I know this is sacrilege but came to Ten Tec back when the Paragon came out
and I was tired of sending my Icom 751 back and forth and to Icom and never
getting it fixed. I swore off the Jap radios. I did however keep the SP-20
Icom speaker. It is the finest speaker I have ever found. I used it all this
time with my Paragon and it works outstanding with my Jupiter. Sorry no
Orion experience here.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2006 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Paragon II Speaker
> I use 7 0r 9 inch minimus or RCA speakers, in the heavy aluminum case,
> by rat shack for a while. small, and good freq response for these old and
> damaged ears..
> tom N6AJR
> In a message dated 7/20/2006 7:35:12 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> ARDUJENSKI@aol.com writes:
> As you can read in the archives, the speakers in the 961 and 962 leave
> 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
> 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 will continue to try several more for comparison. I suspect that when
> 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
> If this is the case, to keep the profile the same height as the rest of
> Paragon Station, I would mount the speaker horizontally in the enclosure
> both top and bottom front ports.
> But for now I am very pleased seeing what a difference a proper speaker
> and does make with this radio.
> Alan KB7MBI
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