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Holy moly - 87 cent Parts Express drivers ROCK!

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Kenneth Harden, May 18, 2004.

  1. Kenneth Harden

    Kenneth Harden Screenwriter

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    I just received my shipment of 8 drivers, put one (mono) in a flower pot, held it in with masking tape, and connected it to a old receiver with FM radio, and turned it on.

    For 87 cents, it sounds great. There is some bass potential, especially with multiple drivers. The quality is very good for the price.

    The ONE driver (again, mono in a flower pot right now), it goes loud, and very clean. In the sealed pot, the bass is very controled (so I won't blow it up)

    The first thing I was on was a Mexican radio station, and some guy was requesting a song. You could hear he was on a bad telephone line, and there were people taking in the background - while you could clearly hear the DJ AND the music playing in the background.

    I might order another 8 tonight so I have a matching set.
     
  2. Kyle Richardson

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    Haha, I'm sorry, I just found this unique review kind of funny[​IMG] Glad you are happy with the drivers.
     
  3. Kenneth Harden

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    Well, if it had a drain hole, it would be a vented pot [​IMG]
     
  4. Wayne Ernst

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    Hmmm ... how many liters in size is that flower pot. Can you provide a chart of the bass sweeps for this beast? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Kyle Richardson

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    The resonating of the flower petals must be murder on the frequency response[​IMG]
     
  6. Kenneth Harden

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    Hey, that looks like something Bose would cook up: the Floralmass pot sattelite. Better patent it before Bose does [​IMG]
     
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    Kenneth,

    That's a great little experiment. Are you sticking with pots for the finished product, or going to put those in standard wooden cabinet?

    If anyone wants to take a look at some 'high end' flower pot speakers, take a look at my Power Pots in the link below.

    http://www.aaroncgilbert.com/powerpots.html


    Aaron Gilbert
     
  9. Scott Simonian

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    I bet it would be fun to use sixteen per side for some nice line arrays. Pretty cheap array at that! Under $50. Haha!
     
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    This has to be the best DIY thread ever.... backyard parties will never be the same [​IMG]
     
  11. Dave Poehlman

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    What's the part no on those drivers?
     
  12. Scott Simonian

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    Id sure like to make a line array of these. Looking at the FR graphs leads me to think that they could be used without any XO at all. It looks like all they really need is a nice lowpass @ 15 or 16kHz. Looks like some nasty breakup, correct?
     
  14. Kenneth Harden

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    Well, I am going to hit the 99 cent store on my way home from work tomorrow, and see what I can find. I will also look at Wal*Mart. Ideally, it will be something plastic or think cardboard I can cut with a carton cutter on a string, so a nail on a string (spin it round and round, then pop out the hole). This WILL be getto, and REALLY cheap.

    I am thinking of doing 4 per cabinet for now, and just getting an array working so I can decide on the sound.

    I think a pressure cooker would be bitchin, NO resonance, easy access, and if I generate too many dB's, the little rubber thing will blow.
     

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