Aura Sound NS3 Test Results - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Full Range

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 31st December 2012, 06:13 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Decatur, Al
Default Aura Sound NS3 Test Results

Some of you guys may have already seen this on tech-talk but for those who haven't and may be interested in the results, here you go...

Aura Sound NS3-193-8A1 | Medley's Musings


For $12, I'm not sure this can be beat. Though, the really low sensitivity may be a serious issue to some.

Highlights:
  • 3.5mm linear xmax (bl limited)
  • nearly ruler flat response from 200-5khz. notch out the peak at 6.5khz and you're flat to 10khz



Click the image to open in full size.


Click the image to open in full size.


Click the image to open in full size.
  Reply With Quote
Old 31st December 2012, 07:30 PM   #2
sreten is offline sreten  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Brighton UK
Hi,

Ideally used as a 1.5 way , or in a 2.5 way or 2 way MTM to address the
limited sensitivity and bump up the maximum SPL, with small tweeter, clearly
still optimised for AV type bass extension as you'd expect from small drivers.

Some interesting comments on Zaphs site about these drivers.
http://zaphaudio.com/archives.html

rgds, sreten.
__________________
There is nothing so practical as a really good theory - Ludwig Boltzmann
When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail - Abraham Maslow

Last edited by sreten; 31st December 2012 at 07:37 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 31st December 2012, 07:44 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
tuxedocivic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ladysmith, BC
To bad that peak at 6500 hz is such high q. Would be hard to filter out if running full range.

Thanks for the testing!
  Reply With Quote
Old 31st December 2012, 07:55 PM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Decatur, Al
Interesting that Zaph suggests glueing the speaker. I actually used screws but put a bead of silicone around the edge because I was worried about the things he noted.
  Reply With Quote
Old 1st January 2013, 11:22 AM   #5
wesayso is offline wesayso  Netherlands
diyAudio Member
 
wesayso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by bikinpunk View Post
For $12, I'm not sure this can be beat. Though, the really low sensitivity may be a serious issue to some.
The Vifa TC9FD18-08 3.5" might beat it....
Look it up at Zaph: Zaph|Audio

The Madisound Speaker Store $ 11,75

I do realise you play it a bit louder than him for the distortion test though... It would be fun to know.

Last edited by wesayso; 1st January 2013 at 11:25 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 1st January 2013, 12:46 PM   #6
xrk971 is offline xrk971  United States
diyAudio Member
 
xrk971's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Virginia
Quote:
Originally Posted by wesayso View Post
The Vifa TC9FD18-08 3.5" might beat it....
Look it up at Zaph: Zaph|Audio

The Madisound Speaker Store $ 11,75

I do realise you play it a bit louder than him for the distortion test though... It would be fun to know.
The Vifa is one of my favorites and truly, it is tough to beat for the price, and I was thinking the same thing... To be fair, the NS3 has a lower fs and a huge excursion in comparison. Some folks like to see their drivers turn inside out on a kick drum
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aura NS3-193-8A castlesteve Full Range 15 25th October 2011 04:04 PM
FS: Aura NS3-193s (Black) mazeroth Swap Meet 2 5th March 2008 02:48 AM
Another Aura NS3 PC Speaker Timn8ter Full Range 18 24th January 2008 09:10 PM
Need advice for 1st project (Aura NS3) squib Full Range 47 6th November 2007 03:07 PM
Any Aura NS3 plans like the Cyburgs-Needles? mazeroth Full Range 2 19th May 2006 02:40 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:09 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2