Mycroft is as loud as I can get him, and sometimes he sounds a bit muffled. Either the AIY HAT is the root cause, or the speaker.
My main goal was to keep the Mycroft assistant in a simple enclosure, containing the mic and speaker; that’s why I went for the Google AIY route. The box I 3D printed works great.
I can’t get any info on the 3" speaker that came with the kit, so I am curious if this is better or practically the same:
EDIT: I don’t think a 3.5" speaker will fit in my enclosure, unless I go to TinkerCAD and redesign the whole thing…