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Old 22nd June 2018, 12:04 AM   #101
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That's the spirit! As for the Magnepans, I could submit my DQ-20s which cost me $45 and woofer foam but that seems like another contest. Looks like we'll be scouring MCM/Newark for deals...like the 12" woofer for $18 with .38 qts (they say)
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Old 22nd June 2018, 03:05 AM   #102
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The QTs on MCM drivers rarely comes out as stated. Just FYI.
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Old 22nd June 2018, 11:09 AM   #103
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I have never thought of this before, but almost seriously starting to consider Faital 8FE200 together with Visaton FRS 5 X.

This is very difficult!
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Old 22nd June 2018, 12:38 PM   #104
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That's going to blow the budget isn't it? But I'm thinking along similar lines with a visaton 2" for a good portion of the freq range

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It's kinda the logical choice. I've already started the crossover with the little Visaton and a woofer. Wasn't going to reveal my choices, but it seems many people are headed down the same road.
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Old 22nd June 2018, 01:19 PM   #106
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Re MCM qts: no surprise on that, though a little more ferrite in the motor shouldn't cost so much. I've never bought anything there, since back in the day my customers put up the bucks for the audax/seas/scanspeak drivers I was playing with, and I got spoiled. Most of the lesser (cheaper) stuff arrived with fs about 50% higher than stated in their specs.
The little Visaton is interesting and affordable. I no longer have patrons funding scanspeak purchases.

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Old 22nd June 2018, 07:47 PM   #107
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The QTs on MCM drivers rarely comes out as stated. Just FYI.
-those measured with Clio shouldn't be that far off (assuming a similar "run-in" before measurement), UNLESS the manufacturing is off.

-the problem with manufacturing being off on such a cheap driver is returning it, it would cost to much shipping to get a replacement.

-sort of an expected silk purse and a resulting sow's ear situation.



Note: some of those small "fullrange" Peerless drivers are better than Visaton (in linearity and non-linearity).
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Old 22nd June 2018, 08:38 PM   #108
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Another possible combo (just check out the TLHP site, remember 37 EUR including some filters should be possible if going 1st order, winding your own coils) is Faital 5FE120/5FE100 together with Fountek FE85.

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Old 22nd June 2018, 08:55 PM   #109
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-to pricey when factoring-in shipping costs.

Shipping is a real killer to this total budget.

$60 US total is a supremely slim-margin, even without cabinet materials-cost.
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Well, it *is* supposed to be a challenge. :-)

I have not chosen any one route yet, I have a "no more new drivers purchased" agreement, I keep my agreements. So will have to find a suitable victim that wants some new speakers. Need to spend time on finding the best possible choices and selling the idea to whoever might bite.
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