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Old 8th March 2009, 08:04 AM   #1
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I am on the hunt for a 10" high sensitivity driver for use from approximately ~80hz to ~800hz (rough estimates) in a 2-way system. Relatively limited driver depth is important, really needs to be in the 5" or less area (the less the better). Looking to keep costs low, around $150 or less per driver.

I had been contemplating the B&C 10PS26 which is the driver used in the Nathan 10 kit, but would like some other options to consider.

Any assistance or suggestions are appreciated
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Old 8th March 2009, 08:54 AM   #2
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Try the TD-10M

Very, very nice drivers that will soon be serving in the surrounds in my HT with a WG above and a TD15X below. There were purchased to go into the mains, but then I got my Unity's. I can't just let them sit in the boxes even though they will likely be overkill for the application.
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The Eighteensound neodymium 10"ers are quite flat.
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Old 8th March 2009, 03:45 PM   #4
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Old 8th March 2009, 09:07 PM   #5
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Thank you for the suggestions so far

Unfortunately the AE & 18 Sound drivers are outside of the budget range I was hoping for.

I'll have to do more research into the Beyma & Eminence drivers.
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Old 9th March 2009, 12:31 AM   #6
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Audio Nirvana 10 with a whizzerextomy?

http://www.commonsenseaudio.com/nirvana.html

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Old 9th March 2009, 07:23 AM   #7
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Thank you for the suggestions so far

Unfortunately the AE & 18 Sound drivers are outside of the budget range I was hoping for.

I'll have to do more research into the Beyma & Eminence drivers.
Many pro drivers are more expensive, or at least in a similar price range.

Try some of the cheaper Eminences or some EV EVM10L which are a decent HE driver.
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Old 9th March 2009, 11:15 PM   #8
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Many pro drivers are more expensive, or at least in a similar price range.

Try some of the cheaper Eminences or some EV EVM10L which are a decent HE driver.

Yeah, many pro drivers aren't cheap. I was hoping to find some more options in the price range of the B&C driver I posted (B&C seems to be reasonably priced) or find a gem in the Eminence line up with quality distortion performance throughout the bandwidth I'll be playing it. I don't have enough experience with this genre of driver to know which are quality and affordable and which are just "cheap".



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Audio Nirvana 10 with a whizzerextomy?

http://www.commonsenseaudio.com/nirvana.html

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Definitely an interesting driver, but I think the whizzer might be a little overkill and with a 1.3" VC and 1mm Xmax....I'm not sure it could hold up to the abuse I intend to put it through
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I've got a set on the way, hope they're groovy.

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