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Dayton Audio DAEX25 Sound Exciter Pair

Brand:| Model: DAEX25
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Dayton Audio DAEX25 Sound Exciters turn virtually any solid object into a speaker by vibrating it at speeds of up to 20,000 cycles per second. Test the limits of your imagination.
Highlights
  • Turn any solid surface into a great sounding speaker system
  • Create a completely hidden surround sound system
  • 3M adhesive pads for secure and fast placement
  • Wideband frequency response (dependent on attached material)
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300-375
Weight: 0.4 lbs.  
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Dayton Audio DAEX25 Sound Exciter Pair
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Dayton Audio DAEX25 Sound Exciters turn virtually any solid object into a speaker by vibrating it at speeds of up to 20,000 cycles per second. The vibrations modulate the air, which is then decoded by the brain as sound. We've tested and placed Sound Exciters on nearly everything you can imagine; under a desk, in an overhead cabinet, behind picture frames, inside cans, behind paper plates, inside binders, cardboard, scraps of wood and even the box they came in! Test the limits of your imagination. Each stick on Sound Exciter is designed for a wide frequency response and great sensitivity. Built-in push terminals enable quick connection to speaker wire (sold separately). Strong 3M adhesive pads affix to nearly any solid surface for secure, long-lasting playback. Sold in pairs.

Specifications: • Power handling: 5 watts RMS/10 watts max • Impedance: 8 ohms • VCdia: 1" • Re: 7.15 • Le: 77.39 mH • Dimensions: 3-1/2" dia. x 3/4".

To learn more about Dayton Audio Exciters, and for help on which Exciter is right for you, check out Dayton Audio's Undertanding Exciters White Paper.



Product Specifications
  • ApplicationFull-Range
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Power Handling (RMS)5 Watts
Dayton Audio DAEX25 Sound Exciter Pair
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDAEX25
  • Part Number300-375
  • UPC844632070709
  • Product CategoryTactile Transducers, Exciters & Bass Shakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (50 Reviews)
  • Weight0.4 lbs.
  • Case Qty80
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Dayton Audio DAEX25 Sound Exciter Pair
Dayton Audio DAEX25 Sound Exciter Pair is rated 4.22 out of 5 by 50.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful if you know how to use themYou really need to do research in order to make the most of these speakers...I've used a variety of surface now and have settled on a couple designs.1) First of all, get rid of that dang outer structure, it does not help the transducer at all.2) You need thin but rigid surfaces (Same principle as a speaker cone). I went to Michael's Arts and Crafts and purchased 3 things: Heavy-paper for painting (buy the thickest or near thickest), 1/4" cork board, and white Styrofoam insulation.a) The heavy paper worked wonders for reproducing the majority of what you would call "full range." If your transducers like these or similar have a high-pass filter (capacitor), then clip it off to open up the bass response. Tuning the EQ on my amp gave some bass response.b) The cork and foam did well with bass, but that was because the low-frequency waves would get lost within the cells. This is to say that the bass is heard - not felt - and mostly heard inside the foam or cork. When it comes to bass response, air-movement is your friend and transducers like this weren't made for Xmax :-P.c) Play around with the thickness of the stiff and heavy paper you use. Buy multiple kinds to experiment. Also experiment with spacing. On a 4'x8' sheet, I found that 6 to 8 evenly spaced transducers maximized the capabilities. In general, I think you need 6" to 9" inches of radius around each transducer. You don't really want each driver's vibrations interfering, but you also don't want dead spots.I'm not an expert by any means, but this is my experience and have gotten some successful transducer speakers.P.S. If you're creative, arrange, cut, and paint your art-board transducer speakers to give them some style on your walls. You can make some cool and modern looking stuff!
Date published: 2014-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works wellI recommend some experimentation. We didn't have enough time to try it on different surfaces. Used on laminated ½" plywood. Probably too thick but it still put out decent sound.
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from haven't worked well for me... or I was expecting too much?I tried foamcore and/or .032" aluminum sheet, just couldn't get results anywhere CLOSE to listenable speakers (even with a backing subwoofer). Output is low, poor freq response. Your results may vary, and I had to try it out to really know, but now that I know... I wish I had the money back for other projects instead. I could see some very limited, perhaps voice-quality-only applications, or novelty item, but that's it. Stick with real speakers, they don't even cost that much more, esp. 2nd hand.
Date published: 2013-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect hidden speaker for Haunted HouseI build haunted house walls out of 5mm luan. I glued these to the back of the thin luan wood and they were perfect in small confined spaces when paired with a small subwoofer. I didn't have to install bulky speakers in my haunt, which made it an ideal setup.
Date published: 2012-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works extremely well on glass windows for basic voiceInstalled a set of these on a glass window behind a check-in system monitor for voice feedback and combined with the Lepai Tripath TA2020 Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Amp w/Power Supply on the PC, sounds clear and distortion free.Perfect for our application where we did not want to have to wire in speakers where people could access them and where the wiring would look exposed and ugly.
Date published: 2012-10-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from DecentThese looked to be promising little devices. My intended installation was above the ceiling tiles.Oddly enough, however, the adhesive pad applied to the end of the voice coil is quite different than the adhesive pads found at the ends of the suspension fingers.I found that the smaller pads were a foam type of double stick tape, and they adhered relatively well, while the voice coil double stick pad was very thin and worked itself loose very easily.Once that center pad works loose, these distort and make noises while the voice coil smacks into the baffle.Other similar transducers recommend using permanent glue during installation, and I would also recommend this for these drivers.In my implementation, I placed four of these in a room that is approximately 30' x 30' x 12' and powered them with the inexpensive Dayton T-amp. The output from this setup is not "party loud" but sufficient for background music.
Date published: 2012-12-10

