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Old 24th October 2006, 04:20 AM   #21
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if i'm not mistaken, that particular RS 6 inch was made like an oversized boombox speaker, so its capabilities suggest it was made for large boombox replacement or PA use.
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OK, I've never bothered to scope out any boombox designs, but I can see where that could work, though it's nowhere near durable enough for PA.

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Old 25th October 2006, 12:34 AM   #22
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FWIW, the one's I have plot ~ identical on an old dbx RTA as a 40-1271C, though they sound different, which means OB or aperiodic. BTW, they both benefit from the $0.98 tweak and mass loading the driver to the baffle as well as epoxying the motor to the frame and damping the basket.

http://web.archive.org/web/200206282...wther/mods.htm

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I found the specs in the archives:

8" 5.4-Ounce Replacement Speaker
(400-1272) Specifications Faxback Doc. # 48799

Size: .................................................. ......... 8 inches
Type: .................................................. ............. Cone
Input Power: ................................... 5 W Nominal; 15 W Maximum
Impedance: .................................................. ...... 8 Ohms
Program Source Operation: ........................................... 15 W
Peak Music Source: .................................................. 15 W
Resonance: ......................................... 90 Hz +/- 25 Hz at 1V
SPL: ............................................. 90 dB +/- 2 dB at 1W 1M
Frequency Response: ..................... 80 ~ 10kHz with 20 dB deviation
Distortion: .................................................. .... 5% Max

I couldnt find anything about mass loading the driver to the baffle. I forgot to mention that my drivers came with a coat of dammar aleady applied.
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Old 25th October 2006, 01:21 AM   #23
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I couldnt find anything about mass loading the driver to the baffle.
Greets!

Mass loading a driver is making it part of the structure. For a box, this is usually done by adding a brace that the driver's motor attaches to. This is a nifty/easier way that allows some adjustability also: http://melhuish.org/audio/images/press-screw.gif With OBs though, you'll have to make a cradle to attach the screw block to so that it doesn't obstruct air flow too much.

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Old 25th October 2006, 03:59 AM   #24
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Thanks for the info GM. That link doesnt work for me. It says access forbidden.
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Old 25th October 2006, 04:29 AM   #25
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Huh! Works for me. OK, try this and scroll down the page to the 'pressure screw' section: http://melhuish.org/audio/DIYTQ4.html
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Old 6th March 2010, 12:46 PM   #26
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Just got these speakers back from my mom. I gave them to her after I got some Visaton b200s and she was using them for a few years. Last year my daughter accidentally blew up one of the Visatons. They were replaced with some old KLHs

So it is nice to hear some open baffles again. I am running them with the KLHs off a Rotel receiver. Makes me want to get a replacement Visaton though.
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