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sreten 15th October 2012 10:03 PM

Interesting 8" driver for a mono fan, big alnico magnet
Vintage 8" Cletron Cathedral Series Extended Range Speaker -- 8 ohm | eBay

Hi, found on my surfing travels, never heard of them, rgds, sreten.

Bigun 16th October 2012 03:51 PM

A friend of mine has a larger pair, silver coloured dust cap. Beams like a lighthouse though despite the whizzer - not sure why.

Godzilla 16th October 2012 03:53 PM

Cool. I have been thinking of setting up a mono system (going thru a divorce forces you to save money as well as think small since you live in smaller spaces). I was going to seal up a TB 1808 and plop it atop a sub... I have a mono solid state amp. Does anyone know if there are any more reasonably priced (sub $100) T-amps that are mono?

I also wonder if one driver will fill the room with sound the way a stereo pair does?

Any insight?

GM 16th October 2012 06:56 PM

Still going on?! Yikes!!

Well, mono will be ~3 dB less efficient and will have less reflective power, but properly corner load a BIB or relatively small BLH and you'll get an overall better performing 'stereo' IF the recording has good spacial cues. The most realistic 'stereo' [i.e. live, you are there] I've heard was a 1960 mono Chet Atkins LP recorded at his home and Bill Evans recorded at Don Elliott's studio.

Note that this was through a large ~ 90x40 deg compression loaded system though, which projects a much deeper sound-stage than a typical cone/dome speaker, so with a 'FR' driver it ideally needs to be either a 15" or a small one in a conical horn to limit corner reflections.


phivates 18th October 2012 01:48 AM

You're actually considering giving up stereo? That's harsh. We see and hear in stereo. Maybe you've given up enough already. JMO of course

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