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Dayton Audio DAEX25 Sound Exciter Pair

Shower glass aplication?

I want to put sound exciters on the outside of my shower door. I have two questions, one will these sound exciters be loud enough to clearly hear over the noise in the bathrom (water running, fan running, etc.) and two will they work on the glass? the shower doors are Aquatex style glass so I'm wondering if they will work on this uneven surface. I plan on putting an amplifier in the bathrom in a place that is mostly sheilded from steam/water; but I may run speaker wire from a stero in another room. I'm not too worried about the exciters getting damaged by water/steam, my main concern is if the sound will be loud enough and clear enough to enjoy in the morning! Thanks.
Asked by: ricky jay
These are fun to experiment with. Yes, they will transform shower door glass into a speaker. Be sure you have tempured glass for safeties sake and make sure the glass is well cleaned to remove any soap resido or mildew and have fun.You may need extra adhesive to compensate for the uneven glass surface or consider your bath mirror. Yes volume should not be a problem.Typically a rigid hard surface will have great mids & highs and be weaker in the lows, but every surface is different so experiment.A friend installed 4 on a large 6' x 8' store window and it filled the store with Christmas music. At night they left it on and realized it sounded just as good outside the store. A real plus.
Answered by: Nitnub
Date published: 2014-03-17

How does the input work? Can you hook it up to an auxillery cord or anything?

I just want to know if I can like hook it up to my ipod.
Asked by: Eben
These work pretty much like standard loudspeakers as far as your system is concerned. You will need an amplifier. I'm pretty sure that cables exist for connecting an Ipod to an amp.
Answered by: AlonzoTG
Date published: 2012-08-15

Is it possible to produce 3 dimensional sound using exciters with a curved surface?

From what iv seen in the product video posted above, when mounted on a flat panel the sound produced is quite unidirectional so you can only hear it properly when standing directly in front of the panel. If i was to mount one or more of these exciters inside a thin plastic bowl for example and turn it upside down would it be possible to produce a more 3D sound clearly and uniformly audible from most anywhere around it?
Asked by: mr niffles
I can't tell you if it would produce a better dispersion pattern ("more 3D sound") although I suspect it would for the higher frequencies. HOWEVER I can say you will probably have trouble attaching this to a curved surface - this would put the 3 feet on a different plane than the voice coil which, unless it is a very large bowl or one with a flat section on the bottom, will likely be a problem.
Answered by: david66usa
Date published: 2013-09-19

Will this really produce sound/vibration at 20,000 cycles per second?

I am wanting to build an ultrasonic cleaner. If these truly produce vibrations up to 20,000 cycles then they could be perfect since they direct mount to a surface. I was thinking of mounting them to a stainless 1/4 pan and filling that with cleaning solution.
Asked by: Lord Yellington
These will produce 20kHz although the surface they are mounted to will affect the output at this frequency. You will likely have to have the driver level up pretty high for this to be effective.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-10-22

do you think these will work on a motorcycle batwing? or do you sell ones that will

Asked by: michaella
While they might work, they are not an ideal solution for that. They will not be able to produce much output and will probably not be heard at all while cruising, or even going 25 miles per hour. Standard speakers will be the best option.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-06

Your demo sounds ok, how can SQ be improved?

So if the surface they're mounted to changes the overall sound, then which surfaces produce the high, mid, and low ranges the best. They're so cheap that I could imagine a tri-pair, mounted to different materials to produce a richer, higher, dynamic sound.
Asked by: asmith5398
As with most things audio-related, there really is no hard and fast answer as to what is the "best" surface or material for this product. It's subject to the opinion of the listener. The beauty of this product is its versatility. I'd recommend reading the numerous customer reviews on this and similar products, see what other people have had good results with, and experiment on your own ideas. As you point out, they're not expensive, and they don't need to be mounted permanently to test what they sound like in a particular area, or on a certain material. The "best" surfaces are whatever you can come up with to best satisfy the requirements of your specific application, and what sounds good to you!
Answered by: RussR
Date published: 2013-09-19

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