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    • December 8, 2019 9:32 PM EST
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      iPhone Speakers

      I want to add MyLocoSound to a Kalamazoo 0-4-0T and it looks like inside the cab roof is the best place for the speaker. Has anyone tried an iPhone speaker? They are flat and highly evolved, I assume.

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    • December 8, 2019 9:55 PM EST
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      What is the Ohm rating? All the computer speakers I salvaged were 4 Ohm while my sound cards wanted 8.

      For $15.00 you might consider this 1"speaker and it has a baffle installed to increase the volume

      https://www.gscalegraphics.net/store/p119/Speaker_-_1%22_diameter.html#/

       

      I've heard it's adequate to good, considering the size.

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    • December 8, 2019 10:07 PM EST
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      The HO scale guys swear by them as the best speaker for the buck. Now for large scale, I think you could get bigger.

    • December 9, 2019 5:54 AM EST
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      David Palmeter said:

      I want to add MyLocoSound to a Kalamazoo 0-4-0T and it looks like inside the cab roof is the best place for the speaker. Has anyone tried an iPhone speaker? They are flat and highly evolved, I assume.

      Never used an iPhone speaker but have installed Mylocosound in a couple of locos.

      Mylocosound  requires an 8 ohm speaker I used one of these mounted in the cab roof of an LGB Stainz which is a similar size to your loco.

      I mounted it on a cutdown aerosol can lid to make a baffle to improve the sound.

      https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1W-8-Ohm-Metal-Housing-Round-Internal-Magnet-Speaker-Loudspeaker-50MM/174064748012?hash=item28871145ec:g:sq8AAOSwDkFdpHmr

      This post was edited by GAP at December 11, 2019 8:33 AM EST
    • December 9, 2019 7:30 AM EST
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      For thicker plastic I use the laundry detergent cups and I insert foam in them.  Use these in the LGB sound cars as it greatly improves the base sound.

       

    • December 9, 2019 11:55 AM EST
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      The very small speakers like cell phone speakers can give a lot of volume, but getting bass is difficult, the physics demands larger diameter driver "cone" and/or air volume.

       

      The 1" speaker has a long throw, thus displacing more air, which means more "sound". Just like in cars, "their ain't no substitute for cubic inches" in the long run.

       

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      I've used them in some HO installations, and they're very good for the size. In a room full of HO scale locos, it's going to give very good frequency response compared to other "typical" HO speakers. Put them in a room full of large scale locos, and they'll be lacking. As mentioned above, the laws of physics are against you. 

       

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    • December 11, 2019 4:25 PM EST
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      Thanks to all for your comments. I like bass sound so the iPhone speaker idea is out. I'll check out some of your other ideas, I currently use G Scale Graphics 3" speakers in my tender mounted systems and they sound great!

    • December 11, 2019 5:33 PM EST
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      I did find a way to use small speakers hidden in a cab roof, and made up for their small size by using several in a styrene baffle:

       

       

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    • December 11, 2019 7:34 PM EST
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      Greg Elmassian said:

      I did find a way to use small speakers hidden in a cab roof, and made up for their small size by using several in a styrene baffle:

       

       

       

       

      Nice Work Greg !

       

      Do you have a tutorial on how "You" built that ?

    • December 12, 2019 8:25 PM EST
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      I searched the website that you listed on your signature "which we must be sure to visit" but I found nothing on this build  ?

      Do you have any updates on this ?

       

       

       

       

       

      Edited for punctuation

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    • December 12, 2019 8:29 PM EST
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    • December 13, 2019 8:26 AM EST
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      Seems like a great application for iphone speakers, now if more folks would gut their iphones for the speaker the world might be a better place

    • December 14, 2019 7:47 PM EST
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      Gary Buchanan, FOG said:

      Seems like a great application for iphone speakers, now if more folks would gut their iphones for the speaker the world might be a better place

       

       

      Gary ,

       

      Clearly you must me an Android guy !

    • December 14, 2019 7:49 PM EST
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      Could the moderator please correct my spelin

    • December 14, 2019 7:52 PM EST
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      Rooster ' said:

      Androids  !

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    • December 15, 2019 8:04 AM EST
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      Rooster ' said:
      Gary Buchanan, FOG said:

      Seems like a great application for iphone speakers, now if more folks would gut their iphones for the speaker the world might be a better place

       

       

      Gary ,

       

      Clearly you must me an Android guy !

      Rooster, I had my androids removed along with my tonsils when I was very young

       

    • December 15, 2019 3:52 PM EST
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      Gary Buchanan, FOG said:

      Seems like a great application for iphone speakers, now if more folks would gut their iphones for the speaker the world might be a better place

      Back in the day, you would find a phone booth and talk quietly so nobody could possibly overhear.   Today, it seems as if you need to talk as loud as possible about private so EVERYONE can overhear....

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    • December 15, 2019 5:10 PM EST
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      Bruce Chandler said:
      Gary Buchanan, FOG said:

      Seems like a great application for iphone speakers, now if more folks would gut their iphones for the speaker the world might be a better place

      Back in the day, you would find a phone booth and talk quietly so nobody could possibly overhear.   Today, it seems as if you need to talk as loud as possible about private so EVERYONE can overhear....

      It's almost like they're still using a tin can and a string...............

      This post was edited by Ken Brunt at December 15, 2019 5:10 PM EST
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    • December 16, 2019 4:29 PM EST
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      Well, if the person on the other end could actually hear me.....

      My "smartphone" can send text and email messages, direct me where I want to go, surf the world wide web, take pictures, do calculations and so much more. But I just wish someone would make one that I could make phone calls with and not have the other person keep telling me that they cannot hear me.

       

       

      What?

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