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  1. formerly Woodman woodman's Avatar
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    Nov 4, 2009, 1:50 AM - affordable voice amp! #1

    I found this mic/amp setup on ebay and bought one. It is very loud and compact 1"x2 1/2"x3 5/8" with a 30" cord.If you look at the pic the housing around the mic tip goes inside the gasmask but the mic will come out of the piece. It cost $9.95 and the shipping was free! just wanted to share the find for those who need one. It doesnt distort like the toy ones do either. takes a 9 volt battery. I'm not providing a link to the site but I will tell you what to search for "star wars stormtrooper vader mask helmet voice amp new!"

    I dont think I'm breaking any rules since I own the one I took the pic of?
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    Nov 4, 2009, 8:23 AM - Re: affordable voice amp! #2

    Oohh... I think I'll give this a whirl!

    Thanks.
  3. FettDad is offline FettDad
    Nov 4, 2009, 8:45 AM - Re: affordable voice amp! #3

    thanks brother! looks like a great find...going to have to try this...
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    Nov 4, 2009, 11:53 AM - Re: affordable voice amp! #4

    Great find man, congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Leo
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    Nov 5, 2009, 12:10 AM - Re: affordable voice amp! #5

    Nice. Has anyone compared this to the standard Radio shack one (the smaller white one) or the larger (black one)?
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    Nov 5, 2009, 3:45 PM - Re: affordable voice amp! #6

    I have one of these and they are ok. The biggest problem with them is the mic isn't a plug in type, so if you want a different mic you have to hard wire it.
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    Nov 5, 2009, 11:48 PM - Re: affordable voice amp! #7

    as long as the sound quality is pretty good you really cant beat a 10 dollar voice amp with free shipping
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    Nov 9, 2009, 1:50 PM - Re: affordable voice amp! #8

    Got mine last week. Shipping was fast, just a couple of days. Works pretty good too. Was drinving the dog crazy last night trying it out.

    Already took it apart and will be modding it with a phonejack to be able to swap out the microphone with a headset. The mic pugs into the PC board. If I can find the right plug I won't even have to cut any wires.

    Thank you for the tip.

    Alan
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    Nov 9, 2009, 2:39 PM - Re: affordable voice amp! #9

    I've got one of these and I changed the mic to a plug in style. With some minor soldering, it's a snap to install a headphone jack.

    I've been using mine for about a dozen or so troops now, and it's pretty decent. I've since come across an amp that's just a tad smaller, comes with a plug in style head set and is more powerfull at 10amps.
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    Nov 9, 2009, 2:44 PM - Re: affordable voice amp! #10

    Mine´s on the way too, was sent today.

    It´s good to know I don´t have to a 100++ $ to get a decent voice module for my helmet.
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    Nov 10, 2009, 3:03 AM - Re: affordable voice amp! #11

    can someone help me with the mic plug switchout too?
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    Nov 10, 2009, 12:30 PM - Re: affordable voice amp! #12

    I bought the parts yesterday at Radio Shack. I'll post pics of the mod.

    Alan
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    Nov 10, 2009, 1:21 PM - Re: affordable voice amp! #13

    A few of the guys up in New England have been using these amps and claim to like them.
  14. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Nov 10, 2009, 1:22 PM - Re: affordable voice amp! #14

    cool
    i bought 2 several months ago, started disassembly, & then got lost on what to do next.
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    Nov 10, 2009, 11:05 PM - Re: affordable voice amp! #15

    It doesn't seem to work like a standard lapel
    mic. You almost have to be swallowing it for it to pick up sound! ***
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    Nov 12, 2009, 1:28 PM - Re: affordable voice amp! #16

    Considering its intended use, inside the confined space of a respirator, and that it is a unidirectional mic. it is not too surprising. Hopefully it will be ok with an good omnidirectional mic. installed. Now to find a Radio Shack that actually has one in stock.

    Alan

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    It doesn't seem to work like a standard lapel
    mic. You almost have to be swallowing it for it to pick up sound! ***

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