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    Looking for a stereo amp for my Zumo

    Hi all, I'm looking for a tiny amp to plug inline between my Zumo and my Autocom so I can hear the darn thing over the wind noise. I see a bunch on Ebay for cheap, but they have RCA plug outputs. Has anyone seen anything like an amp for a smart phone that has just 1/8" stereo plugs for input and output? That would be perfect.
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    Take a look at this one. LINK. I use a MixIt2, but this might work.
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    I've had luck with this one from Aerostich. Cost about $27 and takes 2 AA batteries. A set of batteries usually last about 20 hours.

    http://www.aerostich.com/electronics...-post-amp.html

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    I have the same set up.

    But I use in ear monitors.

    But before you buy an amp.

    There are two volume controls on the Zumo, the buttons, and a softwear one in the set up. make sure you have that turned up in both places.

    The auto com also has a couple of ways to increase the volume,.
    increase the amount the volume goes up as wind speed increases b relocating the microphone.
    There are of course volume controls on the unit too.

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    I have used the AmpliRider. I've had 2 of them and they have been very good.

    Link: http://www.electric-avenues.com/amplirider.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsperez View Post
    I have used the AmpliRider. I've had 2 of them and they have been very good.
    That was the one I was thinking about but couldn't remember the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsperez View Post
    I have used the AmpliRider. I've had 2 of them and they have been very good.

    Link: http://www.electric-avenues.com/amplirider.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsperez View Post
    I have used the AmpliRider. I've had 2 of them and they have been very good.

    Link: http://www.electric-avenues.com/amplirider.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeryboats View Post
    Hi all, I'm looking for a tiny amp to plug inline between my Zumo and my Autocom so I can hear the darn thing over the wind noise.
    Kind of counter intuitive if by chance you haven't already tried, but if listening to electronics through Autocom, earplugs will help you hear everything a whole lot better. Besides their obvious ear protection, they filter out wind noise frequencies which will allow you to hear voice, music, and phone much clearer.

    Before investing in an added line amp, you might try earplugs if never used and see how much they help. The highest rated decibel reduction foam plugs reduce noise by 33db. When inserted properly by first rolling into small diameter ( not just stuffing the thing in your ear) you should have the sensation of going deaf, however you hear what you need to hear including Jill Zumo speaking directions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTRANDY View Post
    Kind of counter intuitive if by chance you haven't already tried, but if listening to electronics through Autocom, earplugs will help you hear everything a whole lot better. Besides their obvious ear protection, they filter out wind noise frequencies which will allow you to hear voice, music, and phone much clearer.

    Before investing in an added line amp, you might try earplugs if never used and see how much they help. The highest rated decibel reduction foam plugs reduce noise by 33db. When inserted properly by first rolling into small diameter ( not just stuffing the thing in your ear) you should have the sensation of going deaf, however you hear what you need to hear including Jill Zumo speaking directions.
    I wear ear muffs all the time in the shop, but I can not stand foam ear plugs. It keeps all the voices in my head from coming out and I get all silly. Then I have to dy clean almost everything in the house. Anyway, long story... They do drive me nuts, seems like I hear every breath I take. The Zumo is at level 10, and I just wish it had a 12.

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