6600M external Speaker is not working

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Hi AllI'm not able to use an external Speaker e.g. ICOM SP-34 with my FLEX 6600M. I tried all the plugs at the back - but no sound. I tried with mono and stereo 3.5mm plugs.

Any ideas?Is this a Hardware or Software Issue?
73Wolfgang
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Wolfgang

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Hi Wolfgang. The 6000 series output is a low level 'line' output. You therefore need a small external audio amplifier to provide enough drive for your Icom speaker. Alternatively you can use a pair of 'powered' computer type speakers. I use Bose companion 3 with my 6500, they sound excellent. Hope this helps. 73, Paul
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You must use speakers with a built in amplifier. I use a visio sound bar with remote control mounted on wall.
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Not necessarily. A separate amplifier would be fine if the OP wishes to use the Icom speaker that he already has.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Yes, you need an amplified and stereo speaker connected to all SDRs that Flexradio has produced.
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Wolfgang

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Hi TimI just installed a small nice speaker amplifier. But no sound - nothing! I connected the PWR-SPKR output to the input of the amplifier and the output of the amplifier to the input of teh ICOM speaker.
Do I have to enable the PWR-SPKR in the software somewhere?73Wolfgang
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There are no controls to turn on or off the powered speaker output, but you can mute it.

I would simplify the problem.  Do you have a pair of computer speakers?  Connect them to the radio and verify that it is working in that configuration before using a more complex configuration.
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Wolfgang

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Everything is ok now. I just plugged in an old powered Logotech PC speaker - and it works. Issue is solved :-)The nice looking amplifier is not working and ent into the china-trash.
73Wolfgang