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Want a small, low power audio amp for CB

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by rocket_scientist, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Aug 20, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    rocket_scientist

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    I have a cobra 75 ready to install, but I want to add an external speaker. I have added in rear speakers and no longer use the factory ones in the roof. I want to add in a small, cheap amplifier that connects to the Cobra 75 audio out port and then to the factory rear speakers. I thought about just hooking the CB into the aux input on my head unit, but I want to be able to hear the CB and music when on the road (like when I drive from NC to CA next month). Anyone have a suggestion? I am looking for something small and cheap, not so worried about high quality, just cheap and small enough that I can fit (hopefully) under the center console.
     
  2. Aug 24, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    You really dont need an amp IMO-the 2-2.5 watt output of the CB, when put to the right external communications speaker specifically tuned for voice, can blow your eardrums. Radio shack has a couple decent ones or Ham Radio Outlet (very reliable online) has a good supply of great comm speakers. Then it's just a matter of mounting it where it will point up in the direction of your ears.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    I agree, just plug your CB into a small speaker made for it. That should be more than loud enough and it can be mounted in an inconspicuous place that no one will see. I have a small speaker for my Ham radio...I think it's a Kenwood speaker that is about 4"X4" square and about an inch thick. Its velcroed to the carpet under the backseat in my double cab. No one sees it and no one kicks it and its plenty loud.
     
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