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The speaker in the pic is from my work. They were switching out PA speakers and let me have one; they were pitching them anyway. On the left you’ll see a coil of copper wire. Can a person make a pup out of that? I’ve seen a couple of vids or guys making a pup out of a copper wire coil in a wall wart. Can the same be done with what I found on that speaker? And where would I find instructions? Thanks!

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Hi guys. Again, thanks for the advice. One more Q: the speaker pictured is 8 inches in diameter. Would an Artec rig with an 9 volt battery have enough power to make the speaker work decent? And, would I need to change batteries often?

Any speaker more than 2.5 watts will work fine, the speaker that comes with the full kit is 3” and 3 watts. A bigger speaker with higher wattage will give more headroom which will result in a smoother sounding amp? Also, these amps have a low current draw, so they don’t burn through batteries so fast. Another option is  to piggyback a power jack off the battery connector so you can use a power adapter? Basically you’ll just solder 3 wires from the jack, one to the 9v in, one to 9v out & one to ground? I have simple diagrams for this kind of conversion if you need them? 

Brian: I may take you up on that. I’ll reach out when the time comes. Thanks!

Here’s that diagram, you can use this for 9v amps & effects pedals or whatever uses a 9v style battery snap?


Thanks so much. I’ll print it out and save it for when I’m on two feet again (long story). Time to stop being intimidated by electronics!

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