Quality rather than Quantity of speakers - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Multi-Way

Multi-Way Conventional loudspeakers with crossovers

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 3rd November 2002, 12:41 PM   #1
Bull is offline Bull  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: ...........
Default Quality rather than Quantity of speakers

My unknowledged friend thinks the more watts in rms the better the speaker is.Well I know this is complete nonsense,because 4
of his awful Tornado 12 inch car speakers rated at 300w rms each
Is still not as good as my Eminence Beta 15 rated 150w rms.
But the Eminence Beta 15 is SPL 98 db 1w @ 1m,and his crappy Tornado speakers are SPL 89db 1w@1m,also his speakers have no vented pole piece,unlike mine.They have a 1 and half inch voice coil on a aluminium former,where as mine have a 2 inch voice coil on a kapton former.The magnet weight of his are a very poor 18 0z abs ferrite magnet,where mine are 38 0z abs ferrite magnet.
Apart from specs,i think a manufactor make 'makes or breaks a speaker'.

Good ones are Eminence,Fane,Peavey,AudioBahm,Pioneer,Alpine,Atom ic,Kenwood,Celestion,Jensen,Magnat,JBL,JL Audio,Kicker,Fusion,Rockford Fosgate.

very good ones are Precsion Devices,RCF Precision,EV [Electrovoice]

P.S what matters the most is the best sound for for buck,long life when driven cleanly without clipping,and good materials to withstand the thermal heat,and excersion of both the cone,surround,spider,frame,magnet,voice coil,voice coil former[bobbin].And also very good glues which don't melt or fall apart under normal long term use.
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd November 2002, 02:14 PM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
Brett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Agree, but move Fane and JBL to very good, esp the Pro and vintage drivers. Eminence and Peavey also make some really excellent Pro drivers. Every manufacturer you mention (and the one's I do below too), have some drivers that are exceptional, and some that are dogs. The 'very good' manufacturers produce far more good than bad speakers in their ranges.

Wander round these sites for a while.
http://www.jblpro.com/pages/components/componts.htm
http://www.jblpro.com/pages/obsolete.htm
http://www.mccauley.com (->components)

To very good add
Beyma, PHL, Mccauley, Altec (vintage), Focal, Audax (some), Radian, BMS, TAD, Tannoy (vintage), Fostex, Western Electric (vintage), RCA (vintage) and a few other's I'll no doubt remember later.

Your post reads to me like you're coming from a car audio perspective. IME, most car drivers suck. For quality like you describe, Pro audio drivers are the way to go.

Cheers
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
quality of speakers torerh@mail.com Multi-Way 3 17th December 2007 09:38 AM
Quantity and Quality of Transformers pjpoes Parts 6 16th May 2007 01:53 AM
High Quality Speakers SwiftRC Multi-Way 1 3rd November 2005 04:41 AM
Quality AND Quantity chanceventure Everything Else 0 8th October 2005 05:15 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:48 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2