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Old 22nd September 2004, 02:02 PM   #1
piro is offline piro  Israel
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Default where can I get FRD files of my drivers?

So, anyone knows how to get my hands on frd files of drivers?
I need them so I can use a crossover simulation software (passive crossover designer v3.0).

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Old 22nd September 2004, 06:44 PM   #2
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If the manufacturer doesn´t tell you on his webpage for example you might only be lucky that somebody measured his drivers and supplies you with the files.

Of course they´d need to know which drivers you are talking about...

If you have them on paper, like from a magazine...
there is a program called SPL tracer which writes frd-files from diagrams you scanned in. So for example (*.jpg->*.frd)
I just recently read about it in the Klang+Ton magazine and am just about to download it.
(They say there are some more useful tools on the site.)
http://www.pvconsultants.com/audio/frdgroup.htm
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Old 22nd September 2004, 08:10 PM   #3
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yes, I have just downloaded it too, and started playing with it while I wrote the first post, but I couldn't figure out how to trace the graph - I configured everything but couldn't figure xactly how to trace.
I would be grateful if you could post an explanation when you understand it.

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there are more useful told, like a crossover simulator and some other free stuff, all Excel-based, that simulator is why I wanted the FRDs in the first place...

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My drivers are SEAS T17RE and vifa DX25TG(05-05) or XT25TG(30-04)
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Old 23rd September 2004, 09:39 AM   #4
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You have to set the limits as you obviously did.
Go to options and define if you wanna trace-free-form or with limits.
The program will move on the frequency axis and you just have to click the corresponding dB-value.
In the trace-free-form it wants quite a number of values and so moves very slowly.
Choose the latter option and say from 20Hz-4kHz and choose like 100 values.
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Old 23rd September 2004, 09:55 AM   #5
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Don´t know why but SPL tracer puts a "," as decimal point which a lot of programs including passive crossover designer don´t "understand"..
You can load in the *.frd file with SPL-viewer, normalize the frequency response and save it.
SPL viewer will save the frd-file with decimal points.
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Old 24th September 2004, 07:10 AM   #6
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thanks a lot.
here is what I got out of the xover simulator.

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Old 20th August 2009, 10:59 AM   #7
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Please post the .frd and .zma files for Scan-Speak 18W/8535.
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yes, I have just downloaded it too, and started playing with it while I wrote the first post, but I couldn't figure out how to trace the graph - I configured everything but couldn't figure exactly how to trace.
I would be grateful if you could post an explanation when you understand it.

P.S
there are more useful told, like a crossover simulator and some other free stuff, all Excel-based, that simulator is why I wanted the FRDs in the first place...

P.P.S
My drivers are SEAS T17RE and vifa DX25TG(05-05) or XT25TG(30-04)
I have files at my site for the two Vifas, though the DX25 was an early one. I don't know if they've improved the top end on newer ones. These are @0.5m, so they will be 6db higher than the standard 2.83v @1m. You can drop the sensitivity using the FRC or other software such as the free version of Praxis. Impedance files are included.

Here's a short cut to the main measurements page:

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