How can I connect a car audio system (amp, speakers, subs) so it runs off a standard outlet, also hook up an iPod to it? Answered
I was wanting to build a nice big box out of MDF with a few speakers and two subwoofers powered by an amplifier to hook up to a house's power outlet. I have heard of people using a PC power supply, and if that is true, what would be a sufficiently powerful power supply to run this system with, say, an 800 watt amp. Also, are there better options than a standard PC power supply? Finally, if all of this is possible, I was also hoping to be able to hook up an iPod through the standard headphone jack, so is there a way I could just build in a standard car head unit to accomplish this? Any input is appreciated! PS - One last thing: I think it would be cool to have a little switch on the side of the box that would act as the remote turn on wire to the head unit, so if it was switched off the whole system would not turn on. Is this possible and thanks again!