It gets confusing when you have hundreds of measurements with the same file names lol.
I did listen to the Trius, and honestly the thing sounds like a tweeter I may need to stick it in on a baffle, but I certainly believe that "strong off-axis" is this driver's specialty. I still have a hard time believing how well this thing measures.
First off thanks to werewolf and rutger j for going through the effort to obtain these mids. And ofcourse thanks to npdang for testing and providing this great forum.
As you are the only guys in North Amercia who have heard these speakers can you describe the sound, detailed like Excel or warmer sounding...? The speaker has a high Qts, do they need to be run IB/Freeair?
Where do you cross them over on the high end? Looks to be beyond 5000Hz?
And most importantly how much and how can we get them?
the easist way to describe the sound from them is easy listenable (if that´s a word?).
They have no peaks or dips in the respons which I believe is one of the factors that makes them so good sounding.
They are on the "border" of being tame, but at the same time they aren´t...
Maybe mellow is the right word to describe them...!!!
Have in mind that they cost roughly $130 per pair, so they doesn´t sound as detailed and haven´t got the output like a $700 speaker kit...
But I have too say that they are hard to beat in their price range...
I cross them over at 200 hz hp with a 24 db slope.
I let them roll off naturally...as npdang said, they are like a tweeter
So much so that I don´t use a tweeter at all
In my car they roll off naturally around 15-16 khz...
And I had them IB mounted on my Corrado dashboard, using the original mounting place (in the corners of the dash, angled straight up in the windshield).
Some damping wool was also stuffed behind them...
The cost for them here in Sweden is 500 SEK / pc.
werewolf got a "special price, only for You my friend" price
In US they would cost around $67 / pc
As of now, werewolf are the sole owner of them in the US...
It wasn´t as easy as I (we?) thought to ship them over the "pond", so as of now You have to say pleeeeeeeeeeeease really nice to werewolf to get one
Rutger ... can you talk to the Trius suppliers about a grill? I'd even be interested in talking to them about having one special made, if necessary.
Oh, and if there's a better 3" mid, at any price, I'd love to know. The only contender at 3" might be the new Focal Be ... but you could probably do L,C,R and rear channels with the Vifa/Trius for the price of a single Utopia 3". And there's no copper in the Focal
regarding the grill, mr rbsarve answered that question in the "Loudspeaker Testing Data" post...
N-Core has a mould for a grill with their logo on it.
And the group buy for this puppies should be directed to mr rbsarve as well since he is the founding partner of N-Core.
And the BE isn´t worth its price....
Ok, that´s my PERSONAL opinion but as werewolf says, you can almost buy a complete 5.1 system for the same money... :S
And the BE can´t function as a tweeter/midrange as I understand it.
The Trius can.
Oh well, feels like I´ve said all the good things (mr rbsarve mentioned the "bad" things) i know and "feel" about this little puppies...
Since I don´t get any commission on the sales of the Trius I think I beter stop say so much good about them