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Old 8th February 2009, 02:51 AM   #1
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Default List of Full range driver manufacturers?

I am looking to find some sort of extensive list for full range driver manufacturers. I find it extremely difficult on my own.

My parameters are as follows: 8ohm or higher, high efficency, and high Q rating (open baffle).

I would prefer an impedance higher than 8ohm, but I would settle if required.

Any and all information is appreciated. If you know of an online dealer, I would appreciate that too.
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Old 8th February 2009, 04:43 AM   #2
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What size?
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Old 8th February 2009, 04:27 PM   #3
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8ohm or higher
6" or larger
95dB efficiency or higher (92dB for 16ohm)
Frequency capable of around 45Hz

I really would like to see as many options as possible. Because I don't want to find out 6 months later I missed a much better option.
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Old 9th February 2009, 09:01 AM   #4
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Hi,

There are a lot of full range drivers, with quite detailed info, on the site of this German distributor (if you don't know German, you can still look at the pictures):

http://www.spectrumaudio.de/breitband.html

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Dirk
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Old 9th February 2009, 03:10 PM   #5
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8ohm or higher
6" or larger
95dB efficiency or higher (92dB and up for 16ohm)
Frequency capable of around 45Hz
Costing less than $1,200 for a pair of drivers
High Q rating making them ideal for open baffle
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Old 9th February 2009, 04:19 PM   #6
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Getting 45Hz in an "honest" way means you need really large baffles. The Supravox 215 Signature Bicone comes into my mind. Nielsio is going to sell his ones because he wants to upgrade to something really expensive Thoughts on Supravox 215-2000 EXC or PHY-HP?
If you go the mainstream way of narrow baffle plus bass support almost any fullrange driver has a low enough Fs to allow any Qts.
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Old 10th February 2009, 01:31 PM   #7
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Thats part of the trick. Finding reasonably priced speakers capable of low end performance.

There are plenty of other issues though. Whether it lack of online presense by manufatcurers, lack of a comprehnsive list, or lack of dealers.

It's hard to find these drivers because of all this. But drivers exist that fit the bill. Hemp Acoustics, Senon, Moth Audio, etc. all make some.

But even when you know who makes them it's still not easy. Hemp Acoustics has a website showing MANY models, but they provide no information on them. I can't find Moth Audio drivers anywhere. And I personally want to do all my homework so I get the best driver possible. But I need help since there's many roadblocks in the way.
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Old 10th February 2009, 02:12 PM   #8
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Spectrum Audio in Germany have a 12" chinese SENON YD1256U

Could be interesting to try a pair in 2.5way, but may need supertweeter...and subs

Fs/46hz, 90db, Qts/1.33...27 EUR

Looks quite nice

edit, a small 5-6" fullrange with a couple of "filler" woofers might be worth a try
Supravox have some nice options

Visaton have some cheap woofers, and in US maybe Goldwood
Fore quality woofers MOREL may have a couple of interesting alternatives
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Old 11th February 2009, 03:42 AM   #9
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Not all fullrange, but a good list to start

http://audiotools.com/drivers.html

You can find lowther fullrange drivers for under $1200/pair

http://www.commonsenseaudio.com/lowther.html

the doc and projects are here
http://www.lowtherloudspeakers.com/homeindex.html
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Old 12th February 2009, 05:18 AM   #10
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Thanks for the ideas guys. Unfortunately not much help. The Lowthers disqualify themselves due to the Q.

The sad part is I have a pair of Visaton B200's in my closet. But their impedance disqualifies them.
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