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can be done, are the speakers wall wart powered or direct fed mains ?

If they are wall wart powered and in range of 12-14v just splice the dc cable, connect to car battery, connect speakers input to head preout.. and you are done..no need of inverters..


If its direct mains feed, then my friend you gott problem..
Edited by dragonxwas - 3/27/11 at 5:16am
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post #22 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragonxwas;12887714 
can be done, are the speakers wall wart powered or direct fed mains ?

If they are wall wart powered and in range of 12-14v just splice the dc cable, connect to car battery, connect speakers input to head preout.. and you are done..

No, just no. You'll need to FILTER that power to the mainboard, to keep things from getting too much power or not enough (which DOES happen in a car).

And if the speakers have regular speaker wire (the amp is separate), yes it COULD work, assuming the speakers are a 4ohm load.
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Well the amp and Woofer are in the safe casing..
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With the amount of time spent discussing this, you could have went and cut someone's yard, or shoveled someone's drive, acquired some currency, and bought some actual replacements for your blown speakers. I know there are "no name" brands of car audio crap, that though it's cheap and low quality, would still sound infinitely better than anything you would have been able to setup with an Altec Lansing PC speaker system.
     
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post #26 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by epitek;12887826 
Yes, just use this power converter and these speakers or your speakers will do just fine as well.

Too bad that power inverter is 175w PEAK, and those speakers are 200w CONTINUOUS. Have fun with that. thumb.gif
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post #27 of 31
Yes, let's suggest spending money on an inverter + PC speakers when you could use that same money for actual car audio gear. It's a well guarded secret that PC speakers beat out even the finest car audio speakers available. My Logitech X-540's sound beast in my Lexus LFA.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Aaron_Henderson;12888518 
Yes, let's suggest spending money on an inverter + PC speakers when you could use that same money for actual car audio gear. It's a well guarded secret that PC speakers beat out even the finest car audio speakers available. My Logitech X-540's sound beast in my Lexus LFA.

Haters gon hate. tongue.gif

Seriously, if you want sound in your car, do it right. Getting an inverter and running junk PC speakers is only going to make things worse than having a stock setup.
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Going to post the model of the speakers i have when, i get my lazy self up..
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This can work very well if you use PC speakers that run on 12VDC, I have done it with good results.
What you need to do is look at the speaker's power ratings... Some of them will have a transformer that converts the AC voltage from the wall into DC voltage for the speakers.
What I did is take a pair of Creative Labs - Cambridge Soundworks PC speakers and get a cable that has a cigarette plug on one end and the coaxial DC plug on the other end and then just plug the speakers in to the cigarrette lighter socket in my car, plug an iPod into the PC speakers, and it sound just as good as the factory car stereo.
No AC to DC inverter is needed, the speakers work on DC electricity.
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