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Old 05-02-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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AUX amplifier

Has anyone tried a powered portable amp? Like a Cmoy, Mini3, or PA2V2? How were the results? I'm looking into one of these because the "two birds one stone" aspect.

I'm so fed up w/ the sound that isn't there, I'm hooking up some Altec Lansing computer speakers to an inverter. LOL
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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CMOY - Search on eBay, many versions out there.

PA2V2 - http://www.electric-avenues.com/audio8.html

Mini3 - http://www.glassjaraudio.com/product...9&categoryId=2
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:16 AM   #3
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I donít know about the other two but I have heard the Cmoy but only used with headphones. Sounded fairly good. From what I understand the normal gain (boost) is set to a maximum of 11. That should be just about right for an AUX input. However the gain can be changed by simply changing a resistor. If you do get one ask and make sure that the gain is set to around 10. IIRC the one I listened to was set to a gain of about 4. Thatís fine for some headphones but not for an AUX input.
If what you are listening to has a headphone output (not things like a GPS or other SAT receivers) check out this post.

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It wonít drive headphones but doesnít require batteries.
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I donít know about the other two but I have heard the Cmoy but only used with headphones. Sounded fairly good. From what I understand the normal gain (boost) is set to a maximum of 11. That should be just about right for an AUX input. However the gain can be changed by simply changing a resistor. If you do get one ask and make sure that the gain is set to around 10. IIRC the one I listened to was set to a gain of about 4. Thatís fine for some headphones but not for an AUX input.
If what you are listening to has a headphone output (not things like a GPS or other SAT receivers) check out this post.

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It wonít drive headphones but doesnít require batteries.
I saw your post and it sparked my search on those little portable units. So cool! Nice accessory that might lug us down.

I went out and bought an Alpine CDA-117 tonight. After everything, I want a better connection and sound. The $50 I would have spent on the amplifier was directed into the head unit purchase.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:19 PM   #5
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OK. You've had some time now. How do you like the Alpine? How about the install? I'm thinking about a HU upgrade myself.
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