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Old 24th February 2005, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default Seas Excel W26 compaired to Seas L26 (10")

Have anyone compared the 10” Seas Excel W26 with Seas L26? I am going to use one of these drivers in an 88 liters vented cabinet with port tuned to 23 Hz. I use active separation (24 db/ octave) at 100 Hz and use the Seas W18 and Seas T25F001 above.

The datasheet on these two drivers are similar, but do they sound different? The price of the W26 is about twice the L26.
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Old 24th February 2005, 05:21 PM   #2
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Hei.
I am also in the planning of building enclosure for the Excel W26 element. Just have to finish building the Seas Thor speakers... I think i´ll try Elteks suggestion on a closed enclosure at 45 liter, with -3 db at 40 Hz. I have two of the W26 elements, would think they will match fine with the Thor speakers.
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Old 24th February 2005, 07:21 PM   #3
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If you crossover at 100 Hz, the L26 is a great choice for a subwoofer versus the more expensive W26.

The W26 have a little higher power handling and the resonance at 150 Hz is more controlled, but if you crossover at 100 Hz then you don't care much...
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Old 25th February 2005, 12:09 AM   #4
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The W26 do however look nicer. I believe if my wife choose she will pick the W26 no matter how much more expensive they are, and I must say I am a bit tempted to think the same way. They do look nicer together with the W18 Excel drive I use in the top speaker.
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hehe, THD, Qts,Xmax is unimportant. in the end the ultimate consideration ta take it the WAF.

i'm lucky, im still young, live at home and can decorate my space as i wish, so it's the L26 for me
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hehe, THD, Qts,Xmax is unimportant. in the end the ultimate consideration ta take it the WAF.

i'm lucky, im still young, live at home and can decorate my space as i wish, so it's the L26 for me
how bout these..?

http://seaslotus.com/subwoofers.asp

im no expert, but its the most musical 12" ive ever heard.

^and I have a Veledyne HGS12 in my room right now...
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Old 10th March 2005, 07:06 AM   #7
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These drivers are real subwoofer drivers hehe!
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Old 10th March 2005, 12:01 PM   #8
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These drivers are real subwoofer drivers hehe!
well.. if you look at where the "L26" and "W26" are listed, theyre listed under "Woofers" and the SW300/SW250 are listed under "Subwoofers"...



i understand if youre planning to use them into the midbass range but under 100hz does it matter..? (enclosures being designed/built among the same standards)

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^i have the L18's (H1224) btw, and they have pretty good output down to 40hz ported and sealed so i could imagine how the L26 would perform...
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Old 10th March 2005, 06:01 PM   #9
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Well, the SW line will perform much better under 100 Hz than the L26 and W26 line... but over 100 Hz, the L26 and W26 should be better.
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Old 11th March 2005, 10:47 PM   #10
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that is another reson why i'm gonna use the L26, in case i end up not liking the 2.1 setup i'm planing for, i can always change it, and use the L26 further up, and use the G17REX as a mids..

though things may change, i'm not gonna afford any of those drivers in quite some time anyways, the rex wil probably be within range in 2 months.
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