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Old 20th March 2004, 03:11 PM   #1
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Default New speaker for transcendent T8

I am currently building a Transcendent T8 OTL and I am planning a new speaker as my new project. The driver that I like is 7' or 8' Eton. However, I have heard that Eton driver is very difficult to drive and I woulder if it is a good choice for my T8.

My T8 is a mono block which produce 40W for 4ohms speakers and 80W for 8 ohms speakers.

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Old 21st March 2004, 01:52 AM   #2
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Hi,

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The driver that I like is 7' or 8' Eton. However, I have heard that Eton driver is very difficult to drive and I woulder if it is a good choice for my T8.
Without knowing exactly what driver it is it's a little hard to tell...
I assume it has a wild impedance curve?

Under most circumstances this can be corrected for with a network put at the terminals.

Either way, if it a difficult speaker to drive it's likely to be a difficult one for most amps.

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Old 22nd March 2004, 04:36 PM   #3
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i am just wondering if any one here used T8 to drive Avalon before?
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Old 22nd March 2004, 05:37 PM   #4
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Check the specs on the driver. What your looking for is the sensitivity rating in db. if it is above 87 or so you should be just fine as long as you box it right (making sure its the right size and sealed tightly). I have not used the T8 nor the Eatons though so my information is all just based on typical speaker and amplifier paring.

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Old 22nd March 2004, 09:22 PM   #5
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i am just wondering if any one here used T8 to drive Avalon before?
If it's the bigger Avalons you're talking about_ the coffins as we nickname them_ then forget it.

OTL or not, power is power and those speakers need at 200W to come alive.

OTOH, it would help if you'd be a little more specific...It's not as if Avalon only manufactures one speaker, right?

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Old 23rd March 2004, 02:44 AM   #6
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Thanks!

I am actually thinking of cloning a Avalon Acendent with two 7" Eton 7-375 and ribbon tweeter. The problem with 2 Eton is that the impedience is reduced to 4 ohms and the power of the T8 is halfed. So, I am worry that it may not work!
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