[TenTec] External Speaker for OMNI VI+ Best Choice?

Dr. Gerald N. Johnson geraldj at storm.weather.net
Wed Oct 10 13:36:36 EDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 10:07 -0700, Paul Gates, KD3JF wrote:
> I about fell off my chair when I saw the price. But, sure would like one someday.
> Paul
You could probably achieve essentially the same result with a simple mod
to a small or moderate HIFI speaker. Open it up, unhook the tweeter, and
replace the tweeter with an 8 ohm resistor to load the cross over
network at high frequencies.

Sometimes the tuned port bass reflex speaker needs tuning. The box is
supposed to resonate at the mechanical resonance of the speaker to
flatten the response and extend some more bass. I connect a D cell
through a CW key to the speaker. When the tuned port is resonated
correctly the speaker will click cleanly at key closures and opens. When
not tuned right there will be a boom when the resonance takes over. It
takes a key, rubbing wires together isn't clean enough.

73, Jerry, K0CQ
> "W.D. (Doc) Lindsey" <dock0evz at earthlink.net> wrote: Mark:
> I will heartily concur with this.  Frankly I dilly-dallied on finally
> ordering mine, and by then the price had risen by a significant number of
> US$.  But even then, the purchase was well worth it, IMHO.  The speaker
> truly is FABULOUS, and makes it possible for my lousy, Viet Nam badly
> damaged hearing to listen to often poor HF conditions, including
> weak-signal CW (such as QRP contests) for long periods of time.  
> And perhaps you can find someone who is willing to part with theirs.  I
> cannot imagine anyone willing to part with theirs, but who knows?  Just my
> $.02 worth.
> 73,
> --Doc/K0EVZ
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Mark Erbaugh 
> > To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment 
> > Date: 10/9/2007 8:10:01 PM
> > Subject: Re: [TenTec] External Speaker for OMNI VI+ Best Choice?
> >
> > On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 19:53 -0400, k1zn at cox.net wrote:
> > > Any suggestions as to best external speaker -- currently using the
> > > std. ps/spkr - ?  Is the TT External Speaker #307 a good choice -- or
> > > one of the Japanese external speakers w/filters?  Tnx,
> >
> >
> > I use a Sounds Sweet Communication Speaker in the shack. 
> >
> > http://soundssweet.com/
> >
> > 73,
> > Mark
> >

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