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Old 11th December 2003, 11:20 PM   #1
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Default What are some decent drivers for a small/mid size center channel speaker (1 mid,1 tw)

HI, I am planning on constructing a box along these dimensions or something close.

Width- 15"
Height- 8"
Depth- 12"


What I need are a midbass and tweeter combo that would work well ina box of this size. What program/tool can I use to determine what combos will work well together? I already have a Dayton 3000hz crossover that I purchased a while back and plan using it in the build. Has anyone ever seen a center along these built, have a guide? Thanks for all the help and take care
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Old 11th December 2003, 11:31 PM   #2
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Tonal integration with your existing front speakers is important.

If you already have a crossover you should use it with the drivers it was designed for.

Your box size indicates that reflex loading will be appropriate for a 6.5" mid/bass unit.

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Old 12th December 2003, 01:30 AM   #3
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If I was to use a 5 1/4" driver how can I determine what the box size should be? Thanks and take care
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Old 12th December 2003, 02:45 AM   #4
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I am thinking about using This midbass with a bucking magnet for shielding and This tweeter. How can I find out what size box I need in order for this is to a decent center channel speaker. Thanks
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Old 12th December 2003, 08:28 AM   #5
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I am thinking about using This midbass with a bucking magnet for shielding and This tweeter. How can I find out what size box I need in order for this is to a decent center channel speaker. Thanks
Use winISD freeware to design a simple sealed box.

With a metal cone midbass the crossover MUST be
specifically designed for that unit or will not work.

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Old 12th December 2003, 12:28 PM   #6
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Nice combo for a TM centre is Vifa D26NC tweeter and Peerless 5" HDS 850528 woofer. Makes for a nice low profile for a centre.

This is one variation I've done (Vb=11.3 litres).
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hey rabbitz, could you post your crossover for that centre. or email it to me, that would really be cool, thanks
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Yeah Michael

It's a series xo, 0.5mH inductor + 3.4uF cap + 10ohms resistor (in series with the tweeter) with the same layout as the other one I sent you.

On another centre Vb=8.3 litres with the same drivers has 0.47mH + 3.3uF + 9ohms.
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Old 14th December 2003, 10:55 PM   #9
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Default rabbitz......

hey rabbits can you tell me what slopes are those on the XO and also at what frequency have you got them crossed?
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Old 15th December 2003, 05:00 AM   #10
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where can I purchase a crossover specifically designed for that aluminum cone midbass? If I can't purchase it, where can I get instrucion on how to build it? Thanks
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