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Need Louder Speaker For Gemmy

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Hi Guys,

I just bought a Gemmy light show and I was wondering if there is a way to attach a louder speaker? Maybe a guitar amp or something? Is that an RCA plug or some proprietary thing that plugs into the speaker? Sorry if this has been asked before but I couldn't seem to find a defenite answer when searching.

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i opened the one i used last year and added a headphone jack to it along with a selection switch so i could turn the internal off and the jack on or both on at the same time.

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Last year, I opened mine to add a 1/8 jack for a transmitter. You could do the same for an external amp.

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I think the other 2 posters are thinking of the Mr. Christmas controler, not the new Gemmy "light show" that just came out this fall...

I *think* the speaker plug on the gemmy is a standard RCA type plug. I know there's others that have bought adapters to connect their FM transmitter to that plug.

If you want a new speaker I know it needs to be a "powered" type (the kind with a small amp in it) because the power the Gemmy puts out is not sufficient to drive any more speaker than what came with it. I know the sound quality of the speaker on mine isn't good at all. It sounded "blown" from day one. The speaker used on the Mr. Christmas model is 100 times better, but the MIDI music it used will drive you to drink if you have to listen to it for more than a few minutes.

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I would say use a few small guitar amps from Walmart if you wanted and get a dual RCA to quarter inch adapters, one for each amp, and a long RCA cord to go from the box to the first amp. There will be only one plug in the dual RCA-1/4 inch, so you can take another cable and run that off the other input on the plug to the next amp and daisy chain them all. Then wrap all the amps in garbage bags and tape shut.

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I would say use a few small guitar amps from Walmart if you wanted and get a dual RCA to quarter inch adapters, one for each amp, and a long RCA cord to go from the box to the first amp. There will be only one plug in the dual RCA-1/4 inch, so you can take another cable and run that off the other input on the plug to the next amp and daisy chain them all. Then wrap all the amps in garbage bags and tape shut.

Wouldn't that be a little overkill?

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The speaker needs to be a 4 to 8 ohm speaker. Many are 8 to 16 ohm and there's the difference. Having the speaker match the system is a big help. Well, that is unless you are trying to be heard for long distances. That's when the powered speakers will help.

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Overkill? I can't believe people on this forum are talking about overkill. ;)

There is no such thing as overkill my friend. Get yourself one of these units.

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What you could do is run a splitter from your mp3 or portable CD player, plug one line into your gemmy unit and the other into a amp. or powered speakers...Also a little tip for users of the Gemmy Unit, I have the one with the extra box (12 channels), when you burn cd's or if you use a mp3 player, make sure you convert the tracks to mono, the animation is much better than with stereo tracks, the stereo tracks just seem to blinky.

You can get Audicity (spelling) for free and it does a nice job with audio tracks.

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