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Old 09-02-2003, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default car sub/amp combo for home theater?

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?
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Old 09-04-2003, 10:30 AM   #2
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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.
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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....ctGroup_ID=427

it's a cool idea, I'm planning on doing it myself when I get around to it
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Old 09-06-2003, 02:54 PM   #4
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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
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