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What Ext. Speaker To Use ?

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doing a 16 ch. LOR for the first time . what would be an easy ext speaker to buy to plug into my lap top.

         thx., Mike

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If your looking for sound for your audience I don't think you can get enough volume from computer speakers, your best bet would be something like Rock style speakers and drive them from your stereo unit.  If you live in a cold weather climate a small FM transmitter like a Ramsey would be even better that way they could listen to the music on there car FM Radio

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As GMAC stated, you will not get enough volume from the laptop alone. I use an old stereo amp and power a couple outdoor speakers I have mounted under the eve of the house, Works pretty good, only about 30 feet to the sidewalk. I also broadcast on an FM transmitter for those that wish to watch from their cars. It gets a bit wet here in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Speakers I use: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3230680&filterName=Speaker+type&filterValue=Outdoor

 

 

Transmitter: http://www.ebay.com/itm/5W-FMUSER-FM-stereo-PLL-broadcast-transmitter-white-kit-/250837421399?pt=US_Ham_Radio_Transmitters&hash=item3a67134d57

 

The transmitter comes with the antenna, I only use the 1 watt power output not the 5 watt. FCC has rules about private transmitters you need to make sure you read up on them and check the local FM frequencies being used by commercial broadcasting in your area. http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/fm-query-broadcast-station-search

 

Hope this helps you out.

 

Lee

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its kind of like in Ghostbusters when bill murray has no idea about the tech aspects of what he is involved in . I  can buy those ext. speakers from radio shack {you use 1 unit or 2 } I have an old stereo but how do I connect to the lap top? Pretend I know nothing !!

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I did ask LOR this question and they just replied "go to your local best buy or radio shack and tell them you want to play music from your lap top, they should point you in the right direction" ....

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I use these. They are getting hard to find. They are powered speakers. I have a splitter attached to my laptop headphone jack with one end going to these speakers and the other going to my wireless transmitter. I have these sitting in the middle of my yard with them each wrapped in a black plastic garbage bag to keep the rain off them and the end sitting under a brick to keep them from blowing away. They have a volume control knob on them also.  http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Creative-SBS-245-Computer-Speakers-/66782915

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