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Old 31st March 2006, 04:27 AM   #1
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Default Interesting merger............

Greets!

Maybe we'll get some drivers to compete with Supravox, etc., except with mass quantities of Xmax:
http://forum.carstereos.org/official...ket-59904.html

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Old 31st March 2006, 07:02 AM   #2
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Has potential. Could be very good.
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Old 31st March 2006, 03:41 PM   #3
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I am a bit concerned that the Hemp Acoustic drivers will start to exhibit the SPL ratings typical of XBL2 designs (mid to upper 80's). That would be unfortunate, IMO.

I am very interested in the smaller FR drivers. I'm hoping they will be whizzerless.

Given the parties involved, I'm hopeful things will be positive.

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Old 31st March 2006, 03:57 PM   #4
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>>> I am a bit concerned that the Hemp Acoustic drivers will start to exhibit the SPL ratings typical of XBL2 designs…

I was thinking the same thing.

One day I can see myself sitting between two Hemps powered by an SI amp and an iPod… but not unless the Hemps are 90+ db.
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Old 31st March 2006, 04:47 PM   #5
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Greets!

Efficency and XBL^2 aren't mutually exclusive, I imagine it's just more expensive to 'have your cake and eat it too'. I'm more concerned about the lack of protection against bottoming that the XBL^2 CSS FR125S exhibits, so I assume there will need to be some trade-offs WRT maximizing excursion Vs the ratio of Xmax to Xmech.

Maybe DW can find some time to elaborate.

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Old 31st March 2006, 05:49 PM   #6
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What GM says.

I have seen specs for XBL^2 designs (i'm not saying more) that reach into the mid 90s. If the 2 disparate philosophies can have a meeting that doesn't explode we will see some interesting drivers.

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Old 31st March 2006, 05:52 PM   #7
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Hopefully these new drivers will not all be $100+ priced. On one hand I'm happy to see Adire's business flourishing, on the other I'm sad to see Adire is going mobile only... I guess thats where the $$$ is. I have some credit on my account with them, I guess I better get in touch and see what I can still apply that to.
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Hi GM,

Thanks for the heads up... Some XBL^2 tech w/ high eff (neo-rite?) . Hoping 97-98dB for 8" is feasible, maybe non-whizzered even if just wideband a la 208ES. Price range hopefully not that much more than the 208, or 206ES-R territory at most.

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Here is how XBL^2 can do high efficiency:

http://www.audiocircle.com/circles/v...ic.php?t=25792

I wouldn't count on them being cheap.
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Here is how XBL^2 can do high efficiency:

http://www.audiocircle.com/circles/v...ic.php?t=25792

I wouldn't count on them being cheap.
That isn't high eff.. They are getting the 95db with +6db from an extra driver. It would be worthless for a fullrange application because of comb filtering.. but it could be good for a midbass solution and the right type of amplification.
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