gangyi 2nd October 2003 07:33 AM

Try using some chokes and a few caps on the output...would do good for the Amp at least...and use a BIG fuse...and be careful...I noe it's only 12V...but the current is crazy...

jake 4th October 2003 02:20 AM

hey guys

why not just buy a 12V DC 1A Power supply. that shuld work. well it does in aus.

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Jake
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