Looking for ideas about how to beef up the sound quality on a Thomas Diesel engine. Not trying for high fidelity. Just trying to make it louder and a little clearer. Change speaker? Other ideas?
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who makes the train, which manufacture !
Thanks for asking, Alan. It is the Lionel version with Bluetooth.
Just another attempt seeking suggestions. Thanks.
If anyone else has some additional creative thoughts, I am grateful!
Thanks, John. I appreciate your expertise too. Is there a model or type of speaker you might suggest experimenting with?
The Lionel site says it is an 8 ohm speaker. In the pic attached, the two yellow wires lead to the speaker. There is no room for a baffle above it. I am thinking of bypassing it and mounting a small speaker into the space just in front of the frame assembly (open area at top of picture). will need a small speaker that does not exceed 1-1/4" x 2-1/8" size, including a surround for it. Would appreciate a suggestion to source the speaker needed.
According to the back of the existing speaker, it is rated 1.5w and 8 ohms. Fumbling for choices based on the existing ratings, I am considering switching to the speaker listed below. At 28mm (1.1 inches) it would fit into the cavity in front of the frame. Now for the question that reveals my complete ignorance of this sort of thing, is there any benefit to attempt to use something rated at higher wattage or higher ohms? If yes, how much higher could one safely go? Or is that a mistake of biblical proportions?
uxcell 1.5W 8 Ohm Audio Speaker 28mm x 5.5mm(DiaT) with Wire Loudspeaker for Small Electronic Projects 4pcs
Actually, going to higher wattage will most likely reduce the sound volume. Given the tiny speaker, that's probably not desirable. What you really want is a higher dB rating on the speaker for louder sound.
Going to a higher impedance is also a mistake, that will reduce the volume.