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    New question here. Bike speaker system

    Hiya guys, calling upon your vast knowledge yet again!

    I'm looking at putting together a battery powered speaker system to use on a pannier rack, for organised rides one of my colleagues plans (I bike London). I havent got a clue about speakers etc though

    I've found a few instructable websites, the parts we're looking at are linked below. Any input as to if these will work together would be great!

    Would this 20wx2 tripath amp give enough power to the speakers, or only enough so that the speaker runs at 20amps? Probably a stupid question, but as I said I am completely clueless about this!

    Gemini rs-308 speaker (120RMS)

    one of these amps:
    Class T Amp 20Wx2 Amplifier Tripath TA2020 SMSL S + PSU | eBay

    Also a big 12v battery, and a mixer so that I can use a microphone.
    Suggestions or alternatives also welcome

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    Bike speaker system

    These guys figured it out. I bet you will too.

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    Re: Bike speaker system

    I have some cheap rechargeable speakers off Amazon. Loud as you like and about 6 hours battery life off one set of AA bats.

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    Now I see why bmx's have such diddy chainrings!

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    I wonder how that speaker setup would do on some singletrack?

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    Doesn't matter anyway, I took the easy route and bought one of these
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    Bike speaker system

    You would essentially need to install a car radio. A better platform would probably be an adult trike or a flatbed trailer, though. Replace the basket of the trike with a flatbed and build an enclosure for the head unit, some car speakers, and to hide the battery and wiring.

    If you want lower budget, use an ipod with a set of powered computer speakers. Set up a car battery and direct wire a power inverter to run the speakers. The small inverter I have came with the wiring to go directly from the battery. Wouldn't require any particular electronics knowledge to go that route because the inverter should have its own fuses already.

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    As long as you don't take that setup out to the singletrack then have at it.

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