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 21st June 2010, 07:41 PM   #1
Hrmmf is offline Hrmmf  Denmark
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bramming
Default Midrange - cones vs Compression drivers?

I know that this has gotton a lot publicity through the years, but people, on occation - do change their believes.

So which do you prefer...? - I'm planning a sommer build and cant quite decide...

Candidates are Community M200, Faital M5N12-80, P Audio WN 520N.

The two cones go a little lower though.. I'm mating the midrange with a frontloaded 15"
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2010, 05:41 PM   #2
Hrmmf is offline Hrmmf  Denmark
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bramming
- All sugestions are wellcome...
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2010, 08:23 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
tomtt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: kansas city mo, and on occasion, around the world ...
Blog Entries: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hrmmf View Post

I'm mating the midrange with a frontloaded 15"
which one?
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2010, 09:01 PM   #4
Hrmmf is offline Hrmmf  Denmark
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bramming
The Jbl 2220h
  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2010, 12:34 AM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
Robh3606's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Destiny
What do you consider midrange?? Where do you want to crossover?? I have a couple of horn/waveguide systems. I really like the JBL 10's like the 2122 or 2123. They run from about 250-300 up too about 1.5K in the two systems I use them in. They sound great the only issue can be the 1.5K crossover point in you want to stay away from there with a crossover.

My other system uses a 3" compression driver crossed over at about 750hz and then at 8K to a UHF driver. Another really nice sounding system but with the woofer covering the lower midrange.

You have to name your poison as far as where you want the crossover points to be. As long as the crossovers are well implimented either way will work.

Rob
__________________
"I could be arguing in my spare time"
  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2010, 12:44 AM   #6
freddi is offline freddi  United States
diyAudio Member
 
freddi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
20+ years ago I ran Edgar's 100Hz horn/2220Hz with a 250Hz tractrix/LE5 - 2220H was good for around 500Hz - the harmonic plot was for the K43 clone - 2220 was about 10dB worse in distortion
Click the image to open in full size.
  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2010, 06:35 AM   #7
pk is offline pk  Denmark
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robh3606 View Post
What do you consider midrange?? Where do you want to crossover?? I have a couple of horn/waveguide systems. I really like the JBL 10's like the 2122 or 2123. They run from about 250-300 up too about 1.5K in the two systems I use them in. They sound great the only issue can be the 1.5K crossover point in you want to stay away from there with a crossover.

My other system uses a 3" compression driver crossed over at about 750hz and then at 8K to a UHF driver. Another really nice sounding system but with the woofer covering the lower midrange.

You have to name your poison as far as where you want the crossover points to be. As long as the crossovers are well implimented either way will work.

Rob

Hi Robh3606,

May I ask what horn you have used for the JBL 2123?

Thanks!

Best regards
Peter
  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2010, 07:23 PM   #8
diyAudio Member
 
Robh3606's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Destiny
Quote:
May I ask what horn you have used for the JBL 2123?
In the system I use them in they are direct radiators. I have never horn loaded them

Rob
__________________
"I could be arguing in my spare time"
  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2010, 07:43 PM   #9
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Just a suggestion..
  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2010, 07:50 PM   #10
Hrmmf is offline Hrmmf  Denmark
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bramming
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robh3606 View Post
What do you consider midrange?? Where do you want to crossover?? I have a couple of horn/waveguide systems. I really like the JBL 10's like the 2122 or 2123. They run from about 250-300 up too about 1.5K in the two systems I use them in. They sound great the only issue can be the 1.5K crossover point in you want to stay away from there with a crossover.

My other system uses a 3" compression driver crossed over at about 750hz and then at 8K to a UHF driver. Another really nice sounding system but with the woofer covering the lower midrange.

You have to name your poison as far as where you want the crossover points to be. As long as the crossovers are well implimented either way will work.

Rob
The crossover depends on wheter I'm using the cones or compression drivers. If cones I will cross them <300 - compression drivers >400.

I thougt about building a direct rediator high eff. system I've just convinced myself that horns introduce the lowest distortion and greates dynamic range - only REAL setbacks are coloration.

Crossover will be taken care of by my Deqx processor..
  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
Compression drivers or cone drivers - what do you prefer? Defo Multi-Way 25 28th February 2010 10:57 PM
Compression ratio and diaphragm size in compression drivers inkasound Multi-Way 50 8th January 2009 03:38 PM
Looking for a 1" bolt on compression midrange Cal Weldon Multi-Way 8 13th October 2008 06:47 AM
21" Bass Drivers and Beyma Compression Drivers Magnetar Swap Meet 0 19th November 2006 02:42 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:10 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