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2998Re: Low audio out of headphone jack?

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  • clovisb31
    Oct 28, 2009
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      OK...that all makes sense. My older handheld scanners seemed to drive an external speaker...this one aparrently won't. So...any recommendations on an amplified speaker. I don't have time and am too lazy to build one (not necessarily in that order).

      --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, "Bob Arenella" <rja12@...> wrote:
      > I believe the jack was designed for an external
      > earphone. Use to be you could use an external earphone jack to drive a
      > speaker..........before bottom feeder lawyers got involved. Now,
      > manufacturers have to limit earphone volume, so users don't sue them for
      > damages. I guess lawyers never heard of PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.
      > We can thank lawyers for all those stupid warning labels
      > on just about everything from hair driers to firearms. Remember when kids
      > went to the bus stop to get picked up? Lawyers took care of that.......isn't
      > it fun getting stuck behind a school bus when they have to stop at every
      > kids house to pick up or drop off?
      > Ok, ranting off. Bottom line is: I think that's why
      > there is not sufficient volume to drive a speaker from an earphone jack. You
      > could try an amplified speaker.
      > Regards,
      > bob
      > From: "clovisb31" <clovisb31@...>
      > To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 11:31 AM
      > Subject: [BCD396XT] Low audio out of headphone jack?
      > >I connected an external speaker to the headphone jack. Poor (as in low)
      > >audio. The internal speaker was louder. Thinking it was a stereo vs. mono
      > >issue I used a stereo to mono adapter...again no difference. Tried another
      > >"quality" speaker (Motorola) instead of the "Radio Junk" brand...same thing
      > >low audio. Anybody else try to connect an external speaker? Does the
      > >scanner just have sufficient audio out at the jack to only support an
      > >earphone? Huh?
      > >
      > >
      > >
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      > > Yahoo! Groups Links
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