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Old 28th November 2005, 06:48 AM   #1
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Default Looking for small 10 watt speakers for embedded device

Hello Forum,

I have been searching for some small full range speakers (as in a driver around 2" (55mm) in dia.) that could handle a load of around 10 watts. I haven't been able to locate a source for these... I suspect there is something out there, but so far I'm stuck. I tried searching the forum before posting.

Anyone have any data or advice for me?
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Old 28th November 2005, 10:14 AM   #2
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How about RS Stock no: 364-3357 ?

(2.5", 8W, good quoted FR, and relatively high efficiency)
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Old 28th November 2005, 11:48 AM   #3
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Radio Spares isn't that useful for those over the pond, try :

http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage....ctGroup_ID=576

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Old 28th November 2005, 11:59 AM   #4
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Radio Spares isn't that useful for those over the pond
Their global division has very reasonable shipping rates
You suggestion may well suit better, though.
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Old 28th November 2005, 12:59 PM   #5
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I'm sure just about any of the large electronics dealers will have a range of OEM drivers that should fit your bill. Certainly Farnell in the UK do, so their partner company Newark over your side of the pond should do so, and I'm sure there are others.
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Old 1st December 2005, 04:45 AM   #6
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Hello gang,

I took your advice and got some 2" speakers from Parts Express. They arrived right away (we're both in Ohio).

Seem to be pretty close to what I'm looking for. So thanks!

What is the best indicator of speaker efficiency? I have some 4" speakers that I pulled out of a Yahama AA5 and much 'louder' than a pair of similar sized 'PowerBased' car audio speakers when used with a little T-AMP (Sonic Impact). I have seen dB/Watt @ one meter as an indicator. What is really good number then? I can't find any data on the speakers from the AA5 or I'd try to locate a spec sheet.

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Old 1st December 2005, 10:27 AM   #7
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Hi,

the usual indicator of efficiency is the quoted dB/W.

Though strictly speaking this is actually dB/2.83V, consequently
low impedance drivers have better dB/W figures than higher
impedance drivers without actually being more efficient.

Also note high efficiency usually means low excursion capabilty,
so on its own its not a good inidicator of a drivers "worth".

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