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Old 20th December 2010, 09:20 PM   #1
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Hi,

Don't get many of these in the UK :

Speaker kit 2: Peerless SKO165 + SR19DT + Crossovers ! on eBay (end time 25-Dec-10 12:07:28 GMT)

Model*SKO165* fs*42* db*90* Re*3.5* Qts*.4 Vas*24.2L

I'd say around 15L tuned to 40Hz, or about 8L well stuffed sealed.

Not so good IMO but worth a look is :
Speaker kit 1: ELAC 180JM + Peerless LSQ19 FREE UK P&P on eBay (end time 23-Dec-10 14:32:48 GMT)
Cannot find bass driver specs but compact sealed stuffed 5-8L seems reasonable.

THere is also an 8" kit, but FWIW I don't like the look of the c/o at all, YMMV.

Of the three I like the look of the first one the most.

rgds, sreten.
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Old 15th February 2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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Hi, bit late from your post, but just looking at these things right now and trying to find some info on them ELAC drivers. Why don't you think they would be any good? Plus the specs are are on the other section where the drivers are listed on their own.

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Old 15th February 2011, 09:52 PM   #3
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Hi,

I did not say I thought the Elac kit would not be any good, that's the 8" kit.

However going with my instincts and with my BS detector on full alert I'd
say the 6.5" kit at 4 more than the 5" kit is most likely the best choice.

But both the latter two kits I regard as very good value for what you get.

In both cases (at e.g. Wilmslow Audio) you can do worse for a lot more.

rgds, sreten.

AFAICT for a sealed box, box sizes would be very similar.
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Old 15th February 2011, 10:35 PM   #4
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Hi,

Your right, the Elac specs are now published :
Here are the specs:

Resonance: 50hz

Sensitivity: 89db 1w@1M

Impedance: 6 ohms

Power: 60 watts nominal

Frequency range: 46-6000 hz

Qms: 1.48

Qes: 0.57

Qts: 0.41

Vas: 29.5 litres (! huge for a 5" driver)

Chassis: 180mm square (erm ... its supposed to be a 5")

Baffle cutout hole: 140mm

Basically very near identical boxes sealed or vented as the Peerless 6.5".
Though how its reckoned one driver is 5" and the other 6.5" is beyond me.

Its a crapshoot between the two, I've no idea which one is really better,
though the Peerless kit does seem to have a more advanced crossover.

rgds, sreten.
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Old 14th May 2012, 02:31 PM   #5
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Hi sreten, Have you come across anything more compelling since you posted these? Thanks
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Old 14th May 2012, 07:06 PM   #6
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Hi sreten, Have you come across anything more compelling since you posted these? Thanks
Hi,

Not really, but if you want cheap :

Speaker kits | Loudspeaker Construction - buy more for less - Conrad online shop

They might be good value for bottom of the barrel stuff, though I cannot
see how the 3 way 2 x 12" version and 1 x 8" version match up at all.

rgds, sreten.
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