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Old 28th June 2011, 06:18 PM   #21
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Side by side?
This combo speaks to my inner happiness.
Yeah, I think so...

Have the tweeter on the outer-most end, then the 6" right next to it. A simple 1st order series crossover and you're good. BTW, a simple series crossover helps to preserve dynamics as well due to the use of the least amount of components.

Then use one of those 12" subs sealed like I suggested and I think you'd have a really good sounding little system there.
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Old 28th June 2011, 06:20 PM   #22
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Kind of like this IF that makes any sense. LOL
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Old 28th June 2011, 06:28 PM   #23
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If I had to choose between massive dynamics and off axis response, I would choose a middle ground. Lol

Can those 3-4" speakers do that?

I can't seem to find the Alpair 7 for sale anymore and that was smother recommendation.
A great "little" driver - my HT system runs 3 in the front row, crossed over to a pair of corner mounted woofers at 110Hz via the surround receiver's bass management processing There isn't a lot of critical music only listening on this system, and I've never noticed any artifacts from the "higher" XO point . IINM demand for the first production batch exceeded expectations and new stock of revised models is currently in transit to vendors.

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Another great candidate that may already have been mentioned is the Tang-Band W5-1611 - get 'em while they last at the sale price.

Tang Band W5-1611SA 5" Full Range Driver

I personally could live with them sans tweeter, but if you find the need, there are any number of good candidates for under $25 each, which would still net under $150/pr. I haven't seen any detailed measurements of off-axis response, but from some brief listening recently, its HF rolloff appears benign enough that a simple HP to the tweeter would suffice.
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Kind of like this IF that makes any sense. LOL
Yeah, I am digging this idea.
And it could run without sub for late night listening.
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If I had to choose between massive dynamics and off axis response, I would choose a middle ground. Lol

Can those 3-4" speakers do that?

I can't seem to find the Alpair 7 for sale anymore and that was smother recommendation.
Some of them do an amazing job, particularily if relieved of bass.

A7 has been sold out for awhile. I still have a few A7eN matched pairs, but both exceed your budget. A7.3 should be in US a bit before end July.

Have a look at Bob's Mark Audio built EL70. 2 pr would be just over budget, and with 2 pr and being bass monsters, relieved of bass can produce quite good dynamics. Also happier with budget amps than the A7 (which would show every blemish)

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Yeah, I am digging this idea.
And it could run without sub for late night listening.
It's definitely something to think about, and the price is right!
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Kind of like this IF that makes any sense. LOL
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It's definitely something to think about, and the price is right!

Well, according to my math, you're looking at over $100 per side for the MTMs by the time you allow for XO components. This is still not a crazy price, but at that budget a pair if the EL70 per side at which Dave hinted are within range, and punch way above their weight class.

The TB drivers are worth consideration as well.
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Well, according to my math, you're looking at over $100 per side for the MTMs by the time you allow for XO components. This is still not a crazy price, but at that budget a pair if the EL70 per side at which Dave hinted are within range, and punch way above their weight class.

The TB drivers are worth consideration as well.
Nope, I'm talking about (1) midbass and (1) tweeter per side.
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Nope, I'm talking about (1) midbass and (1) tweeter per side.

oops - clearly I misread - that certainly changes the budget
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Guys, I like the dual pair 4" le70 and midbass/ribbon tweeter options.
What are some pros and cons for each?

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