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How do you add a headphone jack to a speaker? Answered

I want to take a speaker from a toy that has a speaker, and add a headphone jack to it so I can play my Zune on it for portable use.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

13 years ago

Pretty simple...get the jack...strip the wires...solder them respectively...BAM!

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paulperson
paulperson

Reply 11 years ago

I was wondering, I have an old radio that I to use with my ipod. Is there a jack that reroutes the signal to the external speakers until there are headphones plugged in? Afterwards, all the sound goes to the headphones and not the external speakers?

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Nirjuana
Nirjuana

13 years ago

I suggest you don't connect it straight since all Mp3s have kinda small output so you should build some small amplifier, like cmoy or similar (yeah I know that cmoy is for headphones but it works with small speakers)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Yeah, I was thinking that an amp (which is extra complexity added) would be needed for this too, but am unable to get specs on it.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

Doesn't mean it will work, if the speakers are not the proper impedance. ;-)