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JimJ
04-04-2007, 10:46 AM
I'm looking around for a set of compression drivers to mate up with horns, 1" throat diameter. The best option for the price I've seen are Radian 475's at PE for $180/ea...anyone else have suggestions for drivers I should be looking at? Perhaps someone has a pair of ID drivers for cheap :blackeye:

UndercoverPunk
04-04-2007, 10:54 AM
uh.... B&C?

JimJ
04-04-2007, 11:01 AM
They have comparable extension on the top?

Xover point seems a little higher than I'd like on those...

UndercoverPunk
04-04-2007, 11:12 AM
Yeah, those radians do look pretty nice.

joetama
04-04-2007, 11:22 AM
B&C or Radian...

If you could find some Meyer Sound Drivers you would love them... But, I am pretty sure it is hard to just give the drivers...

60ndown
04-04-2007, 11:24 AM
adapter?

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/New-Zomax-Compression-Driver-with-Rectangular-Horn_W0QQitemZ7345673108QQcategoryZ23794QQcmdZView Item#ebayphotohosting

///M5
04-04-2007, 11:52 AM
ask Chad at diy

T3mpest
04-04-2007, 01:51 PM
I'm looking around for a set of compression drivers to mate up with horns, 1" throat diameter. The best option for the price I've seen are Radian 475's at PE for $180/ea...anyone else have suggestions for drivers I should be looking at? Perhaps someone has a pair of ID drivers for cheap :blackeye:

ID's drivers are modified B&C, so I'd just go straight to the source for those. Radians are very nice as well. BMS is known for high quality compression drivers too. Beyma's CP-380 is pretty imfamous as well. Anyway here's a few names.

B&C DE500's
BMS 4552 ND
Radian 475's
Beyma's CP-380

Worse comes to worse, Tad 2001's!:naughty:

ngsm13
04-04-2007, 01:58 PM
ID uses modified B&C compression drivers.

:fyi:

I'm picking up a pair at the tent sale @ PartsExpress this year... 20% :).

nG

JimJ
04-04-2007, 03:29 PM
Would you happen to know how they're modded from stock B&C's?

18K extension worries me a bit...and they don't seem to go down as low as the Radians...but then again, those are $160 more for a pair.

UndercoverPunk
04-04-2007, 03:34 PM
Would you happen to know how they're modded from stock B&C's?

18K extension worries me a bit...and they don't seem to go down as low as the Radians...but then again, those are $160 more for a pair.
No he doesn't.

GordonW
04-04-2007, 03:48 PM
I've used the Radian 450s... they come on the back of the 5208 8" coax.

Excellent driver... in my tests, they didn't roll off until 22KHz! Of course, you have to build in "tilt EQ" as in any horn/driver combo (the horn/driver naturally has a "tilted" response dropping at 6 dB/oct. until the ultimate roll-off point up top, where they drop faster), but there's STILL like 95-96 dB sensitivity AFTER the EQ (at 20KHz)!

Regards,
Gordon.

expo5.0
04-04-2007, 03:52 PM
i'm curious which ones will work out well in real life

i have many different id models laying around here etc., but also have very cheap access to the diy yourself stuff and have plans on doing some custom things with that- had planned on tryign the radian's or possibly the baby jbls, but look forward to hearing someone elses experience.

ngsm13
04-04-2007, 06:45 PM
Would you happen to know how they're modded from stock B&C's?

18K extension worries me a bit...and they don't seem to go down as low as the Radians...but then again, those are $160 more for a pair.

To be honest, I doubt there's any radical changes...

Much like many driver are based off of ScanSpeaks and such...

Anyways, when you put the ID Horn Bodies on... it will drastically change the low side extension...

:fyi:

nG

joetama
04-04-2007, 06:48 PM
To be honest, I doubt there's any radical changes...

Much like many driver are based off of ScanSpeaks and such...

Anyways, when you put the ID Horn Bodies on... it will drastically change the low side extension...

:fyi:

nG

Probably just some cooling and some farafluid...

UndercoverPunk
04-04-2007, 06:49 PM
To be honest, I doubt there's any radical changes...

Much like many driver are based off of ScanSpeaks and such...

Anyways, when you put the ID Horn Bodies on... it will drastically change the low side extension...

:fyi:

nG

Like so. :naughty:
http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/6195/jul26006jb5.jpg

UndercoverPunk
04-04-2007, 06:50 PM
Probably just some cooling and some farafluid...

I thought it was ferrofluid?

I gots ta get me somes uh dats

joetama
04-04-2007, 06:51 PM
I thought it was ferrofluid?

Eh-Ron + Spelling = NOT GOOD....

Ferrofluid is what I ment if Eh-Ron could spell... :fyi: :laugh: :smokin:

joetama
04-04-2007, 06:52 PM
I think there is some at the shop I'll look next time I go home...

UndercoverPunk
04-04-2007, 06:53 PM
I think there is some at the shop I'll look next time I go home...

Sweet, next time I come up I'll have to bring a sweetass magnet... super fun good time.

Isn't that **** toxic as all hell?

joetama
04-04-2007, 06:55 PM
Sweet, next time I come up I'll have to bring a sweetass magnet... super fun good time.

Isn't that **** toxic as all hell?

I'm pretty sure Toxic isn't the word for it.... If you look at the bottle wrong you start to feel sick...

