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    1st Midranges. Advice/suggestions wanted.

    So, I'm going to buy my first set of midranges. First off, I plan on having these play between 300-4000 or maybe higher.

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    I have about 1 liter (.034 cubic feet) to work with.
    Sealed/Vented, doesn't matter.
    Music Tastes: VERY Broad. Pop, rap, country, easy listening, etc

    I'm looking into the Seas Vifa TG9 right now, but it looks like they need more space than I have.

    They'll be going near the A-pillar along with the tweeter.

    I'd really like some suggestions here on what else I should look at. I'd also appreciate some feedback on playing frequency. My rainbows will be staying for a while, so if anyone has experience with using them as mid-bass & tweeter I'd appreciate that input, too.
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    Re: 1st Midranges. Advice/suggestions wanted.

    If ur just running midrange/tweeter/sub then u need a midrange that plays down to around 100hz. Since a sub isnt's suppose to really play above that anyways. Good general X-point for tweets to mids would be around 3khz. Be alot better if u could run a 4 way with mid/woofer/tweet + subwoofer. That way u can cross the mid at around 500hz and run woofer from 100-500.



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    Re: 1st Midranges. Advice/suggestions wanted.

    Quote Originally Posted by phyphoestilic View Post
    Be alot better if u could run a 4 way with mid/woofer/tweet + subwoofer. That way u can cross the mid at around 500hz and run woofer from 100-500.
    That's what I'm talking about.

    3-way setup: I'll be running mid-bass in doors, midrange & tweeter up top. Sub in trunk.





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    Re: 1st Midranges. Advice/suggestions wanted.

    be pimpin'
    http://www.soniccraft.com/Drivers/Accuton/c796.htm <-- crap, outta your budget.

    you could get the diamond tweets at $2600 each.



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    Re: 1st Midranges. Advice/suggestions wanted.

    Does it matter dome or cone?




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    Re: 1st Midranges. Advice/suggestions wanted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flipx99 View Post
    Does it matter dome or cone?
    actually it should as not too many domes can play down to 300hz. i think the atc domes and dls domes are the only ones i know of that can go down that low but thats still pushing it.

    if you can get a pair of legatia mids used, i believe they go around for that price. retail is $250. tg9's are also a nice choice.




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    Re: 1st Midranges. Advice/suggestions wanted.

    I was thinking DLS when i said that. eD sells the lowest series a bit out of your price range.

    I wanna try the legatias though.




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    Re: 1st Midranges. Advice/suggestions wanted.

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=285-020

    i have them playing down to 250, and they are absurdly nice, and they get very loud.

    yes they are 8 ohm drivers though, and the physical size is huge, but they are well within your price range.




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    Re: 1st Midranges. Advice/suggestions wanted.

    I'm not sure it matters.

    It'll be mounted up top and can easily be on-axis, or off-axis. From what I understand, dome's aren't good off-axis, but that doesn't matter here. I'd like to cut it off pretty high if I can (> 4khz) but have it play fairly low. It's really all relative to the driver's capabilities I suppose.

    I'm fortunate here since I can choose off or on-axis. If I HAD to pick, I'd probably say Dome, but for not reason other than I like the idea of on-axis.

    Hopefully someone can embellish on the characteristics of dome vs. cone.

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    Re: 1st Midranges. Advice/suggestions wanted.

    Wow, 3 replies while I was typing mine.

    I e-mailed Scott Buwhalda (sp?) about pricing on the L3s and he said $249 shipped. That's out of my price range by a lot.



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    Re: 1st Midranges. Advice/suggestions wanted.

    http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/

    They have a 2.5 mid, Rainbow maybe. It fits in the top of the door in a BMW 5 series. No clue on price, but they are "rainbows" or equals I think.




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    Re: 1st Midranges. Advice/suggestions wanted.

    Quote Originally Posted by bikinpunk View Post
    I'm not sure it matters.

    It'll be mounted up top and can easily be on-axis, or off-axis. From what I understand, dome's aren't good off-axis, but that doesn't matter here. I'd like to cut it off pretty high if I can (> 4khz) but have it play fairly low. It's really all relative to the driver's capabilities I suppose.

    I'm fortunate here since I can choose off or on-axis. If I HAD to pick, I'd probably say Dome, but for not reason other than I like the idea of on-axis.

    Hopefully someone can embellish on the characteristics of dome vs. cone.

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    from my understanding, domes are better off-axis, cones on-axis




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    Re: 1st Midranges. Advice/suggestions wanted.

    I know this is way way under budget, but the Aura 2"

    http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/ind....14308&pid=102

    It's a low cost alternative, and really really doesn't have much distortion, even turned up playing full range.

    They don't require much power, and would be well suited to a 1 liter sealed enclosure, or IB.


    Rear mount on them too, which is quite nice.


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