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Old 17th June 2013, 11:13 AM   #21
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Take a look at some Accuton drivers, most of them have a smooth rolloff, no nasty +10db breakups that are difficult to tame.
I tested my accutons without any filtering and they sounded very smooth, no ear-shredding cone breakup sound like from a pure alu driver.

I never liked small dome drivers, it puts the crossover point in the frequency range of the human voice. I rather like a driver that can do 200-3000.
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Old 18th June 2013, 02:26 AM   #22
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the dome looks pretty big.. how is the midrange quality? can u pls rate it for 1-10
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did u feel anything lacking in it?
I would give 8 to all. It is an excellent mid-dome. Bandwidth is rather limited, from 800Hz to 4kHz.

A good mid to consider is the 5" Audax HM130CO. I have it with a Heil AMT. You will be able to go pretty low with this Audax. Soundwise, it's fantastic. A bit pricey though.

For less than half the price, consider Zaph ZA14. It doesn't sound as wonderful as the Audax but still has very "Clean" mids. I just finished re-working this driver. Click here for details.

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btw which is the bass driver there>
The bass driver is an 8" Kevlar - Usher 8137A. This driver sounds like the famous Scanspeak.
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Old 18th June 2013, 02:52 AM   #23
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Seeing all those surface mounted drivers makes me cringe...
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Old 18th June 2013, 02:56 AM   #24
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Something not included in your query.....but certainly one of the best midranges out there IMO.....the B&G Neo 10 deserves your attention.
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Old 18th June 2013, 02:58 AM   #25
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Which is only usable to 2500: http://medleysmusings.com/bohlender-...ar-transducer/

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Old 18th June 2013, 03:24 AM   #26
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does dome midrange performs good? I just have a doubt about them...
Lynn Olson generally dislikes them. He also hasn't found a decent replacement for the Vifa P13 midwoofer. There's a search on
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According to MedleysMusings by ErinH, the SS10F is not as good a midrange as bigger cousin 12MU http://medleysmusings.com/driver-tests-master-list/ These tests include Klippel method but written reports are not easy to compare.
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Old 18th June 2013, 11:23 AM   #28
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Dome midranges have awful dispersion in their break-up region. If you plan on using them up to 3 kHz or so this is probably not an issue. If you do plan on using them higher up, use a metal or ceramic dome.

Softer cone midranges can have somewhat wider dispersion than stiff cone drivers. A good example is the Seas MCA15RCY. Added bonus is that such drivers will perform much better at lower crossover frequencies. A larger driver may also have less problems with edge diffraction in the midrange if you're not planning on adding a large edge radius.
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Old 18th June 2013, 11:29 AM   #29
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Scanspeak Discovery 10F.
Would you be kind enough to post some pictures of your speakers using the 10F?
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Old 18th June 2013, 12:02 PM   #30
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The 10F, crossed LR2 @ 400hz in a small sealed enclosure, can take up to 250 watts before reaching x-max.
Yeah, and while doing this the voice coil simply vaporizes.

Come on, who cares about Xmax with a midrange?
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