Peerless Hds VS SB Acoustics Satori

bdef

Member
2006-10-25 7:43 am
I'm planning to build a narrow speaker using two 5" Satori drivers. I also have a pair of Peerless P830881 which is a 4" driver with a phase plug.

Would it make sense to use the smaller Peerless as a midrange or is the Satoris better there even though they are playing bass at the same time?
 

giralfino

Member
2009-02-28 9:20 pm
You can't use the Peerless as a mid because the combined sensitivity of two 5" Satori wired in parallel is higher than the one of the Peerless, even with full baffle step correction.
It would make sense to build a 3-way with a 4" mid and two 5" woofers only with 5" drivers optimized to offer real bass at the expense of sensitivity, something that is the opposite of what the Satori are offering.
IMHO I would use the 5" Satori only in a small bookshelf speaker, where the bass limitation is compensated by having a tiny speaker. A 15L d'Appolito MTM is doable, but again no real bass...

Ralf
 

bdef

Member
2006-10-25 7:43 am
You can't use the Peerless as a mid because the combined sensitivity of two 5" Satori wired in parallel is higher than the one of the Peerless, even with full baffle step correction.
It would make sense to build a 3-way with a 4" mid and two 5" woofers only with 5" drivers optimized to offer real bass at the expense of sensitivity, something that is the opposite of what the Satori are offering.
IMHO I would use the 5" Satori only in a small bookshelf speaker, where the bass limitation is compensated by having a tiny speaker. A 15L d'Appolito MTM is doable, but again no real bass...

Ralf

I'm not worried about sensitivity, as I running my speakers active. What I am worried about is if the Peerless is good enough compared with the midrange of the Satori.

I have all the drivers and I have a thing for phase plugs :)
 

eriksquires

Member
2013-05-10 4:11 pm
Peerless mid-woofers are great midranges. :)

Sadly their power handling and lack of bass response makes them less stellar values compared to other brands in the same size, like FaitalPro.

If you use it strictly as a mid, in an active set up without requiring a lot of power you'll be very pleased.