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Old 27th October 2017, 08:23 PM   #1
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Hi there. I need some advice on choosing a driver for a project I am working on. I would like to build a set of bookshelf/stand mount full range speakers. I also plan to build two separate subwoofers to go along with thus system. The aesthetics of the project are as important to sound quality and I would like to keep the driver in the 6.5" to 10" range. I am pretty new to the hifi world but learn quick.
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Old 27th October 2017, 08:56 PM   #2
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Budget, enclosure size constraints?

Many of the suggestions to follow will likely conform to the poster's personal favorites - my first thought would be Alpair A10.3 or P, or Fostex FF165WK.

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Old 27th October 2017, 09:16 PM   #3
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Would like to keep the drivers under 1K for the pair. As for size would like to keep them around the 50L mark if possible.
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The SEAS FA22 should squeeze into a well damped 50 litre sealed cabinet and go fairly low.

What kind of LF extention do you think you need? Most FRs are best suited to vented, TLs, or horns for extended LF response.

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Would like to keep the drivers under 1K for the pair. As for size would like to keep them around the 50L mark if possible.
Excellent, a decent amount of money will broaden your options. I've never really understood restricting the spending when you consider speakers are not perishable items and will last decades
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Old 27th October 2017, 10:48 PM   #6
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I was originally planning on using 12" woofers for the subs but I realize I might have a hard time getting them to integrate well with the full range drivers so I might go with a dual 8" per sub setup. I would think if I could get anywhere under 100Hrz for the drivers that would be good.
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Scott some people are frugal-philes(tm) or just poor.

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I get that, I'm not exactly flush myself, but consider the time element is all I'm saying, oh, and never miss an opportunity
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Old 28th October 2017, 04:51 AM   #9
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So I have sort of narrowed it down to these drivers.

SEAS FA22
TangBand W8-2145
Visaton BG20
AN Classic 8 Alnico

Are there others that I should consider? Would anything from MarkAudio work? I know a lot of you really like them, just not sure any of them would work in a smaller sealed speaker.

PS. Notice some of you are from Victoria. I am up in Nanaimo. Small world.
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Bernie is in Nanaimo if you want to listen to some Mark Audio. Yes we like them, but they don’t go all that low sealed.

And any time you are down this way do come visit. I hav esome FA22 here but haven’t put them into anything yet… our earlier pair went to my godson.

email me.

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