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dkmesa
08-24-2006, 10:31 PM
Could I hook up a car audio sub and amp combo to my computer with a car battery? If so, what else do I need to hook it up?

Also, would this work instead: http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?DID=7&PartNumber=300-770 ?
Could I just buy a cable to allow me to hook this up to my PC?

ContourSPL
08-24-2006, 10:44 PM
If you don't have a receiver with a sub output or any other kind of out put, you could get a 3.5mm jack to RCA connector and connect the 3.5mm into your soundcard and the RCA to the inputs on the amplifier. How are you running your speakers??

dkmesa
08-24-2006, 10:58 PM
Into the speaker port. Can I just split the 3.5mm audio out on the back of the computer and use a 3.5mm to RCA wire to the sub? I found all the cables.

JimJ
08-24-2006, 11:01 PM
Can I just split the 3.5mm audio out on the back of the computer and use a 3.5mm to RCA wire to the sub?

No.

You need a proper amplifier of some kind, preferably one made for 120VAC such as PartsExpress sells...

dkmesa
08-24-2006, 11:02 PM
Also I was thinking of getting these:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=300-784
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=295-485

Would these work well together and would a 1 cu ft enclosure be good? Would it sound as good facing back as down?

dkmesa
08-24-2006, 11:03 PM
No.

You need a proper amplifier of some kind, preferably one made for 120VAC such as PartsExpress sells...

right but I mean split it to send 1 signal to a sub amp and the other to my computer speakers. That would work right?

dkmesa
08-25-2006, 09:18 AM
Does anyone know if I can just split the 3.5mm computer speaker output and send one signal to a plate amp?

joetama
08-25-2006, 11:36 AM
Yes it's called a "Y" cable.... You can get them at Radio Shack...

dkmesa
08-25-2006, 11:48 AM
Yes it's called a "Y" cable.... You can get them at Radio Shack...

OK thanks, I found it on parts express but wasn't sure if it would work. I look forward to shake pictures off the wall throughout my dorm. There are 2 or 3 guys with little 5.25" woofers that sound like **** but are always turned up loud