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Author Topic: Replacement speaker for SP-23 External Speaker  (Read 2069 times)
KB1UTY
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« on: February 22, 2012, 04:38:10 AM »

Hello:

Can any help with a good replacement speaker for upgrading the Kenwood SP-23?
I bought speaker at a hamfest, and later found it inoperative. Need to replace the 3" speaker component with something similar.

Thanks

Jerry KB1UTY
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KG4RUL
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 05:28:58 AM »

What is your goal in "upgrading"?  Huh
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N4NYY
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 07:23:27 AM »

I use Boss speakers for replacements in AA5 radios. They are cheap and the specs are good enough. They have an annoyingly large magnet as most speakers do today. They have them in most sizes like 3.5", 4", etc. They are 4 ohms, which is why I use them in AA5 radios.

If you need 8 ohms, you may need to look elsewhere.
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AD6KA
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 10:57:59 AM »

When you find a good one, let me know.
I bought an unopened SP-23 and it sounded
like crap out of the box, so it's been on a shelf for years.

Strange, because the external speaker for my TS-940
sounds great and the same it did 25 years ago.
Go figure....I've switched to headphones %95 of the
time anyway. I'll never buy an external matching speaker again.
73, Ken  AD6KA
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KB1NXE
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 11:01:13 AM »

You should be able to find a replacement of even better quality at Madisound.   www.madisound.com
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KB1UTY
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 05:13:07 PM »

Thanks for all your help... Smiley
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VA7CPC
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012, 05:51:10 PM »

And thank you for the "Madisound" website -- I've bookmarked it.

       Charles

PS -- My solution has been to go to Radio Shack and buy a 2-way loudspeaker with 4" or larger woofer, and a wooden case.  They usually sound OK.   Most recent purchase was an "indoor/outdoor" 2-way loudspeaker, which sounds great on an IC-7000 in an emergency trailer.
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N4NYY
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012, 06:13:16 PM »

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And thank you for the "Madisound" website -- I've bookmarked it.

Agreed. I am having all sorts of trouble replacing boatanchor speakers. Most have too big a magnet. I do not need hi-fi speakers for a boatanchor. But that is all you can find now.
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W9GB
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2012, 02:13:48 PM »

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Need to replace the 3" speaker component with something similar.
The replacement Drake speakers (small ones) that John Kriner (The Man) was selling (came from Drake parts inventory)
are quite nice and work fairly well.  You will haev to check size and mounting studs -- which are likely ISO Metric in the SP-23

w9gb
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