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  1. bobafett669's Avatar
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    Jun 25, 2004, 12:35 PM - Voice Amp? #1

    I won a RS voice Amp off ebay. The speaker is kind of large. How does everyone make use of this? Have you taken it apart? hide it under something? Photos whold be great id anyone has then.
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    Jun 26, 2004, 12:42 PM - Re: Voice Amp? #2

    I asked the same question before and it wasn't addressed. I am also curious.
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    Jun 26, 2004, 12:52 PM - Re: Voice Amp? #3

    I think you can put it in one of the large belt pouches or maybe even the thigh pockets.

    I may buy one myself and try it out. They're like $55 CDN up here in Canada.
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    Jun 26, 2004, 7:24 PM - Re: Voice Amp? #4

    Stuff it in a large belt pouch or put it behind your back or under your vest bottom.

    I stuffed mine in a large belt pouch, no problems and works great.
    Lynn
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    Jun 26, 2004, 10:49 PM - Re: Voice Amp? #5

    I have a Jango Suit and don't have large pockets, The belt pouches are to small.
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    Jun 27, 2004, 5:10 AM - Re: Voice Amp? #6

    Hi all,
    I was thinking of joining 3 or 4 of the ammo pouches together to make one big pouch and putting the unit inside, it my work for Jango as well.
    Has anybody seen or tried this amp its from Maplin
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    Jun 27, 2004, 10:23 AM - Re: Voice Amp? #7

    I have the infamous radioshack one. Its too big, but the sound is great. I tried to dismantle it, but its hard in the middle to break apart. Im just gonna place it in one of the side pouches until i find another way.
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    Jun 30, 2004, 11:49 AM - Re: Voice Amp? #8

    Hey I'm looking for a voice amp and cant seem to find one can anyone tell me the model name or number for the radio shack voice amp??

    Thanks
    Tgun
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    Jun 30, 2004, 1:17 PM - Re: Voice Amp? #9

    Hey Tguntony... you can usually find one on eBay for under
    $100, sometimes much less. Search "fett voice amp" and you
    should see the black Radio Shack model. I don't see any
    today, but I guarantee you'll see one within a week or two.



    Tguntony wrote:

    Hey I'm looking for a voice amp and cant seem to find one can anyone tell me the model name or number for the radio shack voice amp??

    Thanks
    Tgun
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    Jun 30, 2004, 1:57 PM - Re: Voice Amp? #10

    Repost from nearly identical thread in the Jango forum:
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    I took mine apart, replaced the battery connection to run off a 9V battery, and i stuck all the guts in the helmet. I extended the wires for the speaker itself and used a small plug so I could disconnect it easily. The speaker will either go under my chest/ab armour, or possibly in my neck seal.

    Here it is minus the 9V battery connector.





    I'll have pics of it in my helmet soon.
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    Jun 30, 2004, 2:12 PM - Re: Voice Amp? #11

    Hey JFJ... have you had any noticeable problems using the 9V
    battery? Even though the math adds up, one 9V doesn't work
    the same as six 1.5V batteries.
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    Jun 30, 2004, 2:19 PM - Re: Voice Amp? #12

    The 6 AA batteries, each at 1.5V, total to 9V. It may not last as long, but its a heck of a lot easier to swap them.
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    Jun 30, 2004, 2:34 PM - Re: Voice Amp? #13

    If you're using alkaline batteries, the 9V will equal the 6 AA batteries in terms of voltage. However, the capacity of a 9V battery (which translates to battery life) is about 1/4 that of the AAs.

    If you're using rechargables, like NiCds, the voltages may not be equal either ... some manufacturers use 6 cells (giving an actual 7.2V, while others use 7 cells (8.4V). 9V has come to be a term for the size/shape of the battery, moreso than the actual useable voltage.

    End of my almost useless lesson.


