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exterior audio idea

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 95 taco, May 31, 2012.

  1. May 31, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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    95 taco

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    ive been kicking around this idea of putting marine speakers on the roll bar im gonna build for my truck and i was wondering how i would go about setting it so i can flip a switch and the speakers come on with the other speakers inside the truck. any thoughts?
     
  2. May 31, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    Is this music going to be for you or is it going to be so you can show other people how cool you are?
     
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    For tailgating parties I assume.
     
  4. May 31, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/205044-nunavut-my-build.html
    Cool idea :)
     
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    If you wire them in with the regular speakers, get a double-pole switch and install it in the wire going out to them. Basically like doing any kind of lighting, just send the source & break it with a switch. you're just gonna want to break both the conductors on audio.
     
  6. May 31, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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    Would you have to install two separate switches for both conductors?
     
  7. May 31, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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    for when me and my cousins are working/having fun.
     
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    correct
     
  9. May 31, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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    ok ill start doing research on a double pole switch. thanks for youre help. but one question that does a double pole switch do? i dont usually mess with audio or wiring.
     
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    I too have thought about this but I was thinking about the bottom of my toolbox (hidden until needed) since I don't have a roll bar
     
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    I'm actually not 100% sure if they make double-poles for automotive application. i had one on an old truck of mine, but used an actually 120v switch. a double pole switch is just a normal switch only it breaks 2 wires with the single switch. usually has something on it like "1 in 1 out & 2 in 2 out"
     
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    i think that should work. lol im not good with wiring stuff. but i believe it needs to have a total of 4 contact posts on the back (which im sure it does). 2 positive connectors and 2 negative.
     
  14. Jun 1, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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    When it comes to loud outdoor sound an amp is a must in my opinion. You have to use good power to get the sound to travel outside.

    I would consider adding a small 2 channel amp for the roll bar speakers. Then you can just throw a basic spst toggle on the remote wire for the amp. Toggle on, sound outside and inside, toggle off, sound only inside.
     
  15. Jun 1, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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    thank you for the help. ill look into that.
     
  16. Jun 1, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    That rocker switch might work. I can't see the back side of it so I have no idea. You will need two switches though; one for each speaker you're switching.

    And yes an amp would be nice but I'm assuming this is on a budget. Look for an efficient coaxial. Something like a wakeboard boat speaker that's meant to operate outside. Should solve the mounting problem too.
     
  17. Jun 1, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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    ok thanks ill look into both options.
     
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