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Old 24th September 2002, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default Can't find good 15 inchs drivers

Hi,

I'm searching to replace my rather deceptive Pyle pro ppa15 driver.

But I can't find good driver that dosn't cost the moon.

If anyone got good sugestion please tell me.

They are going to be used in small to medium pa situation.

Tank everyone.
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Old 24th September 2002, 06:02 PM   #2
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The cheapest I can find is the "Ravemaster AXX 1515"

http://www.lautsprechershop.de/hifi/...ve.htm#chassis

It looks rather nice for an EUR 98,- device
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Old 24th September 2002, 10:25 PM   #3
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Doesn't cost the moon drivers = eminence
Will it work for you? I dunno, they have many models
to choose from.
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Old 25th September 2002, 02:52 AM   #4
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Ditto thylantyr, but what are the specs of the driver you're trying to replace, and what does, "doesn't cost the moon mean"?

Go to a decent prosound shop and buy some good second hand JBL, EV, Peavey etc drivers. New, try Eminence or McCauley.
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i have to admit satisfaction with dayton 15's, the DVC subs anyways, as a dedicated subwoofer in a 16 ft box.
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Old 26th September 2002, 11:49 AM   #6
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Default If it's a PA

then you might wish to consider using a horn -- you can get more SPL's per watt from a horn, at the cost (I believe, don't scorch me on this!!!) of some distortion.

what never ceases to amaze me is the number of bands which put their behemoth bass units on a tripod -- not appreciating that if they put them on the floor the coupling would add to the sound pressure. put the mids and tweaters on the tripod, leave the bass units on the floor.
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Well I d'ont have the space and time to build bass horn. It would be somewhat overkill anyway.

I'm thinking more about eminence the speaker seem to be good for the price.

Does anyone got good experience with those drivers.
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Old 26th September 2002, 07:26 PM   #8
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then you might wish to consider using a horn -- you can get more SPL's per watt from a horn, at the cost (I believe, don't scorch me on this!!!) of some distortion.
A properly designed and implemented horn will have less distortion.
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Old 27th September 2002, 08:25 PM   #9
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Just got my Lambda TD15 (not TD15M)
and doing some crude free air listening tests indicates what I've been told. This 15" has some excellent midrange qualities, it smoked my Eminence Omega Pro 12" soundwise that was mounted in a sealed box, LOL.

Tonite I install this woofer inabox (tm) and I'm gonna run 600w on it to see if it cries... I snagged the Apollo upgrade to have the uberest of all Lambda's - lol

People also say the TD15M which is purely a midrange
and not a bass/midrange (limited x-max) is even better
sounding, but for my application I need bass.

I wish I had a JBL 15" to compare with, but I don't.
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Sorry I didn't explain clearly my problem.

The box I am currently using is 10 cubic feets sealed.

This is not the good dimension for the pyle ppa15 driver

(It's not a good speaker anyway)

I want to put better driver and add a port to the box(being that big their should be no problem)

Any suggestion. But i'm really thinking using some eminence driver.
(It'S a three way with a 6.5 inches mid in bi-amp so the woofer d'ont need to play high x-over is at 160hz)
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