    ATM
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    Jun 30, 2004, 3:35 PM - Re: Voice Amp? #14

    Only a 1/4 as long? Well I guess I'll just have to not talk so much

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    Jul 1, 2004, 1:14 AM - Re: Voice Amp? #15

    Thanks for completing my thought, shackman! I knew one 9V
    was NOT equivalent to six 1.5Vs (AAs), but I couldn't
    remember how exactly. Too bad the 9V doesn't measure up,
    cuz it really would be easier to swap out than six AAs!
    Not to mention much lighter and more compact.
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    Jul 1, 2004, 3:47 AM - Re: Voice Amp? #16

    Keep in mind that the figure I gave (1/4 as long) is based on rated capacity. The capacity of a 9V varies from one manufacturer to the other (I mean more than what I've seen on other types), but was roughly 600mAh on the last one I recall testing. The capacity on a AA is about 2Ah (2000mAh) ... so not quite 4 times as much. You may want to say 1/3 the battery life, to be conservative?


    ATM
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    Jul 1, 2004, 5:52 PM - Re: Voice Amp? #17

    In addition to Shackman's invaluable info, on a practical level I found that swapping the multiple AA's for a 9v set up also decreased the volume slightly, meaning that you have to turn it up to get the same results, which then increases the drain on an already less effective battery.

    To get back to the subject matter, I mounted my speaker under my right shoulder bell. No one (except kids and ewoks) can see it, but it's as loud as you like, and sufficiently close to the bucket that the voice appears to be coming from the right place, and there's no feedback.

    Si

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    Jul 1, 2004, 7:45 PM - Re: Voice Amp? #18

    Yikes...so, is it really worth it to use a 9V battery, or is there some other alternative to wearing 6 AAs in the helmet?
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    Jul 2, 2004, 7:36 AM - Re: Voice Amp? #19

    Come to think of it, I saw this guy was making Setups for Stormtrooper helmets where the speakers would transmit through the aerators on the fromt of the helmet. I'm sure it wouldn't be at all hard to modify it to work with a Boba/Jango Helmet.
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    Jul 2, 2004, 3:03 PM - Re: Voice Amp? #20

    I think this is the site you're talking about
    http://www.gothos.com/tk5248/mod1.html

    I used that tutorial, except I kept the big speaker for now and made it on a plug. Still gotta figure out how I'm mounting the speakers for sure, I may put them under my shoulder bells.
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    Jul 2, 2004, 5:19 PM - Re: Voice Amp? #21

    What about putting the amp circiutyr, batteries, and speaker all in the chest (or speaker in the chest, and the rest in a pouch) ... but have a mic with detachable plug routed up into the helmet? Run the mic cable under the neck seal, and no one would even see it.


    ATM
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    Jul 22, 2004, 10:03 AM - Re: Voice Amp? #22

    Actually most 9V batts are only 150mAh, while AAs are 1500mAh. If I did the math correct, that is a 10x difference!

    I think the stated 1/3 number may be on the low side...


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    Jul 22, 2004, 10:26 AM - Re: Voice Amp? #23

    Don't wait for one to "possibly" show up on ebay & hassle with the bidding
    http://www.audiosoundselectronics.com/special.htm
    It's only 45 bucks,easier to disassemble & very loud.
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    Feb 3, 2005, 12:15 AM - Re: Voice Amp? #24

    Do you have any photos of this?

    Quote Jango_Fett_Jr said:
    Repost from nearly identical thread in the Jango forum:
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    I took mine apart, replaced the battery connection to run off a 9V battery, and i stuck all the guts in the helmet. I extended the wires for the speaker itself and used a small plug so I could disconnect it easily. The speaker will either go under my chest/ab armour, or possibly in my neck seal.

    Here it is minus the 9V battery connector.





    I'll have pics of it in my helmet soon.
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    Feb 3, 2005, 12:20 AM - Re: Voice Amp? #25

    Not anymore, I scrapped the idea, found it far to impractical. Much easiser to wear the mic the way it comes, on your head. I put the speaker and batteries/curciot board in the side pouches.

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