im sure most of you have small stereo speakers laying around the house that are broken or just useless to you. but a cool thing about speakers and microphones is that they are practically the same thing. in this simple instructable i will show you how to use ANY speaker as a mic.
*note: headphones work too*
1xDecent sized speaker
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Step 1: Strip Your XLR Cable
the first thing you need to do is strip your XLR cable. inside the cable you should find a positive wire, a negative wire, and a ground (the only wire that doesnt have rubber around it. this wire will not be used"
Step 2: Connect Your XLR Cable to Your Speaker
now you need to connect your XLR cable to the speaker. this part is easy and soldering is optional.
ok so depending on what speaker your using you may or may not need to take the speaker apart.
(instructions for a speaker with wire clips on the back)
1: just connect the positive and negative wire to the back of the speaker
(instructions for speaker without wire clips)
1: if your speaker has a wire coming out the back then you can just cut the wire and connect it to the XLR and your done.
2: if your speaker does not have a wire coming out of it then you need to open your speaker. there should only be a few screws you need to undo.
3: once your speaker is open you should see the back of the ACTUAL speaker. you will see a positive and negative connector on the speaker. just connect the XLR to that.
and thats it. its that easy. you can now talk into your speaker and it will be a microphone. simple!