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Old 23rd November 2011, 09:21 AM   #1
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What to do with W5-1611sa TB?.

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Old 28th November 2011, 08:32 AM   #2
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Has anyone actually spent time listening to these drivers (aside from dynablasters)? I see thread after thread for the past several years with them mentioned but hardly any comprehensive or detailed feedback/opinion on how they sound. I'd ask Dave for his opinion, but let me guess - he's got something else waiting on the bench!
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Old 28th November 2011, 09:50 AM   #4
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There is one thread with some project but thats so.

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Hi Dynablustertuners and thanks for a link but where can i find box dimention ?..

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Old 29th November 2011, 06:23 AM   #5
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Has anyone actually spent time listening to these drivers (aside from dynablasters)? I see thread after thread for the past several years with them mentioned but hardly any comprehensive or detailed feedback/opinion on how they sound. ...

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I have spent some time listening but do not have comprehensive or detailed feedback on anything. Could say the obvious -- the pp is not paper. There is a smoothness that does not seem to come with paper--it's just different. Still very intermittently learning about this.

People speak of the noise of paper cones. Perhaps, in addition to different damping, it is this absence, I don't know (?)

I find these things are very difficult to speak about. Some things, however, do not change. For example, say that you make a box that allows it to do 8 octaves; would you fault the driver for poor clarity? Would you make a box for 4 or 5 octaves and then fault the driver for not having enough bass?

When you put it in an enclosure, it does whatever that does and sounds like what that sounds like Not trying to be difficult, just trying to be fair in a very subjective arena.

I remain grateful that so many offerings are available to the diy person during these times. I want to try them all!
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Old 29th November 2011, 06:49 AM   #6
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It is noted as a successfully tested driver for the Frugel Horn 3.
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Old 29th November 2011, 07:18 AM   #7
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Hi tubesurf.

Could you please point me to the thread?.
Frugel Horn 3 would be nice project..
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Old 29th November 2011, 07:31 AM   #8
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Chris mounted these up in FH3 and had a good listen. He was favourably impressed by them. They got swapped out for FE138eSR before i got much of a listen. Note that the FE138 puts the scream in Fostex Shout.

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Has anyone actually spent time listening to these drivers (aside from dynablasters)? I see thread after thread for the past several years with them mentioned but hardly any comprehensive or detailed feedback/opinion on how they sound. I'd ask Dave for his opinion, but let me guess - he's got something else waiting on the bench!
I have a pair in a BIB enclosure hooked up to a simple APJJ 3.5 watt SET amplifier. In my humble opinion - I havent listened to a ton of fullrangers, but they sound very transparent, modern ie not papery or thin, not lacking in highs or lows. In fact the lows are very impressive in the BIBs.

Only downside may be that theres feeling of something missing wich I attribute to the lack of a paper cone coloration. They dont sound like classic old speakers. But other than that. Im immensly pleased with the W5-1611

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