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Old 27th May 2015, 12:25 PM   #1
mixMZ is offline mixMZ  United Kingdom
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need some advice:

looking for an ideally 6" or minimuim 5" midrange/Fullrange to cover region 500hz-5000khz (with 2nd order) that would work nicely with small Dayton AMT Mini-8 Air as tweeter. Project is an old 3 way - Ditton 44 with its 12" bass driver.

very detailed ,transparent warm midrange thats what im after.

min 88db.

Any sugestion?

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Old 27th May 2015, 12:37 PM   #2
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If money is available, this one:
https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.co...cone-midrange/

That would be my main choice. There are others.
Others will have other options, I'm sure.
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Old 27th May 2015, 12:57 PM   #3
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Very nice suggestion indeed.... I maybe could stretch budget if only price was for a pair...
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Old 27th May 2015, 01:07 PM   #4
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Hi,

This would be an excellent choice :
Tang Band W5-704D 5-1/4" Woofer

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Comments: This is one of the value leaders in this group, and an excellent driver for the price. It has a cast frame, poly cone, rear vented pole piece, vented spider, double roll rubber surround and a catenary shaped dustcap. The response curve is respectably smooth and extended. One of my 3 samples had a voice coil lead that disconnected at full Xmax, thus a strike against consistency. The harmonic distortion throughout the spectrum is average for this price level, but it does not have any breakup related peaking like some stiffer coned woofers do. As a result of that and the smooth response, you can cross over the woofer just about as high as you want to, eliminating the need for an expensive tweeter. Old/Other tests available. Tested January 2008.
Has a natural roll-off at 5KHz if you suppress the 10KHz minor peak :

need help in choosing right midrange/fullrange driver


Or this at double the price and a trickier x/o:
Tang Band W5-1685 5" Underhung Midbass Driver
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Comments: This is a paper cone driver with a monsterous underhung motor design and very low harmonic distortion in the midrange and low treble. Merely average HD in the bass and midbass. The response curve is smooth and controllable with a mild breakup at 8kHz that may need to be addressed depending on your crossover point. The driver can generally cross over as high you you need it to. This is a value and performance leader in this price range. Tested December 2008.
rgds, sreten.
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Old 27th May 2015, 01:43 PM   #5
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Hi,

Update :
Comparing the CSD's of the two above on Zaphs site I don't fancy the latter at all for a 5KHz x/o.
The former just needs a notch at 10KHz or so for an acoustic 2nd order 5KHz rolloff.

rgds, sreten.

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