PA speakers for midbass? - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > General Interest > Car Audio

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18th October 2007, 11:07 AM   #1
Clipped is offline Clipped  Thailand
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: home
Send a message via MSN to Clipped
Default PA speakers for midbass?

anyone ever think about using PA speakers for midbass?

I ran across these really cool PA speakers, 12" with 4" coil, REALLY wide magnet... they look pretty mean. $50 each
  Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2007, 11:27 AM   #2
tinitus is offline tinitus  Europe
diyAudio Moderator R.I.P.
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Yeah, in high efficient a 4way but 3way is possible ... depends on driver ... more information is needed

ups, sorry didnt see its "car audio"
  Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2007, 12:28 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
Brett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Why do people spend so much time and effort to listen to the BEP's in a phone box?
  Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2007, 12:31 PM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
Workhorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
I am using 2 X 12" Selenium PA speakers for Sub bass.........though
  Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2007, 02:33 PM   #5
Clipped is offline Clipped  Thailand
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: home
Send a message via MSN to Clipped
workhorse, how does the output compare to higher excursion subs?

as far as the brand, they were in the eminence display case, there wasnt a saleperson there so couldnt ask, maybei'll go back tomorrow and try again...the spider was pretty wide so im guessing this isnt just a midrange speaker, but a midbass.


whats a BEP?

and whats beamwidth?
  Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2007, 04:16 PM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
Brett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
BEP = Black Eyed Peas, ie obnoxious noise with a beat.
  Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2007, 04:28 PM   #7
Clipped is offline Clipped  Thailand
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: home
Send a message via MSN to Clipped
no black eyed peas here....no siree
  Reply With Quote
Old 20th October 2007, 08:01 AM   #8
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Send a message via ICQ to junglejuice
The trouble with PA speakers is their high efficiency would make it difficult to balance with the other speakers in the system unless of course you are going to run it active.
Using PA speakers as subs wouldn't work too well normally as they generally don't go very low, often with a Fs of around 60 - 80hz and are usually only have short travel.....
__________________
Do it once, Do it right!!!!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 20th October 2007, 08:07 AM   #9
diyAudio Member
 
Brett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Quote:
Originally posted by junglejuice
Using PA speakers as subs wouldn't work too well normally as they generally don't go very low, often with a Fs of around 60 - 80hz and are usually only have short travel.....
Cabin gain would bring that up markedly in most vehicles and most car subs I've seen have quite a small box tuned high. Xmax shouldn't be an issue, as many are 5mm.
  Reply With Quote
Old 20th October 2007, 08:10 AM   #10
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Send a message via ICQ to junglejuice
Car subs typically are double that amount of excursion and even a 10in car sub can have an Fs of around 20-25hz which is far better than 60-80hz even with the gain which applies equally to both it only makes the car sub better still....
__________________
Do it once, Do it right!!!!!
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free-air midbass ECM Car Audio 24 15th February 2008 12:28 PM
Midbass horns? Feandil Multi-Way 2 27th April 2005 02:40 AM
rear deck speakers for good midbass kick curtis73 Car Audio 2 25th October 2004 05:25 AM
JM Labs & Focal - Centre channel / Difference between Midrange & midbass speakers mark.carline Multi-Way 5 18th May 2004 06:03 PM
which midbass would be better? kan3 Multi-Way 0 6th January 2004 04:01 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:52 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2