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Old 15th November 2005, 04:24 PM   #1
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Default UK source of inexpensive 3" or 4" driver - high efficiency

Hi,

any suggestions for a source here in the UK ?

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Old 15th November 2005, 04:40 PM   #2
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The only one I can think of is Wilmslow Audio - they sell the Fostex FE83E and FE103E.
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Old 15th November 2005, 04:48 PM   #3
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CPC for cheapie Visaton units FR8 etc
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Old 15th November 2005, 05:00 PM   #4
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CPC prob. your best bet.

By the way, welcome back Sreten - over a year without a post, I'm sure I'm not the only one who wondered where you'd gone...

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Old 15th November 2005, 06:12 PM   #5
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UK? Inexpensive? Has something happened over here that I don't know about?

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By the way, welcome back Sreten - over a year without a post, I'm sure I'm not the only one who wondered where you'd gone...
Looking for those inexpensive drivers I guess!
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Old 15th November 2005, 10:53 PM   #6
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Depends what you call cheap! 19.99 ?
http://www.madaboutsound.com/prod.asp?pname=DFR

Vikash's site uses them from a 'Zaph' design
http://www.vikash.info/audio/W3-871S/

Maybe what you're looking for?? Not overly sensitive though.
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Hi Guys,

thanks for all the replies - though I should explain what I'm after.

I want to update a late 50's valve bass combo with a bright box.

The BB is a horizontal array of 4 3" drivers, 3 4" drivers or 2 6x4
drivers. It will also have a series capacitor for bass limiting and to
reduce the loading on the valve amplifier in the bass.

The bass amps output if your lucky is ~15 watt, with the series
capacitor power handling is not an issue, nor is "sound quality".
The loading of the array must be higher than 8 ohms.

The bass combo has a 15" alnico magnet driver - so the
ideal units would be NOS old high efficiency (TV?) drivers,
very bog-standard paper cone, dust cap and surround.

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Old 16th November 2005, 12:00 PM   #8
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Sorry. newbie. Who are CPC?
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Old 16th November 2005, 12:40 PM   #9
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A subsidiary of Farnell.

Good to see you back Sreten.
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Old 23rd November 2005, 04:15 PM   #10
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Hi all,

thanks for the pointers. Think I found what I needed - using 4 of :

http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/endecaSea...=AR70946&N=411

for a ~ 5" by ~ 14" array should hit 98dB/W - ~ what's needed.

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