speakers? Answered

I just got some cheesy speakers frm wal-mart and was wondering you had any ideas on what creavtive thing i could do with them?

Question by sir-zeke 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


speakers

Hey you guys are all so creative and knowledgable, this site is so great (tho terrible for my procrastination) does anyone know how to build a speaker to fit certain dimensions? like how flat could i make a speaker, and how loud would it be for something only a half inch thick (if thats possible) and up to 12" wide? it is meant to plug into an mp3 for power source etc.

Topic by jojo101 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Speakers

I have 4 speakers from the JBL On Stage ipod speakers that i want to rewire and use as portable speakers. I'd like to wire them together into a headphone cable so they can be plugged into a laptop and powered through the laptop or by batteries. I realize not all four may be able to be wired together so even just 2 or maybe 1 i'd be fine with. They are 1 inch in diameter each. Is it possible?? General Specs Drivers Four Odyssey Neodymium drivers Power Output 6 watts per channel Frequency Response 80Hz – 20kHz Input Impedance >5k ohms Signal-to-Noise Ratio >80dB Voltage Input 120 Vac U.S.

Topic by zed31415 10 years ago


Speakers

So I saw this in the ad, and thought it too good to be true. Are they nearly decent? I don't need anything fancy, just something that doesn't sound crappy to the untrained ear. And if the normal speakers are crap. Could I just use the sub?http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7784926&st;=7784926&type;=product&id;=1142290023793

Topic by Weissensteinburg 12 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


PC speakers to car speakers?

Hi everyone, I am at a dilemma, I have 2 old PC stereo speakers, and since the rear set of speakers in my car are broken, I was thinking it was an easy transplant. However, when I took them apart, I saw that these speakers are 9V, and the car ones are (obviously) 12V, so I was thinking if it is going to fry them right away, or is it going to sing for some time and then fry them OR if it is going to be just fine. Also, these are a bit smaller (65mm in diameter) than the car's original ones, and since they are a generic brand and have no wattage rating inscribed on them, I am thinking that they require less W to power. Since the car ones are about 50W and my stereo can supply 4x50W, would that cause a problem one day if i uknowingly cranked up the volume, would that fry them aswell? I am not using anything big, just a simple stereo, with a simple output, no special equipment whatsoever. Thanks ahead everyone! EDIT: I just looked and found an inscription on the transformer in the back of the main speaker: I/P 240V ~50Hz O/P 9V ~500mA That gives me like, what 4.5W? Is that each or altogether? I am thinking these are too old/weak for this :o

Topic by vzupčević 3 years ago


speaker problem?

Hai, umax speaker board is problem.i have  25w speaker and 10w speakers 2nos  any Idea to work on sony w700b led tv pls tell me the solution.or how to use 3.5mm jack on this speakers. 

Question by heartbeat1502 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Portable speaker?

I have a 12v battery and a radio head unit along with 2 JBL speakers that are 70w rms 210w peak and 4 ohms  will this work if connected up?

Question by Jackyboy95 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Plasma Speaker

I've made a plasma speaker

Topic by geo bruce 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


speaker help

I am trying to find how this speaker works and I can't. Please help me.Please respond.

Topic by Sun Gear 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Speaker Help

I am trying to take an old "portable" speakers (which is rather large), remove the speakers, solder on heaphones, and make a new more portable version. I did all that. But the sound coming from the speaker is so soft I can hardly hear it and it is choppy. Before I removed the speakers, it worked very well and loud. How can I make it louder?

Topic by Soileau 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Polarity on speakers? Answered

I have about a dozen little 4-8 ohm speakers out of toys and alarm clocks. I noticed that while most of them have no markings, one of them has a little plus and minus polarity markers on it. Does polarity matter on cheap speakers, and if so, why?

Question by Michael_Bell 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Portable speaker

Hi, I need some help building a portable speaker with a td3116 2x50, 1x100 amp. II want details on how to build a 24v rechargable battery for my project...

Question by VassilisT 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Crystal Speakers? Answered

I'm planning on building myself (or modifying my existing one) to create the ultimate workspace and among the several features I have planned (usb hub etc) I have one particularly tricky one, I'd like to integrate the desk with a speaker system but massive drivers wont cut it on such a small surface area. I had recently seen a speaker system that uses glass or crystal vibrating to create amazing sound, I was wondering how I'd shape such crystals and if anyone has any general ideas on the design of the speaker system  ? 

