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ballstothewall
11-09-2005, 11:36 PM
Ok, I am realllly pissed right now, I was going to order some NSB's from partsexpress. THEY ARE GONE! That shoots my plans of a Line Array down the f'ing tube. I am pissed. Does anyone know where to get these .49 cent wonders?!?!

-Ryan

JimJ
11-09-2005, 11:37 PM
Thylantyr probably owns a 55' semi trailer full of them, but I doubt he'd sell if the world was ending tomorrow :D

ballstothewall
11-09-2005, 11:39 PM
Hes got to save them for the Death Star!

I was just thinking, ya know, now that I got money in my account and can buy those tommorow, i bet they are gonna be sold out........:mad: :mad: :mad:

ballstothewall
11-09-2005, 11:41 PM
Hmmm.....What home theater project to do now i wonder?

****, thylantyr helped me out on all the things on those plans, i've been drawing them out using 3d modeling software...

Oh well, i guess I will move on to something else now.

thylantyr
11-10-2005, 02:05 AM
I have 288 NSB's.

Supply and demand, no supply I demand 10x markup :naughty: :p: :clap: :banghead:


For a quality line array, the tweeter is more important, find another cheap midrange
and continue the quest of line arraying.

ballstothewall
11-10-2005, 08:14 AM
Hmmm....

Now I am looking at prob over 100 bucks just in speakers.....****

I could have done this whole project in under 100 bucks easy...

Ignatowski
11-10-2005, 08:31 AM
umm,whats an NSB ? :/

ballstothewall
11-10-2005, 08:57 AM
4" EXTENDED RANGE DRIVER (269-568 & 269-570)
Nicknamed by the infamous "Lefty" Carroll, because of their colorful history prior to Parts Express acquiring these drivers. A long and complicated process was employed to ensure that certain markings on these drivers were removed prior to their arrival at Parts Express-- very peculiar...

The NSB's are 4" drivers that offer excellent full-range performance in a small, fully-shielded package. These drivers are great for many different types of designs, from dipole surround speakers to center channels, and are even perfect for line arrays! Driver features: 3/4" V.C. on paper former, large flat spider, paper cone, rubber surround, and a paper dustcap. The textured PPM cone, rubber surround, large cast frame, and large shielded motor structure give this woofer a sense of quality that is not found on most small drivers.



This was taken from a page on Parts Express...

thylantyr
11-10-2005, 11:08 AM
How many NSB's did you need?

ballstothewall
11-10-2005, 02:00 PM
18

thylantyr
11-10-2005, 03:40 PM
Maybe later if you can't find a solution, I could sell you a box of 32. I don't want to
sell partials as wrapping 18 individual drivers in a large box wouldn't be fun.

Problems is;
My cost - $.49 each = $15.68

Cost me ~$1 per driver to ship to me. $32

$15.68 + 32 = $47.68

Cost to ship to you is probably ~$1 per driver also, +$32

$47.69 + $32 = $79.68

That's without any profit :)

With a carton of 32 NSB you can beef up your line array plans, perhaps have extras
for future builds, or blow up the remainder for fun.

Question is, can you find drivers for your project cheaper ? See what the market has
to offer first.

jaygeorge1979
11-10-2005, 05:29 PM
thylantyr = nice guy :)

PV Audio
11-10-2005, 06:46 PM
umm,whats an NSB ? :/
49 cent pioneer driver. they are hideous, but fun as hell to play with :) i have like 15 atm just sitting cause it cost me 10 shipped for 'em :D

ballstothewall
11-10-2005, 10:22 PM
Thanks for the offer thylantyr, but I don't know about this now. The whole beauty of this thing was the cheapness of the drivers, but idk if I can afford over 100 bucks on the nsb's + tweets right now... I will definetly finish plans and keep them, but I don't know about this. I might just make some more standard type speakers for my dorm. I need to think about this.

-Ryan

jaygeorge1979
11-14-2005, 10:10 AM
soo did anybody find any similarly cheap drivers as a substitute? i am curious as well...

ballstothewall
11-14-2005, 10:53 AM
I haven't found another driver under a dollar yet, maybe I'm not looking in the right places though...

jaygeorge1979
11-14-2005, 12:26 PM
ill post if i do, i am looking too

ballstothewall
11-14-2005, 12:36 PM
I have found some cheaper ones, but they only got down to around 1000hz, and I want them to go down to around 100hz.

jaygeorge1979
11-14-2005, 03:39 PM
can i get some links to chose cheaper ones?

ballstothewall
11-14-2005, 03:53 PM
I look around on www.partsexpress.com

PV Audio
11-14-2005, 05:00 PM
I have found some cheaper ones, but they only got down to around 1000hz, and I want them to go down to around 100hz.
:eyebrow: that is very unlikely

ballstothewall
11-14-2005, 05:27 PM
NSB's said their range was 75-15000hz. Does frequency range mean that they can go that low, or what? Please educate me, and I take it that I'm not gonna find cheap ones like that that are rated for that low?

vosschs
11-14-2005, 05:32 PM
pics of an NSB? im curious

jaygeorge1979
11-14-2005, 05:34 PM
i been searchin on NSB and i havent found anything for less than a few bucks a driver...if you found something cheap u better lemme kno :)

ballstothewall
11-14-2005, 05:36 PM
These ugly things are nsb's

http://www.partsexpress.com/projectshowcase/nsb/nsb2.htm

PV Audio
11-14-2005, 05:46 PM
NSB's said their range was 75-15000hz. Does frequency range mean that they can go that low, or what? Please educate me, and I take it that I'm not gonna find cheap ones like that that are rated for that low?
most fullrange cones don't extend below 100hz in real life. this is needless to say for a 1 dollar driver...

ballstothewall
11-14-2005, 05:48 PM
Ahhh ok, thanks.

PV Audio
11-14-2005, 05:51 PM
Ahhh ok, thanks.
but also in reality, it doesn't matter if you are using a subwoofer, which most people are if they are running full range.

thylantyr
11-14-2005, 06:20 PM
NSB Fs is 105 Hz {manufacturers spec}. So, you can get 100hz but due to the
drivers low xmax and small cone area, there is no authority at 100hz, you need an array of them :) Ported, tuned to 100hz is 'more meaner' ... /hehe

Funny: When PE had tons of NSB's, the folks who didn't want to spend 49 cents
thought it was dumb to waste money on this driver.

Now that they are sold out, people miss the driver and have no issues
spend 5x - 10x more for an equivalent. :evil:

Napolean Dynamite: That dance he does in the movie, that will be the official "I got NSB's and you don't dance"... :evil:
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ballstothewall
11-14-2005, 06:26 PM
Now i got this mental picture of Napolean Dynamite with an sign above him that says I got NSB's, and you don't.....


*kicks self for not buying sooner.....*

thylantyr
11-14-2005, 08:04 PM
Vote for Pedro :2thumbs: