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HiVi B3N 3" Aluminum Driver Round Frame

Brand:|Model: B3N|Part # 297-428
Bronze/aluminum alloy cones, rubber surrounds, cosmetic steel frames, and shielded motor structures are the distinguishing features of the HiVi B Series full-range speakers.
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HiVi B3N 3" Aluminum Driver Round Frame

Bronze/aluminum alloy cones, rubber surrounds, cosmetic steel frames, and shielded motor structures are the distinguishing features of the HiVi B Series full-range speakers. These drivers are capable of covering a wide portion of the audio spectrum, and the magnetically shielded design allows use in center channel and other multimedia applications.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter3"
  • Power Handling (RMS)10 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)30 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response80 to 12,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity81 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter0.75"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)77 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.5 ohms
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)4.48
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)1.07
  • Total Q (Qts)0.86
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.06 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)1.32 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)3.1 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)3.2g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)3 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)30 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialAluminum
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCCA
  • Voice Coil FormerKapton® / Polyimide
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter3.5"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter2.875"
  • Depth2.125"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.16 ft.³
  • Sealed F376 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.28 ft.³
  • Vented F344 Hz
HiVi B3N 3" Aluminum Driver Round Frame
  • BrandHiVi
  • ModelB3N
  • Part Number297-428
  • UPC844632024962
  • Product CategoryMidrange / Midbass Drivers & Full-Range Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (37 Reviews)
  • Weight1.2 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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HiVi B3N 3" Aluminum Driver Round Frame
HiVi B3N 3" Aluminum Driver Round Frame is rated 4.5946 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best buy for the $These have become my go-to speaker for small desktop projects. I am making some small speakers to give away as presents for Xmas. These are my choice. They are easy to work with, have a nice range, can be used as full range or as part of two-way systems or paired with a nice sub-woofer for more bass. I haven't found anything better for the money. I really like their nice warm sound and after a brief break-in period they sound amazing. I also like the look they give my projects, with their nice copper face they can be matched with various color schemes to give an artistic bent to any speaker project.
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome 3 inch speakerThese little guys sound good for 10.00 I'm using 2 of them in a radio at work and people also they sound good for how small they are.I'm using a single Chanel amp (30 watts) have them running in parallel to drop them down to 4 ohms.I also a few days later bought a couple more
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakerAs ordered, and as usual speedy delivery. Will definitely buy again.
Date published: 2015-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from gREAT sOUNDI really like the sound of these speakers, thank you very much for your attentionTHANKS PARTS EXPRESS
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value .These got five stars not because they are the greatest drivers in the world, but because they exceeded my expectations for a driver in this price range.I received a set of two of these drivers a few weeks ago and I am really satisfied. I put them in a sealed box at .15 cubes. The mid range and bass capabilities are exactly what I expected, and really surprised with the brightness and clarity...really no need for a tweeter in a compact set up. I'd buy them again.
Date published: 2014-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Value for the MoneyWorks Well, Sounds Good. Louder than I predicted it would be. Removed aluminum case and installed directly into speaker box, soldering connections directly to Amp Board for Power, Ground, Audio inputs and outputs. Used with a Lepai LP-2020A+ Tripath Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Mini Amplifier quality Exceeded my expectations.
Date published: 2014-08-26
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HiVi B3N 3" Aluminum Driver Round Frame

I plan to build a speaker that would consist of (1) Dayton Audio B3N woofer and (1) Dayton Audio ND20FA-6 tweeter, and plan to feed it with only 10W of power. Would 10W be (barely) enough to drive this speaker efficiently?

Asked by: tomtom12

I'm thinking of getting a pair of these drivers  hivi b3n but my question is can I use them as woofer??

Asked by: Luigy
Sure, as long as you realize they won't have much output below about ~80 Hz depending on enclosure alignment.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-14

Are the HiVi M6N and the M3N cone the same "bronze" color or are they different? What about the B3N? I'm looking to have the same matching color if possible for my center channel speaker I'm building.Thanks in advance!

Asked by: Specialefects
No, they are all colored as pictured on each product page. Some have this same dark bronze color the others are lighter in color and would not be a direct color match to that darker appearance.
Answered by: GregT
Date published: 2016-01-22

Im making a portable speaker system. Im using 2 speakers. Should I put a divider between them? If divider, what size port and volume for each side. If no divider, what size port and volume?

Asked by: RonnieT
There is no reason to separate the two chambers other than added bracing for the cabinet. Either way, a pair of 1" diameter, 4" long ports will work well in 0.25 cubic feet for two woofers.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-21

Im new to audio. Whats a good sealed box dimension for these speakers? According to the specs, a sealed volume of 0.16ft^3. So like a 4"x3"x3"? or does the number just mean the minimum volume?

Asked by: RonnieT
The recommended volumes are for an optimally flat response. The internal dimensions of this volume would be 10.5" x 6.5" x 4".
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-17

Is it possible to run two of these speakers off the midrange output from the crossover, yet somehow maintain 8 ohms impedance? 

Asked by: Anonymous
No, you can only have 4 or 16 ohm impedance with two 8 ohm drivers wired together.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-11
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