Allright well my car has gone back to the shop for good and now i have my 6 month old system i bought for a crap load of cash and it is just sitting my room. Now i want to hook it up some how in my house and i know it is possible so i would like some tips and i also heard something about a computer power supply??? thx guys
use fryguy's idea. get any ATX power supply, cut the plugs off so you have bear wires, connect the green wire to the black wire, this turns the PSU on with no computer connected. now you can use the yellow wires (12v) and red wires (5v) and ground (black) to connect to your head unit. everything else is self explanitory once you get the head unit hooked up. you can also wire multiple head units in parallel (connect all similar wires) to get the combined output. for example, if you wired 2 ~550w power supplies, you would have roughly 1100w total. some people think this is dangerous, but what is a good project without taking risks? exactly. good luck =)
Actually, your going to have some difficulty finding an adequately sized power supply. ATX supplies are rated for TOTAL power, i.e. max current at +5v, -5v, -12v, AND +12v.
For example, I have a 200w power supply sitting in my lap and its rated for 20A @ +5v, 8A @ +12v, and .5A @ -5 and -12 volts. 8 amps at +12 volts means this "200 watt" power supply would only be capable of powering a 100% efficient 96 watt amplifier.
You may be able to power a h/u with a typical computer power supply but forget running any serious amps.
those ratings might not be accurate once the mod goes into play then. the power supplies i am using are said to be rated at only 24A at +12v, its a 550w power supply and when i meter the 12v wires it always says around 510-515.. if the ratings were accurate then it should say around 250-300 if my calculations are right.
You can buy Power supplies that plug into a outlet in your house and put out 12V DC. They are expensive and I dont know if they make anything bigger than 50 or 60 amps but you can find them on ebay cheaper than anywhere else. I had my Hifonics BX1500D and XXX hooked up to a 10 amp power supply until i got my jimmy, but it shut off when the volume was turned up past about 13.
Harmon Kardon isn't quite what they used to be, but still a great piece of equipment. I have an old school Harmon Kardon PA 2200(2x100) running off its preouts, powering a pair of B&W DM 602 S2's and its a lot punchier with merely 30w more per channel.
You'll pay upwards of $800 for a new Harmon Kardon reciever thats comparable(AVR 435 7x65).
1300 canadian!!??? holy crap that what like 800 US??? i have no idea lol.... but i have a piramid i think, i havent seen it in a while lol... i;ll give it to you for much much cheaper ... i think its 2 channel at 500 watt each channel ... i have to go to work i;ll try to tell you more about it when i get back
i know its not the best amp you can find but do you really want an amp thats really expensive that you will probably only use for a little while (until you get anohter car)
would a crown 1000 watt home theatre amp work or should i try to get a DJ amp?
well you could bridge it at 2 ohms and it will put out more power... probalbt around 1000 watts rms i dont really know... but if its in ur house im sure your not really looking to get the highest decible rating anyway... and just to let you know... with any amp your subs will sound so much quieter in the house than in your car.... i;ll let it go for 100 plus shipping if you want it... and if you want pictures let me know
im talkin about a home theatre amp, its powering two pinnacle tower speakers but i have another one, can it be used to power a sub?
Trevor? where have u been lol yeah umm could i have some pics of the receiver because im really interested in it and u said bridging it at 2 ohms i have no idea how to do that? i tried an old Ag-250 and it ran the subs but not very loud and i was getting high frequencies i guess thyat is because there is no filter? my old receiver is only 100 watts 8ohms thx
JUST GET AN DC>AC CONVERTER. 50-250 BUCKS, AVAILABLE IN DIFF POWER SUPLIES.YOU CAN HOOK UP EVERYTHING JUST LIKE IF IT WAS IN YOUR CAR. CONVERTER WOULD BE ACTING LIKE YOUR BATTERY. JUST PLUG IT TO THE OUTLET AND FLIP THE SWITHC.i'VE GOT A SMALL ONE WERE I TEST ALL MY STUFF, THEY HAVE POWER AND GROUND CONNECTIONS.