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Old 17th September 2007, 04:00 PM   #1
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Default Midrange: M4N vs W4-1337SA vs ?

I have some M4Ns that I plan to use as mids in a MTMW speaker. I want to cross around 300Hz and 3500Hz. Will they do well? Would W4-1337SAs be better? I'm doing an active crossover.
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Old 17th September 2007, 11:01 PM   #2
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Well that's a big difference in cost, but in my opinion the extra cost for the W4-1337 is well worth it. Here are some tests I ran of both drivers:

The M4N is kind of tough to work with the high Qts. The cone breakup is pretty bad and kind of low for such a small woofer. Distortion is ok for this price range, but not in the same league as teh W4-1337. The motor is not real linear, but should be fine as mid if crossed high enough. All in all it's a decent woofer for the pricerange, if you are able to work within the limits imposed by the performance.

The W4-1337 on the other hand will do just about anything you want, excluding bass of course. Pretty low distortion, extended response, linear motor, and neo magnet, what's not to like?

Although I do want to get my hands on a Peerless Exclusive 4.5" for testing, which I would expect to have significantly lower distortion, motor should be about as linear, and response will probably be about the same as the Nomex I have, which is to say good but not like the W4-1337.
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Old 18th September 2007, 04:03 PM   #3
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I was kind of thinking of what to do for my next upgrade, rather than having two drivers at competing pricepoints.

Thanks for the info.
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