Where can I get aluminum Teardrop vase?

Westrock2000

Disabled Account
2002-10-03 2:52 am
About 2 years ago I bought two medium sized spun aluminum teardrops vases I saw while walking through Target one day, they were in the seasonal home decor area. These things look exactly like the Nautilus Tweeter mounts and thats what I plan on using them for. However, they are only about 2 7/8" at there biggest, so a small 1" tweeter will fit, but I was wondering if anyone knows anywhere, either brick and mortor on online that sells something like this. There a round egg shape thats flat on one end to set it on a surface, and then it tapers down to a long 8"x1/2" tube on the other side. By the way there kinda thick too, like 1/8th inch, so there fairly dense.

These were the medium ones, and I should have gotten a pair of the bigger ones but I didn't have enough $$ at the time :(
 

AndrewJ

Member
2001-09-05 6:37 pm
You may find some in the Pottery Barn. Like you I am always on the look out for such items that can be transformed into speaker enclosures. My wife has grown used to me looking at the neck diameter of vases in Macy's trying to guess what size driver would fit :D
They currently have some very nice cut glass vases that would be ideal, if I could only gigure out how to get the wires out !:xeye:
 
They currently have some very nice cut glass vases that would be ideal, if I could only gigure out how to get the wires out !

use a special glass or tile drill, it looks like a little flat pointed spear. Make a little donut of glazing compound around where you want the hole, fill it with light oil, and drill very slowly with a light amount of pressure.
 

Westrock2000

Disabled Account
2002-10-03 2:52 am
Can you use glass as the cabinet for a tweeter?

Wouldn't the resonant freq be alot higher than say wood metal or even ceramic or plaster?

I guess you could paint on the outside and coat the inside for dampning, also drilling holes for drivers and wires would be hard!
 

Westrock2000

Disabled Account
2002-10-03 2:52 am
and possibly a long threaded shaft screwed into a nut attached back of the driver than running out the neck of the enclosure and using another nut to tighten against the [vase]. This would give a nice central even compression on the driver against the enclosure