SBS4DCC "Sugar Cube" Speaker 11x15mm 8 ohm 1 watt w/ Sound Chamber
Finally! A small speaker that will rock your world.
We pay big bucks for the finest hardware we can to get decent sound from our diminutive locos. Often we are left disappointed and wishing we had just bought another locomotive.
Now you can enjoy all the sound you paid for, and then some...
It is called a sugar cube because, well, it's about the same size and color of a cube of sugar.
I just happen to think the sound quality and volume are pretty sweet!
I offer the “Sugar Cube” in five sizes:
- 8 x 12 mm
- 9 x 16 mm
- 11 x 15 mm
- 13 x 18 mm
- 10 x 20 mm
If that’s not sweet enough, I also offer eighteen different baffles for each size:
- Boiler Baffle
- Long Boiler Baffle
- Close Coupled Twin
- Close Coupled Quad
- 2x2 Quad Coupled
- Side-By-Side Twin
- Half Deep
- Half Deep Twin
- Half Deep Side-By-Side Twin
- Double Deep
- Double Deep Twin
- Double Deep Side-By-Side Twin
- N Cab Roof
- HO Cab Roof
- Twin HO Coupled Cab Roof
- Side-By-Side Twin Coupled HO Cab Roof
- Hyperbaric Coupled
- Isobaric Coupled
- Twin Coupled A-frame
- Double Deep "Outie"
Custom baffles like the Twin, Quad and Hyperbaric models allow you maximize the sound quality of the decoder.
Close coupling is a concept that maximizes volume by having multiple speakers wired in phase and spaced as close to each other as possible to move more air and produce less distortion than a single unit.
More speakers provide more volume.
More volume means you can turn the volume down.
Lower volume means you don't have to drive the amp and speaker at 100% all the time just to hear it.
The amp and speakers will produce better quality sound and last longer when they are not maxed out all the time.
Hyperbaric coupling is a concept baffle where both sound waves are directed into each other resulting in a blending of the sound waves. The result is nothing short of spectacular. This configuration does require more space than the others so it cannot be used in all applications.
Isobaric coupling is another concept baffle for those who really like to experiment with sound quality. Here is a link to wikipedia that has a lot of technical background on the design. The production version of this chamber should be about an inch long to allow the installer to adjust the volume of the inner chamber to achieve the best sound.
This is another concept baffle for those who really like to experiment with sound quality.
Special application baffles like the Boiler, Cab Roof and A-frame allow the installer to maximize the cubic space available for the install. If you ever put sound in an N Scale GP7 or HO Scale SW-1... you know every cubic millimeter matters. These contoured baffles are engineered to fit.
The speaker is suitable for use with most DCC sound decoders. Check the decoder specifications before installation.
See the ADDITONAL INFORMATION tab for product specifications and the ADDITIONAL RESOURCES tab for wiring information and additional application information.