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Old 26th September 2012, 11:17 PM   #101
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Another Wardsweb thread:

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Old 26th September 2012, 11:17 PM   #102
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One of the best cone midrange drivers I've hear - kid you not - is the Eminence Beta 8.
For Hi-Fi it's superb. Doesn't look like much, but it's super clean. Usable up to 6K with just a small inductor to flatten it.
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Old 26th September 2012, 11:19 PM   #103
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Sides are four layers of kerf MDF
My Bad!! I'm thinking ply carcass with thick MDF inner walls & bracing.....maybe Thats for later.

On with the Midrange!!!
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Old 26th September 2012, 11:31 PM   #104
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Thanks Pano!

Recommendations so far:

10inch Celestion TF1020
10inch Fane 10-300 http://www.faneinternational.com/dow...0300_Specs.pdf
8inch Eminence Beta 8 http://www.eminence.com/pdf/Beta_8A.pdf

Any more suggestions?

Is a 10inch really too big? Will the Beta 8 look daft paired with a 'big daddy' 18? And more to the point will it keep up output wise? Also will it survive coming in around 200hz?

What should I look for T/S & design wise for a driver with killer mids?
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Old 26th September 2012, 11:31 PM   #105
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Pano,
You use the ALtec 416, correct. Was this intentional, as it allowed dropping the midrange and mating directly to horns?
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Old 27th September 2012, 01:15 AM   #106
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My latest Altec build.

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Old 27th September 2012, 01:36 AM   #107
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And the 4344 does look nice!!
It's a nice sounding system. It's 15" based set-up using a 2235. The larger 4345 uses an 18" 2245 with identicle upper componenets and crossover. A 4434 is not all that big compared to the 4345 which is about 10 cubic ft. Here a comparison shot to a JBL Array clone for size comparisons.

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Old 27th September 2012, 02:13 AM   #108
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The Seas Prestige A26RE4 10" woofer makes a great midrange driver. Easy to cross, too.

Also in the same price range see the Seas Prestige FA22RCZ 8" fullrange. Superb driver. Either will mate well with a 15" or 18" driver.

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You use the Altec 416, correct. Was this intentional, as it allowed dropping the midrange and mating directly to horns?
The 416 was typical in the A7/A5 speakers. And that's what I have. The 515 can also be used to good effect and is more efficient than the 416 with a reputation for better top end. Less bass, tho. Either can be crossed easily at 700Hz or higher. There are other choices, but this works, so I use it.
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Old 27th September 2012, 02:44 AM   #109
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I have a pair of NIB AE TD18H+ woofers I'd sure like to incorporate into somebody else's big build.
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Old 27th September 2012, 05:51 AM   #110
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Hi all

I forgot about these. They might just be what you're looking for and will probably work well with 8w as they're a modern design that is designed to work with low power :

inConcert Miles

They might just what you're looking for, and they're a completed design. High efficiency (over 100dB/w), and not too big. And the drivers should be easily available in the EU. They also have a smaller brother:

inConcert Duke

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