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Re: [TenTec] Paragon II Speaker

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Paragon II Speaker
From: "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson" <geraldj@storm.weather.net>
Reply-to: geraldj@storm.weather.net,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 23:43:35 -0500
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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 
> S-100  
> 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 
> lacked  
> the base. The S-100 and S-200 so far has offered both volume and good 
> fidelity. 
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 
> 8in 
>  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 
> with 
> 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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