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Old 11th November 2004, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default dayton loudspeakers: good or evil

Just looking for opinions on dayton in general. i like their subs so far, bought the dayton 15" dvc a few years ago and i am looking to buy some of the new drivers they have out, the ones with the phase plug. new surround sound system. any thoughts people???

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Old 11th November 2004, 05:14 PM   #2
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If you speak of the new RS series (pretty sure that's what you're talking about with the phase plug), they are considered an incredible value, competing with and as often as not beating drivers that cost double (or more).

Even their classic line of drivers is great value. Perhaps not the steal the RS series offers, but a good value regardless.

I have a couple designs in the works using these drivers.

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Old 11th November 2004, 05:27 PM   #3
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They were just tested for distortion levels;
http://www.mfk-projects.com/rs_summary.htm
Also you can check these out;
http://206.13.113.199/ncdiyaudio/mar...fer%20test.htm
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Old 11th November 2004, 09:03 PM   #4
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Old 12th November 2004, 12:49 AM   #5
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For the most part Dayton's are Eminence, sold as a house brand by Parts Express.
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Old 12th November 2004, 07:34 AM   #6
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While on the topic of Dayton units has anyone had any experience with their 2" dome. It is marketed down here in Oz under a different name and is on special locally. Any comments good or bad?
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Old 14th November 2004, 08:49 PM   #7
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The 2 in dome was tested in the magazine HobbyHifi. Pretty nasty distortion that actually goes down a little as drive level increases. Probably due to too sticky a ferrofluid.
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Old 14th November 2004, 09:16 PM   #8
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Dome designs that utilize a single spider that allows the voice coil to rock in the gap and get out of control are a bad idea above the most minimal of piston travel. This is a reported problem in dome midrange drivers. I wonder if it is also an issue in this larger than normal Dayton tweeter dome. Maybe it gets worse when used with ferrofloyd.

IMO, Dayton drivers that I have experience with so far represent good performance value for the money.
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