Goldwood GM-560CD/16 1" Horn Driver 16 Ohm 3-Bolt
Goldwood GM-560CD/16 1" Horn Driver 16 Ohm 3-Bolt is rated out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5
by Bassman 5000
from Nice driver for the money.First off, if you need a 16 ohm, 2-3 bolt driver you don't have many choices. You could buy a bolt-on adapt. & get a screw on driver but if you're on a budget that's not practical. I needed 4 drivers so that adds up$$I was replacing stock Eminence drivers in my Yamaha SM12V stage monitors. It was becoming very difficult to get a satisfactoy monitor mix. After some A-B testing found all four Eminence drivers sounded different. From lots of treble to nearly none.Parts Express had direct replacements for $60 ea. X 4= wince. After 4 years of moderate use I was hoping for more. Reviews I read were less than exciting.Researched the Goldwood drivers & didn't find too much info, so on a leap of faith & $145 for 4, I made my choice.They arrived in 3 working days, thanks Parts Exp. The shipping box was ok, but the indv. boxes the drivers came in were nearly decomposed. Must be the salt water air on the trip over from SE Asia? One driver had a fair size dent in the metal frame but I soldiered on & installed it figuring it wouldn't effect the performance. I was right.The only problem I had during installation was that Eminence/Yamaha use std. 1/4-20 bolts. Goldwood uses M6 metric bolts. Trip to the local hdw. store fixed that.Wiring was simple . Wiring from the monitor plugged right into the Goldwood driver. No tools needed. The + & - symbols are difficult to see. You need good light to make them out.Once in, I did an A-B test of a Goldwood vs. the one good Eminence. Using program material & flat EQ the Goldwood was muddy & unimpressive vs. the Eminence. HOWEVER, once all 4 Goldwoods were installed & properly EQ'd they sang! All 4 sounded identical, so no X-over issues. For small to med. size stages you don't want screechy monitors because of feedback issues. These drivers suit my purpose PERFECTLY. They do need some high end boost but they cut through the din fine.
Date published: 2012-04-11