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    Question power? Subs w/ amp

    i was wanting some info if anyone has used the same power cable to their amp as the power source for the computer and how well it works
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    I am powering 2 amps and 1 amplified bazooka sub and my computer with the same power line ( 4Gauge from battery)
    Everything works beautifully. But it all depends on your setup...
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    How did you split the wire into those 4 components?
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    you use a distribution block. You split one 4gauge into four 8 gauge. Likewise you do the same with the ground wires as well so everything becomes grounded to one point minimizing ground loops.
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    more importantly, how the hell did you isolate the computer enough so that the drilling of the sub doesn't shake your hard drive to bits?? =)

    I too have a nice rack of subs (2x10" and 1x12") and I'm worried about what'll happen to the poor computer =)
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