best high sensitivity woofers? - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Multi-Way

Multi-Way Conventional loudspeakers with crossovers

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th March 2010, 05:41 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Bill poster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: London/Bangkok
Default best high sensitivity woofers?

The woofer needs to be around 8-10" - and a sensitivity of around 95 or so.. any ideas?
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th March 2010, 10:43 PM   #2
doug20 is offline doug20  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
What price range?
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2010, 04:09 AM   #3
ttan98 is offline ttan98  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Melb
Look out for semi pro drivers, prices ranges from US$130-250, brands such as Beyma, B&C, PHL are very good obviously some are more suitable depending on your design. I am using PHL drivers now. Sensitivity ranges from 93-98dB.

If you are conscious of the price then the Eminence Alpha 8 is good value at about $80 each.

Cheers.
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2010, 10:50 AM   #4
RDLewis is offline RDLewis  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Check out "www.prodance.cz", click on "English" on the left then click "MLSSA Data" at the top. You will see that there is a range of sizes and makes. This provides a good guide of the measured results.

As well as the Alpha 8, you could add the Beta 8 and Alpha 10, the latter is favoured by Wayne Parham of "Pi Speakers". It all depends on how you want to use them.

Roy
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2010, 11:10 AM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
Bill poster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: London/Bangkok
Thanks! will look at those.

I want to marry a bass reflex with a mid horn- crossover point will be quite high, around 350 hz or so. the mid driver has a low sensitivity, around 85 or so- no idea what boost the horn will give but guestimate would output around 93-95.
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2010, 02:58 PM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Green Bay, WI
Send a message via AIM to John_E_Janowitz Send a message via MSN to John_E_Janowitz Send a message via Yahoo to John_E_Janowitz
The TD10M could work quite well for that application. We'll have a TD8M within a month or so that is actually a little higher efficiency.

TD10M - 8ohm
Fs: 40.5Hz
Qms: 2.7
Vas: 59L
Cms: .35mm/N
Mms: 44g
Rms: 4kg/s
Xmax: 6mm
Sd: 345
Qes: .26
Re: 6.6
Le: .2mH
Z: 8ohm
Bl: 17Tm
Pe: 500W
Qts: .23
1W SPL: 93.9dB

John
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2010, 03:47 PM   #7
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Bangalore, India
If you can accommodate a 15" driver, Eminence' 3015LF is hard to beat for price and performance.
__________________
Sam
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2010, 03:52 PM   #8
AndrewT is offline AndrewT  Scotland
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Scottish Borders
a bass reflex (vented box) with 95dB/W @ 1m from an 8 or 10inch driver is likely to have a high bass roll off frequency. You may have to go to a very big box or to 12 or 15inch to get bass extension and good sensitivity.
__________________
regards Andrew T.
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2010, 04:35 PM   #9
doug20 is offline doug20  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndrewT View Post
a bass reflex (vented box) with 95dB/W @ 1m from an 8 or 10inch driver is likely to have a high bass roll off frequency. You may have to go to a very big box or to 12 or 15inch to get bass extension and good sensitivity.
I have to believe the OP understands that if he wants sensitivity he has to sacrific low frequency performance.

He should post what he will be using this for, there are different designs out there that have different goals.
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2010, 07:20 PM   #10
diyAudio Member
 
tiefbassuebertr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: D-55629 Schwarzerden
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill poster View Post
The woofer needs to be around 8-10" - and a sensitivity of around 95 or so.. any ideas?
the selection of this size is very small.
My proposals:
1) Audiom 12AX
Strassacker: Lautsprecher - Boxen - Selbstbau
(see also attachements from one of my projects)
2) TAD TL-1102
TL-1102 Low-Frequency Loudspeaker - Pioneer TAD - Prof. Speakers
3) various models of formerly brand Lambda - check out this thread:
Who has overtaken lambdacoustics - some user tell: "The best bass I have ever heard"
4) Monacor SPH200 (especially recommend for small chambers as closed box)
MONACOR INTERNATIONAL:New products
All transducers have one important feature: low loss suspension (High QMS values)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Focal Audiom 12AX Subwoofer 008.jpg (268.1 KB, 348 views)
File Type: jpg Focal Audiom 12AX Subwoofer 012.jpg (224.3 KB, 344 views)
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
High sensitivity Loudspeaker Lutz_RE Multi-Way 4 6th March 2008 06:52 PM
New to DIY... Looking for something w/ high sensitivity. DonoMan Multi-Way 25 10th February 2005 02:58 AM
high sensitivity 2way rebojorge Multi-Way 15 22nd April 2004 06:08 PM
High Sensitivity drivers...Where? EngelholmAudio Multi-Way 28 30th April 2002 02:11 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:05 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2