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Old 14 January 2010, 16:14   #1
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My Little Speaker Project

My boat is 90% finished just waiting on small things to finish off the boat, So while I wait I started a little project, I'm mounting a CD player in the console and was thinking where I can mount the speakers, I didnt want to cut out two big 5" holes in my nice new console just to be sure in the event of the speaker ever breaking that I would not be left with two disused speakers.

So I started to think how it could be done, My solution is simple, I had the spaekers from my last boat, I went to Tesco and picked up 2 large pudding bowls, they are made from light clear plastic and fit the speaker perfect, I the got some off cuts of marine ply and cut out a reinforcement cover/lid for the bowl, the cover was then cut to fit the speaker, the ply made the whole thing really strong while the back of the speaker is totally sealed from the elements, Im hoping to next make a "L" bracket the will scre to the ply and that will hold the mountinf bolt, this will bolt straight to the A-Frame hanging under it. Will post pics when I have it mounted.

A few pics of the speaker pod!

The last picture is the pod without the plywood insert, just to show how the spaeker will sit.
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Old 14 January 2010, 16:18   #2
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this is where I got my idea, might not look as good but I saved $1,500, made spending only €6 that much better.
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Old 14 January 2010, 17:15   #3
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The plastic containers are good for making simple fibreglass shapes.
My Dad used a plastic beaker for the air intakes on the engine box, covered the outside in fibreglass then the beaker (been flexy) pulls out easy.
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Old 15 January 2010, 05:39   #4
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cool idea that will certainly do the job small enclosures like that will be good for power handling, but dont expect much bass response from an enclosure that small.
you may find with some experimentation or using free design software, if you have the theile small parameters supplied with the speaker that a small port in the rear of the enclosure may help bass response. but as you point out its better totally sealed from the elements.
anyway you have a superb cheap high power full range speaker, nice one.
be sure to post the finished piccys
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i love that idea, i was always thinking of alternative ways to mount speakers
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You've got a 2 stroke engine that's quiet enough you can listen to music over it ?! I really do have a lot to learn about these things ...
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You've got a 2 stroke engine that's quiet enough you can listen to music over it
No. He has speakers loud enough to hear over a two stroke motor. There's a subtle difference.
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