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Old 11th December 2005, 08:33 PM   #11
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Thanks all,

Nelson's First Watt site has a good write up on the driver comparison.

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Old 11th December 2005, 10:00 PM   #12
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Sorry Dean -it might have helped if I'd actually remembered to post the link! I see you found it in the end though!

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Old 12th December 2005, 01:54 AM   #13
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From what I can work out after researching this for a while, for the smaller drivers the ranking for low distortion and decent treble:
1) Lowther DX55
2) Veravox 5X
3) Jordan jx92

The fostex range look good, but not quite in the class of the above drivers.

Next step is to study the enclosures, datasheets and costs to decide on a 4" - 6" driver that can be used for near field listening.

I have not been able to find much on the Veravox 5X, can anyone provide further pointers or experience with this driver?

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Old 12th December 2005, 07:14 AM   #14
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Hi Dean,

I know that there has been a write-up about veravox 5X in one of the german diy magazines (with measurements, etc...) If you do a search for voravox 5x here, I'm sure you can find some folks who have scanned those pages, so they can send them to you...

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Old 12th December 2005, 07:48 AM   #15
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From what I can work out after researching this for a while, for the smaller drivers the ranking for low distortion and decent treble:
1) Lowther DX55
2) Veravox 5X
3) Jordan jx92

The fostex range look good, but not quite in the class of the above drivers.

Next step is to study the enclosures, datasheets and costs to decide on a 4" - 6" driver that can be used for near field listening.

I have not been able to find much on the Veravox 5X, can anyone provide further pointers or experience with this driver?

Regards,
Dean
Have you compared the Xmax of these drivers? The amount of volume the drivers can push is very critical for bass punch.
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Old 12th December 2005, 08:12 AM   #16
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True. Depends what enclosure you want to put them in too of course. For the moment, Nelson Pass' (again!) J-Lo looks to be one of the better DIY bets... providing you can get them through the door and have an understanding Other Half of course...
A monster TQWT like Terry Cain's Bigger Is Better box could also be viable, providing you've got the corners or a rear wall to load it. Although you aren't intending to go lower than 100Hz, you say your room is pretty big, and you want to rock, so this is one case I don't think an MLTL will be appropriate (and from an MLTL-nut like me, that's really saying something) as you'll want to be shifting as much air as possible.
Don't ignore the Lowther's cheaper PM45 and PM55 either. I haven't heard any comments about them, but they look good to me.

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Old 12th December 2005, 08:23 AM   #17
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I agree. The Xmax comparisons are as follows:
DX55: +- 1mm. Wow this is small. Not going to move much air with this excursion.
5X: +- 1mm also. Looks like the 5x uses a similar design philosophy to the DX55.
jx92s: +-4.5mm. This driver will move a lot more air. I wonder if it will sound as dynamic/fast as the other 2, given their lightweight approach to cones which limits the Xmax.

Scott, as I want to build a more compact speaker (monitor), it looks like the Jordan will provide better bass in a smaller box compared to the other two and has a much lower Fo.

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Old 12th December 2005, 09:11 AM   #18
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I agree. The Xmax comparisons are as follows:
DX55: +- 1mm. Wow this is small. Not going to move much air with this excursion.
5X: +- 1mm also. Looks like the 5x uses a similar design philosophy to the DX55.
jx92s: +-4.5mm. This driver will move a lot more air. I wonder if it will sound as dynamic/fast as the other 2, given their lightweight approach to cones which limits the Xmax.

Scott, as I want to build a more compact speaker (monitor), it looks like the Jordan will provide better bass in a smaller box compared to the other two and has a much lower Fo.

Regards,
Dean
I'm not familiar with the DX55 and 5X, but if they have a larger cone area, that also needs to be taken into consideration. Some drivers spec their Xmax more conservatively and degrade gradually beyond Xmax. That's why I wish manufacturers could publish more large signal test data instead of just the traditional T/S parameters. The Klippel site provides some good insight in this aspect.
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Old 12th December 2005, 09:50 AM   #19
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Visaton B200 does sound fantastic to my ear very pronounce vocal

http://www.visaton.com/english/artikel/art_771_1_3.html

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hi,

here: http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...ht=#post652252

you can find "almost" direct comparison between JX92S and 5X....

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