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Speaker upgrade for 1/16 Tamiya

Old 05-09-2005, 04:25 PM
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Default Speaker upgrade for 1/16 Tamiya

Have been enjoying my Tiger for about a year now and am in the middle of the Pershing build with the King Tiger next. Was wondering if anyone ever upgraded there speaker in thany of the 1/16 scale Tamiya tanks? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Paul
Old 05-10-2005, 08:51 AM
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Default RE: Speaker upgrade for 1/16 Tamiya

By upgrade, do you intend to acheive high volume or fidelity? Or do you intend to free up space in the hull?

The existing Tamiya speaker is a good quality speaker and would not need replacement unless you wished to have smaller format speakers.

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Old 05-11-2005, 05:20 AM
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Eric,
I'd say I'm interested in fidelity. The Tigers stock speaker has enough volume, but with it turned up to max the cannon shot isn't as clear as I'd like. I may try to free up some space in the Pershing with a smaller speaker box but I think my best bet is to go with a battery pack made up of Lithium polymer cells (more capacity in a smaller package). Thanks, Paul
Old 05-11-2005, 08:15 AM
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Default RE: Speaker upgrade for 1/16 Tamiya

I have noticed this as well. This is not the speaker but the electronics reaching distortion. Some people have installed an extra power amplifier inline to boost the signal when the Tamiya volume is low in a non-distorted range. This is easily done in larger 1/8-1/6 scale vehicles with a car radio amp.

A more compact solution could be investigated for the 1/16 scale tanks.

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