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External Speaker recommendations

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by depark, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. depark

    depark W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I was wondering if people could please recommend some good external speakers for my FTM-350 that I have in my van? I want something that sounds good, has enough volume to be heard while the window is down and not too expensive. I have already listened to a pair of Yaesu MLS-200's and they weren't loud enough. Thanks in advance.


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  2. Klondike Mike

    Klondike Mike Active Member

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    Motorola HSN4018b, snip off the end and put whatever you need for your radio.

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  3. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin Staff Member

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    Yes, If you are looking for just a external speaker, Motorola makes some really nice speakers.
    I use a HSN1000A 6-Watt Amplified External Speaker at home on my Ft 897D.
    I had to remove the factory end, and put banana plugs on it for 12 volt and Audio in, but it sounds great.

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    Jeff
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  4. W5LZ

    W5LZ Crotchety Old Bastard

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    I'm not sure they even have it anymore, but Radio shack had a small amplified speaker that worked well. (Yeah, I know, so paint over the name. It still worked good.)
    I've been thinking lately about finding a couple of small speakers and mounting them on the driver's headrest. I'm not in any hurry, but it's a thought. Had a car once that had speakers mounted -in- the headrest, but I'd have to find someone who was competent at upholstery, probably couldn't afford that (I couldn't afford it, not you).
    Good luck.
    - 'Doc
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  5. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Supporting Member

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    Can't beat the Uniden ESP12 and ESP20 Bearcat speakers.

    12 and 20 watt versions and have a nice natural sound. I like the CW tone it produces. I have 3 of them and really like 'em.

    Great sound and inexpensive.

    http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/4402

    http://www.bearcatwarehouse.com/browseproducts/UNIDEN-ESP-20-Speaker.HTML
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  6. Mr Clean

    Mr Clean Active Member

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    I use the esp20 and love it.
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  7. Se7en

    Se7en Well-Known Member

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    Same here, Uniden ESP20 for both sides of the Yaesu FTM-350AR/AE & Icom IC-7000
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  8. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator Staff Member

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    Texas Ranger powered speaker. The loudest external speaker on the planet.
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