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Old 16th April 2020, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default Where to find light weight neodymium PA driver for flying drone project.

I am designing a drone to play sound. I can 3D print the horn. Would like suggestions for some light weight PA horn drivers. Any search I do for horn drivers only shows high frequency tweeter drivers. I need mid range for voice signal.

Would something like this work? It is a neodymium speaker designed for portable devices.AIYIMA 2Pcs Full Range Portable Speaker 2 INCH 4 Ohm 16W Sound Music Neodymium Audio Speaker Driver For Computer Loudspeaker DIY - Aliexpress

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Where to find light weight neodymium PA driver for flying drone project.
First one yes, probably. Second one, no not at all. But a horn to cover vocal frequencies is going to be bigger than you think.
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What's the maximum payload your drone can handle? Unless it's a big drone, you're probably better off with a fullrange driver.

Lightest vocal range horn drivers are about 5 lbs. Faital Pro 3FE22 is about as sensitive as your going to find in a small driver. Weighs in at half a pound. Will be considerably louder than your typical bluetooth speaker driver. A true horn is space prohibitive but you can do a shallow waveguide. Will be better than nothing.

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What's the maximum payload your drone can handle? Unless it's a big drone, you're probably better off with a fullrange driver.

I have not got the drone yet because I don't know how light the speaker can be made.

Lightest vocal range horn drivers are about 5 lbs. Faital Pro 3FE22 is about as sensitive as your going to find in a small driver. Weighs in at half a pound. Will be considerably louder than your typical bluetooth speaker driver. A true horn is space prohibitive but you can do a shallow waveguide. Will be better than nothing.
I will have and experiment with the Faital Pro 3FE22. What is special about a vocal range horn driver compared to a standard full range driver? I took a horn apart, it was like a treble driver, but the diaphragm was more rigid. I don't really understand the effect of things like the diaphragm stiffness and also the reason the throat diameter is narrower than the diaphragm. Should I hack a Faital Pro 3FE22 to be more like a vocal horn driver?
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