HiVi B3N 3" Aluminum Driver Round Frame

Brand:|Model: B3N
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

Looking to build a bluetooth speaker with (4) of these in a vented enclosure (1.12 ft^3). What size port(s) do i need? for lowest possible F3? Thanks,

Asked by: buck667
I would recommend a 3" diameter, 3" long port for this application. This will provide a tuning frequency of 54 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-19

Can I get the LE for this speaker

Asked by: jbander
The Le of this driver is 0.262 mH.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-08

Is there a chart to determine screw size needed to secure driver properly? Looking at the spec it seems that the screw holes are 4.2mm which is .165 inch when converted. But what is a .165 ich screw?

Asked by: Alain
A #6 screw will work well for mounting this driver.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-09-03

Hello, I am building my first ever speaker and have zero knowledge on the subject. I purchased this B3N speaker along with a Dayton DTA 2 amplifier module. I am stumped on the power supply and wondered if you would suggest a particular wall adapter?

Asked by: Clumpydumpydoo5000
The power supply we recommend for that amplifier is below.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-07-20

What is the Le or Lces of this driver- not shown in specs here

Asked by: glorocks
The Le of this driver is 0.262 mH.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-19

The CLIO T/S parameters are much different than the manufacturers specs. Which is correct? I would think the CLIO report but was wondering if anyone has double checked this because of the wide discrepancy. Thanks

Asked by: Chazguy
The Clio parameters will be quite a few years old at this point. The driver specs have been updated since then and what is on our site will reflect the most up to date specs available.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-03-16
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