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cb radio

Postby jeff10x » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:33 am



Can anyone tell me about using a Boosteroo to boost the audio on my cb. I installed a Bike MP3 CB in my 2003 Wing. The ad in Wingstuff says the unit is not amplified and some users install a amplifier like the Boostaroo. It looks like it installs in the left pocket on the MP3 hookup. I have my Satellite radio attached there, can I put the Boostaroo in line with it and will it boost the audio on the cb?



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Re: cb radio

Postby wing rider 2012 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:33 pm

I'm just a little confused about the statement "the units audio isn't amplified". Most CBs, including BikeMP's CB connect up through the audio system on the bike, the mic input is processed within the CB to prevent over modulation and the audio out from the CB is controlled by the audio system on the bike.
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Re: cb radio

Postby jeff10x » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:39 am

This is not a Honda line CB. I purchased it from Wingstuff and in their add it states that the unit is just a pass through and users have added an amp, such as a Boosteroo, to be able to hear it better. As it is now I can tell there is a transmission but I cannot make out what is being said.

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Re: cb radio

Postby dtrider » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:34 am

I haven't used a Boostaroo for a CB, but I did have one on my old bike for the XM radio. It will basically just amplify whatever audio you have connected to the input, so I don't see why it wouldn't work for the CB output. Just run the CB audio out to the Boostaroo audio in, and the Boostaroo audio out to wherever you currently have the CB connected.

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Re: cb radio

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:04 am

jeff10x wrote:This is not a Honda line CB. I purchased it from Wingstuff and in their add it states that the unit is just a pass through and users have added an amp, such as a Boosteroo, to be able to hear it better. As it is now I can tell there is a transmission but I cannot make out what is being said.

I believe you have a defective radio. I think you should be able to "hear" what is being received using the bikes volume control. You should not need any kind of booster!
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Re: cb radio

Postby jeff10x » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:12 am

I have contacted them and they told me that I need to install a boosteroo! The information on the radio on their website also states this. Had I known this(my bad for not reading it fully) I would not have purchased it and gone with the Honda line unit(much more cost). Expensive lesson I guess!

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Re: cb radio

Postby wing rider 2012 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:39 pm

Jeff, I think that the audio you are talking about is for the second audio input, the Bike MP3 CB has functions for two separate radios, however, the second audio input is not amplified. If you look at Bike MP3's web site it does state that a audio amp like a Boosteroo is recommended, here's the quote from their web site: "A second audio input that can be used to integrate a GPS or Radar detector that will interrupt other audio sources when audio is present. ****" Notice the 4 **** after the quote, this is what it is refering to:"**** The audio input is not amplified it is just a pass through to allow external audio to cut off the main audio users will often have to add an external audio booster like a "Boosteroo" to obtain a desired volume level."
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Re: cb radio

Postby jeff10x » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:36 am

Yes I have read that and heard it from BikeMP3 too. Therein lays my question, how does it wire in. Boosteroo has not been able to tell me or BikeMP3 either, so far!!

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Re: cb radio

Postby wing rider 2012 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:16 pm

jeff10x wrote:Yes I have read that and heard it from BikeMP3 too. Therein lays my question, how does it wire in. Boosteroo has not been able to tell me or BikeMP3 either, so far!!


Are you trying to connect a second radio to the Bike MP3 CB? Bike MP3 sales connectors for different second radio applications and GPS applications. Again, if you are just installing the CB only then you shouldn't need an audio booster.
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Re: cb radio

Postby PastoT » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:26 am

I have an MP3 CB on my 02 and the included Auxiliary input uses a stereo 3.5mm plug, using a cheap 6 foot wire with small gauge wires to boot will reduce the signal one the way back to the radio. A small amp might work but I'd first get a quality larger gauge stereo wire that won't impede the signal. I too had the issue and a 3 foot wire connected to something in the trunk is great, but the 6+ footer that runs forward was my mistake. If you're not adding anything to that input don't loose sleep over it, the MP3 CB is a good radio, just be sure to clean and secure the connection beneath the shelter, if its loose or rattles loose you'll kick yourself!


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