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Old 30th August 2008, 03:04 AM   #1
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Default Icepower car amps for modules?

Has anyone looked into using the innards of one of the IcePower car amps as a base for a home system amp? They seem to go for not very much on eBay (there's one by Eclipse at the moment at quite little for 4 bridgeable 175W 4ohm channels, claims to be full range). Or are the car amp designs entirely different than the home ones?
I got a pair of the 200W AC powered modules that were being sold a while back on the Market forum, am really surprised at how good they turned out, certainly better than what I had been using before. But since B&O won't sell modules to DIYers, wondering if maybe the car amp versions might be another angle towards getting hold of them.
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Old 9th September 2008, 06:17 PM   #2
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Pioneer sells some nice car amps using B&O ICEpower technology, it uses good opamps and dedicated ICEpower ICs , it seems very well engineered.


All 3 the same model, just different codes for different countries.

Always wanted to buy one out of curiousity ..... never did so far.
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Old 10th September 2008, 04:40 PM   #3
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The problem with this is the power supply. You need a honking big 12V power supply to run these amps in home well enough that they won't suck. It cost me $139.00 for a 50A supply on Ebay and it weighs about 40 pounds.
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Old 10th September 2008, 05:42 PM   #4
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You can bypass the 12v ps in a caramp with a linear one and some juicy caps.

Like this, its not icepower tho:
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