View Full Version : Usher 3-way setup

05-30-2005, 02:28 AM
I have the Tweets and Mid-Range already. I was planning on using them with the 4x Vifa PLs I already have, but considering the Usher Mid-Bass a bit.

Click on pictures for more information:

http://www.partsexpress.com/images/276-608m.jpg (http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=276-608)

http://www.partsexpress.com/images/276-620m.jpg (http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=276-620)

http://www.partsexpress.com/images/296-600m.jpg (http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=296-600)

Any opinions?
Crossover points/slopes suggestions?

I think it might be kinda unique to tell people when they ask that my front stage is all "Usher Audio" and see the puzzled look. Although "Vifa" Mid-Bass would get the same look from most people I'm sure.

The Hammer

05-30-2005, 10:37 AM
I'm a little concerned about the midrange and tweeter. The Parts Express site says they only handle about 10 to 15 watts a piece. What are you planning in amplifying them with??

05-30-2005, 10:08 PM
Parts Express quote on the Tweeter:
Power handling: 10 watts RMS/15 watts max (full range signal)
I don't plan on feeding the tweets full range.
I have considered using a Zed Audio Leviathan, but might go with some Adcom 4302s or Tru 4.65w/bb. Still planning.

The Hammer

05-31-2005, 09:43 AM
Looks pretty nice :thumbupw: I've heard good things about that dome mid, and IIRC that midbass is supposed to be a "clone" of the SS Carbon Fiber mid.

05-31-2005, 10:19 AM
what are you planning on crossing them over with?

05-31-2005, 08:08 PM
Well, if I go with the Leviathan I'll probably use the crossovers on the amplifier.



This is a six channel amplifier.
Channels 1+2 and 3+4 are identical in their function. High and Low pass crossovers with the ability to run them as bandpass as well. Crossovers run from 46Hz to 5KHz at 24dB/octave.
They can be run flat as well.

Channels 5+6 are the same again but have an extra high pass crossover running from 10Hz to 50Hz to act as a subsonic filter. Again all at 24dB/octave.
The six RCA inputs also have switchable function. First 6 in 6 out, second all 6 channels from RCA inputs 1+2 and lastly chs 5+6 receiving a mono signal from the mix of 1+2+3+4 inputs. This allows the use of a 5+1 system with constant subwoofer fading.

If not that amplifier then not too sure yet.
Most likely using an RFX-8250 for source.

The Hammer

06-03-2005, 11:47 PM
what are you planning on crossing them over with?

On second thought how about a Behringer DCX2496 (http://www.behringer.com/DCX2496/index.cfm?lang=ENG) ?

The Hammer

06-04-2005, 01:32 PM
On second thought how about a Behringer DCX2496 (http://www.behringer.com/DCX2496/index.cfm?lang=ENG) ?

The Hammer

If you are going to go that route, I'd personally rather go for a dbx DriveRack PA :thumbupw: Higher quality (in the PA world) than Behringer, and it has built in stereo 31-band EQ, parametric EQ (can't remember # of bands), 6-channel independant xover, time alignment, etc etc.....awesome unit IMHO

06-06-2005, 05:07 AM
Actually I just purchased the Behringer Equalizer and Crossover units already converted with 12v power supplies (for a great price).
:yumyum: :yumyum:

The Hammer

06-06-2005, 09:49 AM

Should turn out schweet

How soon till you start installing??

06-07-2005, 09:23 PM
Installing ... uhmm I need the ride first.
I'm putting a system in my work van this month (but not these speakers).
And my old rusty Honda isn't going to be graced with a system.
Test drove a Civic and a Mazda3 the other day..
Still looking..

The Hammer