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    wysocki:

    Like laidback said about the opus: What?
    The Opus is a fully functional power supply and shutdown/startup reguator.

    When I said a "real" 12V regulator I meant not the ITPS which is a linear regulator with a nasty voltage drop and thus is prone to the problems i talked about earlier.

    As for your tube: i never had one, but i have a freind who had one and blew it on the first day. Is there any way to fiberglass an enclosure for a real subwoofer into the side of the trunk? or maybe forget the sub and spend the extra money on your rear fills? Sounds like you're not an audiophine anyway....

    Just some thoughts.

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    Like laidback said about the opus: What?
    The Opus is a fully functional power supply and shutdown/startup reguator.
    Well, I hope Opus put better quality in their products than their website. All I see at opussolutions.com is a 150w ATX unit. Others I've seen at mp3car store are for ATX also.

    When I said a "real" 12V regulator I meant not the ITPS which is a linear regulator with a nasty voltage drop and thus is prone to the problems i talked about earlier.
    Can you be more specific or recommend one?

    As for your tube: i never had one, but i have a freind who had one and blew it on the first day. Is there any way to fiberglass an enclosure for a real subwoofer into the side of the trunk? or maybe forget the sub and spend the extra money on your rear fills? Sounds like you're not an audiophine anyway....
    I'd like to be! I have about $10k invested in my HT (so the problem is not the cost) but I just don't have the room in this ride. Like "ghost" says, I don't want to take up cargo room with a huge speaker box (and I only have 1.5" under the seat. Car audio shops that I've visited look at it and scratch their heads.

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    Opus is apparently the best (i have never had one but do a quick search ), but i know what you mean about the website

    well if you are using the C134 case you can use any of those DC-DC laptop power supplies for the car (check ebay or radioshack). Just hardwire it. Search the forum for Mike H, his sig has a link to his site and he did this (well) and you will know what i mean on the website. Also, search "12 volt regulator" on here and start sifting, im sure there are threads out there.

    Maybe you can take some pics of your trunk and post em so we can help with some conceptual ideas about something other than the tube? Otherwise its gonna be hard

    hope that helps.....

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