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  • #2
    Re: Commercial Speakers With Dayton Drivers

    We use the PM180 in our Derecho model that we introduced at last year's AXPONA event. It makes a nice mid for sure.

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    • #3
      Re: Commercial Speakers With Dayton Drivers

      Sonus Faber use fairly budget off the shelf drivers with aesthetic mods to keep up the pretense of bespoke(Peerless?)
      Wilson Watt I think use the Satori from SB in one design
      Revel (Harman) also use SB units which are black anodised
      YG were using scanspeak until recently
      Tidal use Accuton. also OEM black anodised
      Magico started off using various premium off the shelf drivers
      Even Sony used Scanspeak in their high end designs

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      • #4
        Re: Commercial Speakers With Dayton Drivers

        Definitive Technology used Vifa drivers on their bipolar loudspeakers.
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        3-3.5 Way:Miniliths: SEAS P21/CA21REX+Neo8 PDR+Neo3 PDR. - Megaliths: 2xDayton RS270+2xT-B W4-1337SB+SB29. - ZDT3.5 +: 2xDayton RS180+Dayton RS52+Vifa DQ25. Reflexos: OB 4xDayton RS150 + Neo3 PDR.

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        • #5
          Re: Commercial Speakers With Dayton Drivers

          YG still use SS Rev motors and frames, but the cones are now machined billets of aluminum.
          Magico still uses Morel motors with their own cones, as well as SS 22W Revs with carbon fiber dustcaps instead- in the S3.

          Endeavor Audio uses Dayton RS180 woofers, maybe more.
          Martin Logan has an RSS390 in the large new model stats.

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          • #6
            Re: Commercial Speakers With Dayton Drivers

            Not a current offering, but my 25-y.o. Dahlquist DQ-M905's use a Vifa M21WJ-09-08 bass driver and D26TG-05-06 tweeter; drivers that were readily available from PE or Madisound for years.
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            • #7
              Re: Commercial Speakers With Dayton Drivers

              Originally posted by Wolf View Post
              Martin Logan has an RSS390 in the large new model stats.

              Wolf
              Are those the HO or HF model? Or a proprietary design?
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              • #8
                Re: Commercial Speakers With Dayton Drivers

                Most of the big "brand name" companies mentioned so far do not use off the shelf drivers, even if the names are off the shelf. Some do, of course. Most of the bigger companies seem to be engineering their own drivers or at least spec'ing modifications to existing drivers. That is usually beyond the means of smaller companies, though.
                Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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                • #9
                  Re: Commercial Speakers With Dayton Drivers

                  We use the PM180 in our Derecho model that we introduced at last year's AXPONA event. It makes a nice mid for sure.
                  Have heard. Can verify.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Commercial Speakers With Dayton Drivers

                    As mentioned earlier, the $27k/pair Sony SS AR-1 uses a pair of Scanspeak 22w woofers, and I think a Scanspeak 15w mid (not sure on the tweeter).

                    Joseph Audio uses Seas Excel drivers.

                    B&W.... makes their own, pretty sure PSB does as well
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                    • #11
                      Re: Commercial Speakers With Dayton Drivers

                      Originally posted by mattsk8 View Post
                      As mentioned earlier, the $27k/pair Sony SS AR-1 uses a pair of Scanspeak 22w woofers, and I think a Scanspeak 15w mid (not sure on the tweeter).

                      Joseph Audio uses Seas Excel drivers.

                      B&W.... makes their own, pretty sure PSB does as well
                      I spotted a PSB-looking tweeter at InDIYana, and Ben verified it is an old Vifa driver. The tweeter actually looks a little odd without the little "PSB" emblem.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Commercial Speakers With Dayton Drivers

                        Originally posted by Wolf View Post
                        Martin Logan has an RSS390 in the large new model stats.
                        Wolf
                        Which one? I don't think they have speakers with 15'' woofers. Do you mean the Dynamo 1500X instead?

                        Damn, now looking at this it the Dynamo 1500X's woofer does look a lot like the RSS390.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Commercial Speakers With Dayton Drivers

                          Some Legacy Audio woofers may look familiar.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Commercial Speakers With Dayton Drivers

                            Originally posted by bcodemz View Post
                            Which one? I don't think they have speakers with 15'' woofers. Do you mean the Dynamo 1500X instead?

                            Damn, now looking at this it the Dynamo 1500X's woofer does look a lot like the RSS390.
                            I think it's the Neolith.
                            Francis

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                            • #15
                              Re: Commercial Speakers With Dayton Drivers

                              Originally posted by Face View Post
                              Some Legacy Audio woofers may look familiar.
                              Did Legacy stop using Auras?
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