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Old 10th April 2013, 01:19 PM   #11
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What exactly is this woofer to do?

Usual questions:
how low?
how loud?
how much power?
cabinet volume?

IMO, one of those Peerless XLS 12"ers would be good - you could go for a passive radiator alignment and get some really low stuff.

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Old 10th April 2013, 08:03 PM   #12
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These are cheap...? 55

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Old 10th April 2013, 08:05 PM   #13
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@ Chris.

Fast system for Mark Audio Alpair 7.3. Domestic levels, for music and movies.

To handle the low end, actively crossed. Amps to be decided upon (I have some old Rotel power amps I can use).

Cabinet will be made to match, B&W 800 series in style with a curved back panel, as big or small as I need/want.
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Old 10th April 2013, 08:09 PM   #14
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Without causing too much controversy, and delving into hundred page threads, should I look into PA 10" or 12" drivers or discount them completely? These are all very cheap in comparison to non PA ones...

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Old 10th April 2013, 08:26 PM   #15
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I'd go with 12"PA, 2 per side... can take a lot of juice, and a lot of EQ, with modest power can get you a lot of SPL if needed, and they sound soo dynamic
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Any suggestions. Seems to be a lot of aweful ones out there...
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Old 10th April 2013, 08:49 PM   #17
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Ive always wanted to make a sub along the lines of the Visaton Grand Orgue. Ripole bass with multiple W250 i think. Cheap, ok Fs, high Q.
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Old 11th April 2013, 08:47 AM   #18
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IMHO, avoid PA bass drivers. There's better bass extension and output available elsewhere: PA drivers are concerned primarily with efficiency, so (Hoffman at work) will often require huge cabinets to give much bass extension.

For movies etc, I'd push even harder for some kind of sub + PR cabinet. Peerless would be my primary choice - their subwoofers are highly regarded.

Given that you'll be bi-amping, there's no need for the extra efficiency given by a PA driver (remember - very few 12" PA drivers are close to subwoofers. 18"ers do that).

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Old 11th April 2013, 11:28 AM   #19
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Thanks Chris.

These are going to be low end reinforcement.

I would like to add a big sub at a later date. Had a 15" pa running completely open maybe I can squeeze and 18" sub in at a later date. That means these should be woofers and not subs.

It's a shame there isn't a really nice list/database of drivers that work very well together. With so many to choose from and so many varying parameters. Making the right decision is tough.

I think I most definitely want 2 x 10" home audio efficient woofers per side as these will match the diameter of the turned cabinet on top, an hopefully look balanced.

Under 100 each. That's $150 with taxes and shipping.

I should write a short list....any more recommendations?
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Old 11th April 2013, 07:55 PM   #20
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damned... such a long post gone
never mind, I will shorten it:
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