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Old 24 May 2007, 15:31   #1
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Well... having gone down the cheap mp3 player/power amp/speakers route I've discovered that the cheap MP3 player doesn't seem to have enough output for the amp.

I don't really have enough room in the console to cut the hole to fit a normal stereo so....


Any suggestions?
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Well... having gone down the cheap mp3 player/power amp/speakers route I've discovered that the cheap MP3 player doesn't seem to have enough output for the amp.

I don't really have enough room in the console to cut the hole to fit a normal stereo so....


Any suggestions?
fit a stereo in side the console and operate it by remote ...loads for sale on the av marine site
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Well... having gone down the cheap mp3 player/power amp/speakers route I've discovered that the cheap MP3 player doesn't seem to have enough output for the amp.

I don't really have enough room in the console to cut the hole to fit a normal stereo so....


Any suggestions?
Does the amplifier have a 'low level' input? It needs that to operate successfully from a MP3 player.

If it only has 'speaker inputs' you could make up a pre amplifier.

I would be interested since that is exactly what we intend to do!

Also, Marine AV make an amplifier specifically for this application but it is pricey.

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Have a search for the thread Nasher did on exactly the same set up as you have at the moment Matt. He got the MP3 player and a cheap amp to work together well.

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This might be it.

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Hi.

I believe it was one of your threads I hijacked towards the end with more details of my set up, not the one you found.

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I am using the low level input on my amp.

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Nasher,

Can you give us a description of your system?

This sounds like what we want to do, amp, speakers and ipod input.

How much power do you have? Do you have a sub? How do you control volume. Have you tried a personal radio>

Is it loud enough??

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Cheers Nasher,

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Cheers!

I'm going through the low level input-it's got a gain control on it. It seems there just isn't enough even with the gain control at full.
I'm using a 50w per channel amp but I can hold a conversation indoors over what I'm getting out of it.
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Matt,

Have you thought about cutting the hole in the side of the console ? That might be worth following up if you have to buy a proper cd player. I think Tim M got a bargain (As he always seems to do) on Ebay recently.
Or you could hide the AV marine set away and use one of their small extensions on you console. They also do IR remotes but I think they are line of sight only. Plenty of options but it all starts to add up money wise.

I'm still looking for speakers. Just can't justify proper wakeboard speakers that look quite flimsy at £300 plus and then the cost of an amp on top.

I need to speak to Jimbo. Apparently he's flogging speakers now as well. Its getting like 'Only Fools and Horse's' now in Pompey

Do you think the next time I pop into haslar marina I'll find one of RIBNETs finest flogging stuff out of suitcase
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