Question by Douglerful 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


DIY Speakers

What we did was took different types of copper wire to find out which was the best for the quality of our speaker. We tried a wider gauged wire, a longer, and a couple other unsuccessful hypothesis´. The best one was the longer wire. About 1 meter long.  The things you need:  -copper wire -av cables -box without the lid -magnet from a speaker -av cables -stereo to connect to the av cable -tape to put you copper on the box

Topic by Emilie Kunkel 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Speaker resistance?

I have an amp schematics and for the speaker rezistance it says 8 ohms. I have 4 ohm speakers so I am worried that amp circuit will burn. Will it be ok, or should I put a 4ohm resistor in series with the speaker. The chip is TDA2615. Power source is 12v lead-acid battery.

Question by Dantex 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Free Speakers

I was just Curious if anyone knew any sites that offered free samples of speakers besides www.pui.com. and for thoughs that don't know pui.com offers free samples of there speakers piazo benders sirens mics ect. iv only ordered speakers but they do make a good product my favortes espeshally for home systems are the AS10004ps-r, and the AS7708ps-3.

Topic by juggalo_assassin183 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Free Speakers

I was just Curious if anyone knew any sites that offered free samples of speakers besides www.pui.com. and for thoughs that don't know pui.com offers free samples of there speakers piazo benders sirens mics ect. iv only ordered speakers but they do make a good product my favortes espeshally for home systems are the AS10004ps-r, and the AS7708ps-3.

Topic by juggalo_assassin183 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Free Speakers

I was just Curious if anyone knew any sites that offered free samples of speakers besides www.pui.com. and for thoughs that don't know pui.com offers free samples of there speakers piazo benders sirens mics ect. iv only ordered speakers but they do make a good product my favortes espeshally for home systems are the AS10004ps-r, and the AS7708ps-3.

Topic by juggalo_assassin183 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Speaker issue

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this topic, but I am having a bit of an issue getting a speaker to work. I don't know the specifications of the speaker because it came out of an old toy. (The speaker is 2 inches in diameter.) Here is a picture: http://i55.tinypic.com/sgmts1.jpg http://i52.tinypic.com/2ekqb5w.jpg I want to know if there is a way to solder head phones to it so I can plug it to my Ipod. Like this: http://i56.tinypic.com/2091r1v.jpg EDIT: If this is the wrong place for the topic, let me know... I'm new Do I need a battery, or a resistor.... or what?

Topic by Rbug2006 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Speaker on the blitz

I moved all my stereo equipment around a month ago or so. And I noticed that my speakers never sounded the same as before the move around. Today I got a little fed up with the shitty sound they had, and apon turning my balance on my mac to the left, the music sounds very tonal. It's not very bassy like my right speaker. If I turn it over to the right speaker it sounds normal, and shakes the room, but the left one does not vibrate my room worth 2 cents. I even switched the speakers around to see if it was my left channel on the amp, and it's not, it's the speaker. Anyone have any ideas why it sounds like this?? And yes, it was hooked up correctly, I did try switching the wires around, and it sounded worse, so yes it was connected correctly. These are technics twin woofer floor speakers, thought they were decent but my faith in them is very little right now. Thanks guys for anything you come up with.

Topic by Punkguyta 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


DIY Speakers

I gave up my B&W; speakers that I've had since I was 16, which was a long time ago. I'm now in the market for some DIY speaker ideas. There are a bunch of speaker Instructables, but I would like to do something new and hopefully unique. Does anyone have photos of what they have built for inspiration?

Topic by lebowski 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Making a speaker? Answered

I have an old speaker that i took from an old alarm clock, so i thought i should make a speaker for my iPod. I also have the headphone jack from an old pair of headphones. What else do i need to make the speaker, and how do i put it all together? I don't have a camera, so i found the best pictures i could on the internet. The speaker has a negative and positive wires coming out of it.

Question by lawizeg 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


wireless speakers

I wanted to turn my guitar amp into a wireless speaker for my ipod and wanted to know if i wired an audio jack from the microphone connection of an old walkie talkie i have lying around and wired another to the speaker connection of another walkie talkie, if i plugged the one connected to the mic into my ipod and the receiving walkie into the guitar amp, would it work?

Topic by cirx08 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


speaker repair?

 How do you repair a slight tear to a speaker?

Question by macranston 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


free speakers? Answered

Is it possible to get free speakers? or how do you take them out of a radio?

Question by NatureBoom21 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Eggshell Speakers

Thee eggshell speakers are lovely to look at even if the sound is "narrow" according to the maker. Link

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Speaker Enclosure

Can i make Speaker Enclosure with plaster of paris?

