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Old 6th June 2011, 02:01 AM   #1
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Default H-Audio 3 "inch Kevlar Fullrange drivers lots of money???

Hello all. I ran across this speaker company and its 3" inch fullrange drivers made of kevlar. I know they are made in hong kong. The price is way out of this world. The promo is $450.00 a pair for these little fullrange drivers I just wanted to know what everyone thought? Would you spend $450.00 for a pair of 3" inch fullrange drivers I know its car audio but, it's still a fullrange driver. Here is the link for pictures and talks about it. I though B&W speakers from england was the first to use kevlar for there midrange and woofers nothing new under the sun. Jm



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http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/...ival-sale.html Heres the link guys
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Old 6th June 2011, 02:21 AM   #3
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That's a lot of money for a driver that has such a poor FR. That's a 15 dB peak at what?...4 or 5 kHz. I've paid $.49 for drivers that measure not only quite a bit better, but also sounded pretty darn good.
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Kevlar has been around for years.
OTOH, It is hard to wrap my brain around these small (<4) wideband drivers. Yes, I am sure they sound good, but being able to replace a midrange and a tweeter with one driver....is...well...mind altering. But in a good way. How about 10 inch and a 3 inch WB unit?? Possible and much simpler to crossover.

As for an automotive application is should work well too. The price is scary and seems rather high. I do like the 5 MM x-max. You will need a trap to tame it in the 4-8K region.
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Kevlar cones have a tendency to experience break-up modes and that may account for that hideous peak. I'd look elsewhere.

Other than B&W, I don't think anyone bothers with Kevlar these days.

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Davis Acoustics (France) has some yellow cones in the catalogue .
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Old 6th June 2011, 10:27 AM   #7
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H-Audio.. I can't work out if they are rip off merchants or just sell a niche quality product for the car audio nuts which justifies the price. I know they had dealings with Fountek a while ago, of which there were accusations that Fountek stole their designs.
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Not true, Wharfedale are still using kevlar for their drivers. They also use a glass fibre and carbon fibre combo for their subwoofers.
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Old 6th June 2011, 11:19 AM   #9
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Also you are getting 4 drivers for your 450 dollars
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... 3" inch fullrange drivers...
I'm visiting this forum once per week to read some jokes here, but this time I really had a good laugh!
3" and FULLrange - that was funny. Would somebody explain to me how could a 3" driver be called FULLrange?

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