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Old 30th January 2001, 08:31 AM   #1
Vivek is offline Vivek  India
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Hi all,
We have talked a lot about amps. I am interested in building speakers too. I want reasonably priced drivers which are not too expensive. Any suggestions?
I also want to know how good Philips drivers are.
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Old 30th January 2001, 02:00 PM   #2
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Hi Vivek,

How do you define reasonable? There are a number of drivers from compaines like Focal, Scan-Speak, Morel, and Seas which are very good. These drivers are often the ones found in many high-end speakers costing upwards of $15,000. Each company makes a variety of tweeters, woofers, and mid-woofs that range from probably $50-60 each to about $150 for mid-woofs, and up to $200 for tweeters.

Less expensive drivers are available from compaines like Vifa and Dynaudio. I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with any drivers from Phillips, didn't know they made them.
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Old 30th January 2001, 03:41 PM   #3
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We get cheap drivers in India and also Vifa, Scan Speak etc. I think Vifa is much cheaper than Scan Speak or Eton, but is much better than using some of the horrible drivers we get here. I do not want to spend too much. What I am looking for is drivers that are like Vifa costwise and performancewise but not too expensive.

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Old 30th January 2001, 04:12 PM   #4
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Question Have you tried Parts Express?

Have a look at Parts Express Speaker page. They have a variety of speakers at different prices and I'd bet they will ship to India. For each of these drivers, they offer a recommended enclosure and associated frequency response in their printed catalog.
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Old 31st January 2001, 05:44 PM   #5
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I will try it. Thanks for your help. And are those Pioneer dome tweeters any good? How would you compare them to Vifa, Audax etc. ?


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Old 31st January 2001, 09:55 PM   #6
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Hi Vivek,
I'm not really qualified to make an informed decision about pioneer vs. Vifa or Audax tweeters, I've never been in a position to directly compare. If pressed, I might be inclined to go with Vifa... but I've been wrong before. You might want to try a few comparisons: Pick up a vifa tweeter and see how it measures up against the Pioneer.
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Old 1st February 2001, 02:50 AM   #7
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I will keep you informed. Thanks again.
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Old 27th March 2001, 04:14 PM   #8
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Default Philips is just OK

Hi

Philips speakers are fine, but they are not popular. Madisound has a sale on Philips AD163 tweeters. They are old-style, but good nevertheless. But in the end of the day you get what you pay for.

I got surprisingly good results using recycled Philips AD160 tweeters with generic 8" drivers.

Your mileage may vary. ;-)
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