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Old 16th March 2009, 04:07 PM   #1
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Default SEAS X1-08 Exotic F8 8" full range driver

http://www.seas.no/images/stories/ex...ss_release.pdf

Has anyone had a chance to use these yet? Why was it designed for sealed cabinets? Only $830 from Madisound.
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Old 16th March 2009, 04:45 PM   #2
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http://www.seas.no/images/stories/ex...ss_release.pdf

Has anyone had a chance to use these yet? Why was it designed for sealed cabinets? Only $830 from Madisound.

Only $830 EACH from Madisound.

I am sure they are well engineered and high performance drivers, but a little to steep price-wise for me at the moment.
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Old 16th March 2009, 05:25 PM   #3
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I am sure they are well engineered and high performance drivers, but a little to steep price-wise for me at the moment.
A little to steep price-wise for me anytime in the forseeable future. If i had anywhere near that to spend on drivers (and of relatively low efficiency) i'd be looking at Fostex F200A.

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Old 16th March 2009, 05:32 PM   #4
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Wince.

It's actually a good question. Why was it designed for sealed boxes (although it should be usable enough on a baffle with LF support. Problem is, so are most other drivers). Like Martin & Dave, I'm sure it's an excellent unit for what it is -I'd expect no less from Seas. But looking at both specs and price, I keep coming back to the question: who is going to buy it?

I think Seas have messed up with this one -fine product, but is it the right product?
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Some may even say it's a dumb product. Apparently those who've heard it say it sounds very good. I'm sure it does. But it's too expensive.
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Old 16th March 2009, 08:00 PM   #6
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could the F8 exotic ( http://www.madisound.com/catalog/pro...oducts_id=8320 ), or an supper8 alnico ( www.commonsenseaudio.com/an8alnicospecs.jpg ), or tb w8-1808 ( www.tb-speaker.com/detail/1230_04/w8-1808.htm ), be used open baffle driven by the same amp with nothing more than a simple x-over to a 100db 8Ω eminence delta-15a Qts .57 or 100db 16Ω delta-15b Qts .67 ob?
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I have your same question about the AN Super8 alnico...
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