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Old 16th July 2004, 09:20 AM   #1
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Default MCM 55-2421 T/S Parameters and thoughts

Well i am in the process of wanting to build i nice small HT/music sub built around the mcm 55-2421 but i cant find any t/s parameters for it anywhere. And one other thing is i want it to be able to play down to the 20 -30 region, is that possible with this driver?

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Old 16th July 2004, 02:14 PM   #2
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Actual measurements:

Fs=30.95 hz
Qms=12.2863
Qes=0.2365
Qts=0.2320
Vas=23.88 l
SPL=86.59 1w/1m
Re=3.4
Le=2.42
BL=13.15
Xmax=16mm P-P

This was from an early model, hopefully the specs have not changed.
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Old 16th July 2004, 07:29 PM   #3
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Those specs are pretty close. The claimed Fs is 24 Hz, but it does measure out more like 30 Hz even after break in. This link is to a measured SPL chart of it in a small (3.3 cu ft) 40 Hz folded horn. With the right cabinet it will work fine to 20Hz.

http://hometown.aol.com/billfitzmaur...mtbrand=AOL_US
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Old 16th July 2004, 08:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info but can someone point me to a program or spreadsheet that can calculate the sizes of the folded horn. And is there anyother way of reaching 20hz without a foled horn like ported design?

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Old 16th July 2004, 09:10 PM   #5
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You only need a horn if you require high SPL, for instance to run it with a low power tube amp or to match up with high sensitivity mains. For more normal SPL just model it up in WinISD in ported box, 4th order and 6th order alignments to find what suits your requirements. The Qts is a bit too low for a sealed box or TL. I also wouldn't be too concerned about trying to get flat to 20 Hz. down 10-15dB there is quite adequate, but if you really want that kind of extension you'll have to look at larger drivers.
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Old 16th February 2008, 05:11 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Zaph
Actual measurements:

Fs=30.95 hz
Qms=12.2863
Qes=0.2365
Qts=0.2320
Vas=23.88 l
SPL=86.59 1w/1m
Re=3.4
Le=2.42
BL=13.15
Xmax=16mm P-P

This was from an early model, hopefully the specs have not changed.
I've personally measured four of them which I purchased from MCM in 2006, and these specs are right on the money.
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Old 5th March 2012, 01:03 PM   #7
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@greg, may I ask where you purchased these drivers, wanting to make a push pull sub, like the one featured here.\

http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-tapped-horn/

In Bristol too.

Thanks
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Old 5th March 2012, 01:35 PM   #8
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Hi greg_mcquaid, and Studio Au,

These drivers will work in this enclosure. Post #30: Dual 8" tapped horn = TH-SPUD

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Old 5th March 2012, 01:49 PM   #9
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@Oliver, There are a couple of links, the Tang Band ones or the B&C.

Low cost is a priority and uk availability. Parts express international shipping is rather costly!
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Old 11th March 2012, 04:36 PM   #10
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Just jumping on the tread; I have a bunch of them laying around :-/


btw....

Silly's 1st Sub -- 8" MCM 55-2421

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