Question by Ansif 8 months ago


Speakers in wall

Anyone tried to put, in wall speakers, in wooden boxes? I know in wall speakers are build for wall but how they are going to sound in regular wooden boxes. I got, very cheap, high end in wall speakers. Why not build boxes and save $1000 ?   Any experience ?

Topic by mavava 1 year ago


bluetooth speaker

I need schematic of the bluetooth  speaker  i want to build that   thank to everybody

Topic by noam2013 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Driving speakers?

How do I drive speakers? Like, if I just soldered a cable and a jack onto a speaker, would it work? Or do I need some kind of circuit to go along with it?  Many thanks, Zem.

Question by Zem 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Speechbubble speakers

Hey guys and gals! I saw this cool speaker design on Yanko, speechbubble speakers. essentially two speakers in the form of speech-bubbles. (see link) So I was wondering how to go about making speakers in this style myself. Would I use two speech-bubble shaped pieces of wood with a cutout for a speaker, connect them with little wooden blocks and cover the sides in some sort of flexible wood and the front with black speaker fabrick and paint all the wood a glossy white or what? Would I be able to fold real plastic around the wooden sides, as it would be with the real speaker design? Or do you gals and guys have any other ideas? Images below!

Topic by Tinseltoy 10 years ago


Resistors and speakers

Hi, Is it possible to create a 16.5-17Khz speaker output using only resistors? or should I look into a 555 timer? if so, how? Thanks, Dan

Topic by danward 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Speakers in a couch

 I was thinking of putting 16 4-inch kickers in a couch, on the back side. any ideas on this?

Topic by inashell 9 years ago


Stream to speakers?

Is there anyway to make it so my macbook wirelessley streams whatever music im playing to the speaker set in my room. I have a macbook and a fairley new speaker set, i think the kind of thing id be looking for is a slingbox. any suggestions?

Topic by astrozombies138 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Bluetooth Speakers

Hello everyone... rookie here.  I have been looking at the Bluetooth speakers instructables, but I was looking to take it another step.  I need to be able to also transmit to another speaker 30-40 feet away from the "master".  What would be the best way to approach this? Thanks, Tony

Topic by TonyH14 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


powered speakers

Hello im realy new to the electronics game and i was wondering if anywas can sow me a REALY SIMPLE diagram of where wires should go to get powered speakers i have 2 speakers and want to power them by battery so a nice little circuet diagram would help:)

Topic by wii maniac 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


speaker drivers

I'm looking for speaker drivers within 40mm-50mm and a full range frequency response of about 0-25khz But! i cant find any manufacturers within the uk at a cheap price or decent frequency range btw its for a headphone project im working on :D All help greatly appreciated (:

Topic by 00mike000 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Directional SPeaker

I saw a youtube video of a guy who built his own directional speaker (actually I remember it as a directional megaphone as he would talk into it, and it would target a person). I was wondering how easy it would be to do this? Can we build one with household material? Thanks for being awesome guys!

Topic by teamcoltra 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


bluetooth speakers?

Does anyone know a way/ device i can hack/build to hook up to a speaker system to make it wireless? i have an iPhone an speakers, but i just don't know where to start, because i don't want to spend money on something i could make. would an old cell phone work, (it has bluetooth)

Question by fbasmajian 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Bad for the speaker?

I stole some poly fill/insulation shit out of a old pair of speakers that are waiting for some new drivers and I stuffed it in my subwoofer box. It doesn't sound like it's going to explode as much as it did before (it's a rather "rickety" box). But I did some googleing and it can overpower a speaker or something? I won't hurt my sub will I? -Punk

Topic by Punkguyta 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


directional speaker

My neighbours (25m) play music outside every night till 4-5am. The bass is the problem. I'm going insane. Police comes and goes. Need instructions on either option - killing, hijacking speakers or building directional speaker for payback.  Can't spend much and have no knowledge of sound system but have CB in my car, 1200W sound system with wireless rear, sub and amp removed from car. Any help would be great as Im already researching ninja road stars. The bass is so strong I can't cover it with mine.

