Hard time deciding/listening, B3N vs W3-1364s. Both sound great! - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Full Range
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Gallery Wiki Blogs Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

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
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 17th July 2007, 02:02 AM   #1
diyAudio Member
GuyPanico's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Euless, TX
Default Hard time deciding/listening, B3N vs W3-1364s. Both sound great!

I recieved my drivers today and promptly put them on a cardboard box top baffle to play with them. I keep going back and forth as to which I like better. Having never seen them in person before, I didn't realize how small these drivers are! Right now i'm leaning towards the B3N because of the price and the great midrange. Although I'm noticing voices are sometimes shouty? Despite the jagged response, I really like the highs on the 1364s . This week I hope to have them in a test box. I'm using a small box for use as a 5.1 system.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 3incherbaffle.jpg (58.5 KB, 275 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2007, 02:14 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
Godzilla's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New York
Keep listening to them, build the box and wait and see which sounds best then.

Good luck!
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2007, 02:39 AM   #3
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: sk
Send a message via AIM to ocool_15 Send a message via Yahoo to ocool_15
I will be interested to see how your project turns out. I just received my order with B3S drivers and intend to try a surround system with also. The midrange was clean but I expect after building zaph's crossover the rest will improve.
  Reply With Quote
Old 20th July 2007, 12:53 AM   #4
diyAudio Member
GuyPanico's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Euless, TX
I cut a hole in the front baffle and assembled the test boxes today. Test boxes are 7" cubes (.125cuft internal) using 1/2 MDF. The baffle has a 1/2" chamfer on the driver cutout.

Initial impressions from a (very) novice...

B3N: Instruments sound great. Loud voices (House of the Rising Sun by the Animals) can be shouty. -3dB@2k, -6dB@4k and -6dB@8k on my cheap 10 band EQ helped out some with the shouting and overall. Like Zaph says, with a steep xover at 120-150hz these will probably handle decent power.

1364S: Everything sounds good. A little thin sounding. Better top end. Response seems flatter. -6dB@2k tamed a little shoutyness. Doesn't seem to handle as much power.

So right now i'm liking the B3N with Zaphs notch. Mainly due to power handling and price. I think I like the 1364's better, but the power handling is a deal breaker.

...this is just a newbies observation and opinions.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 07-19-07_0730.jpg (24.2 KB, 175 views)
  Reply With Quote


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
having a hard time finding.... unclejed613 Solid State 2 8th August 2007 03:30 AM
woofer popping sound when driven hard caw Chip Amps 10 8th June 2006 09:14 PM
FS Gainclone Great Chassis, Potted toroidal, great sound PHilgeman Swap Meet 4 2nd May 2006 01:20 PM
Microsoft tolling fee from hard drive listening Electro Digital Source 50 30th May 2002 03:44 AM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:11 AM.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2017 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2