|[AMRadio] Hallicrafters R-12 speaker|
Jim WB5OXQ inb Waco, TX
wb5oxq at grandecom.net
Sun Sep 6 15:02:50 EDT 2009
Check JW Davis in Dallas. They may have a good full range 12" made for 20
watts or less. They have a website.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Coleman" <jc at pctechref.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2009 11:51 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Hallicrafters R-12 speaker
> Yes indeed Bob,
> That is exactly what I meant about using a modern replacement. Those 8
> inch coaxial speakers will far out perform the old 12" speaker. There was
> at one time some nice 12" coaxial speakers around but I don't see them
> anymore except in ovals for cars. But, again, a guy could build a
> mounting plate adapter, are use the grill, to make these fit into the old
> cabinet, and have a very nice speaker system.
> As far as great sound at low levels, there are a number of computer
> speaker sets made by Altec Lansing, Bose, and others that will just blow
> you away for under $50.00. They have power ratings that are very inflated
> in most cases, but they still sound great.
> Now for ham radio listening with QRM and noise, I prefer a narrower
> bandwidth speaker. I have some small 4 inch speakers in little wooden
> boxes, which can hardly be called HIFI. I can put one right in front of
> my face and it is a lot like headphone presence.
> The Devil is the culprit of old age I'm sure. Don't believe in all that
> golden years stuff.
> 73,John, WA5BXO
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