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Old 19th March 2017, 08:57 PM   #21
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going from a 15" woof to an 18" doesn't meant that the cabinet should be consequently bigger. most 18-inchers work well in about 200l BR cabinets that 15" drivers commonly need. after all if you insist to use 15" woofer I would suggest to consider Faital Pro 15FH520 or 15PR400. both are very good for the money. BD15 woofer (a custom made by Beyma) is also very good
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Old 19th March 2017, 10:58 PM   #22
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I used the 15LFA and was disappointed in the LF extension. I think 2-12s will be better suited to home environment and will give you more options (and bass). What's the min sensitivity?
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Old 19th March 2017, 11:25 PM   #23
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Like wg-ski said earlier, the problem with the LFA is the Xmax. I believe that is correct, as excursion is exceeded easily in simulation.

I'd like to be above 95db 1W.


@ Dave123 - you misunderstand - I'm not 'stuck' on a 15. In fact i like the way some 18s simulate, especially looking at excursion. Never considered an 18 until suggested here. I just can't (won't) spend the cash on the products you suggest - I do appreciate the input though. (I will take a good look at the 18FH500)

Geez - the Peavey Low rider 18 does look pretty good. I didn't think I'd be looking at a Peavey, I just passed by them before.

Thanks all
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Old 20th March 2017, 02:55 AM   #24
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A modern 15 that i found that performs well is the celestion tf1530

They are smoother than the kappa 15 and offer decent midbass. they are not to expensive. I prefer them over the altec 416 and JBL 2226 for hifi use. sleepers

http://celestion.com/product/132/tf1530e/
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Old 20th March 2017, 11:53 AM   #25
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A modern 15 that i found that performs well is the celestion tf1530...........

LF Pressed Chassis / Ferrite - TF1530e - Celestion - Guitar, Bass & Pro Audio Speakers
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You linked to the 'e' model. Not sure if that's the one you meant.T-S parameters aren't complete and can't find a US vendor that carries it. Did you mean the non 'e'?
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Old 20th March 2017, 11:49 PM   #26
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you are correct, they are not the e model. i've used them up to 800 hz with success.
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Old 21st March 2017, 12:18 PM   #27
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you are correct, they are not the e model. i've used them up to 800 hz with success.
Which cabinet did you use?
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Old 21st March 2017, 01:26 PM   #28
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the celestion tf1020 10" mid got favourable results german magazine (glang tang) spelling
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Which cabinet did you use?
I have two in 10.5 cubic foot cabinets tuned to around 45 Hz. Presently part of my midbass coupler system. They worked great in those cabinets with a midrange horn above and the lower woofer low passed around 300 Hz. Everybody that heard them felt they were the best direct radiators they heard in my room. You will need subwoofers if you want to go below around 50 Hz.
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I have two in 10.5 cubic foot cabinets tuned to around 45 Hz. Presently part of my midbass coupler system. They worked great in those cabinets with a midrange horn above and the lower woofer low passed around 300 Hz. Everybody that heard them felt they were the best direct radiators they heard in my room. You will need subwoofers if you want to go below around 50 Hz.
Thx I have been thinking about a two-way with the 1530 used like this 8008-CORNER and a suitable horn and compression driver.
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