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prezden 11th September 2012 01:47 AM

Driver recomendation for shallow enclosure
I am in need of some advice on 3" full range drivers for a shallow enclosure of about 1ltr.
The plan is to turn an old clarinet case into a small portable using a 41htz amp6 with 12v battery pack. So the question is can a driver perform well enough in a cabinet that is only about 2.5" deep. The Aura NS3-193-8A would fit but I don't know how much space needs to be behind the driver.


planet10 11th September 2012 03:00 AM

NS3 works OK in 1 litre. A chunk of UltraTouch in the case would be a good idea to stretch the apparent volume & help kill internal reflections & standing waves


prezden 11th September 2012 04:58 AM

Thanks Dave
How would the NS3 compare to the Fountek FE85 3". The reason I'm asking is because the FE85 is only 43.4mm deep as opposed to the NSE's 54.9mm. That would allow more clearance behind the driver. How much difference would that make. I have a pair of bookshelf speakers I made with the NS3's and I really like them a lot, so would like to be able to use them in this project.

cheers- preston

planet10 11th September 2012 05:14 AM

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Haven't heard the FE85. I have some FR88 thou. They are a step up from the Aura quality wise & quite abit more efficient. But won't give the bass of the Aura,

Where are you? I'm flogging off my excess FR88s cheap. Savings on shipping might make them as cheap.


prezden 11th September 2012 05:28 AM

Hi Dave
I'm up island from you in Comox

planet10 11th September 2012 05:44 AM

That's close. Post for the coupld chunks of UltraTouch you'll need will be cheap. You ever get to this end of the Island?


prezden 11th September 2012 07:15 AM

How much would you want for the FR88's. Could they be used in a sealed enclosure around 2ltr?

planet10 11th September 2012 08:33 AM

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email me re drivers.

Check out Marrtello & the Fountek Five

uFonken could also be adapted.

Sealed vrs vented sim attached.


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