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#5518813 - 01/04/15 11:25 AM Predator Calling Rig Help
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Woodsman

Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 132
Loc: Paradise, TX
Alright guys here's the deal, I'm wanting to rig up my predator calling high rack with permanent speakers that I can run with my phone or ipod. I've already got a foxpro but woud like to get away from using it while hunting from the truck. So basically what I need to know is which speakers and what kind of amp would I need to make this setup? I would also like to power the system either directly off the truck's battery or a cigarette lighter- Any help would be greatly appreciated up

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#5519921 - 01/04/15 06:31 PM Re: Predator Calling Rig Help [Re: Green Timber]
truenorthoutdoors_tx Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 201
Loc: Lindsay, TX
Whats your line of thought in getting away from the foxpro, seems like alot of wasted time and money on the unnecessary. seems counter-productive to me??? maybe i am missing something, just curious
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#5520052 - 01/04/15 06:58 PM Re: Predator Calling Rig Help [Re: truenorthoutdoors_tx]
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#5520250 - 01/04/15 08:10 PM Re: Predator Calling Rig Help [Re: truenorthoutdoors_tx]
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Woodsman

Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 132
Loc: Paradise, TX
Originally Posted By: truenorth08
Whats your line of thought in getting away from the foxpro, seems like alot of wasted time and money on the unnecessary. seems counter-productive to me??? maybe i am missing something, just curious


We hunt a lot of all night contest which means a lot of getting in and out of the high rack and constantly lugged gear up and down. Plus the fox pro can burn trough some double a's when run all night. My line of thinking is it'd sure be nice to climb in the rack and not have to worry about anything except pushing play on my phone. I'll still use the fox pro in the daytime when away from the truck.

I'm thinking I can do this with 2 power horn speaker and a cheap marine amp and have about $100 in it. I'm just not a tech guy so when it comes to ohms and watts I'm lost-

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#5520622 - 01/04/15 10:29 PM Re: Predator Calling Rig Help [Re: Green Timber]
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Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/18/11
Posts: 1382
Loc: Grayson Co
Mount you a tool box to the front of your high rack and store all your stuff in it. Keep your rifles in soft cases in the tool box and keep your fox pro in it as well. If your buying good batteries they should last awhile unless your using a shockwave or running both speakers on your call. You could just buy a big speaker that plugs into your Fox pro and mount it to your rack. Run the cord thru the tool box and plug it into your foxpro. When u get your guns out to make a stand turn your call on and your ready to go. Mounting a tool box to your high rack for storage is the best thing you will ever do!!!

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#5521706 - 01/05/15 02:59 PM Re: Predator Calling Rig Help [Re: Green Timber]
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Woodsman

Registered: 12/17/12
Posts: 194
Loc: West of DFW
Find a head unit (the stereo in the dash) with wireless bluetooth (best if distance allows) or a wired plug for jack that plugs into headphone jack of phone. stereo head unit should have pre-out connections to add an amplifier. connect good smooth powerful amp to some quality outdoor patio or marine speakers that have all weather box enclosure and mounting bracket such AS THESE.
expensive wakeboard boat tower speakers could work as well.
good hifi car stereo shop can set you up if afraid to tackle alone. but be ready to spend cost of quality colt .45 or talk to CRUTCHFIELD guys if want to do it yourself.
can probably source a lot of this second hand off craigslist.
will also enjoy having the outdoor music abilities from your phone or the stereo at tailgates, around camp fire, etc. may need extra battery just for this equipment if running all night without truck engine alternator keeping things charged.
might as well add some lights to that extra battery. can get all weather switches from dune buggy shop.
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#5522640 - 01/05/15 09:59 PM Re: Predator Calling Rig Help [Re: Green Timber]
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Registered: 09/30/08
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Loc: brock, texas
foxpro truck pro

I've tried the phone deal, got to have an amp to get it loud enough. Burns through 9v batteries quick if you get the radio shack amp. Buy once, cry once but thats what I would do
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#5522743 - 01/05/15 10:56 PM Re: Predator Calling Rig Help [Re: furdown]
Ronnie Oneal Online   content
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Registered: 08/18/11
Posts: 1382
Loc: Grayson Co
Originally Posted By: furdown
foxpro truck pro

I've tried the phone deal, got to have an amp to get it loud enough. Burns through 9v batteries quick if you get the radio shack amp. Buy once, cry once but thats what I would do


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