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Old 09-14-2014, 11:38 PM   #1
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Looking for speakers

I was thinking of using speakers that plug into a headphone jack and are powered and amplified either by a usb or 12 volt.

The idea would be to run off mp3 player or projector. Anyone have any recommendations? I have not found any locally, and can't listen to them online before buying.
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Old 09-15-2014, 02:34 AM   #2
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I have seen speakers like you want at both Wall-Mart & Radio Shack. I would think that Best Buy would also carry something like this.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:40 AM   #3
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I use a Bose bluetooth speaker. Works from Ipad, Iphone, other bluetooth devices, or from a cable between the speaker and an external jack on your device. Can be used on built in battery or plugged into 12V or 120V. Sound quality is great.

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Old 09-15-2014, 09:02 AM   #4
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Bose Soundlink Mini.. More than enough to fill a small trailer.. Works off Bluetooth or aux jack

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Old 09-15-2014, 09:26 AM   #5
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It looks like I have some shopping to do, thanks all. I will check out the ones locally and I think it is safe to assume that if bose works for what I need, they will sound good and can be ordered without hearing them.
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:33 AM   #6
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It looks like I have some shopping to do, thanks all. I will check out the ones locally and I think it is safe to assume that if bose works for what I need, they will sound good and can be ordered without hearing them.
Got ours from Costco. This is the one.
Bose® SoundLink® Bluetooth® Mobile Speaker II - Nylon Edition

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Old 09-15-2014, 09:47 AM   #7
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If you tend to camp without hookups, look at powered computer speakers (freestanding-designed to plug into computers and come with a little wall wart power supply). They are inexpensive and most run on 12V which you get from your camper battery, via whatever ports you have. They also don't draw much power so will not run down the battery much at all. I have used such speakers for years with an iPod and it is WAY easy. We use em inside and out, since 12V is easy to tap into on an old trailer.

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For now, I just use my Milwaukee construction radio, it is what I have. If I use a 28V battery, it lasts all weekend with one charge. You can either connect directly to it, or I use a small bluetooth receiver to play from my phone at a distance. Pretty darn good sound. We usually keep it about 20 ft away from us, so the sound is not right in our ears.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:04 AM   #9
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The plan is to permanently install 2 small speakers on the roof, above the kitchen. I want the power draw to be minimal. Beside it I plan to install a mini projector. The trailer has a white backsplash, which on rainy days will become a screen. This will create a 30" TV. I like the idea of also being able to play music on it.



I have removed the LED lights and plan to put the speakers there.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:34 AM   #10
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For strictly plug-in type of use, I've found these West Marine speakers to be more than adequate. Easy to mount without cutting big holes.
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I bought a set of usb powered speakers from my local Verizon store. $29. The internal battery will last for hours before need charging. They also have a magnet base which comes in handy. Pretty good sound and base from a 2" speaker.
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:26 PM   #12
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I bought a Bose soundlink mini and it works amazing in or out of the trillium ...


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Old 09-17-2014, 07:53 PM   #13
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How to find things you want to purchase.

I have a method that so far has worked pretty good for me. Fist thing I do is go to Amazon.com and find what looks like what I had in mind. Then I go to manufacturer's web site to more details, most manufacturer's have a section that lists stores that carry their products. Armed with manufacturer's name and model number a phone call to the local store tells if they one in stock. This saves a lot of gas and running around looking for what I want.

The next step is find the lowest price for the item. Then purchase.

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Old 09-18-2014, 01:17 AM   #14
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On the opposite end of the price spectrum from Bose I bought a pair of powered external speakers for use with a laptop for about $25 at Staples or Office Max. They work fine for movies and music.

Of course I'm A) older and can't hear subtle tones (or my wife if the car window is open a little) Not listening to the New York Philharmonic Orchestra just plain old rock-n-roll and country. C) and most importantly an MP3 is not such high fidelity that it matters. Any decent amplified speaker will do.

Bose makes really nice audio equipment, I just needed some speakers.
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