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Old 18th June 2021, 01:06 AM   #1511
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Excellent! Thanks for checking.
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Old 18th June 2021, 01:43 AM   #1512
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Old 18th June 2021, 07:21 AM   #1513
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Excellent! Thanks for checking.
Not a problem. I really should have checked that unit before.
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Old 18th June 2021, 12:47 PM   #1514
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It’s one of my favorite full range drivers. It’s got a great bass punch and decent highs. Relatively smooth response. Well built cast frame and looks good.
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Old 18th June 2021, 01:17 PM   #1515
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Good to know, I've had half an eye on that series for a while. If TB have got the QA / QC consistency right, they look like nice options to me. Out of interest, did you take any data on them -if so, how did it line up to the published (accepting some variation through different drive levels)?
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Old 18th June 2021, 02:05 PM   #1516
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The T/S parameters are very close to published. The usual QTs is always a bit higher than published but that happens to almost every brand except Dayton. They never exaggerate their QTs. Frequency response matches published. Smooth and flat. Reach is surprisingly high. It’s an overlooked driver that deserves more attention.
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Old 18th June 2021, 03:30 PM   #1517
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Good to know, many thanks.

I suspect Dayton's T/S data (I've found roughly the same) shows good consistency to most home measures because they publish with specs. taken with DATS and Omnimic, which at least ensures that it's similar to the gear a majority of DIYers have access to. Contrast to a majority that tend to publish data with higher voltage drives, which almost guarantees a significant deviation due to the altered techniques / conditions.
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Old 29th June 2021, 11:12 PM   #1518
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Lots of great praise for the FHXL and alpair drivers. Can someone describe the sound characteristics of this combination?
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Old 30th June 2021, 01:42 AM   #1519
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Good :^)

Really good if you have the support gear.

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Re the TB W5-2143, based on the factory data it'll work fine; double checked & spec. is well within the intended loading range so should be a good combination.
Hi Scott, just interested: the plans for the FH MK3 say that most 4-5in drivers would work well, so would the W5-2143 work in the MK3? Or do you not recommend this?
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