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    Having just purchased a nice Alpine unit on ebay I now need to find a pair of speakers to fit either on the shelves or perhaps bulkhead of my Sadler 26 (so nothing too massive!).

    I would have have liked a couple of smallish box speakers but these seem to be difficult to find without spending upwards of 70-80.

    PC speakers are 240V.

    Car speakers are generally round and unmounted, therefore require some sort of "building in" - which I could do but to do properly I would need to build a box each and "line" with wadding, etc.... (maybe I'm just lazy )

    The head unit plays MP3 players via a USB link. Would it be an option to plug a USB splitter into this and power some box speakers via another USB lead - I have found such speakers, normally for using with a laptop, etc? Obviously they would only ever be on when the head unit is on.

    Anyone got any reasonably priced ideas / solutions?

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    Dave,

    The previous owner of our (non-UK standard) Sadler 26 arrived at the solution as shown in the attached photograph. It is simply a piece of ply cut to fit at an angle across the width of the shelf. I would imagine it would be possible to do someting similar with yours?

    It gives a nice stereo focus to the saloon too.

    Hope this helps.

    Tim

    ps Don't worry the dodgy upholstery and saggy headlining has all been stripped and replaced this winter!
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    Just had the same problem finding speakers for my 29. I could not find any decent box speakers and have ended up buying a decent set of 2 way car speakers and building boxes to fit them in.

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    everyone seems to have a problem getting small speakers ?

    find your local CASHCONVERTER , trust me lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mavis View Post
    ended up buying a decent set of 2 way car speakers and building boxes to fit them in.
    I've come across this term before looking for speakers - what is a "2 way" speaker?

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    A two-way speaker has two elements - a woofer for low notes and a tweeter for high ones. Theoretically, better performance than a speaker with only one element trying to reproduce everything.



    The big cone filling most of the circle is the woofer. The tweeter is mounted in the centre of the woofer.
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    Not sure how well they'd stand up to life on a boat (chipboard cabinets), but Argos item number http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...%3ESPEAKER.htm sound pretty good for 30.

    Andy

    Edit for clarification: "..sound pretty good..." = the sound that comes out of them is pretty good - we have a couple of pairs in the house.
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    If you can get to Croydon, these look good, they also do ones for panel mounting:http://www.clasohlson.co.uk/Product/...x?id=146517962 Unfortunately, Clas Ohlson don't do mail order in theUK.

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