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Old 09-19-2014, 08:59 PM
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Default Cheap speakers for sound unit?

I found these little speakers today at Princess Auto. They were $2.99 for the pair so I thought why not. Anyway, I have no idea if they would work for a sound unit but they are quite small and loud. If anyone thinks they will work then I will buy more before they are sold out.

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I would be interested in trying a set. They would definitely be a better fit for my track loader. Let me know how you want to work it out.

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OK sounds good Travis. I guess I had better get back in there and buy them before they are all gone!lol
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I scooped up what they had of these today. I have a total of ten pairs but I think I will keep a few for myself. If anyone wants to try them let me know and we'll work something out. I can't say for sure if they will work properly so it is a bit of a gamble I guess.
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Thanks for the speakers Reg and here is a video of one installed.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zb5...ature=youtu.be
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Default Re: Cheap speakers for sound unit?

wow.they sound good..there is 2 princess autos in my area i may have to pop in to see if they have any..were they in the clearance section or overstock section of the store
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Thanks for the speakers Reg and here is a video of one installed.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zb5...ature=youtu.be
You're welcome Travis and thanks for posting the video. It sounds like they work well so I'm glad that I bought a bunch of them!

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Default Re: Cheap speakers for sound unit?

fhhhstix What did you use for sound controller ? I am working on something.

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fhhhstix What did you use for sound controller ? I am working on something.
It is a Servonaut SMT but I noticed they are discontinued now and replaced by the SM3.
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It is a Servonaut SMT but I noticed they are discontinued now and replaced by the SM3.
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Just for anyone's notes they are 8ohm 2watt speakers.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:21 PM
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You must have got some? Good to know that they are 8ohm. I think that is what most sound modules use isn't it?

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Default Re: Cheap speakers for sound unit?

anybody tried one with MFU??

I'm starting on a king hauler build with the sleeper already FULL of stuff - battery pack, MFU, extra servo for locking diffs, electronics for wireless trailer....so smaller speaker would be good....
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You must have got some? Good to know that they are 8ohm. I think that is what most sound modules use isn't it?

Thanks for the update!
Yeah I stopped by my local one and they had just gotten 10 packages in, needless to say when I left they had zero instock. lol.

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anybody tried one with MFU??

I'm starting on a king hauler build with the sleeper already FULL of stuff - battery pack, MFU, extra servo for locking diffs, electronics for wireless trailer....so smaller speaker would be good....
I tested one last night on an MFC unit and it worked fine. Not as loud as the stock speaker but if you run 2 in parallel it will increase the volume and at full volume with one speaker I didn't have any distortion. Biggest thing is how small they are compared to the stock MFC speaker.
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Haha, yeah that's what happened at our local store too once I tried one on our home stereo. They are probably thinking, Wow, what a popular item!
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At my local one, when I showed the girl what it was online she knew she had seen them but had no clue what they were until I asked about them. And at that they were mixed in with another product that it shouldn't have been with. lol
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Default Re: Cheap speakers for sound unit?

If anyone is interested in any of these speakers I was just at my local princess auto and they had 20 packages on the rack.
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sorry to post dig guys but what is "princess auto"?
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It would be like your harbour freight stores in the US.
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