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    I would like your opinion on a midrange to mate with the Seas L18RNXP in a floor standing all metal 3-way. I have the woofers and so far I’ve been looking at the Fountek FR88EX and the Tang Band W4 1337SD. (Not a fan of the grey basket of the Tang Band W4 1337SD and a bit pricey) I haven't chosen a tweeter yet either.

    Suggestions?
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    Re: all metal 3-way

    lol I was looking at those same exact drivers for my 3 ways but I think I am going to repurpose my zaph drivers.

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    • #3
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      I've been working on an all-metal 3-way since fall - using the FR88EX for the mid. (The drivers are RS150-4, FR88EX, and NE19VTA). The Fountek is a nice little driver. They measured real close to published specs. Unfortunately, the price jumped quite a bit on them since last summer - $40 now, whereas I paid like $24 for them. For another $10 you could go with the FR89EX.

      One of mine arrived with a fine scratch right across the cone - no big deal, but definitely visible :( I decided just to live with it rather than return it to Madisound.

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      • #4
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        What abiut a Fountek FW146?
        I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
        OS MTMs http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=220388
        Swope TM http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=221818
        Econowave and Audio Nirvana AN10 fullrange http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=216841
        Imperial Russian Stouts http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...=1#post1840444
        LECBOS. http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...ghlight=lecbos

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          Re: all metal 3-way

          What about a Fountek FW146? http://meniscusaudio.com/advanced_se...keywords=fw146
          I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
          OS MTMs http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=220388
          Swope TM http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=221818
          Econowave and Audio Nirvana AN10 fullrange http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...d.php?t=216841
          Imperial Russian Stouts http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...=1#post1840444
          LECBOS. http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...ghlight=lecbos

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            Re: all metal 3-way

            The TB isn't actually metal, is it?

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              Originally posted by lunchmoney View Post
              The TB isn't actually metal, is it?
              Suppose to be titanium. So yes it is.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by fastbike1 View Post
                It's a bit big for my application. I'm thinking 3''-4'' for the mid and a 3/4'' tweeter.
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                  Originally posted by lunchmoney View Post
                  The TB isn't actually metal, is it?
                  Absolutely! A finger touch will dent and/or oxidize too, so they are also very fragile.

                  What would suggest that they are not metal?

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                  • #10
                    Re: all metal 3-way

                    Originally posted by Wolf View Post
                    Absolutely! A finger touch will dent and/or oxidize too, so they are also very fragile.

                    What would suggest that they are not metal?

                    Later,
                    Wolf
                    That means I can't own one:( I would have to touch the cone to see how fragile it is. Darn curiosity.

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                    • #11
                      Re: all metal 3-way

                      What about the DA115-8 or Peerless 835023
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                      • #12
                        Re: all metal 3-way

                        DA115 is a sweet driver. I used it as a woofer in an MTM, but I have no doubt it would be a very nice midrange.


                        Mark
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                        • #13
                          Re: all metal 3-way

                          Originally posted by lunchmoney View Post
                          The TB isn't actually metal, is it?
                          The TB 1337SD is very thin titanium and is a superb midrange driver, IMHO. Of course I'm biased, it's the driver Curt and I used in all the Statements speakers. Jed K. (Clearwave Audio) also has many designs available using this driver as a mid.

                          The bad part is, you need to be careful of the cone. It's easy to put a wrinkle in it if your fingers slip. Don't ask me how I know. :rolleyes:

                          Jim

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                          • #14
                            Re: all metal 3-way

                            Originally posted by lunchmoney View Post
                            The TB isn't actually metal, is it?
                            100% titanium, 200% pure bliss. I love that driver.
                            Line Array: IDS-25 Clone, FE-83.
                            2-2.5 Way:
                            Zaph Audio's winning entry: ZA5+SB29. - Microliths: RS125+RS28. - Small Bangs: TB W4-1658SB+SEAS 27TBFC/G. - Monoliths: Peerless 830884+SEAS 27TBFC/G.
                            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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                            • #15
                              Re: all metal 3-way

                              Originally posted by Wolf View Post
                              Absolutely! A finger touch will dent and/or oxidize too, so they are also very fragile.

                              What would suggest that they are not metal?

                              Later,
                              Wolf
                              Read a review that complained that it wasn't... I guess not

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