Powering a car amp

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  1. GTS4eva

    GTS4eva New Member

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    So i'm working on putting a subwoofer and car speakers on plexi glass.. thats not problem but im wondering is how can I power the amp?

    I haven't ordered a car amp before so I'm not really sure on how it works. So what do u recommend to make it portable? I need something that can last and can be rechargeable (prefferably plugged in)...

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
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    could use a UPS and a computer power supply.... or you could do a deep-cycle battery, such as an Optima Yellow Top and a battery charger.

    why would you want to do this?
     
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    Well I'm gonna do a little summer project, I found $300 i got a while ago and forgot about and wanted to spend it... So I'm making a boompack. I'm gonna make a case in plexi and add a sub and 2 speakers in a backpack. I know this is gonna be heavy as fuck but I still want to be able to carry it around. So whats the estimated time it would last alone without being plugged in?
     
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    depends entirely on the battery backup, amp, volume, and even the type of music.
     
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    Well mostly loud bass...

    I'm thinking of the Sony Xplod 10" Subwoofer (maz 1100W), 600W Amp, and 2 speakers (max 160W) 5"x7" and 6"x8"

    here are the two links to those:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=39745&item=5775320777&tc=photo
    and
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3291&item=5775321122&tc=photo
    and
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=14940&item=5775320778&tc=photo



    Now all I need to know is what to do with the battery, I haven't done anything so everything and anything is possible
     
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    do yourself a favor and don't build this.
     
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    Is there any other way to solve it besides not trying? There has to be something that can hold enough power for it, or maybe I should change something?
     
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    either deep-cycle car battery (VERY heavy) or a UPS system with 12VAC > 12VDC power supply (less heavy, but still very heavy)

    Honestly, this is one of the most gheto, stupid ideas ever conceived, and you will be doing yourself a favor by not building this. I will not be held responsible for the laughing and fingerpointing that will result if you do decide to build this... It'll be even worse than the fag-tastic JVC "KaBoom" box. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/search/detail/base_pid/241426/src=01340
     
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    Wow I could think of better things to do with 300 dollars.. But hey do what you need to do.
     
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    Spend the $300 on hookers and forget all about this idea.
     
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    Oh oh please tell. I really dont know what to do I wanna keep myself busy for 3 weeks
     
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    get netflix/blockbuster-moviepass, buy lots of food, read a book, start an aquarium (did this myself a few days ago -- loving it!), ride a bike, go shopping, go to the movies, miniature golf, buy/play video games, LAN cafe/parties, etc.

    $300 goes a long way if you're careful with it. The blockbuster movie-pass alone is only like $25 for a month, and that could keep you occupied for 3 weeks. Mix that in with a little food, computer games, friends, and outdoor entertainment every now and then and you'll be fine.

    Overall, this speaker idea, however, is a bad one. And one that likely won't take more than 3/4 a day to do.
     
  14. Ronin

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    this is one of the worst ideas ive ever heard of and one of the biggest wastes of money conceivable.
     

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