Foo - Car horn, musical input?
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03-26-07, 07:44 AM
If one was to use a car horn as a cheapo speaker for low quality audio, what would be needed? What sort of input does it have?
03-26-07, 07:46 AM
I guess a more appropriate question is, what is a car horn actually? Is it just a piezo horn, or stuck at one tone? Could I potentially potentially modify the sound?
an vibrating coil on a diaphram usually at a preset pitch.
I want a PA that will play preset sentences at the push of a button... "Speed up or pull over." would top the list. We followed a car yesterday toping at 35 in a 50, most time was between 25-30, all no passing zone too. :mad:
03-26-07, 08:19 AM
It's essentially a horn-loaded buzzer, not a true loudspeaker.
You are better off getting a set of battery powered speakers and making them fit your bike. I saw a bracket a while ago that worked well with the JBL OnTour speakers....if it's not a custom job, i would say to go look for them (I don't own an OnTour, since I gave my old one to my dad since he has more of a need for travel speakers than I do).
03-26-07, 11:49 AM
I just ask because a friend of mine suggested I rig my horn to play the song "Move *****, get out the way" when it is appropriate :p
03-26-07, 11:52 AM
Oh you can do that, in the same way that some poeple get air horns to play Dixie on them.
It won't be an accurate reproduction, but it might suffice.
I would prefer that long and loud scream from the Aphex Twin song "Come to Daddy". I'm pretty sure that played on a loud enough setup would make someone on the recieving end of it crap themselves.
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