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Old 9th May 2004, 02:33 AM   #11
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Hi Planet10,

Could you give me the link where you got the below prices from.

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4 x 16.50 = $66 + $36 surface post = $102 CAD = $101.31 AUD ...
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Old 9th May 2004, 04:24 AM   #12
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http://www.creativesound.ca/details.php?model=W3871S

Hey Jye
i really do recommend CreativeSound, helped me quite a bit when i got in 4 x JX92s. great service.

i also read somewhere, perhaps it was John K/Zaphods Audio page with his W3-871s computer speakers that the ones RadioShack sell are not identical to the ones CreativeSounds sell.
under spec'ed units i believe. so definately go to CreativeSounds.

was able to get the drivers DHL? express in a week!
cost was triple that of surface, however be warned of import duties stamp duty excise in AU etc etc
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Old 9th May 2004, 05:15 AM   #13
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Jye,
I contacted Creative Sound and the 4 drivers with combined shipping sent to me plus the tax works out to $84.00 Canadian.

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Old 10th May 2004, 07:39 PM   #14
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Going back to the TangBand discussion, how is the power handling on these things? I would love to use these speakers, but I think I may be overdriving them with most amps I'd plan to use with it (including a Gainclone).

What are your experiences with this? Am I better off with the JX92's since they handle more power?

Also, most of the Ratty ol' Shark offerings seem to be in the lower wattage range as well. How do you guys cope with the majority of the high-wattage or high-current amps out there?

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Old 10th May 2004, 07:47 PM   #15
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If you're looking for very high SPLs then you should consider another driver, however, if you're looking to drive them at normal listening levels they can handle it ok. I use TBs in my HT with a 100W per channel SS receiver and haven't blown one up yet. If you put two drivers per enclosure you should be fine.
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Old 10th May 2004, 07:50 PM   #16
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Going back to the TangBand discussion, how is the power handling on these things? I would love to use these speakers, but I think I may be overdriving them with most amps I'd plan to use with it (including a Gainclone).

What are your experiences with this? Am I better off with the JX92's since they handle more power?

Also, most of the Ratty ol' Shark offerings seem to be in the lower wattage range as well. How do you guys cope with the majority of the high-wattage or high-current amps out there?

Chris
You could have a look at the ELF1.5 here.
I personally have enough volume with one speaker which you can see in this thread.

IŽd say go for two per side and youŽll still be much cheaper off that with the Jordan. Actually you could build a tiny sub from the "leftover"

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Old 11th May 2004, 06:05 AM   #17
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They informed me they could ship them to me for $100 US for 4 drivers ($60 shipping + $40 for the drivers). Being a diyer I think this is much for these drivers (unless someone tells me the drivers are so great and are worth every cent, since I haven't heard them).
Jye,

Have you looked into Neura as a supplier? Last time I checked it was about $50 per driver for the 4" and about $40 for the 3" driver that you are looking at. I got a quote for shipping, and this was based on the exchange rate at the time as well, which has since improved. I think this is very reasonable.

Be sure to allow 5% extra for customs on the cost of the driver.

So allow

Total $AU = ($US Driver cost x current exchange rate x 1.05) + ($US shipping x current exchange rate )

You may wish to email them to see what it will cost you now, but I think you will find their prices reasonable.
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Old 12th May 2004, 01:11 PM   #18
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Default Extended Range Drivers

Does anyone have any experience with the PE Pioneer extended range driver?

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=269-568

How would this driver compare to the 1197. Based on the vauge 1197 specs, the pioneer seems to have a higer resonant frequency and a lower efficiency.

Any comments ... nice price on the pioneer driver.
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Old 12th May 2004, 05:28 PM   #19
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Default Re: Re: Re: Extended Range Drivers

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Wow, the 1197 is much much nicer! I guess you do get what you pay for.

Did you measure that response yourself?

When using the 1197, do you typically low pass at 9k to avoid that peak between 9 and 14kHz

Cheers,
GM.
That graph is from the Single Driver Website and is an untreated driver. Better response is possible by treating the cone, damping the frame and using a phase plug.
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Old 12th May 2004, 09:50 PM   #20
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Yes, please do
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