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    Is it ok to hook up car subs to home stereo receiver

    if it is ok how do u do it casue ive tried a few ways and i cant get it to work?







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    Re: Is it ok to hook up car subs to home stereo receiver

    A sub is a sub in a mechanical sense, they work the same way. You just have to match impedances, most home receivers cant handle a load under 4 ohms.





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    Re: Is it ok to hook up car subs to home stereo receiver

    ive done it before but this was back in the day when i was 13 and my friend thought some $45 sub from walmart would slam.....just took the wires and hooked one to the positive and other to negative. BAM!!! it worked..but it wasnt in a box so it sounded $hitty free-air




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    Re: Is it ok to hook up car subs to home stereo receiver

    You generally need a plate amplifier to run a sub...and then run the signal from the receiver to the plate amp.




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    Re: Is it ok to hook up car subs to home stereo receiver

    this reciever was around 400w so i just hooked it up straight to that




    2000 GMC Z-71 Ext.Cab

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    HU: pioneer deh-7700mp
    front: stock (but decent)
    rear: Stock
    sub: Orion P-Series 12"
    sub amp: orion 600d
    box: ProBox Downfire
    Need $$$ for Upgrades

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    Re: Is it ok to hook up car subs to home stereo receiver

    most h/t receivers are 8 ohm i believe--damage may occur if you put too heavy a load on em as most car audio subs are 4 or 2 ohm.



    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u need a box...I'l taked 3 years of shop class so i know what im doing.

    after i explained to him there's more to a proper box than boards and glue and he should practice before trying to sell boxes to others

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    yes personaly if it was some one elce that just starting making boxes but i'v taken shop for 3 years now...Making a lil box is nothing i don't need to pratice on a box to get it right i learned alot of stuff from 1 box and i can fix that in my next box
    after i told him that customers would care about the looks of the box

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    if u want some thing that looks pretty why don't u find a black guy with a big d*ck.

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    Re: Is it ok to hook up car subs to home stereo receiver

    I rememer back in the days when I was about 14 I hooked up a 10" mtx road thunder in a custom pyramid shaped box to my kenwood receiver(200 watts or so) and that !@#$ banged believe it or not, and took it like a champ, everyone used to want to come over just to see and hear my room shake, now it's the opposite, everyone wants to be in my car to hear it bump



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    Re: Is it ok to hook up car subs to home stereo receiver

    I have sub(s) on my HT amp. Its rather old so i dont care if it breaks.
    Sometimes i switch it back to my 12" tower speakers.




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