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Old 12th February 2008, 02:20 AM   #1
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Default Seas Exotic Pricing

http://www.madisound.com/catalog/pro...oducts_id=8321

http://www.madisound.com/catalog/pro...oducts_id=8320



$930 each for both the 4 and 8 ohm versions.

Kinda spendy for me personally.
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Old 12th February 2008, 04:39 PM   #2
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If you buy ten of them, the price plunges to $837 each.
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Old 12th February 2008, 04:58 PM   #3
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I bet it sucks.
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Old 12th February 2008, 05:00 PM   #4
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Doubt anyone here will use them in a line source.
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Old 20th February 2008, 09:43 AM   #5
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They are double the price of the Fostex's top 8" driver ( 208 E sigs )

They are not obviously targeting that market.

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Old 20th February 2008, 09:52 AM   #6
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Foam rubber surround. I wonder how long that will last.

Arc, If that price shocks you then you should never check the price of a Feastrex.
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Feastrex looks more like what it is priced at. That Seas thing just looks cheap to me.
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Old 20th February 2008, 12:25 PM   #8
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That frequency response doesn't look too great to me - more than 10dB ripple in some places.

Also, the use of 2.83V for sensitivity (instead of 1W) makes the 4ohm look 3dB better than it really is. Not dishonest, but worth noting.
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Old 20th February 2008, 02:22 PM   #9
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Foam rubber surround. I wonder how long that will last.

Arc, If that price shocks you then you should never check the price of a Feastrex.
My understanding is the new SEAS foam surrounds have a new coating to prevent UV decay and will last quite some time.


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Feastrex looks more like what it is priced at. That Seas thing just looks cheap to me.
It's clearly too expensive for my blood...but it certainly doesn't look cheap to me. The frame is beautiful, as is the suspension, and the magnet. Wht looks cheep to you?

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Old 20th February 2008, 09:40 PM   #10
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That frequency response doesn't look too great to me - more than 10dB ripple in some places.
Of course this is only one of many factors, but:

I have a pretty decent collection of response curves of full range
drivers, all taken at 1 meter on axis with .33 octave smoothing.

Comparing them, I see that the SEAS full range is comparable to
other drivers in this category, and better than many.

Here's a composite, taken both near field and 1 meter, of the
4 ohm version in an open baffle.
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