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Old 24th November 2013, 09:44 PM   #21
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I did not look at the 3FE25 - if it is a drop on replacement for the Vifa that is very cool. Must be a 3 in dia cutout?

I just checked the cutout dia is indeed 2.90 in - very close. And it comes in 4 ohms too. Less excursion though - however x damage is nearly 8 mm so it should be able to handle transients well.

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I did not look at the 3FE25
I know, but they are the same range and have similar characteristics (apart from water resistance).
The Qts is also slightly lower from the Vifa. You will have to adjust somewhere when the price and materials are roughly the same, to get the higher sensitivity.

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I have 3FE20 and its not as good as yellow picollino Vifa, it has a nasty peak in HF that must be filtered, and beside of that Vifa is overall better in sound...
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The freq response plots look pretty good. Where is the nasty peak you are talking about? I love the Vifa's sound and how smooth they are. But if I can get something that is like a Vifa but with 6dB more efficiency that would be very nice.
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The freq response plots look pretty good. Where is the nasty peak you are talking about? I love the Vifa's sound and how smooth they are. But if I can get something that is like a Vifa but with 6dB more efficiency that would be very nice.
Have a look at the ScanSpeak 10F4424G00. It's comparable in size, but more efficient. You will pay a bit more for it, bit it is an excellent driver.

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Faital seems to have been around in one form or another since the 1950s, so hardly new.
Well, new to us in the US anyway.

Since these tend to have about double the power handling of otherwise equivalent 'hifi' drivers, in addition to being a couple db more efficient, they at least outwardly seem like a good choice for a small box that plays loud.
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Have a look at the ScanSpeak 10F4424G00. It's comparable in size, but more efficient. You will pay a bit more for it, bit it is an excellent driver.

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That 10f does look like a very nice driver. The low Qts makes it really suited for driving a horn, however for MLTL or BR the fb is rather high - you won't get deep bass like the Vifa or as much as the Faital. I will run it through the mini Karlsonator sim and see what it looks like. $90 ea is kind of steep though.
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The yellow Vifa seems to be out of production and the Scanspeak is a whole other league, apart from having pretty different T/S parameters.
As I gather it, this is about finding high value (in the Vifa/Faital range) small drivers, with high Qts for use in MLTLs?
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The freq response plots look pretty good. Where is the nasty peak you are talking about? I love the Vifa's sound and how smooth they are. But if I can get something that is like a Vifa but with 6dB more efficiency that would be very nice.
I can't remember now, but maybe in midtones, it has something like big distorsion scrachy vocal sound, that for me, comparing to other good wideranger, is almost unlistenable.

It can play loud, but that has nothing to do with good sound...


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I can't remember now, but maybe in midtones, it has something like big distorsion scrachy vocal sound, that for me, comparing to other good wideranger, is almost unlistenable.

It can play loud, but that has nothing to do with good sound...


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€89 vs. €15 is a huge difference if you just want something to play around with in experiments, do various arrays, or just want to do a budget speaker.
That, and again the Qts makes it unsuited for MLTL. It would be better in a horn.
Undoubtably a superior driver in most ways in the right cab, but not as an alternative to the drivers discussed there.
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