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Old 5th April 2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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Does anyone either have alot of experience with this driver, or a good modeling program that could tell me if I could possible figure out a way, maybe with some tricky porting or heavy stuffing, that I could get good response out of two of these in a single .135 cu. ft. enclosure? I will be running them with a subwoofer crossed at 80 hz or so, so they don't exactly need to pound...
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Old 6th April 2008, 12:13 AM   #2
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You might find a very good post by Mark McKinsey in the archives, but the SA may not be the same as the sd.... It maybe under "mods" and the size was.16ft, stuffed.
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Old 6th April 2008, 12:19 AM   #3
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Sorry, I missed the fact that you wanted to put two in one box.
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Old 7th April 2008, 03:26 AM   #4
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Why would you want to put 2 in each enclosure? IMO, unless you have a large room or need 8 ohms, you should be fine with a single driver in each box. Especially if you plan on using a sub.
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Old 7th April 2008, 11:31 PM   #5
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Mostly just so I'm not pushing them as hard. I've never even used these before, so I'm just going off what I have heard.
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Old 8th April 2008, 03:50 AM   #6
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Give them a try. I had them for a short while but never got around to building a cabinet for them. I ended up trying them in a smaller box that was built for the B3s & W3-871s (8x4x6.75 internal dimensions - sealed). The box had a removable front baffle so I cut a second baffle for the W4-1052 just to give them a listen. They had pretty good bass and a nice midrange but the highs didn't seem as smooth as the 871s. That could have been a result of the wrong box or lack of break in. For the money they're pretty impressive.

BTW, this is the same driver that was used in the Omega Mini Me and Minuet which had favorable reviews.
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Old 8th April 2008, 03:28 PM   #7
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That is a very small enclosure, but if you want to keep it that small you could try an isobaric loading. It needs a slightly larger enclosure of 0.208ft^3. You could also try an aperiodic enclosure as well, which would use a very small box as well.

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Hi,

Could work well if driven by a AV amplifier with 80Hz high pass.

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Hi,

Could work well if driven by a AV amplifier with 80Hz high pass.

/sreten.

Cute.

I'm trying to mod some older boxes with stuff I have on hand.

WS871's or some old Pioneer 50 centers.

WinISD doesn't have these in their database. I'm just trying to use the 871's up and give them away.

And wondering if a ported or unported works best. I'll be contstructing new front baffles on a box with interior dims of

11.5 in h x 6.25 in w x 6.75 in d

One of my very early attempts at scratch building was for the 871 designed to be sealed. I was never satisfied with the sound.

(Also I don't mean to hijack a thread... just looking for something current.)
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Old 12th April 2008, 02:23 PM   #10
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Hi, I have Zaphs info on the W3's, /sreten.
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