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k9gunner

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What is a good external speaker for a uniden scanner that will offer good quality, and be loud enough to hear over a siren?
 

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k9gunner said:
What is a good external speaker for a uniden scanner that will offer good quality, and be loud enough to hear over a siren?
well why cant you run the scanner throught the radio relay of the siren box its the pa settign i believe i'm not too sure about it cause only chiefs can run sirens in my state

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Err sorry i thought you mean to broadcast once you got on scene. my apologies. what they following statments said are the right answer
 
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I use the uniden ESP 20. It's a 20 watt external speaker that does not require a power source. When used with Uniden mobile scanners, the sound quality is great and very loud. I can hear clearly with the windows down on the highway. Plus, it comes with its own mounting bracket and a generous length of cord. Price is $20 I think. It's a great option if you're looking for something that does not need to be powered.
 

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Find a used electronics store or two-way radio shop and get a used Motorola or other make mobile speaker. Some have an amplifier, but you really don't need it.
They are designed for the exact stuff you are listening to. I have 3 and even the oldest - 30 years? will drive you out of the house.
And if the speaker in the case goes bad it's very easy to replace it. Speaker cones tend to dry out and stiffen up over the years.
You can usually get them for $5-$10.
 

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andy404ns said:
I use the uniden ESP 20. It's a 20 watt external speaker that does not require a power source.
That's impossible. I think you mean it is battery powered, right?
If you mean it's a speaker that can tolerate 20 watts of audio power input, that is immaterial, since the scanner only puts out about 1 watt.
 

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I find location of the speaker to be of equal importance in mobile installations. I have 4 speakers mounted on my overhead console and find that I can hear them well over other noise/sounds even when the volume is at an average level.

I had noticed the efficiency of this design having worked in aircraft cockpits for many years and hearing firsthand how well this works.
 

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firescannerbob said:
DickH was correct. It's just a 20 watt capable stand-alone speaker. There is no amp in it. It does not put out 20 watts...

Congratulations. You'll note that I didnt say anything about that speaker putting out 20 watts with my scanner. I simply stated what it is. And it is a 20 watt external speaker. Furthermore, I stated that I can hear very clearly with the windows down on the highway. So, I actually never said anything about the speaker delivering 20 watts of power when used in conjunction with any scanner. However, what I said is completely true. Thus, what I said is not impossible, as Dick asserted.
 

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Not exaclty, Andy. In your original post, you made a point of how the "20 watt speaker" didn't require a power source. Why point that out unless there was a question of it being amplified? I can't speak for Dick, but I think thats also what he was referring to.
I certainly don't dispute that it works just fine, and sounds great in your car.
In any case, your point may not have been all that clear.
 
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