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  1. ten times better

    ten times better Senior Refuge Member

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    walmarts has a pyle motorcycle amp with 2 speakers that will wake up the dead wired 2 in one box both ran on the same remote. mounted speakers on 1'' pvc and used a 99cent post from rual king that way they can play up or down. i used 18' extension cords from radioshack 16$ going out of business a super loud outfit with a nice sound for about 55$ a single with the tool box for under 30. forgot i added alligator clamps to the battery.3$ at radio shack
     
  2. ten times better

    ten times better Senior Refuge Member

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    walmarts has a pyle motorcycle amp with 2 speakers that will wake up the dead wired 2 in one box both ran on the same remote. mounted speakers on 1'' pvc and used a 99cent post from rual king that way they can play up or down. i used 18' extension cords from radioshack 16$ going out of business a super loud outfit with a nice sound for about 55$ a single with the tool box for under 30. forgot i added alligator clamps to the battery.3$ at radio shack
     
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    1Duck slayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Is this the amp you are talking about? I would like to just get that amp. No more mp3 player then.
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Pyle-300W-MP3-iPod-USB-Amplifier-with-Dual-Handlebar-Mount-with-Weatherproof-Speakers-for-Motorcycle-ATV-Snowmobile/17150993
     
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    jpallen Elite Refuge Member

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    Almost have mine done. Just waiting on the speakers to show up
     
  5. juviesoup

    juviesoup Senior Refuge Member

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    Awesome! Good luck this Spring with them. Glad you saved yourself some cash
     
  6. bustsducks

    bustsducks Elite Refuge Member

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    This thread makes me want to build another e-caller. The one I built 2 years ago runs & sounds do good. But it's only fault is the ipod has gotten cold and failed. So I want to build an another one that takes a SD card in the amp. I've been looking on amazon and can't figure out which amp that will work best that takes a SD card. Any help with my lack of knowledge in electronics would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  7. juviesoup

    juviesoup Senior Refuge Member

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    Overall an Ipod is a bad choice for running an ecaller off of, unless you wire some way to charge it off your bigger battery. I would recommend getting a cheap MP3 player that runs off batteries. That way you can just replace them, easy as that.

    This is actually the exact MP3 that goes with the commercial version of this ecaller, wow another price gouge from the owner.

    http://www.amazon.com/Music-Player-...qid=1424623005&sr=8-2&keywords=mp3+player+aaa

    http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Player-R...id=1424623005&sr=8-11&keywords=mp3+player+aaa

    http://www.amazon.com/Ecloud-ShopUS...qid=1424623005&sr=8-5&keywords=mp3+player+aaa
     
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    bustsducks Elite Refuge Member

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    I did end up running a wire off the battery to charge the ipod.

    Thanks for the advice on MP3 player. I'll look into them.
     
  9. juviesoup

    juviesoup Senior Refuge Member

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    Spaced out adding that part on the original post. Will add it now for those interested. I recommend a battery operated MP3, and the so called "modified" version that comes with a SQBX is nothing special. Battery will allow you to replace it if it fails due to cold or dies in the heat of battle, unlike an Ipod.

    What we need is a MP3 player that runs off AA or AAA batterys, we then can run it off a D cell battery obviously allowing for multiple days even weeks of use off a single battery. Bottom line AA, AAA, and D batteries are all 1.5 volts therefore any of the 3 will work.

    This is basically the exact same MP3 that comes with the commercial version,
    http://www.amazon.com/Ecloud-ShopUS...qid=1424623005&sr=8-5&keywords=mp3+player+aaa

    What you will then need is a D cell battery holder,
    http://www.amazon.com/JAMECO-RELIAP...&sr=1-7&keywords=single+d+cell+battery+holder

    All you need to do is run two wires one for positive and one for negative from the batter holder (that one already has it) to the MP3. Best way would be to solder the wire into the mp3 player for the best lasting connection. That alone would be a whopping $75 "upgrade"....

    :tu
     
  10. FrankDeGamma

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    I wired up a cigarette lighter, which charges i-pod continuously from same battery that powers amp. I can then charge my phone too.. and light cigars.
    Willy
     
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