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Thread: Car Audio Setup for PC

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    Jan 2007

    Car Audio Setup for PC

    Ok, I'm planning to buy a car audio setup for my computer (Subs only) and I need some help. I'm currently using a Yamaha Qbass subwoofer and dual 10" 300watt Powered Subwoofers and that isn't enough "umph" for me. I've heard many pounding car audio setups b4 so I'm now buying a setup for my comp. (Call me krazy if u want)

    Anyways, here are my questions:

    1) How do u turn on a car audio amp without the deck?

    2a) Is it safe to use a computer PSU to power the amp (a Zippy 600watt PSU; 40amps on 12v rail)
    Mind u this will be powering 1 300watt Kicker 06ZX300.1 mono amp. There will be 2 of these setups; one setup for each of my 10" Kicker CompVR Vented subwoofers.

    2b) If the PSU isn't enough, what should i power it with? Should i use a Capacitor? If so, what kind?

    So heres a summary of my plan:
    300watt Kicker 06ZX300.1 mono amp - One Kicker 10" CompVR
    300watt Kicker 06ZX300.1 mono amp - The other Kick 10" CompVR

    Dual Zippy 600watt PSU, one PSU for each amp. The input for the kicker amps will be coming out of my Yamaha HTR 5730 DTS/Dolby 5.1 surround receiver, which is connected to my PC (Via Optical Fibre).

    Oh and my sound card is intergrated Realtek (don't remeber which one) but my motherboard is the Asus P5W DH Deluxe. Im planning on getting a Soundblaster Audigy soon.

    Thats all for now... Thanks in advanced.

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    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
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    Apr 2004
    1) Either a relay or some DC-DC PSUs have a remote turn-on function for amps or whatever else...
    2a) No.
    2b) Amps should be powered directly from the vehicle's electrical system. That's how they are engineered.
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