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  • If you were to pick a full range driver based on low distortion what would it be?

    Thought I'd post this to narrow down the tweeter / fullrange selection for an open baffle speaker with an htpc acting as the crossover. Since frequency response isn't a huge issue as the crossover is dsp based, distortion becomes my primary concern. The tweeter/ fullrange will be paired with a peerless sls 12" woofer. Distortion needs to be low down to at least 500Hz( planning to set the crossover at around 700Hz, 4th order) and the frequency response range preferably past 16k. The range can be compensated somewhat however. So can anybody name a driver that fits this criteria?

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    Re: If you were to pick a full range driver based on low distortion what would it be?

    How about Fountek FR88-EX or newer 89-EX version?

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    • #3
      Re: If you were to pick a full range driver based on low distortion what would it be?

      Originally posted by ElectroBiT View Post
      Thought I'd post this to narrow down the tweeter / fullrange selection for an open baffle speaker with an htpc acting as the crossover. Since frequency response isn't a huge issue as the crossover is dsp based, distortion becomes my primary concern. The tweeter/ fullrange will be paired with a peerless sls 12" woofer. Distortion needs to be low down to at least 500Hz( planning to set the crossover at around 700Hz, 4th order) and the frequency response range preferably past 16k. The range can be compensated somewhat however. So can anybody name a driver that fits this criteria?
      Try this.

      http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=295-346

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      • #4
        Re: If you were to pick a full range driver based on low distortion what would it be?

        +1. I like mine a lot, Curt and Waynes' Singularities.

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        • #5
          Re: If you were to pick a full range driver based on low distortion what would it be?

          Considering the off-axis response, the dayton point source looks very promising. Do you happen to have THD plots for it? The Fountek looks like a good candidate too but I see no off-axis response in the spec sheet.Know where I can get one?

          Thanks,
          Matt

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          • #6
            Re: If you were to pick a full range driver based on low distortion what would it be?

            Originally posted by ElectroBiT View Post
            Considering the off-axis response, the dayton point source looks very promising. Do you happen to have THD plots for it? The Fountek looks like a good candidate too but I see no off-axis response in the spec sheet.Know where I can get one?

            Thanks,
            Matt
            Don't forget the smaller version.

            http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...-344&FTR=ps180
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              Re: If you were to pick a full range driver based on low distortion what would it be?

              Check this thread for lots of details on the PS220

              http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=221465
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              "Gravitational systems are the ashes of prior electrical systems.". - Hannes Alfven, Nobel Laureate, Plasma physicist.

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              • #8
                Re: If you were to pick a full range driver based on low distortion what would it be?

                Originally posted by ElectroBiT View Post
                Considering the off-axis response, the dayton point source looks very promising. Do you happen to have THD plots for it? The Fountek looks like a good candidate too but I see no off-axis response in the spec sheet.Know where I can get one?

                Thanks,
                Matt
                The following link has comments about three small drivers. Humm, no one is perfect
                1. Focal 3W2 Be
                2. Fountek FR88-EX
                3. Scanspeak 10F-4424G Discovery

                http://www.mobileelectronics.com.au/...range-roundup/

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                • #9
                  Re: If you were to pick a full range driver based on low distortion what would it be?

                  Jordan 92 are very nice> I have a pair they work really well.

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                  • #10
                    Re: If you were to pick a full range driver based on low distortion what would it be?

                    The Jordan Zaph graphs like this:


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                    • #11
                      Re: If you were to pick a full range driver based on low distortion what would it be?

                      How about this venerable JBL Control 1. Its 5-inch woofer is almost a full range driver.
                      The spec has distortion graphs run at 10 watts. I wonder how does it compare to the modern drivers?

                      http://www.avstumpfl.com/common/data...front&offset=1

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                      • #12
                        Re: If you were to pick a full range driver based on low distortion what would it be?

                        Originally posted by dantheman View Post
                        The Jordan Zaph graphs like this:


                        Dan
                        Now show a Lowther, a Fostex, etc. for comparison. The Jordan is actually a pretty decent little driver. Just don't expect a full range driver to do everything.
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                        • #13
                          Re: If you were to pick a full range driver based on low distortion what would it be?

                          XJ-92 is an excellent little driver. Stick it in to a folded pipe or an MLTL and you'll get surprising bottom end out of it.
                          But yes, full range is full range and as anything else they have drawbacks. Personally, I'd take a XJ92 based system over Behringer monitors any day.
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                          • #14
                            Re: If you were to pick a full range driver based on low distortion what would it be?

                            Now you've gone and done it. :D



                            Originally posted by r-carpenter View Post
                            XJ-92 is an excellent little driver. Stick it in to a folded pipe or an MLTL and you'll get surprising bottom end out of it.
                            But yes, full range is full range and as anything else they have drawbacks. Personally, I'd take a XJ92 based system over Behringer monitors any day.
                            I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
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                            • #15
                              Re: If you were to pick a full range driver based on low distortion what would it be?

                              Originally posted by fastbike1 View Post
                              Now you've gone and done it. :D
                              yeah, I know.
                              but in all seriousness, put a 92 based TL up against mentioned monitor, throw some Jazz on and be amazed. 92 will image like you wouldn't believe, things sound pleasant and natural. Behringer, well, it'll sound good and may have advantages on some music but not to me and not with my choice of music.
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