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Old 6th January 2011, 07:30 PM   #1
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Default hiVi B3N 3" only $8.72 !

from Parts Express. Seems like this is a good time to explore what this driver can do - or perhaps it's being obsoleted - who buys drivers with cancellation magnets any more ?
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Old 7th January 2011, 05:21 AM   #2
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Would these make a decent computer speaker? I'm really ready to step up from my Altec Lansing cheapos into some other cheapo that sounds better.

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Old 7th January 2011, 05:27 PM   #3
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In short, yes, they would.
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Old 7th January 2011, 06:03 PM   #4
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Should be decent.

Zaph's got a little desktop monitor with the B3S (same driver, different frame). Zaph|Audio
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Old 7th January 2011, 07:07 PM   #5
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Curt has a design for these guys too: Scrappy

Its not a "full range" design, though. Its a two way ...
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The idea is OK, but why are the drivers sooo far apart. In an MTM you really want all the drivers as close together as possible.

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The idea is OK, but why are the drivers sooo far apart. In an MTM you really want all the drivers as close together as possible.

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Old 7th January 2011, 09:28 PM   #8
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A few years ago I used the B3S in these small TL enclosures. Sims were quite terrible; they still sound pretty good though, provided you give them some space and put them at appropriate height. For the price you can't go wrong. Seriously. Henkjan did some more sophisticated variations on the same theme. It's a lot of fun playing around with these drivers.
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Old 9th January 2011, 09:52 PM   #9
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I bought two of them plus a Dayton DTA-1 T-Amp. I'm considering doing an Ipod station for bedside, camping trips, etc. I was thinking of a 16" by 8" base with the enclosures mounted on each end. The Dayton could be velcro'd in the middle of the base, in between the speakers. I could maybe run a dowel in between the speakers as a handle also.

The funny thing is I prepared the order on Parts Express and I was surprised with the high shipping cost. So I went to Amazon and PE was selling both items as a vendor. I saved $13 on the order going through Amazon. Anybody know how long the 8 AA batteries will last in the Dayton driving an Ipod at moderate levels?
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Old 28th March 2011, 07:48 PM   #10
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well i picked up a couple of these drivers on sale too along with parts to make Zaphs crossovers...

My question is what is the smallest volume box i can reasonable use (will be crossed at 150hz)?

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