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A speaker in a coke can - could it be?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Javier_Huerta, May 19, 2003.

  1. Javier_Huerta

    Javier_Huerta Supporting Actor

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    As I was looking at this Coke can, I realized I could built a pretty weird speaker out of it (don't ask me how I came to realize this fact - I guess the meeting I was in was too boring).

    What do you think? Is it possible? I have looked for little woofers in Parts Express (I guess I'd need a 2" driver) but I can't find any.

    It'd look very cool. Now imagine it with a small tweeter on top. [​IMG]
     
  2. Cam S

    Cam S Screenwriter

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    Would the coke can make it sound incredibly harsh and tiny, as the thin aluminum would reflect and boucne alot of the sound. A coke can isn't exactly a dead enclosure. But what do I know.
     
  3. TimForman

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    Maybe if you could get hold of the aluminum cone driver that
    Sharper Image uses in some of their devices.
     
  4. Javier_Huerta

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    Cam, what if the inside of the Coke can was sprayed with sound deadener, or had foam in it?

    The reasion I'm asking is, Sonotubes are often used for subwoofers. A Coke can seems to be an excellent enclosure for a small speaker. I can imagine it, with a couple of small stands, painted with a metallic lacquer and and clearcoat, with a small tweeter on top.

    I guess I'll have to find a small enough driver for my tests.
     
  5. Mark Fitzsimmons

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    Why even mess with a tweeter? I'm sure you could get a full range 2" driver.
     
  6. Javier_Huerta

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    A tweeter would make the thing like an R. Crumb cartoon of a B&W Nautilus, I think [​IMG]

    I'll try it. I mean, how much can a decent 2" driver cost?
     
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  8. Javier_Huerta

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  9. Brian Bunge

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    If you want to play around with them you could always try some of these 2" drivers on clearance at Parts Express.

    I wouldn't expect too much from them though. And definitely not in a Coke can.
     
  10. StevieP

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    I guess you could put a Bose driver in it (probably sound about the same [​IMG] )
     
  11. Dan Hine

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  12. Brett DiMichele

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    I would just use a piece of 2" PVC and cut out a 2" piece
    of 3/4" MDF and hot glue it inside the tube on the backside
    add some binding posts and put a deflex pad inside and a
    simple lowpass capacitor and run a decent full range driver
    and woolah bose killer.. (It doesn't take much to kill bose)

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Javier_Huerta

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  14. Dennis Higgins

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    How about a coffee can...

    [​IMG]

    Tang Band W3-881S

    Started on a pair using sewer pipe but haven't finished.
     
  15. TimForman

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    I'm still thinking aluminum can, aluminum driver. Say it with me, "aluminum can, aluminum driver".
     
  16. MichaelAngelo

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    Save up those cardboard liners in the TP for an array [​IMG]
     
  17. Frank Carter

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    hahaha [​IMG]
     
  19. Brett DiMichele

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    I say someone should make a sub out of one of those Phart
    Pipes you see on all the Hondas these days.. Heck most of em
    are at least 7" OD..... [​IMG]
     
  20. Randall Duncan

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    Ooh!! Creative audio! I think I'm gonna get me some PVC pipe
    and put together some speakers using those little 2'' speakers
    from Parts Express... Because I have 24 of them! [​IMG]
     

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