Installing a Car Audio System On a PC, Help!

matqc23

matqc23

New Member
#1
Hi! I was wondering how one would go about installing a full fledged car audio system on a PC.

I am a big car audio enthusiast and I dropped lots of money to put a good sound system in my car. I'm going to sell my car pretty soon and gonna install a completely new sound system in it. Now I'm stuck with this old sound system and since I have a big gaming rig with poor speakers I figured I might as well install them on my pc.

This is what I got :

1 - 600 Watts RMS Pheonix Gold Xenon x 600.1 Amp (4 ohms)
1 - Orion 2 x 120 w rms @ 4 ohms amp(2 pairs of speakers both at 120w)
1 - Pair of CDT audiophile 6.5'' 4 omhs 140 w RMS speakers
1 - Pair of CDT audiophile 6x9'' 4 ohms 120 w RMS speakers
1 - Image Dynamics audiophile IDMAX12-D4 1000w RMS Dual Coil SUbwoofer (with crossed coil connect for 4 ohm impedance instead of 8)
1- Panasonic cd player with 5v Preamps

I was wondering how I would go about installing such a setup on my PC. Will I have to buy myself a pc power supply to drive the amps? WIll I have to buy a tv sound system setup to drive it? How will I install it and with what wires?

All I have right now is the standard car audio wires. (Gage 2 for battery to splitter, gage 4 from splitter to amps, gage 12 from amps to speakers)

Thanks for at least reading.. hoping to get helpfull replies.

:D
 
krupted

krupted

New Member
#2
youre going to have to have one gigantic a/c to d/c power supply. once you find out its better to sell your car audio stuff and buy home stereo stuff come back and we talk more;)
 
MacNews

MacNews

Senior Member
#3
I agree with krupted..its not worth your time man.

Sell your stuff on craigslist and use the money to buy a nice computer speaker setup.
 
DanceMan

DanceMan

Procrastinating Member
#4
And the reason they're saying that is exactly what krupted said:

youre going to have to have one gigantic a/c to d/c power supply
Think of the size of the battery charger for a car battery. Even that would likely be too small to supply adequate current (amps) and it's not a properly regulated power supply. They don't exist because they'd be so large and so expensive no one would buy them.
 
krupted

krupted

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#5
they do exist... ballpark $400 or more if you want to buy about a ~50a regulated dc output supply....
 

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