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 Venting in-helmet amp speakers

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Venting in-helmet amp speakers
« on: Apr 18, 2015, 02:52 PM »
For those of you Mercs using helmet mounted speakers, what have you found works best for venting your sound? I have seen numerous people who just cut slits into the cheeks over the speakers, but I'm not sure how I feel about that. I've also seen folks like Dresdon you have created small covers to fit over their sound vents, which to me seems a more aesthetically pleasing option for what I want to accomplish.

My question is, does anyone have any recommendations or tricks for getting a nice crisp sound using these methods? Does mounting a large speaker to the inside of the cheeks, with only some drilled holes or slits for the sound to escape cause any issues?

Also, I'm assuming that the speakers should likely be isolated somehow to prevent any feedback from something like an Uproar system or even the pickup mic for the voiceamp, which would be between the speakers?

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Re: Venting in-helmet amp speakers
« Reply #1 on: Apr 18, 2015, 09:20 PM »
I'm waiting for my helmet to be finished being repainted, but my plan is to vent it out the bottom, through the decorative ribbed tubing, as well as putting a few mics in that spot to bring sound back in.

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Re: Venting in-helmet amp speakers
« Reply #2 on: Apr 18, 2015, 09:30 PM »
I'm waiting for my helmet to be finished being repainted, but my plan is to vent it out the bottom, through the decorative ribbed tubing, as well as putting a few mics in that spot to bring sound back in.
Interesting. I'm wondering if I could create a tilted housing for the speaker and let it vent out the bottom as well. Or if that would cause some weird reverb effect. Let me know how it works once you get it installed?

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Re: Venting in-helmet amp speakers
« Reply #3 on: Apr 18, 2015, 09:55 PM »
I'll keep you posted, I'm running battery tests for the electronics while my helmet is painted. My first attempt...didn't turn out so good lol

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Re: Venting in-helmet amp speakers
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2015, 07:55 AM »
Here's that update I promised vod, in 780p


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Re: Venting in-helmet amp speakers
« Reply #5 on: Oct 14, 2015, 08:44 AM »
Hino, where did you buy that speaker? Love the size.

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Re: Venting in-helmet amp speakers
« Reply #6 on: Oct 14, 2015, 06:37 PM »
I bought it off Amazon, originally for a proton pack, however, I found a better one for helmets, especially if you use a resperator as parts inside to give it a realistic look

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005UWD2YY?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00

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Re: Venting in-helmet amp speakers
« Reply #7 on: Oct 15, 2015, 07:06 AM »
thank you much!

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