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Vibration Speakers

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by TroyK, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Okay so, a friend just showed me one of these:


    and I immediately bought 3 of them from Amazon for $10.80 each. 2 as XMas gifts for my nieces and one for myownself. Basically, it's got a jack for your cell phone, computer, iPod or whatever and the little dome with the surface area of a quarter that you stick to something.

    Until you stick it to something it sounds like bad computer speakers, but stick it to a waste can, a file cabinet, an empty water bottle, even a chair and it sounds huge. I mean huge. An empty cardboard box sounded best. The fidelity wasn't perfect, but it was coming from a phone through random items and it was $10. Absolutely amazing.

    So, my first thought was.....has anyone tried to build a DB amp like this yet? Can you imagine carrying a micro head and a line out to a suction cup that you stick on the nearest barstool or box or stage or whatever? It weighs 0 lbs and fits in your shirt pocket!
  2. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    Ah, old wine in new bottles. :) See this from 1977. I think the requirement of relatively high sound-pressure levels at low frequencies pretty much makes any adaptation to bass amplification quite impractical. Sorry. Physics can be a bitch. :)
  3. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Awww maaannnn... I hate it when science doesn't cooperate with me.

    Still, you should all buy one of these for $10. I won't replace your 1970's Marantz, but take it out on the patio or to the beach with your phone and you'll amaze your friends.

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