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Old 12th July 2014, 10:05 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone,

I am trying to build a portable turntable cabinet that runs on batteries. I need some recommendations for full range speakers. The requirements are:

1 - 175 watts Max
2 - 10"
3 - 8 ohms
4 - Loud
5 - Good Sound Quality

Thank you very much, anyone have any ideas?
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Old 12th July 2014, 10:44 PM   #2
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Hello Everyone,

I am trying to build a portable turntable cabinet that runs on batteries. I need some recommendations for full range speakers. The requirements are:

1 - 175 watts Max
2 - 10"
3 - 8 ohms
4 - Loud
5 - Good Sound Quality

Thank you very much, anyone have any ideas?
Think you'd have to look at coax speakers for those specs.
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Old 12th July 2014, 11:35 PM   #3
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I'll use this thread to ask the same thing the ownder of thread asked, but with some different specs!

1- 500 watts max
2- 5~6"
3- 4 ohms (minimum peaks of 2 ohms, despite I believe my amp can handle a little lower ohms)
4- Doesn't matter if it's loud or not
5- Good sound quality

Does a fullrange driver with those specs exist? Any advice will be very appreciated!
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Old 13th July 2014, 06:21 AM   #4
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Hello Everyone,

I am trying to build a portable turntable cabinet that runs on batteries. I need some recommendations for full range speakers. The requirements are:

1 - 175 watts Max
2 - 10"
3 - 8 ohms
4 - Loud
5 - Good Sound Quality

Thank you very much, anyone have any ideas?
You can have a coax or a fullrange.
Sonido SWR-250 (eu) pdf
Audio Nirvana Super 10" Neo link
Eminence Beta-10CX 10" Coaxial Driver (you need a CD)
P.AUDIO BM10CXA 10" Coaxial Driver
P AUDIO HP-10T pdf
Voxativ AC-1.5 Fullrange Driver link1, link2, site
Eminence LEGEND B102 (if using a supertweeter)
Celestion BN10-200S bis
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Old 13th July 2014, 06:31 AM   #5
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I'll use this thread to ask the same thing the ownder of thread asked, but with some different specs!

1- 500 watts max
2- 5~6"
3- 4 ohms (minimum peaks of 2 ohms, despite I believe my amp can handle a little lower ohms)
4- Doesn't matter if it's loud or not
5- Good sound quality

Does a fullrange driver with those specs exist? Any advice will be very appreciated!
http://www.eadsweden.com/shop/17596/..._plus_v1.0.pdf
http://www.ejjordan.co.uk/PDFs/Eikona_2_Reflex_7.pdf
Jordan loudspeaker drive units
Axiomedia - TB-Speakers - 5" Speakers
Monacor :: Monacor SPH-60X 5" Hifi Woofer ONLY 20.90
http://www.madisound.com/loudspeaker...ons/SCM634.pdf
http://www.lautsprecher-berlin-shop....4_drawings.pdf
http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com....5-full-range/
http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com...ian-reed-cone/
http://www.commonsenseaudio.com/an6.5cfspecs.jpg
http://www.commonsenseaudio.com/an6.5classicspecs.jpg
http://www.commonsenseaudio.com/an6.5neospecs.jpg
http://www.commonsenseaudio.com/an6.5alnicospecs.jpg
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Old 13th July 2014, 07:20 AM   #6
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The Monacor SPH-60X doesn't "hit" 175W ! And it's a 5"
Hits less than a half, i.e. 30 W and 60 W rms
A protection grill might(y)be needed if it is to be brought around and outside
( cars ? cats? dogs 9
The audio nirvana 6.5" exhibits 94.2 dB/W/m which is 4.5 dB more than the Monacor, but look at the magnet...and the price

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Old 13th July 2014, 09:06 AM   #7
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1 - 175 watts Max
Power-handling in a drive unit is only the point at which either the VC fries or it rips apart. In general, you will struggle to put anything like that kind of power through a widebander, assuming you possess the remotest degree of mechanical sympathy / common sense, as it will be very obvious you have reached practical limits.

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2 - 10"
Not many of those about. Eminence have some; you'll need a supporting tweeter. Audio Nirvana have a couple.

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3 - 8 ohms
8ohm is a nominal rating & a broad category. You will not find a driver with exactly 8ohm impedance (a couple of planar tweeters aside). They'll vary between about 6 - 8 ohms. 7-ish is typical.

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4 - Loud
If you've 175w on tap, it's going to be 'loud' anyway. You're not likely to find a 10in wideband drive unit that has low efficiency / sensitivity.

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Unfortunately doesn't mean much, since what one person regards as 'good sound quality' isn't necessarily what somebody else does. We all look for different things.

Something like an Eminence coax (Beta CX) or a B102 + supporting tweeter would probably be about right.
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Power-handling in a drive unit is only the point at which either the VC fries or it rips apart. In general, you will struggle to put anything like that kind of power through a widebander, assuming you possess the remotest degree of mechanical sympathy / common sense, as it will be very obvious you have reached practical limits.



Not many of those about. Eminence have some; you'll need a supporting tweeter. Audio Nirvana have a couple.



8ohm is a nominal rating & a broad category. You will not find a driver with exactly 8ohm impedance (a couple of planar tweeters aside). They'll vary between about 6 - 8 ohms. 7-ish is typical.



If you've 175w on tap, it's going to be 'loud' anyway. You're not likely to find a 10in wideband drive unit that has low efficiency / sensitivity.



Unfortunately doesn't mean much, since what one person regards as 'good sound quality' isn't necessarily what somebody else does. We all look for different things.

Something like an Eminence coax (Beta CX) or a B102 + supporting tweeter would probably be about right.
Thank you very much for the detailed response. What kind of supporting tweeter would you recommend?
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The coax won't need one since it's part of it. Otherwise, look for a unit with sensitivity equal or slightly greater than that of whatever main driver you decide upon, which will give you some flexibility in terms of level adjustment etc.
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