UndercoverPunk
04-04-2007, 07:00 PM
I'm pretty sure Toxic isn't the word for it.... If you look at the bottle wrong you start to feel sick...

That's awesome.

squeak9798
04-04-2007, 07:03 PM
I've used the Radian 450s...

Excellent driver...

I would have to agree.

The Radian 450PB's are the drivers used in the Illusion CH1 horns. I really enjoyed them.


But anyways....most of the main manufacturers have been mentioned. BMS seems to be getting rave reviews.


You got full or mini bodies there Jimbo ?


Got any glowing 12V amplificators to go along with them ? :naughty:

joetama
04-04-2007, 09:51 PM
That's awesome.

Except when you are looking at it...

You seriously feel weird after using that stuff...

ngsm13
04-04-2007, 10:28 PM
Like so. :naughty:
http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/6195/jul26006jb5.jpg

No, I mean low end extension... like LOW FREQUENCY extension.

El-tardo.

nG

joetama
04-04-2007, 11:39 PM
El-Tardo? :laugh:

UndercoverPunk
04-04-2007, 11:49 PM
No, I mean low end extension... like LOW FREQUENCY extension.

El-tardo.

nG

I was actually referencing DE500's on full bodies, I know what you ment. ******* Cotjones wanna be.... :rolleyes:

joetama
04-04-2007, 11:49 PM
I was actually referencing DE500's on full bodies, I know what you ment. ******* Cotjones wanna be.... :rolleyes:

:laugh::fro::wow:

ngsm13
04-05-2007, 12:46 AM
I was actually referencing DE500's on full bodies, I know what you ment. ******* Cotjones wanna be.... :rolleyes:

Yet you quoted my post, like an r-tard.

:suicide: :rolleyes: :graduate: :crying: :eyebrow: :laugh:.

nG

UndercoverPunk
04-05-2007, 01:03 AM
Yet you quoted my post, like an r-tard.

:suicide: :rolleyes: :graduate: :crying: :eyebrow: :laugh:.

nG

Because you said once you get them on the id horns. Stop flexing your **** in jim's thread, we all know it's hooooge and full of spooge.

ngsm13
04-05-2007, 01:20 AM
PEN15 Club.

nG

JimJ
04-05-2007, 01:53 AM
I've used the Radian 450s... they come on the back of the 5208 8" coax.

Excellent driver... in my tests, they didn't roll off until 22KHz! Of course, you have to build in "tilt EQ" as in any horn/driver combo (the horn/driver naturally has a "tilted" response dropping at 6 dB/oct. until the ultimate roll-off point up top, where they drop faster), but there's STILL like 95-96 dB sensitivity AFTER the EQ (at 20KHz)!

Regards,
Gordon.

Ahh! You're following me!

:D

Thanks for your reply over there, I'm sure I'll have more questions before this is done...:)


You got full or mini bodies there Jimbo ?

Neither, I've got seekret planz...;)

Beat_Dominator
04-05-2007, 01:58 AM
How about you source some huge vintage JBL drivers off of the 'Bay? People swear by em.

JimJ
04-05-2007, 02:00 AM
Uh oh, he's on to me...

:D

I'm waiting back on a couple PM's for classifieds, so we'll see.

Beat_Dominator
04-05-2007, 02:23 AM
Jim forget all of that, get some Feastrex drivers :)

http://www.feastrex.com/english/product.files/nf2.jpg

joetama
04-05-2007, 11:23 AM
How about you source some huge vintage JBL drivers off of the 'Bay? People swear by em.

JBL = Junk But Loud....

But, their horn drivers are decent... :laugh:

UndercoverPunk
04-05-2007, 04:57 PM
Jim forget all of that, get some Feastrex drivers :)

http://www.feastrex.com/english/product.files/nf2.jpg

That's.... different. I think I'll put 11 on each of my doors... inverted, as my mids.... whachathink?

joetama
04-05-2007, 04:59 PM
That's.... different. I think I'll put 11 on each of my doors... inverted, as my mids.... whachathink?

I bet Eminence would sound better... :laugh:

Beat_Dominator
04-05-2007, 05:15 PM
That's.... different. I think I'll put 11 on each of my doors... inverted, as my mids.... whachathink?

If you have the $6,000 to buy those......

squeak9798
04-05-2007, 07:00 PM
Neither, I've got seekret planz...;)

Custom molding your own ? :naughty:

expo5.0
04-08-2007, 06:04 PM
shhh-

who would do that?

joetama
04-09-2007, 12:07 AM
Jim, probably... :laugh:

UndercoverPunk
04-09-2007, 12:39 AM
I would if I knew what I was doing.

joetama
04-09-2007, 11:48 AM
I would if I knew what I was doing.

Designing and building a CD horn would be a rather large and complex task...

UndercoverPunk
04-09-2007, 11:55 AM
Designing and building a CD horn would be a rather large and complex task...

Exactly why I wouldn't even try it at this point.... I was reading on DIY last night about horns, and had googled horn design earlier yesterday...

Needless to say I still don't think I should even attempt this.... ever.... lol.

joetama
04-09-2007, 12:05 PM
Indeed....

It isn't tooo hard to make a horn that would sound ok, it is getting the horn to be anything close to constant directivity that is the hard part...