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Here's the deal. I do a lot of work with both the PGR and Warriors Watch Riders. In as much, I want to be able to play approporate music via my iPod during certain "Welcome Home" celebrations.



So, I already have a PA speaker that I plan to mount on one of my crash bars. This will be removeable. It will only be mounted when needed. My problem is that I need to get an AMP to hook in my iPod and the speaker. I want to be able to mount the AMP in my trunk and remove it too when it isn't needed. The only amps that I've found so far are ones that have graphic equalizers and all kinds of stuff that I really don't need or want.



I want to employ the KISS principle. (Keep It Simple, Stupid). So, if you have any recommendations for an AMP that would work for me or one that you're currently using, I'd appreciate any recommendations.



Finally, if you have some extra time and would like to get involved in supporting our troops, check out one of these organizations. All it takes is going on just one mission and you'll be hooked. Best yet, the troops really appreciate getting a motorcycle escort to/from the airport to their home when coming home.
 

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Based on my experience with mobile PA speakers...

They tend to be acoustically directional and frequency limited (usually used for voice reproduction) due to overall design and I would question any sound quality heard by a spectator being interpreted as anything other than poor.

I wouldn't want to see a crappy rendition of (_________) that may detract from a heart-felt presentation, that also may not be heard intelligibly with just a handful (and more) of bikes running, no matter the wattage used.

This is not a flame-rebuttal... just using my experience and applying it to this situation with caution...
 

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Rudy has a amp and i-pod hook up in the trunk may ask him about it?
 

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I don't have an amp hookup and really can't help you. I would like to have one in the future though so keep us posted as to what you do to yours.

Ride Safe !!!
 

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Our good Captain is right, playing music through a PA speaker is going to sound like crap no matter what kind of amp you use. In fact it will be more noise than music.
 

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yeah most of the time you can barely make out the words get a big boom box and put it on your helmet box rack or something run a tiny inverter like a cigarette lighter plug in one and crank that baby to max it would sound alot better than a pa system
 

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Here's the deal. I do a lot of work with both the PGR and Warriors Watch Riders. In as much, I want to be able to play approporate music via my iPod during certain "Welcome Home" celebrations.



So, I already have a PA speaker that I plan to mount on one of my crash bars. This will be removeable. It will only be mounted when needed. My problem is that I need to get an AMP to hook in my iPod and the speaker. I want to be able to mount the AMP in my trunk and remove it too when it isn't needed. The only amps that I've found so far are ones that have graphic equalizers and all kinds of stuff that I really don't need or want.



I want to employ the KISS principle. (Keep It Simple, Stupid). So, if you have any recommendations for an AMP that would work for me or one that you're currently using, I'd appreciate any recommendations.



Finally, if you have some extra time and would like to get involved in supporting our troops, check out one of these organizations. All it takes is going on just one mission and you'll be hooked. Best yet, the troops really appreciate getting a motorcycle escort to/from the airport to their home when coming home.
Just wondering if you ever came up with a better idea. The one reply was correct in that no mobile amp/ speaker combination is designed for music. As a general rule, mobile and many other outdoor speakers are a wrong impedance to provide a good music sound. A graphic equalizer can help improve the sound somewhat, but you would still be working with a very poor speaker for music. A better way is to not use a mobile amplifier such as the police weatherproof motorcycle siren systems. Instead, insure you have either a very good battery with large capacity, then use a power inverter to run a 110 volt music amp with music speakers. You can get any of these at small enough sizes to fit in the trunk or saddlebags. If you have 110 volts where you would be going, you would not need the inverter, just long enough drop cords. The best speaker I have ever used for voice communications that also worked fairly well for music was a Motorola Power Voice communications speaker. It was 12 volt for mobile applications. However, you would have to build your own today as they are no longer made, and those you can find are running about $500 each. (Need a diagram?)
 

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This thread is approx 4 years old, not sure if the issue is still an issue :?
 
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