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Old 19th October 2005, 02:56 AM   #1
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Default HI-VI M4N 4" for full range duty

I'm looking to the HI-VI M4N is a possibly full range driver option for a couple of bookshelfs

they will be in 3L sealed... each

any better options for less than <$20 each?

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=297-434

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Old 19th October 2005, 03:49 AM   #2
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Zaph has a full range project right here, and the drivers are only $9.57 a piece:

http://www.zaphaudio.com/audio-speaker18.html
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Zaph has a full range project right here, and the drivers are only $9.57 a piece:

http://www.zaphaudio.com/audio-speaker18.html

looks cool

but it needs to be 4" and have a round mounting frame... sry
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Old 19th October 2005, 05:51 AM   #4
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The M4N is no fullrange. If you look at the responce graph you can see it's ok for a midrange, but anything over 5000Hz is impossible to fix. The 1,5k bump can be tamed with a passive filter.

You should get the B3N instead:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=297-428
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Old 19th October 2005, 06:08 AM   #5
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The M4N is no fullrange. If you look at the responce graph you can see it's ok for a midrange, but anything over 5000Hz is impossible to fix. The 1,5k bump can be tamed with a passive filter.

You should get the B3N instead:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=297-428

anything wrong with this tang bang?

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=264-816

I know top end could be a little better... but it looks decent enough
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Old 19th October 2005, 07:31 PM   #6
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Those spikes at the top look quite bad. The W4-655SA would probably be my choice for 4" Tangband, but I have to say it's not perfect, a noch filter is a must, and a super tweeter wouldn't hurt.

If you want something good you need to pay more (FR125S) or get a 3" (W3-817, NS3-193, B3S/N).
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Old 19th October 2005, 09:35 PM   #7
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Those spikes at the top look quite bad. The W4-655SA would probably be my choice for 4" Tangband, but I have to say it's not perfect, a noch filter is a must, and a super tweeter wouldn't hurt.

If you want something good you need to pay more (FR125S) or get a 3" (W3-817, NS3-193, B3S/N).
the FR125S is used in my other speakers... but not this one

it just needs to sound listenable... it's for a friend with poor audio tastes.... it just needs to be a 4"... just looking for the nicest solution for cheap that will offer OK sound

I will grab that W4-655SA... I can't find a place that sells them though
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Have you looked at the Aurasound drivers?
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Old 20th October 2005, 01:45 AM   #9
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Have you looked at the Aurasound drivers?
if they had a round frame they would be ideal here
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(1/2-kidding. I might try it if I felt like it was a good idea at the time...)
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