how to hook up a home pc speaker with a car stereo? Answered

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i'm using a pc speaker and an IPAQ in my car. The audio is great not bad for a pc speaker compare to a stock car speaker. I bought a new car stereo to replace my IPAQ but i didnt sound nice. i only manage to have a whistling sound on the subs. i look it up in the net and some says its possible but i coudnt figure out how. help pls. thanks

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Capt. Howdy

9 years ago

i found an artical on Sound & Vision. When you try to drive 4 ohm speakers with an 8 ohm stereo the stereo will "choke" or try to lower its output to keep from burning out its amp. Thats why your speakers sound like they do. Hope this helps.http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/resources/857/resource-center-receivers-page3.html

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nhad_ke35Capt. Howdy

Answer 9 years ago

yup i guess this is the best reason why i'm getting a bad output. thanks, i guess ill be needing to install the car speaker i got awhile ago. but the altec lansing and IPAQ really sounds better than a stock car speaker :(

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Capt. Howdynhad_ke35

Answer 9 years ago

ther is an instructable on how to hook a mp3 player to a stereo. i hooked one to an old boom box tape head and it worked. i'm gonna try hookin it up to my car stereo. Good luck

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Capt. Howdy

9 years ago

pc speakers are 4 ohm car stereo's are 8 ohm. i've never tried this but i figure something will release the mysterious blue smoke lol

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nhad_ke35Capt. Howdy

Answer 9 years ago

i already connected the stereo to the speakers and it didnt burn. the problem is, even in full volume the audio is still too low

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Capt. Howdynhad_ke35

Answer 9 years ago

http://www.soundandvisionmag.com oops the other link may not work maybe this one will. What they are saying is that when you hook up 4 ohm speakers to an 8 ohm stereo the stereo will throttle back to keep from burning its amp.