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Old 16th April 2005, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default How to choose a driver ?

I would like to start a new loudspeaker project and I have to choose the drivers. But where can I find a good source of information about the sonic caracteristics of the drivers ?

The very usefull LDSG web site has not been updated since a long time. So does it exist another good source of information ?

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Old 16th April 2005, 11:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: How to choose a driver ?


Have you built a speaker before?
Do you know the basics?

If you give us more of your background and your requirements in speakers, we might be able to steer you in the right direction.

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Old 17th April 2005, 05:20 PM   #3
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I've build the Geoffrey Dillon's Metaphor kit. The drivers used are the Peerless HDS164 mid/woofer and the Hiquphon OW1 tweeter. I'm very happy with these speakers but I still want to improve the system. I've all the necessary measurement tools and I want to design one of my own.

I'm thinking about changing the mid/bass for a Scan Speak 18W/8545, a Seas W18EX001 or something better. What about the new driver line of Peerless and Seas ?

I'm also thinking of making a 3-way speaker. For that, I have to choose an excellent driver for the 200Hz-3kHz range. And that's not easy.

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Old 18th April 2005, 01:22 AM   #4
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Originally posted by gtb
I'm also thinking of making a 3-way speaker
Why don't you start by adding active stereo woofers... besides obvious improvements at the bottom this will improve your midrange as well.

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