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External audio amp for line out

edited March 20 in New Ideas
Most Hams have a ton of speakers lying around. I was looking for a little 12V audio amplifier to use with the Flex line output. After the 4th try I found one that sounds good and doesn't have RF on it when I transmit and it is only $15.28!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-Mini-2-Channel-Hi-Fi-Stereo-Audio-Amplifier-Amp-Car-Motorcycle-Speaker-...

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  • KF4HRKF4HR Member ✭✭
    edited December 2018
    Great price but I wonder how much distortion percentage is being introduced?
  • K3SFK3SF Member ✭✭
    edited March 20
    per ebay sellers data

    5. Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20KHz
    6. Distortion: <0.05%
    7. SNR: >97dB

    paul k3sf
  • KF4HRKF4HR Member ✭✭
    edited December 2018
    I'd like to believe that, but considering the distortion specifications on brand name A/V amplifiers costing hundreds of dollars, such as Pioneer, Kenwood, Sony, etc  have distortion specifications in the 0.08 to 0.09% THD range, I have my doubts. 
  • edited December 2018
    Most peoples audio is so distorted anyway I don't know if a super specifications audio amp would do you any good. I have a good set of speakers/amp on my PC. Rock and role sounds great on them. Most Hams' transmissions not so much.
  • edited December 2018
    I run my 6300 on remote, i.e. Remote in SSDR, and feed the computer's audio output to an old Yamaha amplifier (I use Tape Input 1) and from there to a pair of JBL Monitor One speakers - the sound is great. I spend much more time listening than I do operating.

    I use it all the time unless I want to actually TX, in which case I use a Plantronics Blackwire headset which has good audio as well. I find the Plantronics earphones good enough to listen to music. Having said that I am 72 and my ears are not what they used to be!!

    Tim


  • Geoff AB6BTGeoff AB6BT Member ✭✭
    edited December 2018
    What is this Rock and Role???
  • edited December 2018
    Rock and Roll with role play.
  • Geoff AB6BTGeoff AB6BT Member ✭✭
    edited December 2018
    I figured as much...
  • KF4HRKF4HR Member ✭✭
    edited December 2018
    I'm curious if anyone has tried the Heil Parametric Receive Audio System on their Flex?

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