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Old 8th April 2005, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default Any new WR125 projects out there?

I've had a lot of fun with this little driver so I'm wondering if anyone else has some stories they would like to share. I continue to be impressed every time I listen to them. I even converted my entire HT system to WR125 based speakers. Anyone else?
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I continue to be impressed every time I listen to them.
[/OT]How would you rate it in comparison with a FE127 for example?[/OT]
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Old 8th April 2005, 05:14 PM   #3
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[/OT]How would you rate it in comparison with a FE127 for example?[/OT]
They really are two completely different drivers and it may not be fair to compare a $40 driver to a $70 driver, however....
Many have commented that the WR125 is inefficient but that may depend on how you look at it. The WR125 has a wide BL motor that, while appearing inefficient, is actually more efficient at more frequencies than many drivers. There is almost no compression loss. The WR125 is also much smoother over a much wider frequency range than the FE127E. It can be played with no filters and still sound very good. It may not be the best choice for a single driver/flea amp combo but if you can deliver 5 watts cleanly it will reach very satisfactory SPL levels and deliver bass with authority without needing an exotic cabinet. It reaches 12k before it starts to roll off so if you like (and can hear) frequencies higher than that it's a simple matter to add a super tweeter.
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Old 8th April 2005, 06:55 PM   #4
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First of all, I'm new here, and I'm interested in the WR125. I personally haven't heard them though.

Timn8ter, are you running them by themselves or with a tweeter?
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I even converted my entire HT system to WR125 based speakers.
Care to post your designs?
I dont see them on yoyr website.
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Old 8th April 2005, 07:34 PM   #6
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I have a commercially available bookshelf and a kit I'm selling. The bookshelf is nothing complicated. It uses a 7 liter BR design with a super tweeter. It could be easily reproduced and depending on your choice of tweeter may only require a resistor and cap on the tweeter as your crossover.
The kit is a floorstander using two WR125ST and a super tweeter. I'm essentially selling the parts at the same price someone would pay retail for and including the plans.
http://www.us.alegriaaudio.com/Ling.htm
http://www.us.alegriaaudio.com/Rosa.htm
Here are the BR plans as published by Creative Sound.
http://www.creativesound.ca/pdf/KIT41CAB.pdf
I don't mean to turn this into an advertisement. I really think that many builders, especially newbies, can have a great deal of success with this driver.
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Looks like a ML-TL with the drivers in parallel!?
Reminds me of my skinny Gradient-TL with the Tangband.
Really like the look of thin speakers. Good job!

Did you try a TL with a single WR125 or bipole?
What about a "quadpole" with two drivers in the front, two in the back?

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I have a commercially available bookshelf and a kit I'm selling.
In your designs I take it the WR125's are run full-range and the tweeter merely supplements the highs?
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Looks like a ML-TL with the drivers in parallel!?
Reminds me of my skinny Gradient-TL with the Tangband.
Really like the look of thin speakers. Good job!

Did you try a TL with a single WR125 or bipole?
What about a "quadpole" with two drivers in the front, two in the back?

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Thank you. Technically it's not an ML-TL as that is a Martin King name. I used Augsperger's calculations for the cabinet. The drivers are the 16 ohm versions (WR125ST) wired in parallel. My goal was a very narrow modern looking cabinet. I think I came pretty close. When I modelled a single WR125S in a TL it didn't give me the results I was looking for which is why I switched to the dual WR125ST.
The bipole is certainly do-able and would probably be an excellent design. Somebody should do that. Quadpole is a unique idea. Price may become a consideration though.

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In your designs I take it the WR125's are run full-range and the tweeter merely supplements the highs?
Yes. Some 2nd order XOs were tried but they didn't sound any better than the full-range/tweeter configuration.
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Old 8th April 2005, 08:41 PM   #10
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Hey guys -

Did the WR125 + DX19 ever pan out?

Im familiar with the WR125 + TM025
and, of course, the WR125 + SS1
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