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Old 14th October 2004, 03:05 PM   #11
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Nice looking driver...
the SPH 165 isnt on monacor's site, but they do have some others that look quite good.

But I cant seem to find a US or Canada based dealer.
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Old 14th October 2004, 03:09 PM   #12
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Try this: http://www.monacor.de/int/en/produkt...pr=EN&typ=full
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Old 14th October 2004, 03:28 PM   #13
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The peerless 821615 looks good, except its almost double the rated power im targeting, id be a little worried about underpowering it.
There is no such thing as underpowering a driver.

You can have too little power mind you when clipping occurs, but just because a driver is rated at twice the rated power you want doesnt mean you cant use it.

The rated power is just a thermal characteristic anyway, how much power the voice coil can take before suffering heat exhaustion. The limiting factor in most cases is the excursion or mechanical limits of the driver.

You will notice that at 40hz with a 6.5" driver you will reach its max excursion with very few watts maybe 10 or less and more and the driver would suffer mechanical failure. But it would still be well within its rated power.
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There is no such thing as underpowering a driver.
thanks for the explaination

Time to chuck out yet another "urban legend" about toasting drivers due to not enough amp power.
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Old 14th October 2004, 04:20 PM   #15
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thanks for the explaination

Time to chuck out yet another "urban legend" about toasting drivers due to not enough amp power.
Yes and no. Its all about how much power the coil can take before getting too hot. Now when an amp clips it does cause the coil to heat up more but aslong as this is still within the coils acceptable limits you wont suffer damage.

Usually woofers dont get fried from amps clipping its tweeters that do, so you still have to be careful.
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Old 14th October 2004, 07:00 PM   #16
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Leeuwarden -- Thanks for the link. I guess your search skills are better than mine.

Any clue how to get some of those shipped to my doorstep? they dont show any north american based distributors
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Old 14th October 2004, 07:06 PM   #17
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Well if you are willing to order in Europe it is not that big problem.
One of the cheapest sources I know is this http://www.bmm-electronics.nl/Produc...roduct_ID=2729 company.
I thinkthey deliver worldwide. If not, you can always mail me and we work something out.
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