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Hmm, well even the higher end MRP-M1000 which I plan to upgrade this system too still only supports 0.2 - 4 V input.

I don't want to have to get a secondary device just to bump the max 2 V from the sound card up to 4 V.  Maybe I just need to start looking more deeply in to sound card options.


Well, like as I wrote, you may be fine with it. If not you can go with a simple line level driver or a full on processor, etc. Won't know till you try it right?

 

That's the problem, no one in my area stocks them, I'd be looking at least about $60 in gas to go somewhere that has one, or pay a boat-load on shipping.

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Temporary Sound System Update:

 

 

 

Some supplies and the new speaker amp

 

 

 

Somewhat organized spare-tire well

 

 

 

Passenger side cables

 

 

 

 

Removind the head unit, shifter cover plate first, then ash tray, then mounting bracket

 

 

 

 

Really messy internals

 

 

 

Cleaned up a little for the new amp

 

 

 

Configuring the new amp

 

 


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Oh! I n3ever saw this Axi, nice idea - can't wait to see finished

I have been without sound in my Civic for soo long now, My Amp is not working and I am so Stupidly broke I cannot replace it.

Also I know NOTHING about cars, so I dont know if my Polk DB9's can run off the internal Mosfet of my HeadUnit or not =( and Worse yet I wouldnt even know how to connect them again..
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Oh! I n3ever saw this Axi, nice idea - can't wait to see finished

I have been without sound in my Civic for soo long now, My Amp is not working and I am so Stupidly broke I cannot replace it.

Also I know NOTHING about cars, so I dont know if my Polk DB9's can run off the internal Mosfet of my HeadUnit or not =( and Worse yet I wouldnt even know how to connect them again..

 

Thanks for stopping by man :D

 

As for your speakers, the nice thing about speakers is that generally and speakers will run off any amp as long as the impedance matches up.  Typically most automotive and marine speakers and stereos are design for 4-8 ohm speakers where as home theaters are about 8-16 ohm (at least form my experience).

 

Amps simply pump out the power, speakers convert that to sound.  Generally putting really good speakers on a crappy amp will just lead to quiet sounding speakers not being used to their full potential.  You can't damage the speakers though.

 

The problem is hooking up crappy speakers to a good amp.  The amp doesn't care about the quality of the speakers, it will just pump out that power, the crappy speakers won't be able to handle it though and sound less than stellar, and possible short out and in turn fry your amp if the amp's protection doesn't kick in fast enough.

 

Since you aren't very familiar with hooking up speakers, I wouldn't recommend trying it yourself.  It's not a hard thing to do if you're willing to learn, there are just many things to remember.

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I might try bugging MNPCTech for supplies for the trunk area of the build.

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They've got nothing you would want tongue.gif

I would definitely give Bill a shout because if I remember right, his dad was a car modder/restoration . Mix that with his love for computers and that's how he became a computer modder. You're combining the 2 so I think you got a shot. Might end up with something not in his store...
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I might try bugging MNPCTech for supplies for the trunk area of the build.

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They've got nothing you would want tongue.gif

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Thanks for the heads up man :D

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Thanks for stopping by man biggrin.gif

As for your speakers, the nice thing about speakers is that generally and speakers will run off any amp as long as the impedance matches up.  Typically most automotive and marine speakers and stereos are design for 4-8 ohm speakers where as home theaters are about 8-16 ohm (at least form my experience).

Amps simply pump out the power, speakers convert that to sound.  Generally putting really good speakers on a crappy amp will just lead to quiet sounding speakers not being used to their full potential.  You can't damage the speakers though.

The problem is hooking up crappy speakers to a good amp.  The amp doesn't care about the quality of the speakers, it will just pump out that power, the crappy speakers won't be able to handle it though and sound less than stellar, and possible short out and in turn fry your amp if the amp's protection doesn't kick in fast enough.

Since you aren't very familiar with hooking up speakers, I wouldn't recommend trying it yourself.  It's not a hard thing to do if you're willing to learn, there are just many things to remember.

Im pretty sure Im getting too stupid in my old age to learn something like that.

Luckily though the Polk DB's are pretty damn good quality, and Im only actually running internals, the Amp I believe was an Alpine 1k watt 4 channel, they powered those speakers Beautifully.

will be a shame to drop down to the cradappy internal headunit power -.-which is like 45 watts or something low if I remember correctly .. It was anice hed unit though, Pioneer with the full Color Screen with animated backgrounds and stuff, man it was soo cool, but the electronic head unit kind of stopped working, as in, it no longer closes completely lol, and I dont think i can remove the CD ^.^

but I will give it a shot, see if I can find any local friends to help me through the job. Amp lasted me 6 years though ;p
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Thanks for stopping by man biggrin.gif

As for your speakers, the nice thing about speakers is that generally and speakers will run off any amp as long as the impedance matches up.  Typically most automotive and marine speakers and stereos are design for 4-8 ohm speakers where as home theaters are about 8-16 ohm (at least form my experience).

Amps simply pump out the power, speakers convert that to sound.  Generally putting really good speakers on a crappy amp will just lead to quiet sounding speakers not being used to their full potential.  You can't damage the speakers though.

The problem is hooking up crappy speakers to a good amp.  The amp doesn't care about the quality of the speakers, it will just pump out that power, the crappy speakers won't be able to handle it though and sound less than stellar, and possible short out and in turn fry your amp if the amp's protection doesn't kick in fast enough.

Since you aren't very familiar with hooking up speakers, I wouldn't recommend trying it yourself.  It's not a hard thing to do if you're willing to learn, there are just many things to remember.

Im pretty sure Im getting too stupid in my old age to learn something like that.

Luckily though the Polk DB's are pretty damn good quality, and Im only actually running internals, the Amp I believe was an Alpine 1k watt 4 channel, they powered those speakers Beautifully.

will be a shame to drop down to the cradappy internal headunit power -.-which is like 45 watts or something low if I remember correctly .. It was anice hed unit though, Pioneer with the full Color Screen with animated backgrounds and stuff, man it was soo cool, but the electronic head unit kind of stopped working, as in, it no longer closes completely lol, and I dont think i can remove the CD ^.^

but I will give it a shot, see if I can find any local friends to help me through the job. Amp lasted me 6 years though ;p

 

I'm sure you can find someone capable of helping you out.

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250 GB Samsung 840 240 GB Kingston 3 TB USB 3.0 Drive Custom Loop 
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Fractal Design Core 1000 Mionix Castor Monoprice XXL JL Amps + Custom Morel Bookshelf speakers 
Other
Scythe Kama-Panel 3 
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Saw 7 posts; came expecting Skippy.

 

There was no Skippy.

 

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Saw 7 posts; came expecting Skippy.

There was no Skippy.

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Came here expecting a Hayley avatar.


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