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Old 25th June 2020, 11:34 AM   #1
mayhem13 is offline mayhem13  United States
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Default W5-2143 vs Peerless NE149

Anyone done a comparison of these two drivers run full range? While the NE149 is marketed as a midwoofer, the published response shows it is quite capable of fullrange operation.

The NE149 gets a lot of praise from multi way users as some of the finest midrange quality, high end SEAS and ScanSpeak reference from a drive unit less than half of the big boys which is what started my query.

There is a rise in the response of the 149 centered in the 8khz region on axis but I wonder if that canít be smoothed out with baffle location? Is there any way to simulate that?

I do see the off axis response drops like a stone above 10khz but thatís perfect for me as I intend these as nearfield monitors

I do believe by the specs the 149 to be the better for LF extension unless someone knows otherwise?

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Old 25th June 2020, 05:29 PM   #2
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W5-2143 vs Peerless NE149
Interesting question. I was unaware the NE149 was such a capable “full range”. I have the bigger NE180W and really like it’s construction and quality build.
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I have used the sbacoustics midwoofer metal drivers as full rangers before.

For the 5" midwoofer, the frequency response at 20kHz is about 10db higher than at 1kHz.

I guess it doesn't fit their requirements on how one should have flat frequency response across all angles... in which case most full rangers don't fare very well..

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Old 27th June 2020, 02:23 AM   #5
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I can’t hear a lick above 13khz anyways! Lol


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