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Old 03-26-07, 06:44 AM   #1
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Car horn, musical input?

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?
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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?
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Old 03-26-07, 07:18 AM   #3
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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.
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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).
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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
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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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