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bartram02 3rd August 2005 01:29 AM

5.25" speakers
 
My problem is this. I have recently bought a pair of speakers off of my roomate. They are floor standing speakers that contain a 15" sub(Mtx brand), a 5.25" mid range, and i just bought two new tweeters with horns(not sure on the brand though, possibly dispersion?). Any way i have been looking all over for a 5.25 mid range with black grill cover and i cant find one anywhere. Any advice on a good one? Not looking to spend to much money either, used could be a possibility.

thanks,
Andy

velmeran42 3rd August 2005 05:35 AM

There are plenty of 5.25" speakers available at Partsexpress but just slamming a random speaker in an enclosure probably won't yield the best results.

bartram02 3rd August 2005 02:03 PM

then what do you suggest that i should do?

Cal Weldon 3rd August 2005 04:03 PM

How much have you played around with speakers in the past? Have you built or repaired before?

Cal

bartram02 3rd August 2005 04:34 PM

not to much, I have played more with creating sound fields than creating the actual speaker. Im just looking for a replacement that i wont have to really tear the speaker apart or anything. just hoping there is something that i could mabye just pop in.

Cal Weldon 3rd August 2005 05:32 PM

Well you can do that but it might not sound as good because each XO is designed specific to the drivers. If you can find a midrange that is a close match it might do. There's nothing stopping you from trying. You've already bought new tweeters without recgard for the XO so what's it going to hurt if you throw a mid in there? It's a good place to get your feet wet. Besides if something doesn't go that well, you can start from scratch and design something better. We all started somewhere friend.

Cal

bartram02 4th August 2005 12:24 AM

thansk man, any suggestions on how i should try to pick a matching mid range though?

robertG 4th August 2005 12:35 AM

A speaker with a 15 in. MTX screams homemade! My suggestion is that you remove the 5.25 mid, look at the back for any make/model number and ask Parts Express for suitable replacement.
My guess is that the mid is enclosed in some plastic can, and you should easely find a replacement for around $10.
It's obvious that it's not a high end piece of gear, but it will do the job.


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