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APX APX8000 speaker in a 6000

K2NEC

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Thought about the half watt speaker in the 6000 and was wondering if replacing it with the 8000 1w speaker could possibly cause any damage to the radio? Since it's a louder speaker it will have more draw and is the radio able to handle it? Better to ask and be safe than end up sending it to Moto for a repair

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I assume you're talking about a 6000AN, not the BN. For starters, the position of the contacts might not be the same, since the 8000 was built on a different platform than the 6000AN (the 6000BN has more in common with the 8000). Even if the 8000's speaker did physically mate up with the 6000AN, the issue with the weak volume of the 6000AN isn't the 1/2 watt speaker, it's with the output power of the audio amp. You could put a speaker in the radio capable of handling 50 watts, but if the amp is only putting out 1/2 a watt...it won't make a bit of difference.
 

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6000AN - NHN7016 Assembly, Speaker Module
6000BN/8000 - KT000010A Assembly, Speaker Module

Not the same part #. For context regarding the audio amplifier, here is the BSM description of the 6000AN vs the 6000BN/8000. The audio amp is the weakest link, not the speaker.

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Ah alright. So while capable of doing 1w, the speaker is being regulated by the radio itself. Dang haha. Anyways thanks for the thorough reply GTR I appreciate it!
 
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