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  • Dayton Coax

    https://www.parts-express.com/dayton...8-ohm--295-384
    https://www.parts-express.com/dayton...8-ohm--295-386

    Looks pretty cool! I envision a lot of great projects with these. My first thought is a soundbar application.
    https://www.facebook.com/Mosaic-Audi...7373763888294/

  • #2
    Looks like a good product at a very decent price, but not much detail provided - would like the traditional dayton graphs/measurements please!

    Says high pass filter is required and not included, but looks like the tweeter leads come out the pole vent and is soldered to the woofer terminal or maybe the woofer terminal is on the other side hard to tell.... I hope there are two terminals.

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    • #3
      Beautiful frames, poly cones. Be nice if Dayton released just the woofer portion with a nice dustcap. The 5-1/4" woofer section looks great, if there are shorting rings or some copper it would be an RS beater-upper.
      Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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      • #4
        Forgive my newbish question please, but how are these usually designed regarding Z-offset? Are coax drivers usually set up to be zero-offset tweeter-to-woofer, or do they just try to arrange things so the frequency response suffers as little as possible?

        And what would be the main design use for these do you think? Surround sound speakers I'm guessing, and at least for the little 4" ones, probably smaller boom box type, or all-in-one bluetooth amp setups for the kitchen or bedroom.

        I think these could be the basis for a decent little table radio setup if you don't mind having a little more height.... I've been thinking about doing a nice table radio with a Voxel-type sub hidden (or at least camouflaged) up on top of the wall cabinets.

        At any rate, it's nice to see these; they're something new and different.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by isaeagle4031 View Post
          https://www.parts-express.com/dayton...8-ohm--295-384
          https://www.parts-express.com/dayton...8-ohm--295-386

          Looks pretty cool! I envision a lot of great projects with these. My first thought is a soundbar application.
          Very NICE! I hope the FR plots look good too! I think these are a welcome addition to a quite untapped market. I quite wonder if the little InDIYana 2018 poll I posted that is up in 7 days has anything to do with this? Shameless plug:
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          • #6
            Those both would be really nice for computer desk speakers for nearfield listening I think. Or surround speakers as was previously mentioned. The 4" could make for a decently affordable, compact, good sounding mini-speaker.
            -Dan
            Mandolin Curved Cabinet Floorstanding; Dayton Reference 18" sealed Subwoofer; Sealed 12" Dayton Reference Subwoofer ; Overnight Sensation builds

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            • #7
              Originally posted by djkest View Post
              Those both would be really nice for computer desk speakers for nearfield listening I think. Or surround speakers as was previously mentioned. The 4" could make for a decently affordable, compact, good sounding mini-speaker.
              Definitely a good use, I know I enjoy my Kef and Tannoy point source speakers as nearfields because it allows the tweeter and woofer to blend seamlessly at close distances. Definitely could be interesting for home theater center channels too where off-axis seating is fairly typical for a normal home, not saying there are not other uses, but its great there are becoming more and more options. Look forward to seeing how good or bad the response graphs look.

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              • #8
                Neat! I like that they have poly cones. Haven't seen much of those in the last 10 years.
                Isn't it about time we started answering rhetorical questions?

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                • #9
                  I think I will stick to my diy coax........at the moment.
                  Kenny

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                  • #10
                    I can see these becoming pretty popular with the car audio crowd, as well. Considering a popular install in the car audio "SQ" world is A pillar mounting mids and tweeters, this could potentially work well and take less room.

                    I'd have to venture a guess and say there must be separate terminals for the woofer and tweeter?

                    Pretty decent sensitivity, also.

                    Hope they actually sound good.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kenny_k View Post
                      I think I will stick to my diy coax........at the moment.
                      ​More info Kenny, is this something that we will see at NY/NJ DIY ? BTW happy 4th KENNY.

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                      • #12
                        Interesting. If if they're not awesome, they might make great height speakers for Atmos.
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                        "Based on my library and laboratory research, I have concluded, as have others, that the best measures of speaker quality are frequency response and dispersion pattern. I have not found any credible research showing that most of the differences we hear among loudspeakers cannot be explained by examining these two variables." -Alvin Foster, 22 BAS Speaker 2 (May, 1999)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Squidspeak View Post

                          ​More info Kenny, is this something that we will see at NY/NJ DIY ? BTW happy 4th KENNY.
                          It should make it.
                          Kenny

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                          DIY NY/NJ 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGwA...ature=youtu.be
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                          • #14
                            I'm excited to see measurements on on these!
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                            • #15
                              Please someone, design a nice computer monitor using the 4" coax ported. I ran the woofer thru WinISD, and in about 5 Liters, it looks very, very nice. A compact sub is needed, but we have the Voxel and some bargain 8"ers that fit in a sealed cubic foot easily with bass boost @~35 Hz. I'll buy a pair and ship them to a designer! Volunteers, out there?

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