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Orion Speaker output to 1/8" Jack

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VE6USA

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I'm looking for help. I would like to know is if one can just cut the wire on the current connected speaker and add a 1/8 jack to hook up to a computer? Or if that's not the way to do it if someone could they please explain how to do this, if it's even at all possible. This is on a orion remote mount EDACS radio.

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I would not try that. I believe there is quite a bit of voltage floating on the speaker leads and IIRC it will toast the audio amp in the Orion. I seem to recall a post a while back about this...did you search?
 

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You really don't want to do that. Best I can recall the Orion speaker outputs are balanced (neither side is at ground). You need an isolation transformer between the speaker out and your soundcard input. Even then, I'm not sure you still really should do that. The Orion is capable of several watts of audio output which is probably more than enough to toast your soundcard input. Audio should be present on the option connect but I don't remember which pin and I don't have a book handy right now.
 

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It's pins 18 and 19. The 1:1 audio transformer will remove the DC and it will be fine to feed into a PC sound card.
 
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