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Old 14th March 2007, 05:27 PM   #1
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Default High Quality Sub Drivers

I realise this may be a question asked frequently, however strangely I was not able to find anything on the Forums.

At the moment I have my eyes set on an Ascendant Audio Avalanche 15 for a sonotube idea (see other thread) which are said to be some of the best drivers for the price avalable. However, I may not be able to get hold of one as they are becoming increasingly rare. What other similar quality drivers (or newer better ?) substitutes are avalable in the UK for a max price of ~ 130 - no parts express

The Avalanche 15's have the following T&S

Fs 15.7 Hz
Qms 3.5
Qes .334
Qts .305
Vas 300.6 L
Re 3.2 ohms
Znom* 4 ohms
Xmax 27 mm
Sd 749 cm2
Mms 269 g
Vd 4.04 L
Pnom 800 watts
Le 2.4 mH
Cutout 14.125"
Diameter 15.5"
Depth 7.875"
Weight 37 pounds

Lastly, Don't suppose anyone knows somebody with a barely used Avalanche 15 ??
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Old 15th March 2007, 10:30 AM   #3
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Made in Scotland, unrivalled quality and the guy is a legend, if a bit eccentric (in a nice way) www.shadowworks.co.uk only thing is they are 12 inch not 15.
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Are these MAX Caliber any good - theres a 15"


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Old 15th March 2007, 10:46 AM   #5
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@ richie00boy: Thanks for the reply, however they appear to be a little out of my price range with the drivers costing around 600 each or more. Are there not any subs with the quality of the Avalanche's so cheaply?

I shall have a look at the PDF for Caliber driver.
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Made in Scotland, unrivalled quality and the guy is a legend, if a bit eccentric (in a nice way) www.shadowworks.co.uk only thing is they are 12 inch not 15.
Hi Rich,

They look interesting, but I can only see one or two prices on their website, such as 1500 for a pair. Am I being thick here??

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Old 15th March 2007, 11:07 AM   #7
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Yes you are both being thick

The 1500/pair is for a custom matched pair of the top model Goliath drive units.

The range of drive units starts within your budget, that's why I mentioned them.
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Are these MAX Caliber any good - theres a 15"

http://www.pa-direct.co.uk/drivers.htm
It costs 400!! Not cheap!!

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Yes you are both being thick

The 1500/pair is for a custom matched pair of the top model Goliath drive units.

The range of drive units starts within your budget, that's why I mentioned them.
Hehe, where can we see the prices please?
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Best to drop them an email, mention diyAudio and that I recommended them and they will look after you
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