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Old 25th January 2004, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default 8" Vifa woofers at BG Micro for $29.95

I recently received my BG Micro flyer in the mail, and they have an 8" 4ohm Vifa woofer for $29.95 each. They are supposedly used in the Mackie HR824 speakers, which pair this Vifa driver with a metal dome tweeter. It looked like a pretty good deal to me, the link is here.
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Old 25th January 2004, 10:40 PM   #2
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You might want to check the ApexJr web site. You'll save a couple of $$$ and I bet you'll find Steve's customer service to be A1.
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Old 25th January 2004, 11:43 PM   #3
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I'm not a big Vifa fan, but I've heard the 824s and they're pretty good AFA ~cheap monitors go. They sim so nice to 40Hz that if I were still actively building, I'd have to get four of them and do some bipoles or MTMs with a 800hz CD horn.

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i can attest to apex jr's service to being top notch. when ups lost some of my parts (bought 2 transformers, box got destroyed. not steve's fault what so ever), within hours of speaking to him, he had generously sent out another for me out of his own pocket. very impressed with them.
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I agree, ApexJr's service is great, and I would definately order from him instead of BG Micro.
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Old 26th January 2004, 07:49 AM   #6
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6 of em for $150 from Steve.

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Old 8th December 2004, 02:47 PM   #7
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Default anyone know more about the HR824?

I check the BG website:
http://www.bgmicro.com/prodinfo.asp?prodid=AUD1067

also

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=ADME

I don't think so the loudspeaker is for HR824 and suspicion it ,cause so many data of parameter big different both Mackie spec sheet:

I:face: Mackie's is cut little bit on the top,not full round and edge is different
mickie's
http://media.zzounds.com/media/brand...eb769112a6.jpg

of cause may be hide by something,so can't see is possible.

II:rear side face: Mackie's spec,in page 17 the draw of the box,show the low frequence unit a little complex,in rear end with one magnet,but in BG's and eBay's is nothing attach. more important this point.

III: size: Mackie 's spec write is 8.75inch(222cm) in frame,but the BG's and ebay's is 8 inch.

IV: also focus on power and sensitive and frequency response different.

for the HR824 loudspeak,any one have new comment come in?
who know the true of the mode in vifa product and where can buy? also the high frequency unit.

Thanks first!
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Default Re: anyone know more about the HR824?

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I don't think so the loudspeaker is for HR824 and suspicion it ,cause so many data of parameter big different both Mackie spec sheet:
Given that there are so many out there (ApexJr has them too) surplus it is likely that the batch was rejected becuase mackie changed the design spec after the drivers were made & delivered or that they are left over from a discontinued model-- it is not likely to exactly match anything current.

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Old 9th December 2004, 05:28 AM   #9
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Default I have 4 of them

Bought some a while back. I haven't gotten around to designing proper crossovers for them yet, but they seem decent enough.

fair size magnets, cast baskets, looks like a decent suspension.

Also maybe of interest to anyone ordering from bgmicro are the "audiophile" tweeters.

I have no idea who makes them, there's a cutout along the bottom edge of the plastic front which makes them look like they're designed to mate up with a 6" woofer or something.

Again, can't give a really sure description of how they sound, due to the lack of a good crossover, but they seem like they've got potential, and for the $10 I certainly wouldn't complain.

Only downside is the funny shape. It was a real pain routing such a weird shape to flush mount them. If anyone else wants to do a nice flush job with them, I'd recommend just flat mounting them on the outside, and then bringing up the baffle to flush with a well glued piece of 1/8 plywood or something.

I'll try and remember to give more info once i've got more than just a capacitor for a crossover
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I have some HR824 driver (compact system of the rearside )

now prepare build one 7.1channel AV system with HR120 subwoodfer.
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