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  • 5 - 6" woofer with smooth roll off

    I'm looking for a 5 to 6" woofer that meets the following criteria, and instead of just trying to scour the internet, I figured I'd ask for opinions:

    1) smooth top end roll off
    2) clean CSD
    3) ok or better harmonic distortion
    4) cost is reasonable, 20 to 40$

    They are ranked in order of importance too. So far I've found the Tang Band W5-704D that fits: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/psho...64-850&scqty=2
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    Re: 5 - 6" woofer with smooth roll off

    # 2 and #3 can be had within the constraints of #4, but #1 is tough. That TB is a very good option, and a rare option under those constraints.
    Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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    • #3
      Re: 5 - 6" woofer with smooth roll off

      I have the 704ds and they are great. I'm not one for subjective commentary, but for what you are looking for they are probably your best bet. I haven't found another 5.25" that can reach as high as those, and I've listened to a fair amount of drivers.

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      • #4
        Re: 5 - 6" woofer with smooth roll off

        Aura NS6?
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        • #5
          Re: 5 - 6" woofer with smooth roll off

          Originally posted by Pallas View Post
          Aura NS6?
          FAILS #4!

          ...

          HAHAHAHA, Ok I couldn't help myself. Really the joke is on me, as setting a minimum cost is plain dumb. I should have said: No more than 40$
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          • #6
            Re: 5 - 6" woofer with smooth roll off

            Silver Flute! Or Try the Hi-Vi L5 or L6. The Tang Baned driver you picked is a good one, but limited bass performance.
            "I just use off the shelf textbook filters designed for a resistor of 8 ohms with
            exactly a Fc 3K for both drivers, anybody can do it." -Xmax

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            • #7
              Re: 5 - 6" woofer with smooth roll off

              Originally posted by dcibel View Post
              Silver Flute! Or Try the Hi-Vi L5 or L6. The Tang Baned driver you picked is a good one, but limited bass performance.
              +1 I really like the silverflutes. The wool cone makes for a nice midrange. The hivi's look at least to be very nice as well. May grab a pair of the 6" for a project this summer.
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              • #8
                Re: 5 - 6" woofer with smooth roll off

                I'm a fan of the Peerless SDS line, but I'm certainly no expert. To me anyways, they sound real nice for the price.
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                • #9
                  Re: 5 - 6" woofer with smooth roll off

                  Peerless is always a good choice.
                  "I just use off the shelf textbook filters designed for a resistor of 8 ohms with
                  exactly a Fc 3K for both drivers, anybody can do it." -Xmax

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                  • #10
                    Re: 5 - 6" woofer with smooth roll off

                    http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com...r-cone-woofer/
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                    • #11
                      Re: 5 - 6" woofer with smooth roll off

                      Those SB13s mentioned in another thread and available at <cough> Madisound for $19 look
                      very nice.

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                      • #12
                        Re: 5 - 6&quot; woofer with smooth roll off

                        Originally posted by donradick View Post
                        Those SB13s mentioned in another thread and available at <cough> Madisound for $19 look
                        very nice.
                        I'm waiting for a pair of these to show up on my door step soon. If they match the specs that Mad provides, they should be very nice for the $$$.
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                        • #13
                          Re: 5 - 6&quot; woofer with smooth roll off

                          The SBAcoustics Sean to have a weird distortion curve in the 1300-5000 range nothing to worry about at that that price, and who knows maybe it was just that particular driver.
                          David

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                          • #14
                            Re: 5 - 6&quot; woofer with smooth roll off

                            Probably a similar distortion profile to other $19 woofers.
                            Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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                            • #15
                              Re: 5 - 6&quot; woofer with smooth roll off

                              OP's #1 and #4 are pretty much mutually exclusive IMHO. Speaker mfgrs know when they have a winner as far as performance is concerned and price them accordingly.

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