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macbethpoe
05-26-2005, 10:01 PM
I am thinking about doing some DIY components. I am wondering where to find my midbass at. I am interested in sq for midbass. I dont care about output. I do want them to able to reach high volume levels with little or no destortion though. What would be a good pair of midbass speakers for me. They will be IB. Price somewhere around 150-250.

JimJ
05-26-2005, 10:18 PM
Adire Kodas, ID CX62/64's, Scanspeak, Vifas, etc, etc...

What impedance do you need them to be?

JAZN
05-26-2005, 10:21 PM
check the daytons on partsexpress. i have heard very good things about them from respectable sources and theyre very affordable. wish i had a couple bux to spare to get em.
these ones for example http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=295-364
i bought my ID mids for ~$100.
seas lotus perf's are ~$160.
thats a decent budget so u have a lotta choices.

how much power do u have to work with?

macbethpoe
05-26-2005, 10:26 PM
Unless you need a certain impendance for a crossover the ohm does not matter. I will buy an amp according to the speakers. I am guessing 100-150 watts for each mid.

cdj
05-26-2005, 10:38 PM
If you're serious about DIY, then you need to check-out this site.

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/index.php

npdang can supply many of the speakers at a good price.

squeak9798
05-26-2005, 10:41 PM
If you're serious about DIY, then you need to check-out this site.

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/index.php

npdang can supply many of the speakers at a good price.


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You going active or passive??

macbethpoe
05-26-2005, 10:44 PM
Well I am selling a crossover on ebay right now, which now I hope doesnt sell. It is a Coustic XM-3e. I am not sure if thats passive or active.

macbethpoe
05-26-2005, 11:26 PM
How much are the XXX mids, and do they have low destortion at high volume and all that good stuff?

squeak9798
05-26-2005, 11:34 PM
Well I am selling a crossover on ebay right now, which now I hope doesnt sell. It is a Coustic XM-3e. I am not sure if thats passive or active.

That's OK....I don't believe the Coustic XM-3e doesn't offer all the functions you need. You need to be able to bandpass the mid with it, and IIRC the XM-3e only offers highpass on the front and rear channels.

And, BTW, that's considered active ;)


Anyways; first thing you need to decide is if you are going active or passive. If going active, remember that you will need one channel per speaker. So, if you are doing a 2-way frontstage, you'll need 4-channels of amplification.


The XXX mids run ~$279 IIRC.

macbethpoe
05-26-2005, 11:38 PM
Well you would be correct about the high-pass on the front and rear that is all it has. Now that I have a crossover that wont work with what I want to do, I guess DIY is out. Sorry for a now worthless thread, but your welcome for the free posts. Thanks for the help.