[AMRadio] Hallicrafters R-12 speaker


Jim WB5OXQ inb Waco, TX wb5oxq at grandecom.net
Sun Sep 6 15:00:19 EDT 2009


Has anyone considered trying to find a speaker out of an old console radio 
or hi fi.  The tube amps in them rarely made more than 10 watts.  I use a 
entensiion speaker from an old Zenith set with a 10" woofer and a pizzo 
tweeter and it drives real good from a 3 watt portable radio.
WB5OXQ

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Coleman" <jc at pctechref.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2009 10:17 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Hallicrafters R-12 speaker


>I agree Bob.  Maybe Brian intends to put a pair of 805 between the receiver 
>and the speaker and play some guitar.  At any rate I'm sure he has his 
>reasons.
>
> I might go with this one 
> (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=290-486), and 
> even it is an over kill but selection of 12 inch  speakers with less than 
> a 20 watt rating are few and far between.  Many times I will cut a board 
> to fit where the speaker goes and then mount a smaller speaker to the 
> board.  In most cases the smaller speaker has better sound due to modern 
> manufacturing and tech specs than the older one.
> http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=290-486
>
> 73, John
>
> 



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