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Scanspeak Revelator 32W/4878T00 13" Bass Driver
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Old 13th December 2013, 08:35 AM   #1
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Default Scanspeak Revelator 32W/4878T00 13" Bass Driver

Has anyone here heard of or had experience with this driver? looks like an absolute beast!

I was working on a 3-way build and trying to decide between two of peerless XXLS 12" alu cones or two 26W revelators, but this could be an option as a single driver option...

What do you guys think?
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Old 14th December 2013, 06:37 PM   #2
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If you can afford either of the forementioned drivers,
I'd say you have no problems

Jokes aside, flagship model offers quite a lot. Any fan of this
brand will be pleased with its performance, no doubt.
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Old 14th December 2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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I am pretty sure that this is a fantastic sub-unit. It came out quite favorably in Voice Coil magazine. Here it was also suggested that it might have usage at higher frequencies than what is typical for a sub. IMO, this is a very attractive feature for a driver with those specs. However, at this price level, there are a lot of options.

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Old 21st December 2013, 11:29 PM   #4
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I couldn't find the voice coil article, did they say what kind of frequency you could take it to? If I can cross in the 200Hz region it would become incredibly tempting... of course if it goes to 400Hz it would be a no brainer... apart from the price!

That said, with the peerless xls/xxls both being on ebay for cheap, and the fact I have a pair of sub amplifiers from some monitor audio FB212's, I'm thinking maybe an augmented 2-way with active subs is a better option, I just fear that maybe my current 'drivers on hand' would be too good for them (no secret that I'm sitting on a set of scan speak revelators/tweeter)
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Old 22nd December 2013, 10:34 AM   #5
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Default About the Scanspeak Revelator 32W/4878T00 13" Bass Driver

The referenced article can be found here

http://www.scan-speak.dk/datasheet/r...oil_2013-3.pdf

Look at the last page.
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Old 22nd December 2013, 05:02 PM   #6
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The 32W has barely more throw than an XLS/XXLS/Scan Disco and not much more cone area, either. The only way I could see this driver being a better choice than any of the above three (all of which are riffs on the same platform) is if one intends to use it with a crossover higher than 250Hz or so. A twin XLS/XXLS/Disco would make more clean bass than a single Scan 32W.

Moreover, the Scan 32W costs Aurasound NS12-794-4A money. The 32W is more efficient than the NS12 but has less throw; usable bandwidth is close enough to equal, with perhaps a slight advantage to the NS12.
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Old 23rd December 2013, 04:28 AM   #7
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Only issue there is that the NS12 appears to be NLA.
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I have both 32W4878 and the smaller 26w4867 (same design as the xxls and so)

I had the 26w4867 on infinite baffle in active config from 35-300hz and used a 18" filler sub from 35hz down. (amp then was a 800W holton precision kit)
Was great but kept wondering about the 32W sandwich cone and potential sq upgrade.
Eventually, I saved the required funds and did order them.

I put them on the same spot the 26w used to be. (same system, same everything)
WOW!
not in the same league, not close, significantly better.


I still use my 26w on my 2nd system in a 70pounds bass reflex (55L, 2" thick wall and a tuning of 25hz)
in a 2nd system, the 26W are great but nowhere close to what the 32W did in my main mancave...

Eat beans for few week and buy the 32W, you won't regret it.
Or maybe the new SBA 15" that use a simiar sandwich cone that seem as good. (and squeeze a bit more spl)
15" SB42FHCL75-6 :: SB Acoustics

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I have both 32W4878 and the smaller 26w4867 (same design as the xxls and so)
I'm a bit confused, did you use the 26 aluminium Rev as the number indicates or did you use the "XXLS" type driver?
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I'm a bit confused, did you use the 26 aluminium Rev as the number indicates or did you use the "XXLS" type driver?
I used the 26W revelator with an aluminum cone.
the 32W is a sandwich cone.

I think that the revelator 10", the perless xls 10" and the SBA SB29SWNRX-S75-6 are fairly similar in term of quality.

10'' SB29SWNRX-S75-6 :: SB Acoustics
https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.co...aluminum-cone/
Peerless by Tymphany 830452 10" XLS Subwoofer
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