I'm starting to look into solutions for adding sound to my animatronic.
My first thought is to put a couple small full range speakers in the head. Size wise, they are pretty thin, and could easily fit inside. But, the down side is the sound would probably be muffled by the skull and silicone skin.
Another possibility would be an external speaker setup in whatever base the animatronic is mounted on. Something like a 2.1 computer speaker set. This would allow clear sound with great volume, but the sound perspective would be off (voice coming from base instead of from mouth).
We have some store bought Halloween animatronics that use a single speaker in the torso's, and they do OK, but they aren't very loud.
Has anyone had any experience with something similar? I know a lot of creatures like this are used in movies where sound is added later by voiceovers, and such, but there are those (like on Disney rides) that use sound directly... maybe?
Ideas, thoughts, experiences?