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    In house head unit

    ok im sure somebody in here has done this before but im curious how to do this.
    since im scrapping my head unit and going true pc in car i have my old head unit just lying here and i was wondering the other day if there is a way to set up the head unit in my house/garage and use it as a receiver, i just cant figure out how i would power everything including the amps and stuff like that. if anyone knows how please let me know i think it would be kinda cool/
    thanks in advance.

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    A PC power supply will go a long way there. Try

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    what about to power amps?

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    depending on the amp draws you can get an ac-dc power adaptor from any electronic store
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    I'm not so sure about amps, I don't have one and I won't be buying one for a while. Computer power supplies do come in rather heafty packages. Another thought is a power converter from an RV. They use those to provide 12v(ish) power to cars in car shows, like SEMA and such. They'll plug into a wall outlet and definately power all of your stuff. Don't know where to get one though.

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    i was wondering if i got a car battery and a battery charger and ran it off of that if it would work?

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    Not in my books, the draw from the amps would probably run the battery down quicker than the recharger. The idea sounds kinda crazy anyway.

    I've got a better idea. Go to your local pet store, and buy 30 hampsters. Build a big wheel for them to run around in. Get an alternator assembly and hook up the wheel. Insert hampsters and enjoy your music.

    I'm just messin with you. I think the RV power supply is the way to go, and I'd bet you can get one off ebay for a reasonable price.

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    funny man but i bet if i asked if anyone wanted to get their *** kicked i bet u wouldnt be to funny then would u j/k

    i was looking for one of those but not much luck im still looking though.
    i just got off the phone with a guy from a car audio shop over here and he said that a battery with a charger would work fine?

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    Actually I'd be the first to crack a joke if *** kickings were being offered. I'm a smart *** with quick fists.

    If the battery and charger work then go for it, it just sounds odd to me. Personally I wouldn't even try it.

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    i was a lil sceptical at first too but he said it would work and i dont see why not it should im not planning on running it forever just a lil at a time so i think i might go with that i just dont know if i wanna trust the battery acid possibly getting out.

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