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Old 17th September 2014, 11:57 PM   #1
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I am looking for full range 12 inch speakers.
A good x-max would help with volume versus weight.
The application is for guitar and disco.
Not too expensive though.
Does anyone have any recommendations ?
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Old 18th September 2014, 12:33 AM   #2
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Eminence Deltalite2 2512
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Sounds pretty good all by itself, designed for PA use. Can take a lot of power, lightweight, cheap. Accordion surround limits Xmax to 5mm (iirc?)

Gonna be tough to find a cheap 12" driver that can play disco LF beat (30Hz) and also clean loud vocals and guitar solos (5kHz.) But I hope you can find what you're after.
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Old 18th September 2014, 12:39 AM   #3
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Eminence Beta 12LTA seems to be the go-to choice for budget 12in full range. 98dB sensitivity and 3.2mm xmax. $80 in the US. There are a bunch of threads on this one in the full range forum.
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Old 18th September 2014, 12:41 AM   #4
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My first disco used Fane 50WRMS speakers.
I used 2 cabinets with 2 drivers in each.
I think they were 5KHz top end.
But they sounded good and the volume was amazing for 50WRMS each.

Since then I have bought eminence speakers but they don't have the bite or volume I used to have. I offloaded the Eminence speakers about a year back.

I bought a 18 inch sub with a compression driver and didn't realise until it arrived how heavy it was, I simply cant lift it on my own.
So I was thinking of going back to dual 12 inch drivers.

When I mentioned disco I meant a mobile disco that plays MP3 files from a laptop to audiences.

I had a look at Blue Aran - Professional Sound and Lighting and they have a full range Fane 250WRMS driver that is full range and with 5mm x-max. They are about 58 which isn't too bad.
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Old 19th September 2014, 09:58 PM   #5
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Old 20th September 2014, 01:31 AM   #6
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Hi,

Good 12" PA speakers are poor guitar speakers and vice versa.
Good guitar speakers have bite, good PA speakers don't.

Those Fane speakes are good for PA, and probably bass,
but don't have the characteristics of a good guitar speaker,
and the more aggressive sounding (for rock) bass speakers.

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Did you see the thread MONACOR INTERNATIONAL : SP-30PATC
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Old 20th September 2014, 02:24 AM   #8
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Did you see the thread MONACOR INTERNATIONAL : SP-30PATC
More info here and price.
IMG Stage Line SP-30PATC 12" Loudspeaker Driver from IMG Stage Line 97.19
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Old 22nd September 2014, 10:02 PM   #9
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I finally settled on Fane 200lt full range speakers.
Will pop a couple in a cabinet (I have yet to make) and see how they sound.
112 for 2 so not bad price wise.
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Old 30th September 2014, 01:22 AM   #10
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Nearly finished my 2 by 12 inch Fane Sovereign 12-200lt cabinet.
Powered it up tonight and sounds very full range.
Good bass, middle and highs.
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