Audio Nirvana 'Classic 15 Alnico' Full Range Drivers

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  1. winders

    winders Mentally ill. Do not engage.

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    To what end is obvious. The question is can you get there from here? Based on what I am reading here, it would seem that the answer is probably no.
     
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    Why do you always have to devolve into a whiny bitch at the slightest provocation? Didn't anyone ever tell you not to feed the trolls?
     
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    this thread is truly weird

    I just sold my harbeth shl5+
    and I am about to buy the AN Ferrite super 12

    Hans satink who has had everything under the sun really likes them in a folded horn + AMT tweeter

    im building a pair!
     
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    of course you are
     
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    is it the ferrite or alnico you are getting?
     
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    k4rstar On a journey... somewhere

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    I went for the Alnico. My reasoning was that if they were decent, I wouldn't mind having spent the extra $$$. If they're not so great, he takes returns so the difference spent is moot and I would just be out a bit on the cabinets. I've taken worse losses on shitty headphone gear.

    Plus I would be lying if I didn't admit I wanted to own drivers with Alnico magnets at some point in my life for their audiophool properties.
     
  7. purr1n

    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    That's a slightly different implementation. The folded horn will inherently roll off the highs to where the AMT takes over. That might actually be good.

    Shazam! If the 8" drivers look like that (the non-faked measurements), I'd shudder at what the 15" would look like. It makes me angry the big distributor of those 15" drivers massaged the frequency response so much. Makes Fostex super smoothed provided FR plots look honest.

    1. I don't know if you haven't noticed: most of us still are in junior high despite our biological ages.
    2. You asked for advice, we gave it to you. The dudes responding have real experience with DIY speakers. Maybe not this particular 15"; but these guys know full well the limitations of their "best-of-breed" 5", 6.5" and 8" drivers in single-driver or multi-driver implementations, so they view your proposed design with not the 10", not 12", but the 15" driver with great trepidation.
    3. There are ways to make this work. Folded horn and AMT is a possibility. This needs help up top for sure. But you really need to be into DIY and creative approaches to make it work.
    4. The implementation that you suggested is likely to be pure shit. The junior high devolution is simply a warning to everyone. These are very educated opinions you are getting based on physics and 50+ years of loudspeaker modeling data.
     
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    I dunno man physics be damned, head in a vice beamers are perfect for rape dungeons
     
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    k4rstar On a journey... somewhere

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    Visited my cabinet builder today to drop off the drivers. We hooked them up and gave them a test drive using an ancient Sony receiver and local hits FM radio. They sounded promising! I didn't have space in my car to bring them back home so I'll have to go back in a week or two. Until then he's offered to keep burning them in for me and having some other visitors give them a listen.

    It was pretty surreal to see what started as an idea in my head as a semi-finished product. I totally understand the personal satisfaction of DIY, even though I didn't have the time or inclination to build the cabs myself this go around. I'll report back once I have them in room on my own setup.

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    Ummmm, it's not DIY (Do It Yourself) when someone else does it for you.
     
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    Buy The Parts Yourself (BTPY)?
     
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    Pay someone to buy the parts for you (PSTBTPFY)?
     
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    I obviously love acronyms asamuch as the next guy but what this thread needs is impressions
     
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    ... and measurements.
     
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    On second thought, don't think I'll report back. This forum has gotten extremely cancer with the same few people who never offer anything of value shitting up threads.

    Back to your regularly scheduled programming of Schiit and Massdrop advertising.
     
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    LOL. The dudes are just busting your balls. I don't build cabs anymore. Everyone knows this. It's a pain in the ass. The most I will do is assemble flat-packs with glue and clamps, cut circles into baffles, and solder a few caps, coils, and bricks for crossovers.

    Carry on. If you can, take a nearfield RTA measurement with a microphone one meter away with one speaker (in a fairly open area like the workshop above), and another at listening position (sometimes easier done with only one speaker playing if you get strange nulls).
     
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    rlow A happy woofer

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    Agreed would like to hear more about these. The design seems similar to Winders pic near the start of the thread - is this a standard design recommended for running these drivers full range? Or just coincidental?
     
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    The 12" here is slightly different as it has the whizzer cone, but same idea as Winder's 15". Whizzers do good and bad things, but mostly good when they are needed.

    The "standard" way for single driver wide band is usually with 6" and 8" drivers, often with a back loaded horn to increase efficiency. Optionally, a supertweeter is employed to cover the top octave and a sub to cover below 50Hz.

    The use of larger drivers is an interesting approach. Speaker manfacturers like Zu have pushed it to 10" with help on top with tweeter.
     
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    Wtf, cabinet builders are legit. I am getting to be too busy to build my own. I have access to a CNC machine at the library so I literally just bring my sheets down there and get them cut with a CAD file.

    If I didn't have that I'd be using cabinet builders too.
     
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