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Thaumaturge

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Looking for some help from the technically minded members (which I am not). I want to play mp3 backing tracks using my Sansa View mp3 player. Can anyone recommend a speaker dock which will give me good sound quality when played loud enough for this purpose and which is compatible with my Sansa View player.

Colin
 

Thaumaturge

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Thanks c9off but that looks a bit 'industrial' - probably what you use for gigging or busking. I should have said in my post that it is for home use in my practise room.

Regards,
Colin
 

Pyrografix

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+1 for both the Ion and Bose sound docks.

For very small and portable but with big sound, I also use a pocket size 'JBL on Tour' speaker which is much more powerful than the size would infer - connects direct to MP3/Ipod or laptop. Battery or mains power and costs less than £30.
 

dave mainland

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just a jack to phono lead from the earphone socket into anything with an auxillary input £3 / 4 rather than vast expense.
Thats my preferred method :)
 

Thaumaturge

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Thanks for all your suggestions. - they have given me some options to look into/try out.

Taz,
In that case the Tailgater might just be the best option - I'll try it out at Maplins.

Regards,
Colin
 

Taz

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That's were I got mine Trimmy, I did have to send the first one back though as it was faulty. The second one has been faultless and I would use them again!
 

Thaumaturge

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Well spotted Trimmy. I had already decided to buy the Tailgater on the recommendation of c9off and Taz and I have ordered from the seller that you found. I have gone for the IPA07 which is slightly more expensive.
Thanks All,
Colin
 

MandyH

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just a jack to phono lead from the earphone socket into anything with an auxillary input £3 / 4 rather than vast expense.
Thats my preferred method :)
However, depending on your MP3 player, you won't get the sound level needed to play over it. I have a Phillips GoGear, which has a volume limiter - great for protecting your ears when using head-phones, but it means that your suggested headphone- to - line-in route just doesn't produce a loud enough sound.
I have a TDK soundcube,
http://www.amazon.co.uk/TDK-Sound-C...F8AS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333448496&sr=8-1
which has a USB socket. If your MP3 player (any one, not just an iPod) has a USB cable, you can run it through the Soundcube and get a good loud sound. I run mine at about 50% and wake up most of the street!
 
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