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Old 27th February 2009, 05:17 PM   #11
boudy is offline boudy  United States
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Default Goldwood 8028

These woofers are working out great for my desktop OB application. The bass seems plenty deep enough, though I think that the vibrations induced through the desk increase the perception of bass. The speakers have about 3' separation.

These speakers aren't as effective in the GF's floorstanders. The bass isn't all that deep, probably due in part to the narrow baffle. These speakers are part of her HT system with a separate subwoofer so it isn't as critical.

In both cases they go plenty loud cleanly but the space is relatively small.

Overall I think they're fine for near-field OB application but would go with 15" or 18" woofers for floorstanding OB where you want room-filling bass.
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Thanks, boudy. Alot of the design concepts I have would require multiples, sometimes very large multiples of drivers for the bottom, end, so it would be useful in a cost sense if these Goldwoods could be used.

Personally, right now, I'm using a single Dayton RS-225-8 on each side to handle the bottom under a Dayton RS-100-8 (those little fullrangers are my favorite driver so far, and on the lower end of cost compared to Fostex or even Tang Band of similar size and/or performance). I'm using the Dayton APA150 amp that Zilla talks about to basically act like a stereo sub amp with adjustable crossover to drive the 8"ers, and I'm using a Panasonic XR-57 receiver with the mains set to small and XO freq to 150 to drive the fullrangers. They're on very small baffles on my desktop and nearfield, they sound incredible with can produce almost more bass than I can handle. Of course, the bass rolls off quite quickly as you move away from the desk. I can get decent enough bass to the bulk of the finished basement (like for when I workout), but the bathroom at the far end is nearly bass free (its only 20' away). Not a robust generalized solution, especially not for anything more than a small room or a fairly short listening distance, but for my application its perfect because I can actually crank it to some serious levels and its not audible in the living room directly over my head (of course the living room system is thunderous if its playing the wrong material while I'm downstairs trying to work ;-p).

Anyway, love OB and Dayton Reference Series drivers, but who can afford RS drivers, especially in multiples per side for all your projects?

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