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Old 4th October 2004, 08:02 AM   #1
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Default Bottom end for XT19/XBL^2 4"/ 3 way

I've decided to try out the two new products that I'm intrigued by most. The Vifa XT19 tweeter, and when it comes out the new wide range 4" driver from CSS. All I need now is some low end to round it out.

So I'm working with a blank slate but of course there's some things I'd like to stick too.

Cost being the first. I need a driver, or perhaps a pair of drivers per side the will be on par with the cost of the rest of the drivers.

Second. The crossover will likely be passive being fed by two channels from an XR25 receiver. With 100W per side I need something with good volume for all types of music. I listen to a lot of new stuff (Dave Matthews, Ben Harper, Radiohead) as well as a lot of classical. The speakers will also serve as the front channels of my HT system. I need something robust, that will hold up to minor abuse and still sound great.

I'm a big fan of midbass, so I'm thinking something in the dual 6 or 8 inch range. I've used Vifa's MG drivers in the past, but I'd like to change that up. Also I'm torn on box type, as the boost in output is nice from a BR box, but I love the sound of a properly built sealed unit.

Please help. Thanks

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Old 4th October 2004, 07:47 PM   #2
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I'm planning on using the XT19 shielded driver with the CSS 4.5 incher as well, to fill in the bottom end I was going to pair them up with the 10" Dayton RS driver from parts express, it looks rather promising. I'm going to use them in a dipole arangement though.
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Yeah, the new Dayton drivers do look quite nice

I'd use a 10 driver myself, but my living room is already crowded and I'd like to keep the footprint as small as possible.

I'm very interested to see how your project comes along and where you end up with crossover points and such.

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I say that the Adire Extremis 6" could be a solid performer in a BR. I'm definitely with you when it comes to the preference for sealed bass; but if a 10" woofer is too large, this driver could be a viable option for getting down low.

Also, it would be a "new driver" trifecta.
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