8715Re: [BCD396XT] External speaker
- Jan 1, 2014I was under the impression that the 396xt earphone jack was a 3.5 mono not stereo wouldn't you need to buy another adapter?Mark
On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 5:21 PM, Kevin Stead <norcalcop@...> wrote:
I use this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004B8GF7Y/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and pair it with my Bluetooth headset or my Bluetooth in the car. Works amazing!
My solution was similar, but I don't care for wires so I use a Bluetoothspeaker mic for my lapel speaker which provides more than enough
amplification. A bonus is that my scanner stays at volume level 4 which
extends the battery life. When I want to be more inconspicuous I use a
common BT earphone that is paired with my scanner and with my phone.
> You are probably right regarding any "official" answer from Uniden,
> Joe. Dang lawyers! One use I had for shorting out the attenuation was
> using a lapel speaker clipped to my shirt collar at outdoor
> convention-type events. With outdoor noise, etc. I couldn't get enough
> audio out of the earphone jack for this lapel speaker. Shorting to the
> antenna ground worked great, and I could swing the wire out of the way
> when plugging in an earphone. It also allowed the use of an amplified
> speaker while keeping the volume control turned down to half of what
> would be needed without the short, thus saving battery.
> Personally, I think this hearing damage claim is for the most part
> bogus, but certainly someone somewhere sued some manufacturer over it,
> thus the attenuation we live with today. You'd have to listen long and
> loud to do any permanent damage. My main concern is the rumors that
> doing this over time can damage something internally on the Unidens.
> Doesn't seem to be any consensus on this, even on RR.
> On 1/1/2014 4:46 PM, MCH wrote:
>> Good point. I usually associate amplified speakers with mobile use, and
>> I replied accordingly, but for home use amplified PC speakers are a
>> great source of cheap speakers that would work well. If you can get some
>> with equalizers built in, all the better (base/treble control).
>> I doubt Paul would be able to endorse grounding the speaker shield, as
>> it could imply a "fitness for use" condition that Uniden likely would
>> not want to convey. That said, I see no use for such shorting since
>> amplified speakers work well, and even with the shorting strap you would
>> not have enough power to drive an un-amplified speaker (in most cases).
>> Besides, it would create issues if you want to use an earphone and
>> accidentally turned up the volume - resulting in hearing damage. It's
>> really not worth the risk in my opinion.
>> Joe M.
>> Rich Carlson wrote:
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