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 In home car system. 
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Not really that interesting but if you have a extra cd-player and want to kill some time. Here is a little fun project.

Not sure if anyone remembers my old setup for the subs and amp but here is the head-unit side of things.

Get a desktop computer power supply , cd-player, and some extra wire. I did everything without ruining the power supply for later projects.

speakers , cross overs and tweeters from my car.
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Messy wiring before I hooked up all the speakers.
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The wiring diagram for my little setup. Probably not the best way to do it but it works.
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The finished result
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October 13 2012, 1:28 AM
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My original garage stereo was this set up, but a little bigger. ;) lol

i was running a Optima redtop battery with a car battery charger feeding it on low. off the battery i had a old pioneer cd player, feeding two 3 way technic house speakers. then i had a 1800watt power acoustic amp feeding two 15inch MTX terminator sub's in a sealed box.

that system lasted my first summer at my house. after the 3rd time the police were called on the bass, i decided i had to change it up. been running a duel home receiver set up ever since. one feeds the same two Technic speakers. and the 2nd one feeds just two 12in Infinity Perfect's.


October 13 2012, 2:36 PM
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You have a nice Logitec 5.1 system, they would sould way better than free-air car speakers in a room of a house.

Did it once in my parents, power supply I was using was too noisy so I wouldn't get FM channels properly. Now we run an Xbox 360 that pulls the music from media center in the house 8)

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October 13 2012, 5:44 PM
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Cool setup. You just provided the answer to a question I've had but haven't researched, thanks!
I have now boombox 2.0, old Sony unit in a box with 2 6x9's. 1.0 used a small battery I always had to recharge and wiring was enclosed. 2.0 is basically the same in a smaller box without the battery but with access to rear of stereo: RCA's for checking amps I intend to repair and the remaining working channel for checking speakers. Fairly compact and portable, but power was the next question to answer...
Now I know a computer power supply will work, awesome! I've a few chilling out in storage.

Does the power supply build up a lot of heat running a car stereo or does it stay pretty cool?

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October 15 2012, 1:12 AM
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Mine stays pretty cool. Sence it is only using the 12v and none of others It dose not get as hot as it would sitting inside the desktop.

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October 15 2012, 12:58 PM
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Had a 8 track car stereo deck in a tool box with Craig 'Power Play' speakers bolted to the sides powered by a battery charger. Thing worked great till an adjustable wrench shorted out the power to speaker wire. pffssst. Old School Baby old school. :D

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