DIY - How to Hook up a Car Stereo, amp & subwoofer in house
How to Hook Up a Car Amp Inside the House to a Wall Outlet
21 Apr Then connect the amp to the power supply to simulate the car Head-Unit starting. Once the power issues are handled, the video assists you with connecting your audio input. It is recommended to use a sound system which has an out put specifically for the sub woofer. However, if you don't have this, then. If you've got a car amplifier you'd like to use in your home, there's one major obstacle to overcome: how to power the amplifier. Wall outlets provide volt AC power, but amplifiers require volt DC power. You'll have to do a little extra wiring, but the problem is not insurmountable. Look up the input power specifications. I have a car amplifier I want to use to amplify my home stereo system. I thought all I would need is an AC adapter to plug in the wall and connect to the amp. Maybe thats too simple (or maybe I am). T.
Mar 26, Posts: Wed May 23, Nothing 'puts out' ohms. Chaedog "woof woof" Ars Praefectus et Subscriptor Tribus: Jan 16, Posts: I just know its bad to do that. Dec 28, Posts: If its dual 4 ohm voice coils, you can just wire it in series and get an 8 ohm load.
If you link a second 4 ohm sub, you can hook them up in series and your receiver will see 8 ohms. Any help is good help and I'll share the project. Now don't take my word as gosple but I'm sure you can hook it up fine as long as you don't crank the reciever too much. You may be thinking "wait, don't cars have speakers that don't run through an amp? Add Tip Ask Question.
Otherwise, grab another, wire em together in series for 8. If you have a decent receiver, it might be able to handle a 4 ohm mono load, check the specs. As has been pointed out, you'll want a crossover.
You can build one or just buy a cheap in-line filter to kill anything above a certain freq. May 30, Posts: Apr 12, Posts: May 23, Posts: Wed May 23, 2: Apr 2, Posts: Wed May 23, 3: I suppose it's probably not worth here unless I can find a receiver specifically rated for that 4 ohm load, preferably with a built-in crossover That sounds like it'd be an ideal system.
It'll convert AC to DC for you.
So you plug your 12V car amp into it. Then depending on the amp you'll need to supply a small amount of voltage to the amps' blue remote power-on wire. Dec 12, Posts: Wed May 23, 4: Jul 20, Posts: Go to Radioshack and buy a power invertor I might have that backwards.
This is only big enough for the smallest car amplifiers. You might be able to adapt something like that to suit your needs. Just make sure that your receiver will handle the impedance of the subwoofers you are using.
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How do I go about wiring the setup? Google is your friend. I understand how to wire itthat's no problem for me.
I've heard this is a bad idea, but I'm not exactly sure why. I have a spare 12" Rockford sub, already in a box, that's just sitting around collecting dust. I'd love to hook it up to a good receiver for my computer audio, but I'm just not sure if that's a good idea.
By the way, I'm pretty sure the sub is 4 ohm, if that's at all important. Now don't take my word as gosple but I'm sure you can hook it up fine as long as you don't crank read article reciever too much. It could hurt your speaker or reciever.
Help wiring car audio in house - Audio - Audio
I knew a guy once that built his whole Home Theater out of Car speakers, its looked like utter crap but really really sounded nice. All I know is when you get them highs going it sounds like tssssss ttt ttsssssssss ttts sssssssssssss tttsssssssss tita-tita tssssss ttt ttsssssssss ttts sssssssssssss tttsssssssss tita-tita tssssss ttt ttsssssssss ttts sssssssssssss tttsssssssss tita-tita. Is your Rockford a DVC? If you get a second 4 ohm sub, you can hook them up in series and your receiver will see 8 ohms.
Well, thanks for all the insights Mar 15, Posts: Nov 13, Posts: