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Old 7th December 2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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Hi, not HiFi by any means but I wonder if anyone has experimented with building a passive horn to boost the sound from an iPad I.e no electronics. There are some rather nice wooden units, but I wonder if much thought has been given to the characteristics of then iPad speaker in the horn dimensions. I was thinking of a solid wooden tray, maybe 1" think that the iPad drops into and has a routed horn mouth with it.s narrowest point by the iPad speaker, emerging on the right side of the tray ? A lip around the edge means the iPad screen is level with edge of the tray and provides some acoustical sealing.
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Old 7th December 2011, 11:34 AM   #2
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It would be nice if the tray could take a commercially available (and ipad compatible) keyboard/trackpad!
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Old 11th December 2011, 02:20 PM   #3
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Didn't someone do this for the iPod out of card board?

I think it was a thread here.......
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Old 11th December 2011, 02:37 PM   #4
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Didn't someone do this for the iPod out of card board?

I think it was a thread here.......
I saw that. Search for it, very cool construction, buy I recall it was not calculated dimensions.
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Old 11th December 2011, 03:03 PM   #5
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Here she is.....Something a little different: quick-and-easy iPod Horn

Within that thread, there are some seriously cool designs therein (found in individual posts) so be sure to read through all the pages.

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Old 11th December 2011, 04:04 PM   #6
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I saw that. Search for it, very cool construction, buy I recall it was not calculated dimensions.
Nah, I just chucked it together in typical teenager style.

Did I mention I've rebuilt it using duct tape?

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PS - watching this thread with interest.
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Old 11th December 2011, 04:18 PM   #7
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Nah, I just chucked it together in typical teenager style.

Did I mention I've rebuilt it using duct tape?

Chris

PS - watching this thread with interest.
Actually, I think that is far more impressive. True ingenuity. That is how new things are discovered. Not googling to see if anyone has tried it before, like me...
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Old 12th December 2011, 06:16 PM   #8
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I hope Chris661 you built it in a shed as well, in the best British tradition!

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Old 12th December 2011, 08:05 PM   #9
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I hope Chris661 you built it in a shed as well, in the best British tradition!

Oh, what I would give to have a shed. Nah, being a whippersnapper at 17, I'm still at home. So it was on the dining table.

(Imagine the above said with a broad Northern accent, and you're pretty much there).

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Oh, what I would give to have a shed. Nah, being a whippersnapper at 17, I'm still at home. So it was on the dining table.

(Imagine the above said with a broad Northern accent, and you're pretty much there).

Chris
Chris, ....one day you too can have a shed!......now if that isn't something to aspire to, I don't what is

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