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Old 15th March 2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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Hello all...

Have anyone here have any experience with the Airborne driver from Solen.ca?

12cm Wood Cone, HR124B8-10L
http://www.solen.ca/pdf/airborne/hr124b810l.pdf

These driver has very high build quality and I have 4 of them, can someone suggest a cab design for these?
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Old 15th March 2012, 06:25 PM   #2
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I haven't checked properly, but on a quick look at the spec. sheet, it should go in FH3 reasonably easily. I'd want to damp out that ~7KHz peak though.
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Old 15th March 2012, 06:53 PM   #3
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hi scott, how are you ? thks for the quick response.
A notch in between 7k is for sure needed, but what about smaller size design?
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Old 15th March 2012, 06:56 PM   #4
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You'll need to narrow it down: what do you want?
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hi scott, how are you ? thks for the quick response.
A notch in between 7k is for sure needed, but what about smaller size design?

if you're thinking of asking if the FH3 can be scaled down (or up) for different drivers, don't (ask that is)

we haven't ourselves (yet) tried drivers smaller than say any of the Mark Audio 70mm series, or Fostex FE126, but there's likely no reason the Airbornes couldn't work well enough - but both the pronounced 7kHz spike and quick drop off above would need some type of attention

actually, I'd be inclined to think the latter (roll-off above 7K) might be more of an issue than the peak itself - EQ might not resolve it satisfactorily

since you have 4 of these, have you had them playing yet in any type of test enclosure, or heard them elsewhere? i.e. what is your impression of their top-end?

if it turns out that they do need some boost in the top end, I'd be more inclined to think about a small MTM and XOing them around 4-5K to a small dome tweeter.
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Agreed. Depends on the type & size of the enclosure desired.
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Old 15th March 2012, 07:56 PM   #7
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Sorry scott, I didn't mention my point well. But as I was posting here, I had alittle time to google on some very interesting cab design. One of them was about Multiple-Chamber Aligned in Parallel Speaker System(MCAP-CR).

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One of the design mention caught my attention is a compact three and four small chamber formulate into a cubical box. They are compact and systematic....an advance BR bookshelve speaker.
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scott, what is your opinion on this type of box design, do they sound as good as they say it would ?
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Sorry scott, I didn't mention my point well. But as I was posting here, I had alittle time to google on some very interesting cab design. One of them was about Multiple-Chamber Aligned in Parallel Speaker System(MCAP-CR).

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One of the design mention caught my attention is a compact three and four small chamber formulate into a cubical box. They are compact and systematic....an advance BR bookshelve speaker.
MCAP-CR_Suggested_Cabinets

scott, what is your opinion on this type of box design, do they sound as good as they say it would ?

can you say "jenga"? - lots of "interesting" speaker enclosure designs out there - speculation as to how one might sound can go only so far
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can you say "jenga"?
Or something less polite.

I'd start with something simple, but maybe that's too easy? The drivers in question sim. fine in a 10L ported box, so why not start there?

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Or something less polite.

I'd start with something simple, but maybe that's too easy? The drivers in question sim. fine in a 10L ported box, so why not start there?

jeff

can't help but think of the old SP lyric "in spite of my rage, I'm still just a rat in a cage"


for some reason, Olson / Nagaoka manifold types intuitively make more sense than this maze of resonant cavities


but far stranger things have "worked", so who knows - it'd be fun to try and model it though
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