Stereo & Electronics - car sub/amp combo for home theater?




Classic
09-02-2003, 10:42 PM
I know it can be done, just not sure if it is as simple as I think. I currently have a Kicker L7 and an MTX 6500d just lying around and was thinking I would put them to good use. I took them out of my car with the intention of selling them (which may or may not happen), but anyway - how hard would it be to make it work with a home theater setup? Main issue is power supply - do you just need an inverter? I know best buy/circuit city/etc don't carry them, but I'm guessing they can be had - but for what price and where? And you could just run RCAs for signal just like car stereo correct? Build a box etc. But what do you guys think?


rncotton
09-04-2003, 09:30 AM
I'm using a 200W car amp to power my sub for my home theater. I'm using a 10A 12VDC power supply from an old cash register.

Check around and see if you can find a used 12VDC power supply that can carry the load of the amp.

NightHawk
09-04-2003, 10:17 PM
I know best buy/circuit city/etc don't carry them, but I'm guessing they can be had - but for what price and where?



http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage.cfm?webpage_id=3&SO=2&&DID=7&CATID=53&Obje ctGroup_ID=427

it's a cool idea, I'm planning on doing it myself when I get around to it :bang:


iamlost
09-06-2003, 01:54 PM
Power supply is what you need not an inverter.

Here is what you need to do:
1.) find out how much current that amp will pull.. if you don't ahve the documentation.. pull out the fuse and use its ratings..
2.) Find a power supply that is just over the rating. You can Try Radio Shack; but I think their beast PS is 1amp