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How can I modifying radio speakers? Answered

Let's say that I took a pair of radio speakers and disconnected them from the radio.  Now I want to connect them to a power source (either wall or battery) and connect them to a headphone connector so that I can plug my mp3 player into them.  How would I go about doing this?

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

Let's say you didn't disconnect the speakers, and you located the radio's amplifier and where the audio input feeds into it. You could then swap the radio audio for the output of the mp3 player.
If you've just got a pair of speakers you'll need an amplifier, like the one in the radio.

L

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kiltsa
kiltsa

Answer 11 years ago

Okay, the speakers are not as of yet disconnected from the radio.  How then, would I give them the power they need and still connect them to my mp3?  The entire unit is still in place, and I can plug it into the wall for power.  However, I still need to disconnect a couple of wires to attach a jack for my mp3 right? 

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 11 years ago

You disconnect the audio (radio) and replace it with the mp3 yes. You would need a jack, but maybe there's one on the radio that could be used? It's a matter of cutting wires / PCB tracks and a bit of soldering. Can you add a pictures of the inside of the radio?

L

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

11 years ago

Like L stated, don't take the speakers out of the radio, you will need an Amplifier for the speakers, the radio has a built in amp of some sort




the whole idea with the battery and such won't work, you need an amp