January 18, 2009 at 11:22 pm #160698
I have been so-so satisfied with the speakers of the NC10 and I have now changed them again but this time to a somewhat bigger set of speakers. The internal speakers of the NC10 has the dimensions of 20x10mm but now I have changed them to a pair of VECO 25KC08-N that are a little bit bigger: 25x14mm and the fit just exactly without any modifications. To do this you do have to cut the wires and connect them to the and solder them into place.
The speakers I got from ELFA, VECO 25KC08-N miniature speaker
(Swedish page, but ELFA has stores in many other countries, check out http://www.elfa.com)
Please note that they are sold as one piece so you have to order 2 to get a set.
The sound is better now, especially at high volume. Sorry I have not pictures of the finished work but I can get back with that soon.
Please also note that this mod will void the warranty.
Update: Pictures, before and after:January 18, 2009 at 11:51 pm #180402BritmanMember
Excellent work mate, look forward to the pictures.January 19, 2009 at 8:15 am #180410BluebirdNC10Member
excellent….just something I might consider doing…….:DJanuary 19, 2009 at 8:52 am #180416SukhMember
Would anyone know if the speakers from the N95 8Gb would work? I think they are excellent for the size.January 19, 2009 at 12:16 pm #180405SideburntMember
fantastic work mate, I’ve been looking around for some better speakers for a while, but just cant seem to find the right size/power balance.
Looking forward also to the pictures, I’d love to see how you made room, I’m thinking careful dremel would be my best option.January 19, 2009 at 12:29 pm #180411BluebirdNC10Member
quick question…what kind of wattage (pmpo) difference is it between the standard speakers in the nc10 and these new ones?January 19, 2009 at 4:32 pm #180390
The standard speakers are 1.5W x 2 i.e totally 3W. These new ones are 2W x 2 = 4W. The better sound is however probably much due to the larger size, you don’t get that “squeeky” sound anymore.
Also note that is is not necessary to make room for the new speakers in any way, you don’t have to cut away any plastic, these speakers fit anyway.
Update: Pictures now posted, see first post in this thread!
quick question…what kind of wattage (pmpo) difference is it between the standard speakers in the nc10 and these new ones?
[/quote1232382515]January 19, 2009 at 6:19 pm #180417Jonny BlondMember
You say you have to cut the speaker wire! couldn’t you get a replacment pin plug thefore making the mod reversable?January 19, 2009 at 10:38 pm #180391
That would be possible yes. You could get a pair of speaker wires first and do it that way instead.
You say you have to cut the speaker wire! couldn’t you get a replacment pin plug thefore making the mod reversable?
[/quote1232404663]January 22, 2009 at 9:31 pm #180414kmart9419Member
How are the speakers mounted? Are they screwed in or clipped in?January 23, 2009 at 9:12 am #180406SideburntMember
If anyone is interested here is a little list of suppliers that might help someone.
Speaker Manufacturer Links
* CUI http://www.cui.com/
* Knowles Acoustics http://www.knowlesacoustics.com/
* ICC http://www.icc107.com/
* Panasonic http://www.panasonic.com/host/industrl.html
* Projects Unlimited http://web.pui.com/AudioCommerce/Default.asp
* dccsupplies http://www.dccsupplies.com/shop/index.php?cPath=98_108
* Allied Electronics http://www.alliedelec.com/Default.aspx
* Digikey Electronics http://www.digikey.com/
* Mouser Electronics http://www.mouser.com/
* Newark http://www.newarkinone.com/
Interestingly CUI have a custom speaker option
http://www.cui.com/speaker_form.asp?catky=638744January 25, 2009 at 3:31 pm #180392
Neither….the original speakers are set into place with small black “pillows” with tape/glue on them. I have just reused these to fasten the new speakers.
How are the speakers mounted? Are they screwed in or clipped in?
[/quote1232897458]January 26, 2009 at 3:51 pm #180404abandonMember
Very cool. I might do it myself.
I have a pair of 40$ uSB speakers that are excellent and very small. Can fit nicely in the bag if I need them. Otherwise don’t use the sound much.January 27, 2009 at 6:42 pm #180419sibereMember
Interesting mod! But is there a diff btwn the 25KC08 and the 25KC08-N ? The first is cheaper and has a better sensivity.January 27, 2009 at 7:16 pm #180393
I don’t know the real difference between these two except for the slightly different spec’s. I choose the 25KC08-N because I saw that this model is used in other notebooks as well like f.i some Lenovo and Fujitsu-Siemens computers.
Interesting mod! But is there a diff btwn the 25KC08 and the 25KC08-N ? The first is cheaper and has a better sensivity.
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