Speaker Connection?

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OK, I'm new (taking delivery of the 6300 in two days). I apologize for my ignorance.

Trying to understand (yes, simple) speaker connection.

I realize I can just hook up powered speakers to the Spk out in the back.

In the Hardware manual it states:

The basic audio schematic is used to connect a FLEX-6000 to a PC sound card:

PC Sound Card Mic / Line In <---> FLEX-6000 Audio Output
PC Sound Card Line Out / Speaker Out <---> FLEX-6000 Audio Input

There is no Audio Input on the 6300 as far as I can tell.

Can't I use the existing speakers that are already hooked up to the computer?

thx




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Alan W4FBI

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Posted 4 years ago

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np2g

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The simplest way is just hook up a powered speaker set. It plugs in the rear apron. Sometimes it isn't smart to re invent the wheel.
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Alan W4FBI

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OK, So most folks have TWO set of speakers; one set for the Flex and the other for the Computer then?

(Assuming one does other things on their computer besides SSDR.)


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Ed, K0KC

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Alan,

I use Bose speakers that have two audio inputs and are RF-immune.

Ed, K0KC
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Alan W4FBI

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Ed,

OK, Sounds like a plan!

thx

Alan, W7EJT
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You can also do audio in and out through the auxiliary connector (DB-15), but it's not "all that." The dual input Bose speakers are perfect.

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My computer speakers do not have an auxiliary input, so I WAS using two sets of speakers. That worked well, but looked bad. Hopefully, this will help others clean up their desk.

I did some web research and came across a simple two input mixer credited to Tomi Engdahl back from 1997. It requires 3 TRS jacks and 4 - 10k resistors.

I mounted the TRS jacks in a line in an old Altoids tin, thus the tin provided a common ground (sleeve) for the three jacks. I then connected the tip and ring on the center jack to the tip and ring on each of the other two using the 10k resistors. Plug the radio into one of the end jacks, the computer into the other end jack and the speakers into the center jack.