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AUX amplifier

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Performula, May 2, 2011.

  1. Performula

    Performula [OP] Six lugs of fury!

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    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
     
  2. Performula

    Performula [OP] Six lugs of fury!

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    I don’t 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. That’s 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 won’t drive headphones but doesn’t require batteries.
     
  4. Performula

    Performula [OP] Six lugs of fury!

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    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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    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. :D
     
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