Question by AgaO5 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Upcycling speakers

Hi all! I came across an old aluminium briefcase (the kind you'd transport a million dollars in if you were a spy), and I was thinking of converting it into a battery-powered multimedia platform. Details aside, the first milestone would be to make it into a glorified bluetooth speaker. Now both as concerns for the environment and my own wallet, I plan on reclaiming components when I feasibly can. Bookshelf speakers (with no amp) tend to go for really cheap in second-hand stores where I am, so that's my starting point. The plan is to open up a pair of speakers and attach them to the case somehow, with a wired power source and eBay amplifier circuit to begin with.So my question is, what's it like re-using bookshelf speakers? I know there's a lot of projects online converting them to battery power, but what if I open them up and take out the actual speaker inside? Are there any issues, or much loss of sound quality when the wooden case is discarded? I'm no audiophile here, even a fuzzy sound is okay as long as it has a bit of bass to it. If I use it a lot and I really have the chance, I'll buy a proper pair of speakers to replace the older ones (and maybe consider proper audio engineering where I route frequency ranges to different woofers etc). But that's not happening right now!If anyone has experience with this kind of project, any advice is appreciated :)And if anyone's curious, I was planning on bolting the speakers directly onto the front of the case (which is solid plastic), allowing it to be used closed or open. Then add Bluetooth support and eventually a Raspberry Pi with a HiFiBerry card, then with cool mini MIDI controllers the sky's the limit.

Question by rathdrummer 11 months ago  |  last reply 11 months ago


Turn laptop speakers into aux speakers

My laptop just died and I took it apart. The speakers have a 4-pin connector, which I would like to splice into aux and power to make an aux enabled speaker I can use. How do I do this? Pics: https://goo.gl/photos/PdyBhVxXLBfJfL3Z8 Thanks and RIP laptop. A little eulogy, because why not: Dear laptop, you will be missed. I had you for 5 years and you were a great machine. I took you apart and put you back together. We had a great time together and you lived a long life. I hope you have a great afterlife as a set of speakers, external monitor, hand warmer, and many more projects. You will be missed.

Topic by Nmoleo­ 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Turn passive speakers into active speakers?

Hi, I finally got around to starting the Altoids Tin Guitar but I have a problem: I have no amp. And an electric guitar is kind of useless without an amp. I figured I could use some old computer speakers but I realized that they are not powered speakers. Is there any way to turn passive speakers into active speakers? Or at the very least is there any software I can download that will let me hear the guitar on my computer as I play? I've tested the piezo (attatched to the 1/8" jack with an audio cable.. I forgot what you call it, but it's the kind that has two plugs) by plugging it into the mic jack for my computer and holding it near my acousic guitar while I strum. I can record audio just fine but I can't hear as I play. Is there any software that would let me do that? (A demo is fine with me.)

Topic by teh darkcloud 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Convert USB speaker to 3.5mm speaker

 I have a USB speaker (image attached). These work great off the computer, but now I want to extend these to work with my ipod. I want it to host a 3.5mm input switch for connecting a normal ipod or mp3 player, at the same time still use it my computer when I want to. I tried following this, but it's not exactly what I want. Any ideas ?

Topic by varunmehta 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


adjust normal speaker to use as guitar speaker?

Hi, As you know normal speakers (Hi-Fi, cassette players,...) and electric guitar amplifier speakers are different. Apparently guitar ones work in 75Hz to 5KHz frequency range.  I want to make a normal speaker to sound as much as possible, like a guitar speaker. after searching on the internet I found that with band-pass or band-stop passive filter I can achieve that. Anyone have any idea how can I do this and if this is going to work or make any difference? Do you have other suggestions (besides buying guitar amp or speakers ) ? Thanks  for your help

Question by ehsan_zt 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Amp for a homemade speaker box with car speakers?

The speakers are almost definitely going to be a pair Sony Xplod XS-R5743's Specs: 4-Ohm 190W Peak 35W RMS So with these power specs, what should the power ratings for the amp be? I considered building an amp, and unless there is something I've missed, it looks cheaper just to buy a car amp and just make it run from a wall outlet after a transformer. Especially when every amp that I see being built is a low power 1W LM386. Please, let me know the best method for amplifying the audio to these speakers and the required power. Thanks

Question by manouttatime 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


DIY BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

  I have a pair of tv speaker that are 16 ohms and 11 w, and I wanted to turn them into wireless bluetooth speaker kind of similar to this one. (https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bluetooth-Speaker-PartyBar/) . I was wondering what kind of amplifier, bluetooth module and battery would I need. these are the speakers I have- http://www.ebay.com/itm/378G110A567YAK-TELEVISION-.. I am a noob in these kind of project so, detailed explanation would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

Topic by Rafi321 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Resistors on the Bluetooth speaker!! Answered

I wanted to know why the resistors were used on the Bluetooth speaker and if I need them,  what size are they? 

Question by LASOUND 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Sterio Speaker to Headphones?

Im trying to hook my small sterio speaker to a headphones jack it starts with 2 wires and inside the wires are Bronze and Red and on the other they are Bronze and Green so how do i do it?

Question by Domoper 9 years ago