Better sound, better speaker

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Re: Better sound, better speaker

Post by Megavolt » Sun May 22, 2016 1:15 pm

Nice one !
Sadly no shipping to Germany :/
I will post my searching results if I find something similiar !

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Re: Better sound, better speaker

Post by day » Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:23 am

wow, nice "pimp my sound" mod ! but how do you wire it to the rest ? does it need any amp ?

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Re: Better sound, better speaker

Post by Cannikin » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:33 am

Megavolt wrote: IMG-20160524-WA0006.jpg
Awesome! Have you hooked it up yet? How's it sound?

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Re: Better sound, better speaker

Post by Cannikin » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:33 am

day wrote:wow, nice "pimp my sound" mod ! but how do you wire it to the rest ? does it need any amp ?
Yes any speaker in there needs an amp.

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Re: Better sound, better speaker

Post by Megavolt » Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:00 am

Got some great sound and rumble feature too :D i will upload a picture of the final build soon !

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Re: Better sound, better speaker

Post by Treguard » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:16 pm

Megavolt wrote:Got some great sound and rumble feature too :D i will upload a picture of the final build soon !
What did you use to stick the speaker down to the case?

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Re: Better sound, better speaker

Post by Cannikin » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:43 am

Treguard wrote:
Megavolt wrote:Got some great sound and rumble feature too :D i will upload a picture of the final build soon !
What did you use to stick the speaker down to the case?
When I trimmed my speaker it ended up a pretty tight fit inside the plastic ring that's molded into the front of the GB case. It basically snaps in place and stays there on its own. If you wanted you could add a dab of hot glue around the edge to make sure it doesn't go anywhere.

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Re: Better sound, better speaker

Post by Treguard » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:38 pm

Cannikin wrote:
Treguard wrote:
Megavolt wrote:Got some great sound and rumble feature too :D i will upload a picture of the final build soon !
What did you use to stick the speaker down to the case?
When I trimmed my speaker it ended up a pretty tight fit inside the plastic ring that's molded into the front of the GB case. It basically snaps in place and stays there on its own. If you wanted you could add a dab of hot glue around the edge to make sure it doesn't go anywhere.
Thanks. Hopefully it shouldn't be too difficult using the rotary tool on it. Did you find it took you long/was easy to trim?

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Re: Better sound, better speaker

Post by Cannikin » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:44 pm

Treguard wrote: Thanks. Hopefully it shouldn't be too difficult using the rotary tool on it. Did you find it took you long/was easy to trim?
Nope, there's a little bit of plastic that'll be easy to cut through, then the base of the surround is like a heavy paper. It doesn't cut away as clean with a rotary tool, but you can most of it removed with that and then use a razor blade to clean it up.

Be careful you don't go TOO far as some point you'll run into the actual surround, which is rubber. If you cut too much of that away then it'll de-laminate from the paper it's glued to and the sound could suffer. I had to tack mine back down with a dot of rubber cement. If you want the speaker to fit inside the circular recess molded into the case you'll need to get awfully close to that rubber.

(I'm assuming you're using the same speaker I had from Parts Express. If it's another model then the above will probably not be useful.) :)

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Re: Better sound, better speaker

Post by Megavolt » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:50 pm

Cannikin did a very good describtion.

I cut the edges of my speaker off and modified the plastic ring in the original GB-case. I did fit in very thight, just added some extra hot glue around the speaker just to be sure. As cannikin already said, don't cut too much from the case. Do it step by step and try to fit your speaker into it time by time.

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