View Full Version : car speakers and me....
08-01-2002, 04:38 PM
i was wondering if it were possible to use car speakers for a home entertainment system. is it possible to run them through a normal reciever....
just an idea...
08-01-2002, 04:42 PM
it is possable, I have had many friends to that
08-01-2002, 04:52 PM
ok swell, looks like the tv-room and music room are gonna be bumpin....
08-01-2002, 05:20 PM
well im starting from scratch so what reciever/s would work :)
08-01-2002, 06:45 PM
ive been looking at ceiling mounted speakers also as they would work with an 8ohm system with no problems, but from what ive seen that are fairly weak which is an extreme away from what im going for...
Originally posted by DarkFury
Most car subs are designed to be rugged and produce tons of bass to compensate for the relatively short distance before reaching your ears. Most people don't sit directly in front of a house speaker when listening.... therefore the sine wave of a woofer gets to travel a longer distance before reaching your ear... hence a single 10" - 12" sub can be plenty for one room along with appropriate woofers, mids, and tweets.
I don't think that this is true. The fact that 'a sine wave' travels furthur makes it quiter. In fact, the energy (and power) of a pressure wave decreases with the cube of the distance.
Car subs are louder for a couple of reasons. One is competition with other noise. Its a lot noisier in a moving car then in the average liveing room. Another is show, people like the most bass. Another is dampning. Most people put subs in the trunk, where it has to travel through glass, steel, and/or seats to get to the listener's ear.
08-05-2002, 10:10 PM
dude, if resistance is your problem just put them in parrallel (or serial). Speakers should be fine. I even had a friend use his Subs in the house (with enclosure of course).
08-06-2002, 12:58 AM
are we talkin' subs or just speakers?
Personally i wouldn't WANT normal speakers in my house, just not as good quality compared to a multi speaker (ie 3-way) system IMO. As for subs, you would HAVE to get an enclosure or you'll blow them but its very possible.
If you really want to do it just power it with a car amp :shrug: its got rca inputs.
As for supplying enough power, unless they're really inefficent there should be no problem, after all that 70 rms watts should be going almost entirely to makin' sound.
03-18-2003, 10:20 AM
ok im pulling this one out from the grave
how would i hook an amp up, i understand the wiring from it to the reciever but what about its power connection.
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