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Old 10th April 2006, 05:33 AM   #1
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Default Best driver to cross high?

Hi all,

Dayton 12 HF's are back in stock at PE, so now, I'm about to order two. They'll be powered by a Behringer EP2500, and I'd like to cross them over higher (say 250 Hz), very similar to the pro bass bins I'm used to seeing.

Anybody have any other suggestions as to a potential driver I could use to cross high? I want to reach LOW for movies and great (mid-)bass for music (system to be used 50/50 for both).

Thanks!
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Old 10th April 2006, 06:17 AM   #2
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there's also the dayton 10 HF

for 12's, the Aura 12" can cross even higher, but it's $600.
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Old 11th April 2006, 10:29 PM   #3
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i found that glueing a disk of felt over the front of the dust cone, you can play a dayton 12rs hifi to 500hz. anything else should be butter i think. And they reach very deep!
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Old 12th April 2006, 12:49 AM   #4
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i found that glueing a disk of felt over the front of the dust cone, you can play a dayton 12rs hifi to 500hz. anything else should be butter i think. And they reach very deep!

what effect does the felt have? why are you also using butter? is the grease supposed to do anything?
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Old 12th April 2006, 02:20 AM   #5
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why are you also using butter?
cotdt is right. Why aren't you using margarine? It's healthier for your driver.

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AJ
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Old 12th April 2006, 02:41 AM   #6
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mmmmm saturated fattttssss.

The dust cap seems to be the largest undamped surface of the cone, the outer piece being well damped by the soft rubber surround. I used elmer's past glue because the only sovent it needs is water so it is easily reversible. If you wanted to be audiophile about it you could use long fiber wool felt or something... "The very same felt as used in a steinway grand!"

This probably at least helps to control the roll off quite well.
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