Originally Posted by Eric von Kleist
I went to Circuit City tonight and looked at amps and speakers, and I need to do more research. I'm just confused.
I consider myself an electrical genious. Wires and i get along very well, but i didn't really know much about sound systems. I had no problem hooking speakers to an amp and getting them to work, but didn't really understand the relationship of ohms and such.
Some guy gave me this link, which is an excellent source for all kinds of car stereo info.
In my bus i use a combination of 12 volt and 110 volt sound systems. My bus had 4 speakers mounted in the ceiling, so i utilized those with the 12 volt sony XPLOD car stereo. It has rca inputs/outputs which makes it easy to connect my XM satelite radio. I also have a set of 15" subwoofers that still need to get connected to an amp. I would like to add a couple 5x9's to the front like i did in the old bus (see photo)
For a 110 volt stereo setup, i stumbled upon this dj equipment on ebay for $180 bucks if memory serves me correctly
The amp is only rated for 150 watts per channell.....but this thing REALLY ROCKS! Only once did i turn it up all the way (well..to about 9, it gets distorted near 10) and i had both speakers outside the bus. At 4 on the volume dial it'll just about crush your chest. I've been super happy with this setup. This is connected via AV jacks to my car stereo. I also plug my laptop in occasionally when i need to hear some johnny cash
It's nice to have a combination of the two systems. I don't have to mess with the more complicated 110 volt system while i'm driving if i don't want. I can just use the car stereo. Since it's a partybus, i listen to mostly techno when we're out on the town.
that was a long post!