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Old 21st September 2007, 07:36 PM   #1
spdkls is offline spdkls  United States
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Default converting car tube to home sub

i have a bazooka 8in powered sub. anybody ever convert one of these to use in a surround application. don't really want to sell it, but i do want to use it. i was thinking of either using an ac converter or changing the power supply. so is it a go or no go. shoot ideas at me. thanks!
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Old 21st September 2007, 07:45 PM   #2
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Throw it in the garbage where it belongs.
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Old 21st September 2007, 08:48 PM   #3
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Sell it on Eb@y, make it someone elses problem. Then use the money to purchase something better, try a raw driver from PE

I'm actually running a sub driver that was originally designed for car audio/PA, but it's an 18" Cerwin Vega in a 7cu ft box, and it works pretty well once you tune out the 60-80Hz bump.

That little 8" tube won't do anything but make a faint noise. The volume of the room is way too large.

If you're absolutely set on using it, yank the battery out of your car and hook it up in the livingroom to test it out. Though you don't want to run this long-term as the gasses given off by a lead acid battery in addidion to the risk of acid leaks can be deadly.

Don't use a battery charger, as it will create noise and distortion in the signal.

A true 40+A 12V power supply will run you over $300.00
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Old 22nd September 2007, 02:07 PM   #4
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yea rite 8inch is nothing for a room, sell it off
plus its the same old problem
car and Home audio dont ever mix
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Old 23rd September 2007, 07:16 AM   #5
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yeah. it was just a thought. just upgraded the car system so its just laying around.
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