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Old 28th January 2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default Full range or tweeter?

My current setup is

kenwood dnx9140
rockford 3sixty2
peerless sls 8 fiberglassed in the doors bandpassed from 55-350hz
tang bang w3 1364sa fiberglassed in the apillars highpassed @ 350
jl audio hd 600/4 on the sls 8's (does 300 x 2 bridged)
mb quart dsc 2150 on the tang bang mids
2 12" ssa xcons in 4 cubes tuned to 30hz
sundown 3500

My shop just finished the install about the week ago and it came out amazing. The system sounds fantastic at low to mid volume but once i turn the volume up the 8's and the tang bang mids start to muddy up.

The shop i go to told me i can either do 2 things, get a mid that can handle more power and be crossed lower, or add a tweeter to take stress off the mid.

I would really like to go with another full range since adding tweeters will end up costing more(apillars need to be cut up again, another amp.)

I need a 3" full range i can play highpassed @ 200 hz that can handle 60w+

Or a good tweet that can handle 100-125 highpassed @ 2k


budget is $100.

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Old 28th January 2010, 09:29 PM   #2
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I need a 3" full range i can play highpassed @ 200 hz that can handle 60w+

Or a good tweet that can handle 100-125 highpassed @ 2k
Hmmm, I have never seen a small fullrange with that powerhandling

Well, I forgot this one http://www.tymphany.com/files/produc...C9FD-18-08.pdf

But generally Im certain none of these kind of small drivers takes a lot of power well
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Old 28th January 2010, 09:32 PM   #3
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Hmmm, I have never seen a small fullrange with that powerhandling

Why a 3" fullrange ?
I can drop it right in without any modification of the a-pillar
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Old 28th January 2010, 11:35 PM   #4
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If you use a step enuff XO, FF85 or Alpair 5 might be a good choice.

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I could only find info on the Alpair 5

any links to the others?
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A thread on a speaker that uses FF85

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Old 29th January 2010, 12:48 AM   #7
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damn, the ff only has .55 xmax

would it be better to step up to a 4 or 5"?

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I wouldn't worry about the Xmax, personally
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Old 29th January 2010, 12:58 AM   #9
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why is that?
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I know a few people using FF85Ks in their dash in a 2-way setup, and they work great...I'll ask them where they have their HP filters, but I don't believe they have an issue with running out of displacement.

A Hybrid Audio L3 comes to mind as a perfect "nearly" full range that can take a bunch of power and have very low distortion, but it's not in your budget even used.
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