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Dayton Audio RS100-8 4" Reference Full-Range Driver
One or two per tower speaker?
If I were to build a tower speaker using just this speaker supplemented by a powered (25wRMS) Dayton Classic 8" woofer in the lower chamber, would one of these drivers (per tower) suffice or would two be a notable improvement?Thanks.
One driver will give you point source imaging. With a sub that will create great sound staging. Additional drivers start to create unique challenges with regard to driver dispersion. My designs have always been either point source or line source. The exception is an MTM midrange which is typically horizontal.
Date published: 2012-08-10
use in car
can this be used in a spot where my car has a 4" driver? and if so, should I get the 4 or 8 Ohm.thanx
Yes, the Dayton Audio Reference series is actually quite popular for mobile audio applications. Typical impedance for mobile audio is 4 ohms. If you're replacing existing speakers, you'll definitely want to check their impedance, and match like with like. If you're building from the ground up, you'll have more freedom to choose components that appeal to you, and that work well together.
Date published: 2011-09-28
I have a couple nice 0.3 cabinets I made and was wondering if this wad a good candidate. They will be used crossed over at 150Hz . If so, how much fill do I use per cabinet. If there are other drivers that would work better for my needs, could you please recommend.
You need to eat up about .07cuft inside that box and tune it to 67hz.I did a very similar design a while back and really enjoyed it.Keep the power limit to 50w at that crossover and you should be good.
Date published: 2013-03-03
Smallest sealed box size
What would be the smallest size of a sealed box needed for this speaker? My application is for non-critical listening.
The smallest I would put them in would be about 0.05 cubic feet.
Date published: 2013-08-09
Use as a mid?
After years of use/abuse I have a good quality crossover network at 700Hz/7000Hz (2nd order) and a reasonably good quality 12" woofer. I'm sick of the old box & want to start over. I was thinking of using the Dayton RS-100-8 as a midrange, and the Dayton DC28F-8 dome as my tweeter. Is the 7000 Hz cross too high for the RS100-8? Thanks much (in advance) for your time & response.
I don't know why this driver would not work crossed over at 7 kHz. Looking at the specs, crossing over at 7k will avoid a rising high end above 10 kHz. You could use another tweeter other than the Dayton DC28F-8 because that tweeter does not need such a high crossover. I have nothing against the DC28F-8, in fact, I use them in my main system. But a 7k crossover allows you to use other tweeters that don't go as low as the DC28F-8.
Date published: 2013-04-01
is volume simply doubled for two speakers in an enclosure?
Hopefully this question can be answered without knowing the specifics of vented or sealed (as I haven't yet decided).
Yes, regardless whether it is vented or sealed, everything doubles when you add a second driver.
Date published: 2013-06-21