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Old 18th September 2021, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default Full range mixing “cubes”

I would like to add a pair of full range diy mixing speakers to my editing setup for the usual reasons of good midrange detail and a revealing listen to my mix. Almost every thread that recommends drivers (Fostex, Mark Audio, radio shack ...) turn up no longer in production. I prefer a paper cone driver for this build.

What do you recommend that is currently available?

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Old 18th September 2021, 05:21 PM   #2
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My first recommend would be the MArk Audio P7HD. Not paper thou.

A bit larger, if you can find it would be the Alpair 10p which is paper.

I am pretty sure were there is a pair of A10PeN in Ontario in a closet.

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Old 18th September 2021, 06:55 PM   #3
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I would say the CHN110 is a good driver like that. Just like the P it's not bright, and it gives a good detail, more than the original in my impression (i know the original, but did not put them side by side). In a 12L sealed (the original cubes were closed) you got a good response to 60Hz.

The 10P is also good, but hard to find these days in the US i hear (but here in Europe common availeble). The low response will be less altough but the case can be smaller if that matters (70Hz F6 in 9L).

If you want to stay close to the original, you need a 5" high qts low xmax paper cone, something like the Visaton WS 13E. But that won't sound detailed or good and will roll of at 100Hz down and 10kHz up, just like the original (5" CTS SR10-8 driver) didn't. It was used at that time to check how it sounded on cheap bad sounding systems.
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Old 18th September 2021, 06:59 PM   #4
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Yes, forgot about CHN-110. A really good driver and not that expensive,

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Looks like about a 10 liitre sealedbox for max flat response.

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Old 21st September 2021, 03:07 PM   #5
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Has anyone tried the GRS 4FR-8, it’s a replacement for the original Pioneer driver used in the Auratone cubes? It’s a low cost driver but some reviews claim that it’s a faithful reproduction of the Pioneer original.

This project has me torn between my usual quest for high quality drivers like Seas et al and something more faithful to the original in this case which apparently is a low price point.

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Old 21st September 2021, 04:35 PM   #6
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Don’t know about the 4”. but the 8” replacement is a poor substitute for the BOFU.

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Old 21st September 2021, 05:00 PM   #7
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Has anyone tried the GRS 4FR-8, it’s a replacement for the original Pioneer driver used in the Auratone cubes? It’s a low cost driver but some reviews claim that it’s a faithful reproduction of the Pioneer original.

This project has me torn between my usual quest for high quality drivers like Seas et al and something more faithful to the original in this case which apparently is a low price point.

George

The original is not the pioneer. That driver was only used later when the original CTS SR10 became unavaileble.
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The CTS was also used in the original EPI microTower.

Look to the drivers used in modern implementations for suggestions for your small sealed box.

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Check out the Dayton PA130-8. Inexpensive, sounds wonderful and has great sensitivity. A very under-rated driver IMO. Looks are bit rough and industrial.

Also, TB W5-2143 are excellent. Great bass and smooth mid and pretty high reach. Pretty to look at too. A bit more expensive though.
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