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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Guest

    20yrs ago I got walkman speakers that didn't use batteries. THirty years ago
    I ran several 8ohm speakers off my pocket sized cassette recorder without
    additional power. Now I can't buy ready made walkman speakers without
    batteries. I'm prepared to make my own (housing will stink) but why?



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  2. 20 years ago I got Walkman speakers that didn't use batteries.

    You mean they don't have their own amplification.
    I have several pairs of these I got during promotions at office-supply
    stores. They use highly-efficient drivers that can produce reasonable volume
    from the minuscule output of a pocket Walkman or Discman (20mW to 50mW).

    Such speakers can't play very loud or produce a lot of bass. This is almost
    certainly the reason they're no longer made, and have been replaced by
    amplified systems for iPods. I have no idea where you would find the
    necessary drivers.
     
  3. D Yuniskis

    D Yuniskis Guest

    Some "powered (amplified) speakers" can also be used passively.
    But, sound level is markedly lower.

    The market has shifted to "iPod speakers" which expect higher
    efficiency "earbud" reproducers *or* "amplified docks".

    You can similarly complain that you can't buy blank Beta video tape or,
    better yet, blank *8 track* media!
     
  4. Guest

    *+-Some "powered (amplified) speakers" can also be used passively.
    *+-But, sound level is markedly lower.


    I thought of that, Phillips SBA 1602, No luck.


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    ---{Nothing herein constitutes advice. Everything fully disclaimed.}---
    [Homeland Security means private firearms not lazy obstructive guards]
    [Urb sprawl confounds terror] [Phooey on GUI: Windows for subprime Bimbos]
     
  5. Guest

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    Vasos Panagiotopoulos, Columbia'81+, Reagan, Mozart, Pindus, BioStrategist
    http://www.panix.com/~vjp2/vasos.htm http://www.facebook.com/vasjpan2
    ---{Nothing herein constitutes advice. Everything fully disclaimed.}---
    [Homeland Security means private firearms not lazy obstructive guards]
    [Urb sprawl confounds terror] [Phooey on GUI: Windows for subprime Bimbos]
     
  6. Guest

    I found them by searching <postable sepakers "no battery">!!



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    [Homeland Security means private firearms not lazy obstructive guards]
    [Urb sprawl confounds terror] [Phooey on GUI: Windows for subprime Bimbos]
     
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