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Electronics Simple speakers to 3.5mm out?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by relix, 18 Jun 2003.

  1. relix

    relix Minimodder

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    Is it possible by doing simple things to remove the speakers from, say, a clockradio, or a radio and attach a 3.5mm out so you can put your headphones in it, instaed of using the speakers?
     
  2. ZapWizard

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    Ya, you can do that, just make sure the radio can go to a low enough volume.

    Or use headphones with a volume control
     
  3. Devil_H@ck

    Devil_H@ck What's a Dremel?

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    Hm, so what you're saying is that headphone are louder at the same voltage/current than boxes are?
     
  4. ZapWizard

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    Not really, they just seem louder because they are closer to your ear.

    Sound volume drops off exponentialy depending on how far away you are.

    So 75db, at 1 inch is MUCH louder then 75db at 10 feet.
     
  5. Amorphus

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    volume drops off by the inverse square, and then some, because of the resistance (negligible at shorter ranges, for the msot part)

    you could jsut stuck a 100ohm resistor in series and see how it works.
     
  6. Devil_H@ck

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    What about the opposite of doing that, so hooking up a box to let's say an MP3 player headphone output?
    Would that work (without getting your batteries to 0V within an hour)?
     
  7. ZapWizard

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    You need some amplified speakers.

    Often you can find some that take batteries, they are made just for connecting to a protable radio.

    If you are in the US RadioShack carries them.
     

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