Cheap Pickups: Vistar Audio 250W Panel Amp

New speaker back.

Picked up either a 450W or 250W/360W sub woofer panel amplifier: $10. As you can see from the pics below, there aren’t any identifying model numbers on it except “AUDIO 9911061”. Had to fix the cable from the volume/frequency/IR PCB, then plugged it into see if it works… It does and works very well! When playing thumping bass, a carpeted speaker box with a 600W Kicker Sub moves along the floor! Next, sub woofer races!! The metal rattling is the “Man Cave” roof, and yes I know the box is way too small for the sub. An few interesting features Continue Reading →

Altec Lansing ACS48 – Satelite Speaker Mod

Lansing ACS48 Din Pinout

I bought an Altec Lansing ACS48 a while ago but it came without the left satelite speaker. Although I didn’t need it because I only wanted it for it’s powered sub, which still sounds perfect. Because of the way the system was designed, the right satelite speaker has all the controls and it uses a micro-controller to power on – by holding the volume up and down at the same time. Also as stated the volume controls are push button and not done using a pot or variable resistor. So what I wanted to do is remove the need for Continue Reading →