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    low cost budget audio

    I am installing a carputer on my second car
    The thing is I want to sell the car in the next 9 months or so.

    I would use onboard soundcard (with line out), and factory speaker (4 speakers)
    I talked with the crutchfield guy and he said I would burn my speaker immediately if I use aftermarket amp since aftermarket amp give out a lot of power.
    I am not going to buy any aftermarket speaker for this car.

    everything that I installed on this car would be removed at the time of sale.
    So the least the better.

    Any idea?
    also, the computer would replace the factory hu, so aux in is not an option

    thanks

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    You could get a cheap headunit with AUX in and hide it behind the dash somewhere...

    But i don't see why you can't get a small amp and turn the gain down...
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    I prefer not to buy another small headunit. There isn't a lot of space and I don't like the idea of having a hu.

    is there anyone running amp with their stock speaker? I've searched the forum and google, there were bunch of opinions.
    Some people said it would be fine, another said it would blow the speaker.

    Anyone with the stock speaker setup?

    btw. this is for an 06 corolla

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    that crutchfield guy obviously isn't well informed.

    the only reason you would 'burn up' your speakers is if you don't properly adjust your gains for clipping. A small (45w x 4) amplifier would be find on a set of stock speakers....again, only if tuned properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
    that crutchfield guy obviously isn't well informed.

    the only reason you would 'burn up' your speakers is if you don't properly adjust your gains for clipping. A small (45w x 4) amplifier would be find on a set of stock speakers....again, only if tuned properly.
    nice.
    another question
    45w x 4 amplifier, is that means 180watt amplifier? where can I get those amplifier?
    Most amplifier I saw on audio store rated over 500watt
    let me know if you have the brand and model number too

    thanks

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    just do a search for multi channel amps and you'll find the specs.

    whats your budget?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_fx View Post
    just do a search for multi channel amps and you'll find the specs.

    whats your budget?
    I am looking for something below $50
    I'd like to keep the whole car pc setup below 600 which mean the amplifier shouldn't be more than $50

    I've searched multi channel amps on google but couldn't find anything with low wattage rating.

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    this is what i've found so far
    http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...roductID=17594

    SoundStorm 4F400
    400W 4 Channel MOSFET Amplifier

    RMS Power Range : 200 Watts
    Number Of Channels: 4
    Maximum Power: 400 Watts
    Low Frequency response: 12 Hz
    High Frequency Response: 22000 Hz
    Built In Crossovers: Yes
    Channel Separation: Yes

    would it blow my factory speaker?


    or can I go with a 2 channel amplifier?
    something like this
    http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...roductID=17601

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    i'd probably mod two sonic impact t-amps 15wrms per chan. and small when taken out of the case.
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    I was going to suggest that as well - they're also handy amps to have lying around.

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