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Old 13th September 2011, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default Anyone used a Fountek NeoCD3.0 Ribbon and/or a Peerless 5" HDS exclusive woofer?

Are they good in real life?

I'm building a 2 way system to go with a subwoofer and was thinking of using these drivers. Web links are-
Fountek NeoCD30
http://www.wagner.net.au/catalogue/06_Speakers.pdf
page 6-92

Its going to have active crossovers (LR4th order) and probably sealed, maybe vented.
I'm torn between the 5" and the 6.5" woofer, but am leaning towards the 5" for mids, but perhaps a bit light on the bass.

Are there any better drivers without spending heaps, say not more than about $100 per driver?

Thanks
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Old 13th September 2011, 02:25 PM   #2
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Forget active with the Neo CD 3.0 if you don't put a capacitor at least 10uF before !
The neo 3 has a transformer and Rdc is low !

The Neo 3 is a good driver driver.

The Perless HDS, some people prefer the hds nomex instead the hds exclusive.
I would say to look at the new HDS GF ?

Troels gravesen have made some speakers with these drivers :
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A serious kit to consider : Zaph|Audio - ZA-SR71
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i would go with 6 1/2 or 8 even , the bigger the better
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Are they good in real life?

I'm building a 2 way system to go with a subwoofer and was thinking of using these drivers. Web links are-
Fountek NeoCD30
http://www.wagner.net.au/catalogue/06_Speakers.pdf
page 6-92

Its going to have active crossovers (LR4th order) and probably sealed, maybe vented.
I'm torn between the 5" and the 6.5" woofer, but am leaning towards the 5" for mids, but perhaps a bit light on the bass.

Are there any better drivers without spending heaps, say not more than about $100 per driver?

Thanks
if you can go with 8"

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Old 14th September 2011, 02:31 AM   #6
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Forget active with the Neo CD 3.0 if you don't put a capacitor at least 10uF before !
The neo 3 has a transformer and Rdc is low !

The Neo 3 is a good driver driver.

The Perless HDS, some people prefer the hds nomex instead the hds exclusive.
I would say to look at the new HDS GF ?

Troels gravesen have made some speakers with these drivers :
Yes I was going to put a cap in series with the speaker even though the amp is supposed to have DC protection.

I was wondering about the nomex too, it seems to have a flatter response in the high end (on the data in the catalog) yet other speaker kit manufacturers in the Wes Catalog use the excluse series instead. The exclusives do look flashier with the phase plug and other painted section, but its the sound I'm interested in.

Where can I find the new HDS GF?
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Old 14th September 2011, 03:43 AM   #7
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i would go with 6 1/2 or 8 even , the bigger the better
Fountek doesn't play nice below 3khz and i the 8" diameter is physically limited to cross that high before beaming and lobing become serious issues. Drivers of no more than 5" should only be considered and the higher the XO to the Fountek the better.....resulting in only even smaller drivers being acceptable from a sound design standpoint.

The NeoCd2.0 is a great ribbon......as long as you play by the rules.

The Tang Band W5-1611 is a good contender with smoothe response to 5Khz+ and respectable efficiency as to not waste all of the potential of the Fountek.
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I used a Fountek 3.0 crossed at 2kHz with a 8" magnesium driver. It played very well. See here an example of crossover at 2.4khz with a 8" Monacor SP200X +


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Where can I find the new HDS GF?
It is the new range of drivers. The 5" exclusive doesn't no more exist. Only the 6.5" exclusive. I suppose they keep the best sounding drivers.
See here the range of drivers : Woofers | Tymphany

Find drivers : part express / madisound ?
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What about the Peerless/Vifa NE149W speakers, the contruction looks like something out of a sci-fi movie - does it translate into better sound though?

Parts express and Madison only seem to have the 4ohm model.



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Check out the Audax HM130C0. Should not be a problem crossing between 2.5K - 4K. Cheaper than the NE149W too.
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