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    Normal speakers?

    Ok everyone maybe I'm just nuts but why not use normal computer speakers in the car? I always thought it was because of introducing static of noise but I tried my laptop in the car last night with my normal creative soundworks speakers running on a 300w inverter and it sounded amazing!

    Why go to the expense of normal speakers, amps, subs, etc. when you can get a 300w rms speaker system from creative for <150 with all required inputs. Have I missed a major down fall here somewhere? Does something happen when you are running both the comp and the speakers of the same supply with regards to noise? Time to roll up and flame me....

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    a few reasons.. you have to plug those speakers in to an inverter. Not everyone wants to use one of those. The main reason is computer speakers are not built for the car.. ie they may "break" when they get some shock if you hit a bump or something.
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    re: speakers

    Many thanks, I knew there must be a reason for it. As for the inverter I'm not too bothered as I already bought it ages ago and it doesn't seem to introduce any noise. The damage idea is interesting though so I'll keep an eye on it

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    you can't exactly mount them in ideal locations either
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    Was your car running while you were trying the speakers? there would be more noise when the engine is running.
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    Re: Normal speakers?

    Originally posted by marcos_guy
    300w rms speaker system
    lol more like 50watts rms tops.. lol

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    you'd need a huge inverter to run a 300w rms speaker system...

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    marcos_guy: Just wire it correctly, avoiding loops in the ground wire and use a good and regulated powersupply. I'm using computer speakers to.

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    Try taking your ""300W RMS"" speakers and putting them up against a Bose 300W system. Hell, even a Bose 80W system.

    You know those speakers in your TV? Did you know that they are probably about 5W apiece? You don't need a lot of power to get "loud".

    There's a big difference between quality and quantity.

    If you think your 300W RMS cheapo computer speakers sound good, then you don't know what you're missing.

    And if you don't have money, DON'T do what I just said. Once you have heard what "better" sounds like, you will never be satisfied with your sound system again.

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    Bose are rubbish, not that great and overpriced..

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