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Old 16th September 2019, 09:51 AM   #1
LeifB60 is offline LeifB60  Sweden
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Default Full range driver

I like fullrange drivers. No more things
in the way from pure music.
But what are the best driver in the world?
Please give me a clou.

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Old 16th September 2019, 02:29 PM   #2
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But what are the best driver in the world?
Please give me a clou.
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Old 16th September 2019, 02:56 PM   #3
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Old 16th September 2019, 06:22 PM   #4
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Hi Leif,
Good to see yet there is purist FR fans in this hi-fi world.
The best depends on personal taste, I prefer big drivers.
If you like Alnico sound:
https://commonsenseaudio.com/an15alnicospecs.jpg
And if you like Ferrite sound and have a small tube amp you will like this 15'' at only $750 pair.
https://www.commonsenseaudio.com/an15cfspecs.jpg
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Old 16th September 2019, 06:36 PM   #5
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But what are the best driver in the world?
Not a phase-plug-driver;-)-;
Not the MSW;-!

And: The most do not understand to modify, coat, damp, install drivers. But this are the conditions for clean performance! Do NEVER use a crossover;-)

As an example: At moment I do use the 17W75 for fullrange. A dream;-)
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Old 16th September 2019, 07:51 PM   #6
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1) There is no best
2) see #1 above
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Old 16th September 2019, 08:23 PM   #7
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1) There is no best
2) see #1 above
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We have still not fully cracked the physiks of getting 1 driver to cover 9-10 octaves perfectly.

But today, with modern modeling techniques, new materials, great respect for the classics whie looking to the future, we probably have the broadest, richest choice of full ranges ever, eclipsing the earlier peak in the late 50s, early 60s. (this does not just apply to FR drivers).

Both ends of the price, quality, and application spaces are being stretched.

But we are dealing with highly flawed devices, even the best of them. The choice of compromises a designer makes — the art part — mean that even the best designs can sound fundementaly different and yet be equally valid. What fits your room, taste, needs, budget, ancillary kit (particularily the amp, which always needs consideration as amp/speaker(interconnect) form a system) broadly determines what is “best for you”.

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Old 16th September 2019, 08:33 PM   #8
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Are they even still available? Judging by 2008 web pages, it doesn't seem so.

TIA,

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Old 16th September 2019, 09:06 PM   #9
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I‘m happy with Goodmans drivers from the 60s
There are triaxioms, which are modified as fullrange with the tweeters as auxiliary speakers in my music room and oval Goodmans in my stereo furniture in the living room. I prefer definitely fr speakers without whizzer cones and hyperbolic woofer cones
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Old 16th September 2019, 09:22 PM   #10
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In some way, shape or form, apparently so, but the original designer seems to have departed some years ago, and the continuing total absense of anything even remotely resembling useful information (unless statements like '...these drivers have a sonic character that is simply scrumptious and pleasing to no end' are to be counted as useful) doesn't exactly help.

I gather there have been different cones, elliptical whizzers, reversions & associated changes / developments; quite where they are now is hard to say from their sites; I suspect Clark Blumenstein probably has the most up-to-date knowledge of anyone in the West.
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