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bcid39

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Hello everyone,

I have a uniden 980SSB. i had a Pa horn on it and it worked great, but i wanted a little bit more volume to it. I i bought a speco 20W speaker and did everything needed to install it and it plays my voice, but it’s very quiet. Volume on the radio is all the way up. positive and negative are connected. and both signal wires. It’s just not very loud. Quieter than my non altered PA horn. Thank you!
 

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I seem to recall reading something about not using certain types of amplified speakers with the 980SSB... warning that the audio amp in the radio itself could be damaged. Check your users manual to see if it is mentioned.

UPDATE: I quickly went through the users manual and did a google search but was unable to find any such reference. Perhaps I was thinking of another radio, so disregard my comment above.
 
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ANOTHER UPDATE: I researched the SPECO amplified speaker on Amazon and a number of owners said that it was pretty loud. There was also mention of a nearly-hidden volume control somewhere on the speaker itself. Have you adjusted the volume?
 
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