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Old 7th January 2010, 12:07 PM   #1
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Default Help! Need assistance in choosing Good bass drivers !

Hi guys.

i need to know whats going to last and sound the loudest :

my options are :

peavey
eminence
wharfedale
real speakers
Dass


i would like to use them in a REAR HORN LOADED SCOOP type box.

please help !

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Old 7th January 2010, 07:06 PM   #2
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Could you be more specific? Which models of each brand are you looking at?

As for be loudest, you'll need to model the drivers in some software, figure out what's what.

When choosing drivers, look at efficiency before power handling. Good quality, high power amps are expensive, but low power, good quality ones are not.
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Old 7th January 2010, 08:35 PM   #3
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thanks! but generally which bass driver enclosure gives you the best sound? i want that chest thumping bass!
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Old 8th January 2010, 09:36 AM   #4
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Chest thumping comes from the 100hz~1Khz region, and how well it is integrated with the rest of the frequency range.
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I'd agree. Look for something that will go to maybe 60Hz, but keep it loud. The 60-200Hz region is where you feel it hit you in the chest. Look for a 15" woofer in a small box (usual of those small PA things) They don't go low, but they go pretty loud in the regions they can play.
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Old 29th January 2010, 08:14 PM   #6
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Why rear scoop horn loaded? That's fine, but what are you trying to achieve?

A horn can generate a lot of SPL, but with the driver buried inside you won't get any high frequencies.

Are you playing music, or a musical instrument?

More info please...
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Old 29th January 2010, 08:33 PM   #7
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Where are you located i the world
Wharfedale indicates UK to me
If so, why not a PrecisionDevices

PDN.15BR40 has great Xmax and should give you enough SPL, and simulates very good

Basicly, to get loud you need Xmax, and limited lows, and preferably a closed box to control Xmax, thus also look at driver Qts
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