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Old 3rd August 2005, 01:29 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 3rd August 2005, 05:35 AM   #2
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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.
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then what do you suggest that i should do?
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Old 3rd August 2005, 04:03 PM   #4
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How much have you played around with speakers in the past? Have you built or repaired before?

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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.
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Old 3rd August 2005, 05:32 PM   #6
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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.

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thansk man, any suggestions on how i should try to pick a matching mid range though?
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Old 4th August 2005, 12:35 AM   #8
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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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