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Old 2nd October 2004, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default Visaton B200 dipole experience?

Hi folks -

Does anyone have experience with using the Visaton B200 on an open baffle, either by itself, full-range, with or without EQ, or crossed over to a dipole sub?

I've gotten all fired up about dipoles, thanks to all the posts here, and I've done a lot of searching, and, of course, have studiously gone throught the Linkwitz website.

I'd like something relatively simple to start experimenting with, and a good, fairly high Qts speaker like the B200 seems like a likely starting point. The highs don't need to be extended, at least on the first go-round.

I also have one Peerless 12" XLS driver, and might buy another to do an H-frame sub to complete the system.

Active EQ and mutiple amps are a likelihood, probably a DCX2496 plumbed into a Panasonic digital receiver.

Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks - Pat
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Old 2nd October 2004, 06:19 PM   #2
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Hi,
I havenīt tried the B200 but overread a few posts at the Visaton discussion forum.
You should maybe start a thread there as a lot of people built all of the variations composed by Visaton.
Quite a few have built the Solitude which is the B200 with two 8" bass drivers. Some use them as satellites.
Or you could have a look at the Solo50 and Solo100 which are bass-reflex with helmholtz-absorbers.
The "No Box" is the dipole with a 40cm? chassis for bass extension.
http://www.visaton.de/deutsch/uebersicht/6_89_u.html

As you are called "tubesguy"...
Visaton recently started a thread "what can we do for the tube guys" so that might end up very interesting as well.
http://www.visaton.de/vb/showthread.php?threadid=8798
Not particularly cheap as the first prototype uses 4! B200.
http://www.visaton.de/vb/showthread.php?threadid=8930
Results donīt seem to be good so far.
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Old 3rd October 2004, 12:55 AM   #3
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Thanks jens -

I like the idea of the no box Visaton, but the North American distributor doesn't sell the woofer, or the kit, so that isn't going to work well for me. If I could find a more available 15" speaker to replace the Visaton woofer, it would be a very nice starting point. Thanks again - Pat
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Old 3rd October 2004, 11:36 AM   #4
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Hi,
Visaton is currently working on a project (called Quadro) using 4 B200 speakers on each side. It is said to have a sensitivity of 96 dB.
Attached you will find a pic of the prototype.
I am aware that this is no boxless speaker but it should be of interest to all those single ended triode users out there, as this speaker is designed to play with small power triodes.

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Old 4th October 2004, 12:16 PM   #5
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Appreciate the responses, guys, but high efficiency is not one of the requirements. I quit messing around with tubes after I realized how good the digital receivers were, and how inexpensive an all-digital, 6 channel amp could be. Thanks for the links, and the suggestions. - Pat
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Old 4th October 2004, 06:05 PM   #6
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Hi,

if you'd like to build Visaton's "NoBox" and can't get the woofer try the 15" Dayton IB woofer!

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...=295-455&DID=7

Have fun!
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I used B200s in open baffles for some time. No EQ. I really liked these. Maybe if i procrastinate long enuff i an figure out how to pay for them before i have to give them back.

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Old 5th October 2004, 12:35 PM   #8
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I used B200s in open baffles for some time. No EQ. I really liked these. Maybe if i procrastinate long enuff i an figure out how to pay for them before i have to give them back.

dave

If not, maybe I can intervene and buy them through you. You know how I like to shop at the planet 10 store. - Pat
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Old 5th October 2004, 04:32 PM   #9
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If not, maybe I can intervene and buy them through you. You know how I like to shop at the planet 10 store.
Pat,

The fellow who lent them to me would love to see them sold. The asking price is essentially Canadian dealer cost plus post. eMail me if interested.

They are a lovely speaker, no question. Fairly efficient too.

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Old 5th October 2004, 04:35 PM   #10
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Hey Dave -

You've got mail. Thanks - Pat
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