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Old 4th November 2013, 04:30 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, been reading with great interest about full range speaker cones this month... can anyone suggest a good 4" cone that has good bass detail/ extension and a kind of warm sound rather than analytical/surgical flat monitor style = fat bass with slightly recessed treble .

I'm not expecting much at this size under $100 for 2 cones
. It is just my first fun attempt to put something together myself before moving on to something bigger/better.

So far I found on one FR speaker selling site :

Fostex FE103En 4"



Fostex FE126En 4"


Markaudio CHR-70A


Seas Prestige FU10RB H1600-04 4"


Seas Prestige FU10RB H1600-04 4"



If there is anything on ebay etc that I've not dug up yet please let me know !


Dying to get this DIY project up and running !


Also, do the cones just attach to the terminals through the speaker cabinets ?
Can they dangle or need to be tacked along the iternal MDF ?
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Old 4th November 2013, 05:28 AM   #2
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Neither of the 2 Fostex will do the job, the FE103 is bass limited and the larger FE126 wants to be in a horn.

You might find the CHR a little tipped up, you might want to consider the CHP70.2

I can't speak for the SEAS, but from the spec it isn't going to be bass capable either, the woven poly cone, as a generalization, gets good marks.

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Neither of the 2 Fostex will do the job, the FE103 is bass limited and the larger FE126 wants to be in a horn.

You might find the CHR a little tipped up, you might want to consider the CHP70.2

I can't speak for the SEAS, but from the spec it isn't going to be bass capable either, the woven poly cone, as a generalization, gets good marks.

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Is it this one Dave ?

CHP-70A-P Gen. 2 Full Range audio driver, 4" Natural Paper Cone with Excursion Arrestor

Sorry, what does tipped up mean...treble slanted ? I might add the speaker use is just for EDM ...electronic music from dawn to dusk !

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CHP-70A-P Gen. 2 Full Range audio driver
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what does tipped up mean...treble slanted ?
More treble than you might like given your indication.

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Old 4th November 2013, 06:03 AM   #5
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Good morning,
A pair of the HiWave BMR65 will fit your bill.
Inexpensive, you get some great bass (for the size) and a wide dispersion (good off-axis frequency response). You need about 0.20 ft.³ per speaker -> two separate compartments in your boom box and a pair of speaker port tubes.
In this case you can connect the the drivers (speakers) straight to the terminals.
Fill the compartments loosely with some polyfill like Acousta-Stuf or the plastic fiber filling of a cheap pillow like this one from Ikea


Have fun building!

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Good morning,
A pair of the HiWave BMR65 will fit your bill.
Inexpensive, you get some great bass (for the size) and a wide dispersion (good off-axis frequency response). You need about 0.20 ft.³ per speaker -> two separate compartments in your boom box and a pair of speaker port tubes.
In this case you can connect the the drivers (speakers) straight to the terminals.
Fill the compartments loosely with some polyfill like Acousta-Stuf or the plastic fiber filling of a cheap pillow like this one from Ikea


Have fun building!

Nice those speakers look cool. I'll have to see if that site ships to Asia.
I searched ebay for those cones but no luck....they look like they have similar dispersion like Mission M-Cubes.... very interesting !
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Old 4th November 2013, 03:47 PM   #7
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You might want to also consider either of these:

FaitalPRO 4FE35 4" Professional Woofer 8 Ohm 294-1124

The Madisound Speaker Store

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I second Dave's recommendation for the Mark Audio CHP-70.2. I have a pair and they are a great speaker, especially considering their low cost. They're manufactured to be "crossoverless" and "filterless." With a little imagination, the required cabinet size should work well for a boombox.
What amp are you going to use?
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great more cones to read up on...never hear of these... though last one is out my budget...about $50 each.

You lucky North Americans... parts express won't let buyers outside North America get pre-order on the restocked ones below when I looked at getting them !

Isn't there a law against that in the U.S. ? Discrimination by any other name.
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I second Dave's recommendation for the Mark Audio CHP-70.2. I have a pair and they are a great speaker, especially considering their low cost. They're manufactured to be "crossoverless" and "filterless." With a little imagination, the required cabinet size should work well for a boombox.
What amp are you going to use?
Mike

NEW Indeed Class T Amp TA2021 25WX2 for this side-line project....




Moving on to a NAD D3020 30 watts amp later once I see if I can complete the project.

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