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Old 27th October 2017, 02:07 AM   #1
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I'm building these cabs for a 8" driver. I have a pair that I want to try. I also think these might be nice for the BetsyK. They are 2cuft resonant cabs. I'll try the BestyK's as soon as I get some. This configuration should be very SET low watt/ volume friendly.
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Old 28th October 2017, 04:25 PM   #2
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The standard Betsy sounds good in the “reso” style resonant cabs. The K might be too bassy. If you’re buying new, I could send you one of each to try.
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Old 28th October 2017, 06:54 PM   #3
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That's a good idea! The cabs are nearing completion. When I get to the finish stage I'll shoot you a message.

I've used both Betsy drivers before. OB and box. Really good drivers!
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Old 29th October 2017, 03:10 PM   #4
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They are amazingly good drivers and even better when you factor in price.

Install a simple phase plug for an added treat.
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Old 24th January 2018, 09:52 PM   #5
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I have a 7" hole cut in my baffle for rear mounting the driver. Can anyone tell me the dimension of the Betsy measured from the inside edge of the cone?
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Here you go, hope this helps
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Old 25th January 2018, 10:40 PM   #7
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Here you go, hope this helps
Thanks for the measurement. Looks like I would have to enlarge the hole.
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Better than having to make it smaller.
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It’s only 1/4” to small so 1/8” on each side.

My measurements are for Betsy K, not sure if regular Betsy is the same.

You could wait for Randy to confirm everything.

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Better than having to make it smaller.
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