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Old 31st October 2012, 07:14 AM   #21
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whilst not strictly a midrange, i like the look of visaton Ti100. For a 5 inch i like the fostex FW137. I havent used them, and they arent the cheapest suggestion. Just throwing out a random.
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Old 31st October 2012, 07:22 AM   #22
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prob designer decision for performance vs value. it may not be that significant to spend more on the motor if does not yield to expected result.
..or its a 5 dollar fix waiting for a papyrus embedded paper driver with the satori label and a markup of 2 (or more) times the price..
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Old 31st October 2012, 07:33 AM   #23
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satori is different story, it has totally different structure and design.

although pricing strategy prob based on what current market offering with their respective performances.
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Old 31st October 2012, 10:41 AM   #24
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I've used this driver in a design I'm finishing. It is a driver that is very easy to work with and one that has very little 'colour'. It sounds neutral to me. It's not a full range driver in my opinion, but it can be crossed at 3k second order without too much of an issue. Take care of the back wave and make sure the sealed cabinet isn't too shallow. It's a great driver, well designed and well made, but it is poor to terrible value. I mean you can build a great set of speakers for the price of one of these babies! In my case I used them in my 'ultimate' build. The speakers to which all others will be compared, and a build that has taken me 2 years to (almost) complete My next design will use the 10F I think. Sold on the benefits of the 3 way.
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Old 31st October 2012, 10:50 AM   #25
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care to share photos and elaborate more for the design and specs?

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Old 31st October 2012, 01:11 PM   #26
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I'm going to put a thread for my speakers together eventually, but the basics of my design are: Tweeter: D3004/660000 - Mid: 12MU/4731T00 - Woofer: 18WU/4747T00. Crossovers 350Hz, 2nd order, and 2800Hz, 4th order. The mid is definitely capable of a second order XO as high as 4-5k but I found a 4th order crossover more to my liking. I tried both and preferred the 4th order, but that has generally been my preference. Format of the speakers: slim floor standing with sloping baffle. It is similar in many ways to Troels Ekta speaker but using the illuminator drivers. Sensitivity is about 87db I estimate. No good photos, perhaps I'll have time this long weekend
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Old 31st October 2012, 03:24 PM   #27
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Thanks for all the replies! Based on this I am going to go with a less expensive driver and allocate the savings elsewhere, to source upgrades perhaps.
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