Portable external speaker for KX3?

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by KD8ZM, May 19, 2018.

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  1. KD8ZM

    KD8ZM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Could any of you fine gentlemen recommend a good external speaker for the KX3, for portable operation? The built-in is a bit tinny, and headset isn't appropriate if you want others to be able to hear. Thanks and 73.
  2. KU3X

    KU3X Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use this guy with my YouKits:


    Or you can use this guy:


    Yet another but from Amazon:


    Don't blame the audio quality of what comes out of the KX3 with either of these guys. I plug the same two speakers into my YouKits and my KX2.
    Both sound great with these speakers. No matter what I plug into the KX3, the audio quality is not great, passable but not great.

    Barry, KU3X

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  3. KD8ZM

    KD8ZM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Barry, I've been using something similar to these that are intended for booming out bass-heavy pop music, but I assumed there was something better. Sounds like the problem is the radio's audio section, not the speaker. Thank you.
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  4. KU3X

    KU3X Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have to agree with you. My KX2 sounds much better than the KX3 ever did. I actually have three different little speakers like we are talking about. All of them sound great on my YouKits and KX2. Maybe try the MFJ-382 speaker. I have one and if you were closer I'd let you borrow it. I have not found ANY speaker that sounded great with my KX3, passable but not great.
    Good luck with your hunt !

    Foot note: I meant to say, "Don't blame the audio quality of what comes of of these speakers !" It's the audio quality of the KX3 that is questionable.
  5. KI5WW

    KI5WW Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use the Amazon type. Shop around. Look for a blue tooth type. No wires.
  6. KD8ZM

    KD8ZM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Does KX3 have Bluetooth?
  7. N7YCC

    N7YCC Ham Member QRZ Page

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  8. WD0BCT

    WD0BCT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I could not tell if this enclosure employees an oval speaker or not. I've seen rectangular speaker enclosures that actually used two or more round speakers placed side by side. Surround sound center speakers are a good example of multiple round speakers within a rectangular enclosure.
  9. AG6QR

    AG6QR Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

  10. N7YCC

    N7YCC Ham Member QRZ Page

    The one I linked to has an oval speaker
    That one is an oval speaker.

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