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Speaker suggestions for Pi Bartop?
« on: October 06, 2017, 08:56:20 am »
All, I'm working on a pi3 bartop, and I'm looking for suggestions for a simple speaker solution.  Ideally, I'd like to locate a very small mountable speaker (no case) that simply plugs into the headphone jack, but I haven't been able to locate a decent small unit yet.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Jim

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Re: Speaker suggestions for Pi Bartop?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 09:09:00 am »
Whats your budget?

Personally I usually go with this Lepai Amp paired with some 4 inch car speakers, the quality is great.

There are cheaper alternatives though.

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Re: Speaker suggestions for Pi Bartop?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 11:14:00 am »
All, I'm working on a pi3 bartop, and I'm looking for suggestions for a simple speaker solution.  Ideally, I'd like to locate a very small mountable speaker (no case) that simply plugs into the headphone jack, but I haven't been able to locate a decent small unit yet.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Jim
I don't think you will be able to plug in speakers in the headphone jack. You need an amplifier like the one suggested above. Or an amplified speaker (but that's a speaker with an amplifier integrated). I would go for a cheap TPA3116 amplifier board with a 12-24V power supply and some car speakers.
For amplified speakers look for some PC speakers (those are amplified). But mounting them is harder (uglier) most of the time.

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Re: Speaker suggestions for Pi Bartop?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 07:05:10 pm »
I got some 3" speakers and a cheap amplifier board for the bartop I'm building but I do wish I got better sound out of it (especially more base). Would better/bigger speakers help or a better amplifier?

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Re: Speaker suggestions for Pi Bartop?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 03:18:09 am »
I got some 3" speakers and a cheap amplifier board for the bartop I'm building but I do wish I got better sound out of it (especially more base). Would better/bigger speakers help or a better amplifier?
Bigger speakers usually mean more bass as they can move more air. You can also add a small subwoofer and use a small 2.1 amplifier.

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Re: Speaker suggestions for Pi Bartop?
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Re: Speaker suggestions for Pi Bartop?
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2017, 01:53:49 pm »
Thanks for the suggestions everyone! 

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Re: Speaker suggestions for Pi Bartop?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 08:05:22 am »
Il working on a Pi bartop too and ordered a 2x15w amp with line in and 12v power plug. As im waiting for the amp i have plugged my inch speakers (took the elements from 5.1 serie computer sounds system i was throwing to trash) with RCA-RCA. -> line in and the sounds work but with very low volume. So: you can solder a rca cable to both and plug it directly to Pi line in but get very low sounds.
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Re: Speaker suggestions for Pi Bartop?
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 07:16:08 am »
I just got my hands on the new HiFiBerry Amp2. Hooked it up to a pair of 3W 8ohm 2" Speakers and I was completely blown away. So loud!!!! The little HAT is powered by a 12-24v Power Supply which also powers the Pi. But that allows it to output 60w of power. I'm going to do a video on it installed inside an arcade joystick soon if anyone is interested :)

  
 

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