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    I just registered to post here and say that is the funniest thing I have read!

    I'd write something witty to go with the original posters question but I can't stop laughing.

    Good go..

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    Quote Originally Posted by art76
    I just registered to post here and say that is the funniest thing I have read!

    I'd write something witty to go with the original posters question but I can't stop laughing.

    Good go..

    A76
    Yeah, this was VERY entertaining to me too. Oh well, I remember in highschool one of my friends thought this was a good idea.. We talked him out of it, but it was hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiGmA_X
    Yeah, this was VERY entertaining to me too. Oh well, I remember in highschool one of my friends thought this was a good idea.. We talked him out of it, but it was hard.
    Yeah I think I've had some work mates ask about this before also but end of the day I think I just said, 'Well have you seen anyone else do it?'

    I guess we just need to see someone like the OP do this and hopefully come back to a forum like this and tell everyone not to do it. Pride is a ***** though and doubt they will.

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    ok ok, you talk me out of it, but I am still not convinced. My only hurdle here is power, all you guys talked about certain frequency range not being covered by the speakers, I don't beleive it will make a lot of difference, you won't even notice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by checksum
    ok ok, you talk me out of it, but I am still not convinced. My only hurdle here is power, all you guys talked about certain frequency range not being covered by the speakers, I don't beleive it will make a lot of difference, you won't even notice.
    I'm sorry, but it makes a MASSIVE difference.

    Think of your favorite song, now start removing the lower male vocals, bass guitars, and kick drums...that's what it'd end up sounding like in a car. Or maybe...what's a good analogy...if you drive a manual, remove 2nd gear from your car...that's about the same thing...you WILL notice it unless you have some serious hearing loss.

    Or worse yet, if the x-over on a PC sub is set high enough, you get this annoying boomyness from the rear and it sounds like you're listening to a PA system.

    Trust us please, or better yet, try it, then come back and tell us we were right all along...but it's REALLY not worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by checksum
    ok ok, you talk me out of it, but I am still not convinced. My only hurdle here is power, all you guys talked about certain frequency range not being covered by the speakers, I don't beleive it will make a lot of difference, you won't even notice.

    Since when these PCs were made to be put in a car?

    Since they built power supplies and regulators with start up/shut down controllers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandos
    I'm sorry, but it makes a MASSIVE difference.

    Think of your favorite song, now start removing the lower male vocals, bass guitars, and kick drums...that's what it'd end up sounding like in a car. Or maybe...what's a good analogy...if you drive a manual, remove 2nd gear from your car...that's about the same thing...you WILL notice it unless you have some serious hearing loss.

    Or worse yet, if the x-over on a PC sub is set high enough, you get this annoying boomyness from the rear and it sounds like you're listening to a PA system.

    Trust us please, or better yet, try it, then come back and tell us we were right all along...but it's REALLY not worth it.
    Come on now, you mean to tell me that if I take my 5.1 PC speakers and put them in the car, they are going to sound worse than stereo speakers just because the car in moving? I have to see it to beleive it. What if you close the windows? For me it's just like taking them to another location, and I don't beleive opening the windows would make such a big difference. It might be true what you are saying, but this is something I have to experience on my own before I can beleive it.
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    Since they built power supplies and regulators with start up/shut down controllers.
    Yeah right, only those 2.
    90% of the hardware that most people are using here were never built to be put inside a car.
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    JUST DO iT ALREADY!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tj!2k4
    JUST DO iT ALREADY!!
    I second that motion, in fact I'll even donate $10 (Paypal) to the cause as long as you document the process. Maybe more depending on how much detail you put into it.

    But I think you needs some rules... 1st from point above is that the PC Speakers must sound good in all environments that car speakers can. So that includes windows open, including A/C on, high speed driving because it's not like your not going to use these to save a few supposed dollars by using them in the first place.

    PC's have proven themselves in harsher environments than the inside of a car already so don't worry about them, I mean have you seen most (frustrated) office users?!?!

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    If you properly deadened your car, and mounted your speakers right, then it would almost sound as you would expect, with the windows up of course, but computer speakers are just not a good match for the car enviornment. You could always run an electrical cord to your car, then place the speakers on your dash and rear deck, turn on your car, turn on the air conditioning, and listen to music. I think it will just sound empty to you.

    However, I give you credit for not going into tilt and running your mouth like most people do. Just for listening to what other people are saying gives you credibility in my book.

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