Car speaker from an MP3 player

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Aurbo, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. Aurbo

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    May 6, 2005
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    I have a set of Sony XS-695S car speakers I'd like to use in my garage while tinkering with this electronic stuff. I have a portable walkman and an mp3 player that I'd have my music stored on.

    Any suggestions on how to power these puppies using my Mp3 player or walkman?


    Speaker;
    nominal 20Watt (max 50W)
    Impedance 4 Ohm
    The label on the spear also says "Power Handling"
    Strontium Magnet type

    Cheers
    Steve
     
  2. David Bridgen

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    Feb 10, 2005
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    You need an amplifier between the player and the 'speakers.
     
  3. Steel

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    Oct 27, 2004
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    You will need an amplifier.

    Also, with that Amplifier, you will want to verify the load that it is looking for. Most Amplifiers provide power for an 8ohm load. Your speakers are 4ohm. You will have to wire them in series to prevent blowing your amp.
     
  4. kensplace

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    Jun 25, 2005
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    Often wondered about this, could you not put a 4 ohm resistor in line with the speaker to get the load up to 8 ohms, or would this cause some problem or other?
     
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