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Old 20th January 2006, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default Suggestion for the best cone for 150-3000 Hz range.

Dear Sirs,


I am looking for suggestion about very good cone drivers able to cope with the 50-3000 Hz range.
This should be the center of a future 3 ways design.
I live in Italy so the brand should be available worldwide.

Thank you so much.

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Old 20th January 2006, 12:14 PM   #2
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150Hz-circa 3KHz? Vifa P13W. Doesn't even need a notch-filter.

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I've heard very good things about the peerless HDS excl. line, and especially the 152. Should work well in the band you intend to use it.
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Default Re: Re: Suggestion for the best cone for 150-3000 Hz range.

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Please excuse me: the range should be

from 150 - 3000 Hz actually !

Thank you sincerely for the excellent suggestions.

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Old 20th January 2006, 05:08 PM   #5
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Both the previously suggested P13WH and the Peerless HDS 5" (152) are in the same performance and price range. And both are great for 150-3000Hz. I'd choose whichever one you prefer the look of!
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Both the previously suggested P13WH and the Peerless HDS 5" (152) are in the same performance and price range.
And both are great for 150-3000Hz. I'd choose whichever one you prefer the look of!
Dear Sir,

thank you very much for your kind and helpful reply.
I have just one doubt.
I heard that cone mids at frequency of the order of 3000 Hz tend to become directive (bad dispersion).

Could it be a problem ?

Thank you very much.

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Old 20th January 2006, 08:42 PM   #7
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you may like the SPH-102KEP

crazy good extension to 8 khz, very small breakup around 10khz, and cheap (50 euros), also it is a 4 inches so you don't have any directivity problem at 3khz, and i believe monacor is widely available anywhere in europa

if the bass extension is not sufficient, the SPH-135KEP do have almost the same extension, and go much lower, has better xmax, but is one inch bigger and costs a little more

i have the SPH-135KEP and the 165KEP. Both are very good drivers IMO
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Dear Sir,

thank you very much for your kind and helpful reply.
I have just one doubt.
I heard that cone mids at frequency of the order of 3000 Hz tend to become directive (bad dispersion).

Could it be a problem ?

Thank you very much.

Kind regards,

beppe
Directivity can be a good thing. In general you want to match the average directivity of your woofer to the tweeter.

My personal favorite of the month is the Vifa XG18. It's a 7" speaker that is -3db 30 degrees off axis at 3000hz, and -1db 30 degrees off axis at 1500hz. Since you're crossing two octaves above fs you don't need to compensate for the impedance peak. Unless you use a very wide baffle you will need baffle step compensation.

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