Car Sub for home use?

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  1. TenSteel

    TenSteel Ted Cruz suicide hotline OT Supporter

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    I've got an ADS 312rs.2 12" sub sitting in my closet, and I'm thinking about putting it into a sealed box running it with my small home system (running it off a plate amp or an NHT A1 amp). I listen to music mostly, but the sub will also do some HT work. Have any of you used a car sub in your home setups? Were you happy with the results?
     
  2. idontgiveashit

    idontgiveashit I eat rice

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    yeah, im running an RF 12, and im completely not satisfyeed, its getting 120 watts. It is also in a sealed box.
     
  3. LOUDSYSTEM

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    it should work fine.. What impedance is the driver? find a nice plate amp and use it. DONT use the receiver. The receiver doesnt put out its rated power till you really crank it and most towers/ book shelf speakers dont require that much power to get loud so your better off using a seperate amp for the sub
     
  4. TenSteel

    TenSteel Ted Cruz suicide hotline OT Supporter

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    Nonono, not gonna use the receiver. The sub is dual 4 ohm, so I'm going to wire it in series to 8 ohms. I'm gonna use this amp right here:

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    Specs:
    Description:
    Full range (20hz - 20kHz), class G, monaural amplifier for general audio use.
    Controls/Features:
    Power, 12V/Audio trigger, 115v/230v switchable, soft clipping, rack mount kit (optional).
    Power Rating:
    200W into 8ohm, 250W into 6ohm, 300W into 4ohm RMS.
    THD:
    <.01% 22Hz - 20kHz.
    S/N Ratio:
    >100dB.

    Input Connectors:
    XLR, RCA.
    Output Connectors:
    5-way binding posts.
    Dimensions/Weight:
    2.125"H x 17"W x 11"D, 17lbs.

    ... along with the matching crossover.

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    Specs:
    Description:
    Bass Manager/Active crossover for use with Evolution U1, U2 subwoofers and T5, T6 tower systems.
    Controls/Features:
    Power, master gain, LFE gain, boundary compensation, stereo/mono switch, phase, hi & lo pass filters, 12V/Audio trigger, 115v/230v switchable, rack mount kit (optional).
    Switchable Hi Pass:
    50Hz, 80Hz, 110Hz.
    Variable Lo Pass:
    50Hz - 140Hz.
    Phase Selector:
    0/180 degree switch, 0-90 degree variable.

    Gain:
    +10dB, 0dB selectable.
    S/N Ratio:
    >100dB.
    Input Connectors:
    XLR, RCA.
    Output Connectors:
    XLR, RCA.
    Dimensions/Weight:
    2.125"H x 17"W x 11.5"D, 8lbs.
     
  5. brewman

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    i've got 2 infinity kappa's in to floor standing ported boxed. then got 2 3 1/2's jbl's. looking for a nice set of 4' speakers. but on the subject, yea they work good.
    and i chambered my box to the specs (added that in so everybody wouldn't think i'm a noob)
     
  6. flynfrog

    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    im thinking of hooking my hsockers up to a my computer to paly games wiht any body know of a cheap 2000 watt home amp
     
  7. 04

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    What do you define as being cheap? A QSC RMX 2450 would probably put out a little less than 2kW RMS. http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&PartNumber=245-694&DID=7 It only costs 500 dollars. Or you could go all out and get a Crown K2 which costs around 1100 dollars I believe. It puts out 2.5kW and doesnt even need a fan to cool it!
     

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