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Author Topic: More receive audio for my Kenwood TS-50S  (Read 1506 times)
W7QHH
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« on: February 02, 2013, 05:33:34 AM »

I'm wanting to add more receive audio to my TS-50S transceiver. Possibly some sort of amplifier with 8 ohm input. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Clyde, W7QHH
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KE3WD
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 05:48:31 AM »

Look for, "Amplified Communications Speaker" --


Even RadioShack still sells one example: 


http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4371942


Of course there are other brands out there as well. 


You might also try Amplified Speakers for PC, save some money, they are typically stereo, but you can use one side for one rig or use both channels to amplify two rigs separately L and R -- with a proper adaptor Y cable for the input. 


73
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WB6BYU
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 07:27:07 AM »

You might have better luck adding a better speaker than an amplifier.  The internal
speakers in particular are often pretty poor.  A proper acoustic enclosure helps.

For more audio output, useful chips would be things like the LM383 or TDA2002.
For discrete components try this: 

http://www.intio.or.jp/jf10zl/EF.htm

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K8AXW
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2013, 08:42:18 AM »

BYU is correct and you might also consider one of Ramsey Electronics audio amplifier kits between your rig and a better speaker.
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KA4POL
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 08:47:42 AM »

And also consider using headphones. I've real good experience with that.
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AA4PB
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2013, 10:04:30 AM »

Having owned one, I think you'll find that the TS-50 has plenty of audo output **IF** you connect an external speaker in a proper enclosure. You won't need an amp unless you are trying to listen to it from some distance away or you are using it in a vehicle and dealing with wind noise, etc.

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KE4DRN
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 06:09:53 PM »

hi Clyde,

please join other Kenwood TS-50 and TS-60 fans  here

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Kenwood_TS50/

73 james
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