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Newbielights86

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Hi everyone! As the title says im new to this forum but glad i found it. I done outside and inside Christmas decorating for the pass few years but was just was getting bored with the lights always on. Well one day doing some research about getting Christmas lights to synchronize with music i came across the Lor system and the gemmy well since the gemmy was cheaper i went with that. I got the 6-plug or 6-channel gemmy with timer and sound. My few questions are about how many lights can you use with the gemmy before popping a fuse? my second question would be does anyone know where i can get the extra gemmy box with link cable and possibly a speaker for the gemmy system?

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I use one of these. I have bout 2000 lights hooked up to mine. I get the ground stakes with 3 outlets on them and hook  them up to the box. LED bulbs are better because you can get MORE lights.

I also hooked up a laptop to it and picked up a long headphone chord, to add my own music. And then to the laptop there is a FM Transmitter running off the USB. It is not perfect to the music but I do get a lot of people that like my display.

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I have several extra Gemmy speakers what type plug or connection id it.  can send pics.

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It has like the rca type speaker plug on it. Can you please send pics. Yeah so far I have a set of four individual candy canes connected to it another set of pathway candy canes set of blow molds candy canes 4 lighted spiral trees ranging from different sizes and some garlend lights around my front door and it seems to handle it fine. 

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I found a couple on ebay this year. They are really cheap before Thanksgiving, right now they are high, After Christmas they may go down. I use 2 main boxes and one linked box for my stuff. I am going to add a 4th box I think next year.

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I bought my Gemmy off ebay for about $20 and it wasn't working and missing all the parts.  Fortunately it took a new fuse to get it working and I did some splicing to get a speaker working.  I picked up a couple old speakers from goodwill for a 4 bucks.  I also picked up an add-on Gemmy controller but I need to come up with a lync cable to connect to my main box.

 

Heres a video of my display.....

 

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Yeah I brought two of them off ebay for $80. One work and I was told the other needed a fuse but that wasn't it so I just got stuck with one working. Now I'm just trying to find someone who repairs them or someone that can guide me through taking it apart to fix it. Yeah when I brought my nothing extra came with it just the Gemmy controller. I did what you did and went to a thrift store and found a couple of speakers. I have my display on another post on this forum.

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