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post #1 of 6 Old Jul 8th, 2010, 5:18 pm Thread Starter
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Mixing autocom and earfuze

Working in the CA bay area, and took the bike up from Orange County. Not a bad ride, but my new helmet speakers started to have a background buzz. These were new Koss headphone speakers I just installed to replace the previous ones that went bad.

Rather than doing this again, I've decided to try the earfuze. The wind noise is too much to hear clearly when the speakers do work. While I could amplify them (I even bought an amplifier but never installed it), I think it'd be safer to cut down the noise. Any advice on connecting these to my autocom system? I'm thinking of soldering the earfuze to the speaker wires.

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Re: Mixing autocom and earfuze

The FUZE earbuds work well.

You won't get any reply to emails sent to them if you have a problem with the earbuds ( one worked and the other set did not) they have extremely POOR customer service!!

Numerous emails and never had a response!!

I would look for another earbud supplier that is a little better at customer service.

But they are cheap and do work!!

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Re: Mixing autocom and earfuze

Be careful just wiring things in, the ear speakers have a different input requirement than the autocom speakers---------unless you have a logic system, most autocom speakers have 32ohm impedance your inear speakers may only have 4 ohm impedance, this could blow up the autocom amp
We have a new in ear speaker adaptor part # 2091A it allows one to plug in a set of in ear speakers. Kieth 918-446-2245
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Re: Mixing autocom and earfuze

Thanks for the feedback. I did order the earfuze. Didn't see any other similar choices.

Hadn't thought about checking the impedance. If the autocom set is a higher impedance, seems I should just be able to place a 28 ohm resistor in series with one of the speaker lines, right?

Maybe for now I'll just plug them into the Zumo and skip the autocom entirely, especially while I decide if I want to abandon the autocom entirely. I'm riding single for now, so I lose the ability to answer the phone, but that's not all bad.

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Re: Mixing autocom and earfuze

Yes the impedance match would help, Autocom actually makes a lead which does the adaption for you. Kieth 918-446-2245
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Re: Mixing autocom and earfuze

I sent an email to earfuze to ask what the impedance was, and didn't hear anything back (no surprise, as Bowdon indicates).

However, this listing on amazon indicates it's 32 ohms. I'm not sure I trust this.

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