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yorkphotog

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I'm planning to hide a Maxtrac in my truck and just have a power switch/volume control on the dash for it -- the radio is only used for one purpose, so I never have to touch the other buttons.

My plan is to put a volume knob between the speaker and the radio. Anyone done this in the past with Moto's, and what sort of results can I expect?

Thanks!
 

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I'm planning to hide a Maxtrac in my truck and just have a power switch/volume control on the dash for it -- the radio is only used for one purpose, so I never have to touch the other buttons.

My plan is to put a volume knob between the speaker and the radio. Anyone done this in the past with Moto's, and what sort of results can I expect?

Thanks!
Have you considered the possibility of using a remote mount head and just keep the unit out of sight? I'm sure there are specific reasons why you want to keep it hidden, but a remote head is a lot easier to hide than a whole radio. You could even just take the remote head off the bracket and put it under your seat.

If that's not a viable option, I have used a remote speaker with the volume knob right on the top of it with good results on a EF Johnson radio. I don't see why it wouldn't be an option for a Maxtrac. I don't remember the brand, I'll have to find it and I'll let you know specifically what it is.
 

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I'll have to forward this to a friend of mine - he took a GM300 and made a remote kit for it where he had the volume/channel/display in a very small box on the dash and the speaker was mounted and the rest of the box was in the trunk. It can be done, just depends on how much time/$$$ you want to invest.
 

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I haven't specifically done that with a maxtrac, but I've had to do similar things with other radios. Run the maxtrac at as high a volume as you can without distortion, and use an L pad in the speaker as a remote volume control. If you do it right, it'll work just fine.
 

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If you use a potentiometer, make sure you use a logarithmic pot.
 
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