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[May. 15th, 2006|11:29 am]
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Going to try to make this the amp for my bike stereo. Good luck, self.
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From: enmascarado
2006-05-15 04:19 pm (UTC)
hmmm... not using the T-Amp after all?
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2006-05-15 04:23 pm (UTC)
i have the t-amp for right now... going to implement this when i figure out how. btw, i have two normal t-amps and one super-t... they have the same power, but the super-t gives slightly stronger bass. don't need that for the bike system. i like the sound of the T, and it'll usually be sufficient, but i can bridge these little chips and get at least double, maybe triple, the output wattage. i may be making a few versions of this portable audio system... one might need a trailer. ; )
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2006-05-15 04:27 pm (UTC)
y'know...... i'm now thinking of another design.... make a narrow, self-contained speaker/amp box that fits inside the triangle... it'll be weighted well, on the bike, have plenty of support there, and i could make it slim enough to fit between the legs without brushing. hmmmm.... how to put together the housing......
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From: enmascarado
2006-05-15 05:42 pm (UTC)
That's a design I've been wrestling with, in my head-wise, since I joined SCUL.

I gave up on it.

I'm going to pick up a T-amp. I'm picturing housing the amp and battery together in a plastic case with wires going out for the speakers and IPod (duh). It's the speakers I'm trying to figure out now. I'll just fork-mount all this. Maybe get some baskets designed like the battery basket I have and hoseclamp them on the fork.
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[User Picture]From: rosiewoodboat
2006-05-15 04:33 pm (UTC)
These chips from National should be a lot more efficient both power- and weight-wise. You can have a sweet system!
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2006-05-15 04:37 pm (UTC)
thanks for the tip! if they don't work out.... i ... don't know where you live.
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[User Picture]From: champion
2006-05-15 08:30 pm (UTC)
An amp on a bicycle?
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2006-05-15 08:31 pm (UTC)
ya, i need tunes, duh!
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[User Picture]From: champion
2006-05-15 09:27 pm (UTC)
SOME of us use an XM MyFi and/or various iPod models to get the job done ;)
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2006-05-16 01:43 pm (UTC)
ya ya, i have an iRiver as the source, but what fun are earphones compared to rockin michael jackson through the square!
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[User Picture]From: shenanigansway
2006-05-15 09:22 pm (UTC)

Hey

This site has good deals on parts for things like that
http://www.geeks.com/
hope it helps
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2006-05-16 01:44 pm (UTC)

Re: Hey

so many devious things to do with security cameras....... mmm, security.
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From: enmascarado
2006-05-16 04:24 pm (UTC)
did you test/do you know the battery life of the T-Amp on AA's? I may just invest in NiMH AAs which will greatly reduce weight.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2006-05-16 04:28 pm (UTC)
i don't know... but i do know that AAs can't give at much power in a moment as the 12v. you can hear the difference when you turn up the stereo. i'll show you if you want.
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From: enmascarado
2006-05-16 04:36 pm (UTC)
thanks. I'm curious, yeah. Although if the difference is between speakers for everyone and speakers for oneself, I may just go with the AA's.

If the sound is good enough for me and I can get, say, 6 hours out of the AA's, that's what I'm going to do.
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