Fresh air vent speakers

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  1. sANDYbAY

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  2. They are tweeters bob and will only play the very top of the audio frequency
    You will really struggle to find a full range speaker that small that will give a reasonable quality audio
     
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    :(

    It's in a noisy old campervan so I'm not expecting brilliant performance, just an extra bit of noise.

    To be honest one reason I want to replace the air vents with speakers is aesthetic. We've never used them and they'll look a bit tatty in my new powder coated dash.
     
  4. I think @zed fitted some in his air vents
     
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    Cheers mate, I'm hoping someone on here knows a good speaker to use. :thumbsup:
     
  6. I fitted tweeters, but under the metal tube so you still see the vents. You are looking for something to replace the plastic vents?
     
  7. Find yourself a Fiat Cinquecento (not sure about the Siecento) in a scrappy and there are really small (about the diameter of a coffee mug) but loud enough speakers in the ends of the dash board, just take a pozidrive screwdriver with you to get them out.
     
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    Yes. I may still use the tube and block off the other end to make an enclosure, otherwise I'll remove it and use speakers to fill the holes in the dash.
     
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    I've got a big scrappy near me, I'll have a look thanks.
     
  10. Just looked on eBay, fiat cinquecento speakers are 4" diameter. Would they fit?
     
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    Cheers for that :thumbsup:

    Nope! Too big, the hole is 70cm or 2.75 inches.
     
  12. I also have same vents on the bulkheads to the rear and fitted 3" speakers one side and the OG vents to hide them but TBH they are too small to be much use. One that sat on top of the hole and poked through would be even smaller I fear.
     
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    Yeah, there hasn't been a mad rush of people suggesting their favourite small speakers has there?
    Well, it's speakers or vases holding daffodils but flowers will need changing too often.
     
  14. What about those little mini speakers they do at the shows bob , the vw men type ones ??
     
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    Yes there must be something that fits, I don't know if the mobile ones would work off a car stereo or if they'd still need to have batteries.
     
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    Surely there's someone on TLB who knows loads about car stereos.
     
  17. I know loads about car stereos. I really don't think you are going to get much out of vent speakers as they are not much bigger than tweeters. You will have them turned up so loud just to hear them, they will distort. Plus the metal dash will resonate and make the sound worse.
     
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  18. If you give me beer I'll sit on your dash and sing a bit. I don't know many songs but I'm a quick learner.
     
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