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Old 2nd August 2004, 03:36 PM   #1
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Righty living in the uk i dont have the joy of $0.69 speakers to buy ! they are all pretty expensive and hard to come buy
one of the cheepest places i have found is these people..
http://custom1.farnell.com/cpc/categ...peakers&Page=1

just wondering if you'd agree that these speakers would be well suited to a line array...

i have to audax 6 1/2 inch drivers for my bass, which are goning to be xo'ed at about 80-100 hz

so for mids...these in 4 1/2 ?? http://custom1.farnell.com/cpc/produ...ct%5Fid=260392

and these for tweeters...
http://custom1.farnell.com/cpc/produ...ct%5Fid=260501

im only looking to make a small array, a woofer each side and say 5 mids and 3 tweeters each side.... what kind of impedances do i need for the drivers?
my amp is 4-16 ohm stable.
what kind of wiring configuration do i need too ???
any help would be much appreciated
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Call the local electronics supply stores and visit those which have replacement speakers for TV's, etc. Even here in Costa Rica they carry a variety of very cheap $1-$2 wide range drivers and some sound suprisingly good. Go in person and give them a listen and buy the best sounding cheapest drivers.
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Well even if you bought like 24 $0.69 drivers from parts express and 24 $0.69 tweeters...it wold be about $35 for drivers. So even if they charged $60-$80 for shipping you would be at ~$100 total. And you would know what to expect.

If you buy the ones you listed, that would only allow you to buy like 8 or so drivers. So although the shipping wold be bad, it would still come out good. Send PartsExpress an email asking them for estimate on shipping costs, and different methods of shipping, like using our government operated parcel service (USPS) or a privatly operated service like FedEx or UPS.


Also 1 euro gets about 1.20 in dollars...so you get some help there.
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i was thinking exactly that and have already e-mailed them about it !!! what drivers would you recommend from parts express ??? i want some that look quite good too because they are going to be on show !
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i loke the look of these http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=264-828 2 each side maybe for some mid bass
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I'd say maybe look at the Vifa buyout drivers or something. Maybe the 4.5" JBL, has very similar specs, and you could do 4 per side for less than two of the Tang Bands per side ($7 vs $23....heck its 3 to 1). Then maybe something affordable like this Audax 1" tweeter. Or even one Dayton Planar per side. 4 of the above Vifa's would come up to the same level as the planar.
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i too was looking at those mids and i think they are the units im going to use ! but i did not concider a ribon tweeter, you say i will only need one per side, this would keep the cost down too
how many mids would you suggest per side for a good set up ??
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what kind of wiring configuration do i need too ???
any help would be much appreciated
Heres some ideas.

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thats great !!!! thank you very much !!!! i shall be using that middel design. thanks again
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