- Jan 7, 2002
i was thinking....hmmmmmm would it be possible to use a car stereo rcv'r/headunit, on a computer....hmm....it would be possible to power it up, same type of power, but moving data...directly to the sound card? maybe?
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Crazy Jayhawk said:If you want the stereo to remember things like the time and radio presets, you'll need to find a way to get a 12V standby current to it. Otherwise you'll lose your settings every time you turn the computer off. I wouldn't recommend trying to step up the voltage from the 5VSB line since it's not rated for very high current.
That'd probably work.Krusty said:As long as the current draw isn't very much, you can find some 12v power supplies that are plenty small to fit into your case along with the head unit. Come to think of it, the ac adaptor for my router runs [email protected] That might be enough to do it. Just mod the psu the way people mod psus to put in 110vAC pumps...or just have 2 plugs running into the puter.
Crazy Jayhawk said:That'd probably work.
Also, just be advised that a lot of car stereos require four speakers to be hooked up to them. This is how I'd hook it up, assuming that the stereo has a stereo output for going to an amp (most do).
Get some high-rated 4-ohm resistors and use them in place of the speakers, and connect the amp output to the sound card input.