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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 9:47 am 
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I'm not sure if it has been done or is even possible, but I think it would be cool to put a car reciever in my computer. I know it might take a little tweaking but I really like my car reciever and would like to place it in my computer and was wondering(other than the power) if it could be done. It would only be for playing music, but I like the quick cd exchange that would be available not to mention it would look awesome. If anyone has any input on this it would be greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 10:13 am 
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What kind of case and what type of receiver is it?

(Purely curious how you would fit it in)


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Hmm sounds interesting but just not practical to me. why not just load you HD with your music then use a media player to play it back on your PC? much easier and you don't have to swap cd's. It really does not take a ton of time to put cd's on a PC. I added 12 gigs worth of MP3's in the past 2 days, and that was taking breaks and running around town on erronds.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 10:25 am 
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The reciever is a JVC Kameleon 111 and the case is an antec lanboy(plenty of room, with a little dremel work) I know I could load it all on my computer but my cd collection would not even fit on the hard drive. Still my main goal is for looks. I'm at school and no longer drive so I do not use the reciever at all and just thought this might be a fun way to use it.
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The reciever is a JVC Kameleon 111 and the case is an antec lanboy(plenty of room, with a little dremel work) I know I could load it all on my computer but my cd collection would not even fit on the hard drive. Still my main goal is for looks. I'm at school and no longer drive so I do not use the reciever at all and just thought this might be a fun way to use it.
T


I think I saw this done with an 8track.

I know someone how used thier car radio as a home reciever - Figuring out the power is the only issue - they are 12v DC but thats all I know.

First, I would measure it to see what the odds are of getting it into a drive bay.

Can you mount it that way?

BTW - I have thought about this too

You will also need an open card slot - for making a speaker jack.

If you do this, take pleanty of pics along the way.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:28 pm 
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You will need a power inverter for the AC-DC converter.. you can get that at radio shack (make sure to get one that has enough amp and volt rating).. a sufficient one should run around 100 bucks..

I had a friend before who setup his bed headboard w/ car speakers.. an amp, subwoofer and deck all on there.. kinda nice..


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powerhungry wrote:
You will need a power inverter for the AC-DC
Ummmm...like a power supply?


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Chumly wrote:
powerhungry wrote:
You will need a power inverter for the AC-DC
Ummmm...like a power supply?
:lol: :lol: :lol:


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Go for it, take no mercy, pull out all the wepons.

Once you get going tho, theres no going back.

While your at it put a TV in it.


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would b kool, u could make it like ur sound car, n use it to control all pc sound. n power is no problem all u have 2 do is to adapt the molex connector(yellow and black cables) to ur receiver's adapter, prettty easy to to just fitting it would b the hardest to do


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:04 am 
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Well i think i might give it a try...my case does have the room, so right now im looking at the power situation. Im not worried about the sound, I can easily build an adapter to just wire it into an input on my sound card, so that shouldnt be much of a problem. Im a little confused on the idea of all u have 2 do is to adapt the molex connector(yellow and black cables) to ur receiver's adapter. If you or anyone could explain this a little more, it would greatly be appreciated.
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I think your model is KD-LX111. If so, installation manual here:
http://books.jvcservice.com/download/1022230103/27256.pdf

It looks like you need to connect wires this way:
Black to PC Ground (Black)
Yellow to PC 12V (Yellow)
Red to PC 12V (Yellow)
Blue with white stripe - No connect
Orange with white stripe to PC 12V (Yellow)
Brown - No connect
White & White/black - left front speaker
Gray & Gray/black - right front speaker
Green & Green/black - left rear speaker
Purple & Purple/black - right rear speaker

And the case needs to be grounded to your metal PC case.

A note about the three wires going to your PC's 12V...
The yellow one (on the CD player) is constant 12V. If it isn't there 24 hours per day, you will loose your presets, clock, and settings everytime you power off.
The Red one is power on/off (like turning the key in your car)
The Orange with white stripe is front panel lighting.

How big your PC power supply needs to be depends. The CD player by itself probably needs 10-15 watts (0.8 to 1.6 amps). The rest depends on how many speakers you connect and how loud you crank it.


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klintok wrote:
would b kool, u could make it like ur sound car, n use it to control all pc sound. n power is no problem all u have 2 do is to adapt the molex connector(yellow and black cables) to ur receiver's adapter, prettty easy to to just fitting it would b the hardest to do


If you want to hook up 200 watt speakers to the JVC Kameleon and play sound from the PC through it, a "Line in Adapter" (JVC KS-U57 I think) would be needed to connect to PC sound card line-out.


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Or you could just buy a 200 gb drive or 2 and fit all your cds on there...


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Law_Of_The_Jungle wrote:
Or you could just buy a 200 gb drive or 2 and fit all your cds on there...


A 200gb drive would definitely be cheaper and a whole lot easier. But modding is all about pouring tons of time and money (and more time and more money) into your PC because it can be done and it is fun to figure out how to do it. When you're all done there isn't another one like it in the whole world. That's cool!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:00 am 
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I'd skip the idea of high wattage tunes. 200Watt speakers? Come on now...a car radio is probably more than enough. You'll need more than some line deally. You'll need all sorts of junk to make that even a worth while thought.

You can take the speaker outs and tap mini-jacks onto it for your sound card in's. Or you could simply make a simple I/O rack out of a PCI blank so you could patch it to your current speaker rig as you normally would.

I wouldn't stop with just the install either. Get an antenna going so you can pickup FM/AM stations!


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Chumly wrote:
I wouldn't stop with just the install either. Get an antenna going so you can pickup FM/AM stations!


HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!

or...

...a better idea, also put in a satelite reciever! thats even more money though...


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