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Old 12th August 2017, 08:00 PM   #61
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I've heard the 4FE32 and 3FE22 in small boxes, nice! However the 4FE35 have better X-max. Consider it for my car as original speakers is worthless....
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Old 12th August 2017, 08:08 PM   #62
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I did some quick box tuning via WinISD and compared the 5FE120 to the Peerless 830991. In 7L cabinets, these two drivers are almos identical. In a ported version, the FaitalPRO edges out the Peerless by about 12 Hz. Not a whole lot.

However, based on my measurements of the Peerless and online specs of the Faital, the Faital has a much better and usable top end. An easier match to cross tweeters over at 3-5kHz I think.

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Old 12th August 2017, 08:14 PM   #63
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The Faital driver you could run without a tweeter, I've heard them full range and they were fine. But I'm not a fan of tweeters, so YMMV.
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Old 12th August 2017, 08:21 PM   #64
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The Faital's just sound so clean and effortless, they have an airiness about them that few others have. Even their bigger woofers are extremely clean sounding, better than most other I have used.
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Old 12th August 2017, 09:13 PM   #65
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I did some quick box tuning via WinISD and compared the 5FE120 to the Peerless 830991. In 7L cabinets, these two drivers are almos identical. In a ported version, the FaitalPRO edges out the Peerless by about 12 Hz. Not a whole lot.

However, based on my measurements of the Peerless and online specs of the Faital, the Faital has a much better and usable top end. An easier match to cross tweeters over at 3-5kHz I think.

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Interestingly (or not) the Faital weighs about 30% more than the Peerless despite the 830991 having a heavier cast frame.

Around here the Peerless costs £40 while the Faital goes for £22 (incl tax).
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Old 12th August 2017, 09:27 PM   #66
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Charles,

Interesting here it is Peerless: $45 / FaitalPRO $40

Obviously on your side of the pond I would go straight for the Faital!

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Old 12th August 2017, 09:31 PM   #67
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I'd still go for the Faital. ;-)
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Old 12th August 2017, 11:28 PM   #68
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Which Peerless is $45 Erik?
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...apart from the highish distortion...
Or you could believe wat Geddes says, these type of distortion mesurements aren’t worth the pixels they are printed with — they are meaningless. That from a proprt scientific study/experiment he did, mind you no one has tried to duplicate it… but there is much of that in audio.

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...aren’t worth the pixels they are printed with — ...
A nice turn of phrase.
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