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Old 18th April 2009, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default FE206eN and Alpha 15 in OB?

does anyone have experience of these drivers together in an OB? or even if it is feasable?

If OK, what freq. would you be crossing over at? 200hz?

I already have plans for the 103E and Alpha OB I was planning on building, but just wanted to canvass opinion on the other option.

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Old 18th April 2009, 09:59 PM   #2
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I would think you would need 2 Alpha 15s to make up the difference in efficiency between the 103e and the 206en. Is this going to be passive or active, any eq?
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Old 18th April 2009, 10:02 PM   #3
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Right, unless you pad the 206 down, twin Alphas will be better. Hell, twin 15in bass drivers are always worth having anyway. Too much is good.
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Old 18th April 2009, 10:07 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Scott, the drivers would be borrowed from the Sachiko's I built. Do you have a design for twin alpha's and a 206 in mind? I could always get some more...


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Not particularly, just philosophising (as I do) -when it comes to bass, the more units the better IMO. Bass is where the brute-force approach works. Should do OK on Martin's basic twin bass unit baffle; 40in x 20in, twin Alpha 15s, crossed 2nd order, low pass at 200Hz, high pass 500Hz.
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Thanks Scott, I take it you mean Martin J King? not sure what the crossover you talk about means fully though, guess I ned to learn!

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I would think you would need 2 Alpha 15s to make up the difference in efficiency between the 103e and the 206en. Is this going to be passive or active, any eq?
If you want to XO passively and use little or no padding on the 206 you will need 4 woofers. It should kickass.

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So what does the actual 1w/1m efficiency of the Alpha 15 drop down to on a flat baffle, around 90db? or even lower
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If you want to XO passively and use little or no padding on the 206 you will need 4 woofers. It should kickass.

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Dave, are you saying I would only need a filter on the bass side rather than the 206? that sounds like as you say is would rock. How would I do this for 2 bass drivers? I have a schematic for a filter for one, but not two?

So many questions I know, I really appreciate the help!

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Dave, are you saying I would only need a filter on the bass side rather than the 206?
No. Just that if you want a passivce XO, and no resistor or L-Pad on the 206 you'd need 4 15s.

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