From: Kevin Kilzer
Subject: Re: Speakers In a School Locker
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2002 02:39:17 -0700
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On Mon, 07 Oct 2002 06:54:04 GMT, "Samuel West"
>Hey everyone, I am currently enrolled in public high school, and have an
>extra locker. It is kind of a past time for my friends and I, to hang out
>by the locker at all times of the day. Now, I have talked to the staff
>around the locker area, and they said they would not mind if I were to
>install a system in myspare locker.
>So here is my dilema. I have no AC plugins that I can use. So my main
>option is batteries. Problem is, I have 2 8 inch subwoofers and a set of
>tweeters in the locker. The batteries from the discman they run off of,
>arent strong enough to power ANY good sound AT ALL! (it sounds very low and
>distorted) I would like to keep this project as cheap as possible, so
>preferably under 100 dollars. A boombox is out of the question. (sorry, i
>have morals tho, lol)
>So what would be the best/easiest/quickest way to get good, or even mediocre
>sound with my speakers. They are wired to plugin to a Discman, so right
>now, as I said, its running off the Discman's power.....PLLLEEAASSSSEEE HELP
Anyway, its not the batteries in the discman that are the problem --
its the final amplifier. Specifically, the amplifier is designed to
drive high-impedance headphones and you have a low-impedance set of
speakers. You need an amplifier that has a high-impedence input and
is designed to drive speakers. Lucky for you, this is a very common
type of amplifier, and can be found at most auto-supply stores.
BTW, aren't you concerned that a pair of 8-inch subwoofers (even
though that's an oxymoron), will draw the attention of officials other
than "the staff around the locker"? You may not want to spend much on
this project, since it is likely that it will be confiscated.