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Old 28th September 2017, 11:14 PM   #11
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I'd get more of the H1480 L16RN-SL from the lxmini as they are extremely good on the low end. Great distortion performance as long as you don't massive xmax or need it to be cinema loud.

I'd steer away from pro midwoofers as they really aren't meant to handle bass. My 6nd430 for example which is advertised as a midwoofer optimized for low frequency is really a low midrange driver best kept to 200 hz and above.

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Old 29th September 2017, 02:28 AM   #12
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Dave, so just how pretty are they now, after another 6 hrs in the shop?
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Old 29th September 2017, 02:34 AM   #13
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Lots Chris. I will drag the camera up and take pictures.

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Old 29th September 2017, 03:14 AM   #14
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A 5" woofer speaker is possibly the easiest speaker in the Universe. Most current drivers have a suitably low Qts around 0.3. H1216-08 CA15RLY

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No time-alignment problems worth mentioning.

Cone breakup with a 5" is going to be up around 8kHz, which is well down in level with the usual 3kHz crossover. It all comes down to the tweeter for quality. I do think you should have a big reflex box around 12-15L. Reflex just adds a deeper octave of bass, albeit slow.

This sort of speaker doesn't go tremendously loud or deep. Forget about it for Disco use. But pleasant in a bedroom.
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Old 29th September 2017, 02:00 PM   #15
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The SB15MFC30-8 is worth a mention.
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Old 29th September 2017, 02:26 PM   #16
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A 5" woofer speaker is possibly the easiest speaker in the Universe. Most current drivers have a suitably low Qts around 0.3. H1216-08 CA15RLY

Click the image to open in full size.

No time-alignment problems worth mentioning.

Cone breakup with a 5" is going to be up around 8kHz, which is well down in level with the usual 3kHz crossover. It all comes down to the tweeter for quality. I do think you should have a big reflex box around 12-15L. Reflex just adds a deeper octave of bass, albeit slow.

This sort of speaker doesn't go tremendously loud or deep. Forget about it for Disco use. But pleasant in a bedroom.
Lol so a 6+1 is the devils work, but 5+1 is ok.
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Old 29th September 2017, 08:05 PM   #17
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Wendell, why are you looking for merely 5 inch drivers, as it appears you have more space on the baffle?
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Old 29th September 2017, 08:21 PM   #18
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The original Nola speakers use a 5". The 6" Seas does sound nice. I just can't afford two more of those Seas. I. I do have two Aurum Cantus, AC130F1 from my Continuum speakers. I could use those in addition to the Seas drivers. I wonder how that would work...
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Old 30th September 2017, 05:13 PM   #19
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So... After some reading I see that it is not good to mix two different woofers in the same cabinet. I will just keep tweaking these city now.
Any suggestions on where to cross these? I am at 700 now. And can the woofer and the two full range speakers overlap each other? I have read that will cause a bump in frequency.
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Old 30th September 2017, 05:18 PM   #20
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I believe Rega have mixed 2 different woofers in their 2.5 ways. Correct if wrong
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