View Full Version : 5 1/4 vs 6 3/4
06-08-2008, 04:51 AM
given you can use either or, will a 6 3/4 out perform its 5 1/4 brother? if it has comprable specs, or size doesn't matter like women say.
06-08-2008, 05:03 AM
Unless the smaller driver has much higher excursion potential, the larger one will own it on the bottom end. If you have a dedicated midbass, then the 5 1/4 driver is really bigger than you wamt for a mid; it starts to beam at a lower freq (assuming no phase plug) than you ideally want to cross it at.
Basic point, except in some exceptional cases, the 5 1/4 mid is about the worst size out there. It will be outperformed on midbass by a larger driver and outperformed by a smaller mid in the dedicated midrage role. If you can fit the larger set, they're usually the better choice.
06-09-2008, 02:03 AM
Thank you Sir, you are a gentleman and a scholar.