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Old 31st December 2010, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default High Cost/Performance value 8" woofer

Look for a high value of cost/performance 8"woofer cross at about 300Hz.

So is it a waste that using some woofers that be able to perform well to 1Khz?

I would like clean , fast , detailed with low coloration of the bass. Low Qts for vented box design.

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Old 31st December 2010, 05:05 PM   #2
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Zaph tested a number of 8" woofers here: Zaph|Audio

Mark K's woofer test results are here: Measurements (see "Woofer test group 2")

I hope this helps.
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Old 10th January 2011, 04:05 PM   #3
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Zaph tested a number of 8" woofers here: Zaph|Audio

Mark K's woofer test results are here: Measurements (see "Woofer test group 2")

I hope this helps.

Thanks ! I have already read .

The followings are the woofers I am considering:

Has anybody ever used Scan-Speak 22W/8851T and 22W/8857T? , They are really expensive as 8" woofer.

Seas' W22NY001 and W22EX001. One is Nextel cone and the other is Magnesium cone.

Visaton AL200 seems to be a nice other choice.

All I need is the highly detailed and low coloration bass range. In a vented box design but still be able to get tight bass.

PS:Crossover will be about 250Hz electrical LR2.
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Old 10th January 2011, 11:02 PM   #4
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Look for a high value of cost/performance 8"woofer cross at about 300Hz.

So is it a waste that using some woofers that be able to perform well to 1Khz?

I would like clean , fast , detailed with low coloration of the bass. Low Qts for vented box design.

Need your seggestion! Thanks
How large of a box do you want to build? Are you using a sub? How loud do you want to play it? Why only an eight?
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Old 11th January 2011, 03:39 AM   #5
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How large of a box do you want to build? Are you using a sub? How loud do you want to play it? Why only an eight?
Actully 2 X 8" woofer in about 60~70L vented box.

My room is not big so I just would like to build a medium system. It won't be played very loudly.

I found the dayton RS225 has very good reviews from the users. Will it be a super value choice since just as woofer?
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Old 11th January 2011, 06:16 AM   #6
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I would suggest the Morel MW267 if your budget goes that far.

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Old 11th January 2011, 07:01 AM   #7
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What about this:

https://www.madisound.com/store/prod...oducts_id=8772

Looks like good construction, polar response, and sensitivity:

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Old 11th January 2011, 01:11 PM   #8
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Thanks guys! For very useful information.

BTW Has anyone ever used ETON 8" or Visaton 200?
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Old 11th January 2011, 04:30 PM   #9
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Usher 8955A should be on your list as well. Very low distortion, clean bass and good extension and can play higher than 300hz easily as well.
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Old 11th January 2011, 04:50 PM   #10
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The Usher 8137a may also be worth considering - did very well <250Hz in Zaph's testing. It may want a bigger box than you're targeting though. Fairly inexpensive compared to the Scans, although a bit more than the RS225. Not the most attractive driver, though.
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