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post #1 of 9 Old 10-12-2013, 07:14 AM - Thread Starter
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Im sure this is a very stupid question but I shall ask anyway.

 

I have a Jamo surround sound hooked up to my Yamaha 765 receiver but the Sub (Jamo SUB200) is not working, have tried both internal fuse and new plug with no luck, sub itself seems ok so assume its the circuit board (auto on/off feature).

 

So my choice is either to get the Jamo sub repaired (costing £40-£100) or upgrade and purchase a new sub.

 

Then I got thinking, I purchased some very expensive in car audio speakers /  sub a few years ago that are now just sitting in my loft. don't suppose I could make use of these (they are CDT Eurosport) struggling to find much details of them online (sure I have boxes in the loft). I also have 2 Genesis Amps

 

They would be similar to this

 

http://www.cdtaudio.com/sep_components/subwoofers/es06plus.htm

 

http://www.cdtaudio.com/main_series/es/es62i.htm

 

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http://www.genesiscaraudio.net/uk-en/products/series-three.php

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If there was an FAQ section this question would be near the top of the list. Car subs are engineered to operate within the very small space of a car. HT subs are engineered to operate in the space of an average home. A 6.5 inch driver may work OK in a 200 cubic foot car, but it won't do diddly squat in a 1500 plus cubic foot home theater.

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Im sure this is a very stupid question but I shall ask anyway.

No question is a stupid question. What BFM said holds true. But at the same time, some car subs work well for home use. It depends on what your requirements are.

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that's a shame, I think a the time the sub alone cost around £500 and the speakers around £750, now they are just gathering dust in the loft

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that's a shame, I think a the time the sub alone cost around £500 and the speakers around £750, now they are just gathering dust in the loft

You might try and find the thiele parameters on the sub and post in the diy section...somebody there might be able to plug the specs into winisd and tell you if it will work in a home with the right enclosure. Several Folks in the Diy section have used car audio subs successfully.
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See the alpine sub build in my signature.

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I looked on eBay some time ago to see how much I could sell the car audio stuff and unfortunately they don't go for much so not really worth it.

I can confirm that the cdt Eurosport sub is a 10"

Will post photos and specs a bit later

not really worth paying to repair the jamo for 50-100 when can buy new sub for 200

In addition to the speakers/sub, there is also a load of thick expensive cables that I could make use of and a power cap?

Found a photo of the amps and power cap when installed in the car, just waiting for photos/details of the sub/speakers to be sent to me

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so I have photos of the cdt eurosport sub and component speakers. any advice how I could take advantage of this kit most appreciated

 

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/Joe-turbo/cdtsubside.jpg

 

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/Joe-turbo/cdtsub.jpg

 

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Post in DIY forum. You'd be best served there.

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