On Thu, 2006-07-20 at 22:34 -0400, ARDUJENSKI@aol.com wrote:
> As you can read in the archives, the speakers in the 961 and 962 leave much
> to be desired regarding volume and frequency response. I set out trying a
> variety and in general I favor the old communication speakers Hammarlund
> and S-200 so far. The non-amplified computer speakers offered a bit better
> fidelity but still lacked volume. The Heathkit SB-600 was very loud but
> the base. The S-100 and S-200 so far has offered both volume and good
I like the metal cased speakers that came with the Motorola Micor or
Motrac for communications radios.
> I will continue to try several more for comparison. I suspect that when all
> is said and done a speaker like those used in the old guitar amps of about
> size may prove to be a good compromise with their 80-8K frequency response.
> If this is the case, to keep the profile the same height as the rest of the
> Paragon Station, I would mount the speaker horizontally in the enclosure
> both top and bottom front ports.
A speaker exposing top and bottom ports at equal distance may actually
reduce the sound at thee user's ears because front and rear are always
out of phase.
> But for now I am very pleased seeing what a difference a proper speaker can
> and does make with this radio.
> Alan KB7MBI
> Woodinville, WA
73, Jerry, K0CQ,
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