Amplified speaker 536

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lawman210

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I had a Motorola 5 inch non amplified speaker sitting around. I been messing with my 536 on my bed and got tired of hearing the muffled sounds nice it's laying on the speaker holes. Hooked the ext speaker up and it sounds pretty hood. The manual calls for an amplified speaker but I don't think it really needs it. What do you think?

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I had a Motorola 5 inch non amplified speaker sitting around. I been messing with my 536 on my bed and got tired of hearing the muffled sounds nice it's laying on the speaker holes. Hooked the ext speaker up and it sounds pretty hood. The manual calls for an amplified speaker but I don't think it really needs it. What do you think?

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I often use Motorola external speakers and they can really help especially with downward firing speakers which for some reason do sound a bit muffled. There used to be a plastic deflector people would put on the outside of the scanner case that directed the sound forward from their downward firing speakers and it seemed to help too.

The 536 should have 5 watts of audio out but the 436 only has 4 mW audio out so I would think it would be radio that an amplified speaker would be needed for. I personally use my car sound system with my handhelds (including the 436) and it works very well.

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It's the newer plastic cased as taken out of sold old police p71 interceptor police vehicles. I figured the 436 would be similar to the hp1 output. The hp1 does not work with a non amplified speaker

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I agree that the 436 will be like the HP-1 and it only has a "line out" and "headphones out" which of course will be low powered to protect your hearing. This requires (in a noisy environment) more audio than it has so I use my car's sound system.

In your original post I think you only mentioned the 536 so I was wondering why it would need an external speaker although I bet it will sound better with a Motorola external speaker than with it's internal speaker.

Finding a secure place to mount a 5 inch external speaker can be a challenge sometimes. I usually used the support between my front and rear door (next to my head almost) since there was already a screw there (held some plastic molding in place) I could use to secure it.
 
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