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    Is it possible to run my subs on my house?

    This may be a dumb question, but I don't know the answer.

    Is there a way to use my subs from my car in my house? If I can do that, how easy/hard/expensive would it be?

    I'm running 2 Kicker Comps and a Power Acoutik 620w amp if that makes a difference.

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    Re: Is it possible to run my subs on my house?

    Yes, it's possible.

    But, you'd need to either 1) run a car battery in your house to power the amp (which would leave you with limited play time), 2) hook a charger up to that battery and charge it constantly (which would very well lead to induced noise/poor sound), 3) buy an AC-DC high amperage power supply (expensive).

    All in all, your best option is to go to www.partsexpress.com and find an appropriate home audio plate amplifier to power the subs if you want to use them in your house.




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    Re: Is it possible to run my subs on my house?

    What he said.

    Parts Express even has big power converter (60 amp) for 170ish bucks. Not to bad actually.
    Might cost less than buying a new sub plate amp.




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    Re: Is it possible to run my subs on my house?

    or use a pc power supply? but you would have to open it up which is very dangerous.



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    Re: Is it possible to run my subs on my house?

    Quote Originally Posted by 93 saturn sl2
    or use a pc power supply?
    Most are in the 8-10A output range at most. Figure that's only 120w of input into the amp. If the amp's only, say, 60% efficient, it'd have a maximum output of 72w. Not really going to do much damage with 36w/sub.




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    Re: Is it possible to run my subs on my house?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartak1
    What he said.

    Parts Express even has big power converter (60 amp) for 170ish bucks. Not to bad actually.
    Might cost less than buying a new sub plate amp.
    Not that great of a deal when you can buy new-in-box plates from PE in the $100 range...




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    Re: Is it possible to run my subs on my house?

    Does anyone have a link to something that would work, I'm looking around PE but I can't find what I'm looking for.

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    Re: Is it possible to run my subs on my house?

    We need to know the impedance configuration of your subs, first.




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    Re: Is it possible to run my subs on my house?

    ******* people, it isnt hard to search, let alone a forum with like 4 pages. this has been asked AT LEAST 8 times.




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    Re: Is it possible to run my subs on my house?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Frost
    Not that great of a deal when you can buy new-in-box plates from PE in the $100 range...
    lol, true true.




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    Re: Is it possible to run my subs on my house?

    Quote Originally Posted by 93 saturn sl2
    or use a pc power supply? but you would have to open it up which is very dangerous.
    not true, you just have to bridge a ground and the power on wire
    Last edited by Xekutr; 09-09-2005 at 10:51 PM.




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    Re: Is it possible to run my subs on my house?

    I dont recommend it, I think you'd have much better results if ya put the in your house instead of on it
    But seriously if they match up with your amp and you build a proper box, I dunno why not



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