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MP3 Player

Post by shawnee1952 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:50 am

My grandkids got me an MP3 player this year and I wonder if I can use it on my bike without running it thru a stereo system?(dont have one). If it will play thru headphones should'nt it play thru a set of unpowered speakers or does'nt it have enough power to drive them? Thanks for any help on this.

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Re: MP3 Player

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:40 am

The amount of power required to drive a set of headphones is absolutely tiny (thousandths of a watt) compared to what is required to drive speakers (several watts). If you want to hear speakers on a motorcycle, you're going to need several tens of watts, at least. So you would need an amplifier of some kind.

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Re: MP3 Player

Post by detdrbuzzard » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:39 pm

get an extra pair of head phones and mount them in your helmet
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Re: MP3 Player

Post by scotterichmond » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:50 pm

Here's an option for you. I love mine. I connect to my cell phone which has an MP3 player built in.

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