Electric Fireplace Sound Mod

Though not much of an exciting mod, it is a mod nevertheless so I felt like sharing it. Basically all we’ve got here is an electric fireplace we bought at Lowes a few weeks ago just to add a bit of ambiance and supplemental heat for the winter. As we can’t have a real fireplace in the house, we figured why not. The only thing I didn’t like about it was the fact that it sounded just like a forced hot air heater which is essentially what it is.

But my iPod has had an app called Ambiance which is basically just a bunch of looped sounds of all kinds of things, rain, wind, fire, traffic, it goes on and on. So I just decided one night, why not make this fire sound like one too? The results are below. Not perfect sound but better than nothing and now when we have company we can listen to music right though the fire place!

Anyway, I’m getting back on to my desk project now so we’ll see where I end up with that today. More updates soon!

Comments
  1. Rick says:

    How dId you wire your iPod to the unit so they will turn on together?

    • Downing says:

      I didn’t. All that was put in there was a set of old PC speakers that turned on when I turned on the fire place. The iPod connection was external and all I did was push play whenever I was ready for some fire sounds or music for that matter.

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