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Old 19th March 2009, 10:47 PM   #1
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Default sensitivity = quality?

Quick question for you gurus.. does a lower sensitivity have anything to do with sound quality? I'm quite interested in the Mark Audio CHR70's but I see they have a low sensitivity of 85db. most other drivers of that size I see have a sensitivity of 92db or so..

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Old 19th March 2009, 10:54 PM   #2
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Hi,

Speakers are all about tradeoffs.

Ones with a lower sensitivity from reputable manufacturers usually have a much lower Fs or higher Xmax or both.

It's all about what your after. Myself, I'll take a lower SPL and Fs and mate with a tweeter than one with a screaming SPL and needs a sub.

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Old 19th March 2009, 11:06 PM   #3
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I have to agree with you. I've got a simple se around here and I want to build custom, full range bookshelved sized speakers for them. I dont need it loud, but I think tube amps sound nicer when they're driven a little harder.. 1/2 way or so..
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Old 20th March 2009, 12:37 AM   #4
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Hi,

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Originally posted by nukaidee
I've got a simple se around here and I want to build custom, full range bookshelved sized speakers for them.
If you want a FR speaker that goes good with SE tubes, may I suggest a Fonken from Planet10? It's a match made in hevan, IMO

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Old 20th March 2009, 03:35 AM   #5
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hm. I've looked at them, frankly I don't really like how they look.. I'm more in the processes of just learning and experimenting things. My current plans are all over the loudspeaker and full range forums. lol. they're insane and crazy.

edit.. actually I wasn't aware of the micro fonken.. those look more of my size.. I dont really get the plans though, how does the port work?!
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