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ok i was on my christmas break and was bored out of my mind so i decided to make some speakers i stuck 6"1/2 car speakers in some boxes i made they sound a hell of a lot better then my old speakers now i just need a sound card to match any who

how do you all feel about the the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fiâ„¢ Xtreme Music

thank you
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The entire line of X-Fi's are very good cards, especialy for gaming. However, they probably won't take too kindly to having those speakers plugged directly into them, you'll want an amplifier if you don't have one already.
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Hah, your xfi cant handle power draw anything above say some high end headphones. A few results of just plugging those bad boys into your soundcard alone are. -kill the soundcard -wont do jack. Your going to need an amp with a wattage rating that will work with your speakers or a higher rating if you wish to add more speakers.


'n the xfi is great. (oops just saw that I was replying to chipps post)
    
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Yeah, I agree...
An amplifier would appear to be the best way around this due to the car speakers probably drawing so much power.
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yes the x-fi cards are great but you will need an amp to power the speakers, the current draw from the 4ohm speakers far exceeds the 32ohm output on the cards
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i already have 2 amps hooked up 1 for the 2 speakers 1 for my sub
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post #7 of 8
you're using car amps right?

In order to do this correctly you NEED a regulated 12v power source and to have mulitple amps you're going to need one that can handle about 60-80 amps. these are EXPENSIVE. I've seen people use a regular car battery and a trickle charger, but this isn't as safe as a real power supply.

met me reiterate, you cannnot/shouldnot run car power amps off your computer's psu.

that said, I also don't recommend you use a stereo receiver or integrated amplifier because they are really designed for an 8ohm load. most can handle a 4ohm load, but it stresses them out.
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ok i should explain this a bit better

i have a computer hooked to 2 240v amps and i want to hook the to 2 car amps

my speaker are 8 ohm
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