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mixer/amplifier for LT

Ok, i looked thru the forum and found some hnad made things but does anyone know if there is a company that makes a amp/mixer stereo that I could use to have the GPS and my ipod going into aux audio jack on the LT? The reason i am looking for amp is that the volume coming out of the gps and ipod just are not load enough to overcome road noise. The stock radio for some reason is much louder. I have both volumes up alll the way. the mixer is so I can have both audio sources on at the some time. GPS telling me where to go and the ipod making it easier.

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post #2 of 7 Old Jun 7th, 2007, 3:17 pm
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Sounds to me like all you need is a Boosteroo.
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post #3 of 7 Old Jun 7th, 2007, 6:22 pm
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Joe was close but the boosteroo is a 1 in to 3 output what you need is a 2 or more in to 1 output. You can build a simple mixer with some resistors as I did and I added a small Cana Kit amplifier to boost the signal. I'll dig up the data and post it.

The attached file is from Joe (Originally). The amp I used is the canakit UK154 find at www.canakit.com

Ok now I see I TOTALLY missed the point of your post never mind. Looks like co_g30 hit the nail on the head though.
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Ok, i looked thru the forum and found some hnad made things but does anyone know if there is a company that makes a amp/mixer stereo that I could use to have the GPS and my ipod going into aux audio jack on the LT? The reason i am looking for amp is that the volume coming out of the gps and ipod just are not load enough to overcome road noise. The stock radio for some reason is much louder. I have both volumes up alll the way. the mixer is so I can have both audio sources on at the some time. GPS telling me where to go and the ipod making it easier.

Thanks

Hello, just ordered the amplirider from this site, he's got a good reputation from riders in bmwsporttouring.com forum. Very nice and responsive via email. Price is right too, about $65, shipped. Not to mention, readily accessible volume control!

I've no connection to him, just hopefully a future happy customer.

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Almost went with this one as well but feature-wise, the above is better imho.

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Thanks for the info. I sent the guy that makes the amplirider an email.

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I am very interested in this as the COM3 has never been loud enough for me. As my electrical knowledge hits its apex at putting the 3 pin power plug in the wall, I am guessing that this unit is completely independant of and bypasses all the existing stuff...you just plug output from your MP3, radar etc directly in and there is one out, volume controlled by the supplied knob. What would be necessary is a way of converting the end of the lead from the helmet speakers (which on the COM3 is a round, multi-pin plug) into a regular small plug. Have I got this right?

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Well, with my limitied knowledge and hopefully someone will correct me if I misstate. You will need to know the the pin placement for the com3. once you know that you should be able to hit radioshack and buy a DIN plug to make the COM3 and a 1/8 stereo male plug wire accordingly and you should be ok. Sounds somewaht complicated but should be pretty easy to do.

What have is the AUX 1/8 stereo that I plug whatever device I want to hear into. This is why I am buying the amplithingy. I want to be able to plug my gps and Ipod in at the same time and have them be heard over the speakers or autocomm. Plus the volume was way too low on the speakers of the bike. I have three helmets and only one has the headset in it. You might want to see if your bike has the ability to get the aux wire into the stereo. Might be a little more work but will be more permanent.

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