Looking at the graph on PE for them they have a rise in response around 1KHz that goes back down a bit until 1.5KHz. It drops off pretty fast after that though. Keep in mind those are on axis plots too.
I was hoping I wouldn't have to use them as midbass/sub, because all I have for processing is the 800PRS. Any suggestions on 8" midbass that can play well up to 1500hz?I dont think Im gonna use mine past 250 hz. It will be a dedicated midbass with RS100s and Kicker r19 tweeters
I'm not gonna claim I know everything about every 8" out there, but I think an 8" that plays (well) up to 1500 might be tough to come by. Any possibility of maybe using a 7"?I was hoping I wouldn't have to use them as midbass/sub, because all I have for processing is the 800PRS. Any suggestions on 8" midbass that can play well up to 1500hz?
I've looked at some of the B&C drivers, & everything looked good til I saw the QTS. All of them were around .21-.28. Maybe I'm mistaken (probably am), but I thought low Q speakers were better suited for vented enclosures.If you need an 8" midbass that will play a bit higher up as well as have greater effeciency to mate up well with horns, have you considered any of the pro audio offerings? B&C, Faital Pro, 18Sound, and JBL all make KILLER 8's that will play up to 2KHz easily. Just some food for thought. The "limitation" with these is that they fall off pretty quick below 80Hz. But if you are running a good enough sub(s) then that won't be a problem anyway. My subs are LP'd at 100Hz with a 12db/oct slope and all my bass is dead center on the windshield.
I was hoping I wouldn't have to use them as midbass/sub, because all I have for processing is the 800PRS. Any suggestions on 8" midbass that can play well up to 1500hz?
MMMMMM, tasty!! And that's what I would run in my car if I could ever find a pair for a decent price. They're just so expensive!JBL2118H/J
These are really nice ones. Just a bit higher than your $150, but still worth it IMHO. I have heard the neo magnet version of these and LOVED them. From what I've heard/read/discussed these are just like the neo's with a tad less excursion. Sound wise they should be identical though. IIRC FoxPro5 has used these exact drivers.Are there any good pro audio offerings for around 150 a pair?
I checked out some PA speakers at usspeakers website. There's some pretty nice looking midbass's on there. I think I might want to bump it up to 10" instead. One thing I did notice is the low QTS, should I be concerned with this in my selection?You are going to be really hard pressed to find an 8" midbass that can extend down to 50Hz with decent output and still reach high enough up to mate with your horns. Also, 8's that can extend down that low usually aren't going to have the greatest effeciency and that will only further complicate a horn install. It's one of those things where you can't have your cake and eat it too. You are going to have to decide if you want low extension or better midbass/midrange out of the 8" you choose. And if I were you, I would try to get as sensitive a driver as you can since they're mating to horns.
If it were my install, I'd go with the PA drivers and find a way to work the 50-80Hz area back into the system with tuning. The midbass impact you'll get from PA drivers are sick! But you CANNOT cross them low and expect any decent output from them.
Is there anyway that you could build a ported/sealed/AP pod for the midbass drivers? That would surely improve the situation quite a bit. IIRC, that 8" B&C from parts express I posted up would work beautifullly in .6 ft^3 ported tuned to 70Hz. Or at least modeling would suggest that.I checked out some PA speakers at usspeakers website. There's some pretty nice looking midbass's on there. I think I might want to bump it up to 10" instead. One thing I did notice is the low QTS, should I be concerned with this in my selection?
Amen to that! Knowing that you can use a X-over underlap or overlap to your advantage was a foreign thought to me 2 years ago. I'm starting construction on my .75 ft^3 sealed door pods for some RS225's as soon as I get home from FL.I am running the RS225 in a two way right now. [email protected]/oct. They sound great. My tweeters are crossed at [email protected]/oct. Remember you do not necessarily need to have the crossover points match. A lot of passives from components are under lapped.