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Old 9th November 2006, 02:12 AM   #1
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Default Reccomendations for smallish, cheap sub for FR drivers.

Well, I'm sick, I have a six-page paper to write, and it's due tomorrow.

Hence, I'm procrastinating. (Smart, eh?)

Anyway, I'm currently working on (amongst other things) some PAWO horns driven by some funky custom-made drivers. They're supposed to be great, and although they can go down to 45hz, they sound better when crossed over to a woofer at about 70hz.

As nice as having one sub per speaker is, I don't think that for this application it's really necessary. (Also, I can't afford it.)

I live near Madisound, and their new Silver Flute line looks pretty spiffy.

http://www.madisound.com/silverflute.html

The 8" W20RC38S has good performance down to about 30hz, and is only about 40$. It's also reasonably efficient,

Anyone else have any suggestions?
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Old 10th November 2006, 03:05 AM   #2
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This thread mentions quite a few 8" woofers: http://www.htguide.com/forum/showthread.php4?t=22322

Be sure to also check out the links posted there, the MCM driver has often been used in horn setups...
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Old 10th November 2006, 04:17 AM   #3
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Anyone looked at those Silver Flute drivers? 88db efficiency down to about 30hz is nothing to complain about, and they're certianly cheap enough. The 5 1/4" drivers are supposed to be a good value for the money, too.
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Well I'll go ahead and say what I was gonna say. The Tang Band W8-740C is less efficient and costs a little more, but it will go as low as just about any 8" out there.
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Well I'll go ahead and say what I was gonna say. The Tang Band W8-740C is less efficient and costs a little more, but it will go as low as just about any 8" out there.
I'm a little fuzzy on subs, but it looks like the 8" Silver Flutes are pretty flat down to about 30hz. That's low enough for me!
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Old 10th November 2006, 06:35 AM   #6
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Well try them then. I'm kinda curious to know how that wool cone sounds. I really prefer paper to plastic, but I bet that wool sounds nice in those woofers.
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Old 10th November 2006, 01:08 PM   #7
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Spasticteapot,

I believe the Silver Flute FR plots are for a vented box not IB.

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Old 10th November 2006, 05:23 PM   #8
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Good to hear.

I found an old project (the "green meanie") using this driver. Powered by a 50w subwoofer amp, it's supposed to sound quite good, though it's not exactly super-powerful.
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