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Old 5th March 2009, 06:40 AM   #1
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Default Driver selection - Enlightenment needed please

Hey guys; with much thanks to these forums I've now nearly finished a portable boombox using an Amp6-Basic and two Tang Band 4" full rangers and am now looking to what could be my next projcet after it.

I was looking towards an established speaker design such as those at Zaph Audio, but unfortunately, I'm all the way down in New Zealand so buying the required drivers from places like PE and Madisound has about US$100 shipping ... and those brands and models aren't distributed in NZ.

In fact, all I could find locally that looked half-decent was a few drivers from an electronics store that I've linked to below. I was wondering if you guys who know lots about speaker specifications and the like could please take a look at what I've found and tell me if any of them will be passable for use in some diy speakers.

4" Paper Cone Woofer/Midrange Approx ~$15USD
5" Paper Cone Woofer/Midrange Approx ~$18USD
6.5" Paper Cone Woofer/Midrange Approx ~$21USD
4" High-End Woofer/Midrange Approx ~$30USD
5" High-End Woofer/Midrange Approx ~$55USD
6.5" High End Woofer/Midrange Approx ~$60USD

I realise you probably would want to know what type of speakers I would like to make etc. but really at the moment I don't know and more need to actually find out myself what is possible with the limited selection available to me. If you do want to know anything else though I'll try to help you out. Thanks.
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Old 5th March 2009, 07:31 AM   #2
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Just when you think you've searched everywhere...

I found this thread: Attention all Aussies !!! Jaycar HiVi !! which equates the High-End Jaycar drivers to the HiVi loudspeakers they apparently are.

Whatever I eventually go about making, I'll need a tweeter to go with those mids/woofers. Jaycar have what is apparently a Hi-Vi K1 tweeter: http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView....m&form=KEYWORD Would you guys please be able to tell me which of the High-End Jaycar/Hi-Vi speakers (i.e. 4", 5", 6.5"?)would match the K1 best?
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Old 9th March 2009, 04:04 AM   #3
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Hi-Vi drivers can be found under several brand names, from electronics suppliers' home-brand to that of prestigious speaker marques such as Totem that use Hi-Vi drivers ever since Dynaudio pulled out of the retail/OEM market. If you pull a woofer out of a Totem speaker it will say Totem on the driver but the model number reveals the original source. I'm sure it's the same with Jaycar.

What you could do is see what drivers are locally available to you and then google established designs based on those drivers. Solen apparently isn't shy about publishing the complete schematics of their kits on their website, and there's a nice one based on Hi-Vi drivers among them. Despite the modest cost it's a high-end speaker.

http://www.solen.ca/pub/cms_nf_catal...lvbj02JmZ0PW5m

You would likely be able to find most of the required parts in NZ.

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Would you guys please be able to tell me which of the High-End Jaycar/Hi-Vi speakers (i.e. 4", 5", 6.5"?)would match the K1 best? [/B]
I wouldn't go above 5" with the K1 unless you're willing to use a steep-slope Xover. That tweeter is very decent but at 12dB needs to be cut at 3500 so in a 2-way design is best paired with a small midbass driver that can be cut high.
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Old 9th March 2009, 04:42 AM   #4
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Try Tom Manning at Speakerbits in Melbourne

http://www.speakerbits.com/

He has a good range, even if his prices are at the top of the scale

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Old 9th March 2009, 09:28 AM   #5
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@ Willitwork: Unfortunately the Hi-Vi designs at Solen use speakers such as the D6.8 which isn't available in NZ.

Just a little wonder here...
Would any of these speakers combine relatively well with each other in a two-way (or maybe even a three-way) system?
Tang Band W4-992SD: http://darcheraudio.com.au/shop/inde...products_id=26
Hi-Vi B3S: http://darcheraudio.com.au/shop/inde...products_id=26
Hi-Vi B4N (Jaycar): http://www.swanspeaker.com/product/htm/view.asp?id=53
Hi-Vi K1 (Jaycar): http://www.swanspeaker.com/product/htm/view.asp?id=30
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Old 9th March 2009, 09:35 AM   #6
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Default take a look at these

http://www.madisound.com/catalog/pro...roducts_id=845
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Old 9th March 2009, 09:43 AM   #7
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@ mcmahon: Sorry but that's from the US of A. Maybe next time when my budget can handle $100USD of shipping Seriously though shipping to NZ from anywhere overseas (even Aussie a bit) is ridiculously expensive.
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Old 9th March 2009, 09:46 AM   #8
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Default find out if there is a place in your area

see if any vendors in your area or even direct from silver flute even maybe
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Old 9th March 2009, 09:49 AM   #9
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Default here is some info for you

Shanghai Silver Flute Sound Co.,Ltd.
4738
Baoan Road
Shanghai
China 201814
Tel: (86 21) 3950 0041 (86) 135 8571 6210
Fax: (86 21) 5950 5187
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Old 9th March 2009, 10:10 AM   #10
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@ Mcmahon: Google says no vendors in Australia or NZ but I'll check up with the manufacturers. Just wondering though, why do you think I should specifically get that Silver Flute speaker?

Also, it would be good if anyone could comment on the possibility of usig the four speakers I linked to above.
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